Thomas Aquinas would have been happy to lead a quiet life of crime after finishing his prison sentence. He wasn’t anticipating the onset of a storm in a ridiculous ponytail and oversized yellow jacket. The day Lala Sandals barged into his life, everything turned upside-down.
8 tales of Noir is just what the title would lead you to expect, eight stories about the darker side of the human condition. Six short stories lead in to two novella length tales. Each of the six shorts was also a featured episode on the Thrills and Mystery Podcast.
Sergeant Daniel Brett starts his first day with Chesterford CID fired up with ambition to get a permanent position. Brett is concerned that the case he has been assigned to is impossible to solve even though a strong suspect has been identified. More worrying to Brett is the strange behaviour of his superior, DI Lock, who displays a mixture of logical brilliance and unorthodox eccentricity.
A chance email from a former colleague invites Jack to Singapore to help out in a criminal case involving the theft of some sensitive weapons research. Jack revels in his new found opportunity proving his abilities and willingness to put his life on the line. He soon uncover a terrorist plot to assassinate representatives at a world leader’s summit. Jack only has a few weeks to stop their plans.
When a bullet takes the life of Memorite and college professor Todd Engstrom, local police and the Memorite Society conclude that the murder could only have been committed by a Memorite, yet the Memorite Society assure police that no Memorite would have done such an act. But they fail to mention one Memorite who may have faked his death after becoming insane.