Bone Machines

Rated 4.73/5 based on 11 reviews
They suffer for his art...
When a number of women are reported missing in Glasgow, the spectre of a previous spate of unsolved disappearances in the city rears its head.
Journalist Ray Bissett is drawn into the case when his daughter joins the ranks of the missing. And ambitious police detective Tom Kendrick won't let Ray forget a terrible incident from his past. More

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About John Dodds

I write mainly crime, horror and fantasy fiction. My first novel, BONE MACHINES is now avaiable in a audio version on . My second novel, KALI’S KISS, is now doing the rounds of agents.

I have had numerous short stories published. Three of them received honourable mentions in The Year’s Best Fantasy and Horror anthology series (edited by Ellen Datlow and Terry Windling). One was published in the Macallan/Scotland on Sunday competition anthology, Shorts V(Polygon), several in the UK magazine, The Horror Express, and one in the anthology, Old Blood, New Souls. Recently, one of my Horror Express stories,Rapunzel’s Room, was published in audio format by Pseudopod, a US horror podcast magazine.

Another of my short stories, Dr North’s Wound, was published in the anthology,Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (Prime Books), prompting leading British author Michael Moorcock so say: “John Dodds is one of the most promising new writers I have read for some time. I highly recommend his work.”

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Review by: grant lund on June 26, 2013 :
Enjoyable. I must admit, the number of grammatical and spelling errors was frustrating - I don't know if anyone independently proof read the book. The story was solid with a nice twist (though the twist was not at the end as per normal :))
(reviewed 25 days after purchase)
Review by: Andrew Dickinson on Jan. 14, 2013 : (no rating)
Boring, typically structured, descritive words added for the sake of description. A real snoozer.
(reviewed 22 days after purchase)
Review by: Gabrielle Contreras on May 3, 2012 :
I love this book.
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Review by: Matt Eliason on Aug. 3, 2011 :
Yes i enjoyed this book, but the book could have been tightened up a bit. Will read the author's next book.
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Review by: F J Harrigan on April 2, 2011 :
This eBook by John Dodds will have you reading on long into the night, for just when you decide to finish a chapter, you make the mistake of glancing at the next chapter – and then the author has you hooked! A sleepless night. Mercifully, it means you finish the book in record time, because you get totally engrossed in the story.

This is a fast-moving thriller that has a great plot, in fact, it has a few sub plots and you don’t know quite where it is all leading to. John Dodds has a writing style that is easy to read and his characters are believable.

I agree with another reviewer (cara doran) who commented that this book would make a great movie. Detective Inspector Kendrick could be another Rebus – or John Hannah and Ken Stott could play two of the other characters with Bill Paterson as DI Kendrick. I think any good actor would love to have a part in Bone Machines. Well worth paying a few cents or pennies to download this excellent eBook.
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
Review by: Siobhon McCoy on March 28, 2011 :
Great book, can't wait for the next DI Kendrick book.
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Review by: frankiewalker on March 20, 2011 :
Amazing book! it was very gripping, could not put it down until i finished.
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Review by: Hans van Otterloo on March 14, 2011 :
Very dark, in a seductive kind of way. It is as much a psychological study as it is a thriller. Highly recommended, but not a book for insomniacs.
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Review by: nicholas stanton on March 13, 2011 : (no rating)
Gripping story from the first sentence. Mr. Dodds gets your attention quickly as you are immediately introduced to the monster he's created for those of us who enjoy having the bejeesus frightened out us! His cunning and shrewd main character will hold you spellbound with his sick charm and titalate the murderous instinct we bury deep in our soul closet...nice work sir...thank you!
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Review by: vannus on March 12, 2011 :
An amazing book well worth a read.
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Review by: Gabrielle bailey on March 12, 2011 :
This is an amazing book! One of the scariest and best crime novels I have read in a long time
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Review by: Gabrielle bailey on March 12, 2011 :
This is an amazing book! One of the scariest and best crime novels I have read in a long time
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Review by: cara doran on March 12, 2011 :
A fantastically gripping and unique take on the serial killer genre. All the time I was reading I was imagining what a great movie it would make.
(review of free book)

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