Derek Marsden’s new lover, the beautiful and magnetic actress Charlie Pendleby, discovers a dusty file, whose contents have her imagining that the file’s author is a murderer. Mostly for fun and adventure, the two immediately set out on the trail of this possible killer.
After Danny Alfson discovers the reason why nowadays his wife is busy undermining his status as a househusband, a downward journey begins into the darker side of their personalities, a journey which Danny feels powerless to prevent and one in which the nightmare never seems to end.
This psychological crime novel centres on the ambiguous and corrosive relationship between two deeply flawed women; a relationship based on a merciless game of manipulation, jealousy, betrayal, blackmail, revenge, and murder.
The book shows the writer how to analyse methodically certain types of source material for the purpose of using it as both inspiration and guide in the development of imaginative, insightful and credible short story ideas. This material consists of the saying, the fable, the poem, the fairy tale and the historical text.
These sayings cover a range of subjects, including drinking, men & women and philosophy. The examples on the cover give you a taste of what’s inside. They are not graphic but they are not suitable for children.
This collection of short stories features a girl’s problems with her stinky parents, a child-hating shopkeeper, a disgusting witch who makes people bald and a boy with a beautiful beard – as well as other wicked, brave and cracking characters.
The recommended reading age is from 8 to 12.
This book is very useful for those who have had no experience in advertising or marketing their books over the net. Locke allows his own personality to flow throughout the text which gives his work a quirky edge. He gets into the psychology behind his blog posts, explaining very carefully why he believes they are effective in driving traffic to his blog and therefore interest in his books. They may be out there, but I have not come across anyone who has done this before.
You can take more away from this book than simply seeing it as a means of driving traffic to your blog and increasing your sales. Locke shows you how to create friendships over the web, which cannot be easy, considering that these are done at a great distance; as well, he makes you think very carefully about the nature of blog writing: for example, how effective and how deeply your bog posts might be felt by your target audience. By using his own examples, he joins up all the dots for us behind the theory, allowing you to see clearly how it is done, so that you can then bespoke his theory to your own needs. The idea of writing short blogs, no more than once a month, blogs that are universal and timeless, sincerely written and deeply felt, and then sharing them over the Twittersphere, is a clever and creative idea and just what any writer should find appealing and challenging.
For the price I paid for this book, I think it is a bargain and many thanks to the man for writing it and sharing his hard-won experience with us all.