Stephen Craig

Biography

Stephen lives in England with his wife and after spending more years than he cares to mention living in the 'real' world has found that he can have more fun climbing into his imagination and (darkest) thoughts and putting a pen to a nice piece of paper.

He considers himself to be a writer of stories (but does not claim to be good).

He has published the first in a series of whodunits (WHO KILLED BOB?), the first in The Cycle Of Gareth (GRIM REAPING) and a dark horror in The Duttleton Saga (THE DROWNING OF THE INNOCENTS).

His new story is a seasonal mystery, A COLD WIND BLOWS.

He is working on follow-ups to the above and also a new psychological horror series.

On top of this, Stephen has written a number of short/flash fiction stories that have now been compiled into a single volume (TWELVE CUTS FROM THE NIB) with an additional previously unreleased story.

He is also working on his first fantasy novel.

He has decided that he enjoys writing so much that he will continue to do so until he stops.

Which might mean he has died.

Until that time, he hopes that you get as much enjoyment from reading his stories as he does in writing them.

Smashwords Interview

When you're not writing, how do you spend your time?
When I'm not writing? Well, then I start reading - there are so many authors out there (established and new) that you can never be short of stories. To wind down I play the guitar or just take the dog for a long walk.
How do you discover the ebooks you read?
Social media is helpful for getting suggestions - but searching the main sites for catagories is a safe place to start - some will email recommendations to you. It really is a pick 'n' mix out there depending on your mood. Long or short - some good some...not so good!
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Stephen Craig online


Books

Who Killed Bob?
By Stephen Craig
Series: The Dr. Jacobs Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 15,880. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.25 star(4.33 from 3 reviews)
Bob is dead. He appears to have died in his study, alone and with the doors locked. On his desk are a pen and a photograph of his family - which are usually there. What are not usually there, are the ice pick, claw hammer, kitchen knife and bottle of prussic acid which have been arranged on his desk. A lot of questions need to be answered. The main one is WHO KILLED BOB?
Grim Reaping
By Stephen Craig
Series: The Cycle of Gareth, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 10,620. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2013. Category: Fiction
0.5 star(4.50 from 4 reviews)
After being driven to the edge of despair and contemplating the ultimate sacrifice through the loss of his job - Gareth is given a chance to get a little revenge. On top of a new job, he also sets out to seek revenge on the people who broke his will. Grim Reaping. Destiny lies in your name.

Stephen Craig’s tag cloud

crime    death    detective    fantasy    free    horror    murder    mystery    paranormal    short    suspense    thriller    whodunnit   

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Smashwords book reviews by Stephen Craig

  • Trust No One on March 05, 2013
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    Very good short story - disturbing and uncomfortable, but gripping. A talented author with a good future ahead of him. Keep up the good work.
  • Mouse and Cat on March 05, 2013
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    Very good short story, very well written. Good twist. Please keep up the good work - more please!
  • The Curious Casebook of Oscar Garcia on March 21, 2013
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    Very enjoyable collection of detective cases. Look forward to more work from this author.
  • Messages from Henry on March 27, 2013
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    Read this in one sitting. Beautifully structured and well paced. A story the writer should be proud of.
  • Empty Vessels on April 13, 2013
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    A great story that really held my attention. A wonderfully crafted idea, I don't want to spoil it but the black-mist people and the whole story around them make for a thoroughly enjoyable story. Highly recommended!
  • A Dead Cold Night on May 09, 2013
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    Very nice premise for a story in which the writer quickly creates a feeling of isolation and tension. A secluded petrol station, a desperate situation which grows out of control and a hunt for a dangerous killer. Very enjoyable.
  • Jim Fosse's Expense Claim on May 22, 2013
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    Absolutely fantastic. A witty and enjoyable read which keeps the attention through the interesting manner of its 'telling'. Highly reccomended!
  • Eureka Hotel on July 24, 2013
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    Great story, had me held and interested up until the end!
  • The Will on July 28, 2013
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    An absolutely beautiful piece of writing. A highly emotive story that flows and grows in its telling. Once I had started, I could not put it down until I had finished and at the end, my involuntary response was an intake of breath and a simple 'wow'!
  • Dear Jane on Nov. 30, 2013
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    I really do like this. Good imagery created through the setting around WW2 - a story of seperation, love and loss. Two different sides of the same coin. I think this story will have a resonance with many people even in our modern times where people are seperated due to military conflict. Warm and heartfelt. Well done Ben!
  • The Fridge on Jan. 18, 2014
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    Really liked this. It was easy to side (or not) with certain characters from the start and once the fridge becomes a factor then the story really turns and lets the horror begin (not just gore, but uncomfortable psychological horror too). I could easily imagine the theme of the story being continued in another book or this becoming the first of a series. Well written!