Adam Maxwell


Adam lives a semi-misanthropic life beside the seaside in Northumberland in the UK. He spends most of his days in the attic and sometimes throws pebbles at passers-by. His first book, Dial M for Monkey was published in 2006 and was a cult success on both sides of the Atlantic.

The time Adam doesn't spend writing is spent building websites including his own where you can also see more of his short stories, flash fiction and listen to his award winning podcast.

If you keep coming back here and visiting his website he may consider a cessassion of pebble-throwing but if you wave at him he will not wave back.

Where to find Adam Maxwell online


The Witch With The Glitch
Series: The Lost Bookshop. Price: Free! Words: 18,720. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fiction, Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables
Nina, Ivy and Oswald know a huge secret. There's a hidden room in the Lost Bookshop and the books inside are magic, transporting the children to untold adventure. When they find themselves zapped by a witch with a glitch they begin a race against time to reverse the spell. Will they succeed before the clock strikes midnight on Halloween or will they be stuck in the fairytale land forever?
The Defective Detective : The Curious Case of the Kilchester Courier
Series: The Defective Detective. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,570. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Chasing a parcel delivered to a neighbour, Clint is sucked into a remarkably civilised but mildly deranged crime scene. There he encounters almost-blackmail, not-actually prostitution, probable-sex scandals, genuine-imposters and the very real theft of something incredibly important. Twice.
Chills, Kills & Snowflakes
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 14,800. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » General
Four tales of terror to send icy chills through your blood and scare you senseless. When banker Alec takes shelter from a snow storm in a peculiar old shop, the shopkeeper is less than impressed by the lengths he has gone to secure to a last minute Christmas present. He decides an education of sorts must be meted out and begins to tell Alec three stories...
Lost the Plot? 500 Writing Prompts and How To Use Them
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 20,930. Language: English. Published: October 3, 2011. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Almost every writer has a pathological predisposition to procrastination and often believes there is a magical answer to the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’. Well now, whether you write Twitfic, Microfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Short Stories, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, Novels or Scripts you can tell everyone that you get your ideas here.
The Defective Detective : Cat Chaser
Series: The Defective Detective. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 18,330. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
It's Clint's first case and everything should be going really well. And it probably would be if he'd managed to stay awake when he was briefed. With four suspects and clues flying will he be able to find out who's guilty? Or even what they're guilty of?
The Defective Detective : Murder on the Links
Series: The Defective Detective. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,400. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2010. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Murder. Intrigue. Alcohol. Detectives. Clues. Golf. Laxatives. What else do you need? When a body is discovered on the golf course the identity of the killer seems obvious. The question is can Clint get to the bottom of the mystery before the stag party catches him?
The Night Before The Christmas Before I Was Married & other festive tales
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 11,080. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Holiday » Humorous
Whether it's becoming accidentally engaged to your ex when your fiancee is coming home for Christmas... Or perhaps you're spending Christmas with the in-laws, your wife is stupifyingly drunk and you destroy the presents... These five festive tales will have you laughing until your Christmas spirit overflows.
Dial M For Monkey
Price: Free! Words: 18,220. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2009. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Adam Maxwell's first collection of short stories is inventive, funny, dark, and hugely entertaining. Effortlessly fusing pop culture, gunplay, and simians, Dial M For Monkey contains a vibrant mixture of short stories - and short-short stories including 'Happiness is a Warm Gun' which featured in McSweeney's Internet Tendency.

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