Crooked Cat Publishing

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Crooked Cat Publishing is a new, independent publisher based in the UK. We are looking for high-quality fiction from new and established authors. Please see www.crookedcatpublishing.com for our submission guidelines.

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The Truth About Ellen
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,330. Language: British English. Published: May 18, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
It’s every girl’s dream to date a pop star... When Ellen starts dating Tom, a member of the band she adored as a teenager, she can’t believe how lucky she is. She neglects to mention she's a fan because that just wouldn’t be cool, would it? Ellen also keeps quiet about how she once spent an evening with Tom’s ex-bandmate/ex-best friend Jasper. Tom doesn't need to know about that. Until one day...
Daniel Taylor
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,310. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » International crime, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The ring of the emperor Diocletian was lost long ago. However, a modern-day Russian oligarch is willing to pay whatever it takes to find and own it. He has hired an expert, Daniel Taylor, to track it down in Rome. Meanwhile, another Englishman, another man, a very different Daniel Taylor, has arrived to enjoy a holiday in the Eternal City. Their identities are mistaken in the quest for the ring.
Remarkable Things
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,750. Language: British English. Published: May 7, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
When Gus Albourne finds himself as sole heir of his Aunt Augusta’s cottage, he has more than just a property on his hands. Why him? As he searches for the truth, the cottage reveals its secrets and Gus realises he’s looking at his own life story. Millie Hope is searching for her missing daughter, Karen. Friendship between Gus and Millie deepens into something more. But can the past be re-written?
Rise To Me
Series: Psychic Surveys, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 93,840. Language: British English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
“This isn’t a ghost we’re dealing with. If only it were that simple…” Eighteen years ago, when psychic Ruby Davis was a child, her mother – also a psychic – suffered a nervous breakdown. Ruby was never told why. “It won’t help you to know,” the only answer ever given. When you can see the light, you can see the darkness too. And sometimes the darkness can see you. The Psychic Surveys Series.
Howard Carter Saves The World
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,010. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure
HOWARD CARTER SAVES THE WORLD is a romp through the sacred cow pastures of pop culture and a humorous celebration of all the things that used to make science fiction and fantasy fun. If Enders Game had been written by Douglas Adams, it might’ve looked something like this. Howard Carter knows that Frozen Funtime Pops are the secret to cold fusion and that time travel is not only possible.
The Friendship Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 83,630. Language: British English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » General
'...an enjoyable read by a new author. One to watch!’ ~Katie Fforde 'A fantastic sense of place, a traditional romance, contemporary issues and a nice touch of mystery.' ~Sue Moorcroft. Is running away ever the answer? Tamara Harding left the UK to join family in Australia, but more importantly, to put ten thousand miles between her and her ex.
Caledonia
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 50,270. Language: American English. Published: April 19, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Police officer Leah Bishop receives an offer of transfer to a Glasgow branch of Interpol. She accepts, eager to leave her past behind. When she arrives at her new job, she quickly discovers that her fellow officers are monsters, and they have recruited her to help them solve a very human crime – the first serial killing of faeries. Scottish folklore interwoven with the dark reality of Glasgow.
The Man in Black
Series: Spookies Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,730. Language: British English. Published: April 13, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Supernatural
On the countdown to Christmas dark forces are at work in Ashdale when a vengeful and destructive spirit manifests in Ashdalean School for Boys where pop sensations The Wicked Witches are making their latest music video. It’s total war on the Spirit Plane. Enter Spookies determined to get to the bottom of the mystery. The Spookies Series: The Haunting of Melmerby Manor The Man in Black
The History Suite
Series: Craig Modern Thriller, Book 9. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,860. Language: British English. Published: April 12, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Belfast’s Aging. When a health worker is found murdered, everything points to a random attack. But when Marc Craig’s team investigates, motives of greed and payback are revealed. As the legacy of a faraway conflict plays out, a member of Craig's team finds the case echoing uncomfortably with his life, and another suffers a brutal wake up call. The History Suite. Never underestimate experience.
Black Eyed Boy
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 56,390. Language: British English. Published: April 2, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
Emily is fifteen. She feels like a ghost in her own home as her parents seem increasingly lost in their own worlds, and only has her best friend, Billy, for company. Then Emily meets Dylan, the mysterious and gorgeous new stranger in town. With his unusual eyes and irresistible charm, she is soon smitten. But with Billy’s growing jealousy and devastating family tragedies, can they last?
A Theatrical Murder
Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 13. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,420. Language: British English. Published: March 30, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Cozy
The show must go on. Howling winds, driving rain, freezing temperatures. The New Year has come in with a nasty bite, but the Sanford 3rd Age Club brave the elements to visit Skegness for a performance of Hamlet. But when one of the cast is murdered on stage, it’s a call to action for Joe, Sheila and Brenda. Shot or poisoned? Or was it related to a road accident in the past? Who is lying?
Monogamy Twist
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,860. Language: British English. Published: March 27, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
When Luke Salieri inherits an English estate from a woman he's never heard of, it’s a mystery he wants to see resolved. But there’s a catch: he needs a woman to meet his needs, but just how far will he have to go to persuade her? The job of researching Greywood Hall is enticing, but can Rhia Ashton see herself living with gorgeous Luke Salieri for a whole year and then walk away?
Vengeance Wears Black (Jack Calder Series #2)
Series: Jack Calder International Crime series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,430. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jack Calder and his former SAS colleagues are saved from certain death when an ex-Gurkha is killed smothering a deadly grenade thrown into a lunchtime Chinese restaurant in London. Murderous turf wars are raging between Asian Triads and Eastern European mobsters vying for control of international crime. The pursuit spins across Europe, Turkey and North Africa before a final reckoning.
The Violin Man's Legacy (Jack Calder Series #1)
Series: Jack Calder International Crime series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,730. Language: British English. Published: March 12, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Jack Calder is an ex-SAS soldier working with former colleagues at ISP, a specialist security firm. He is sent to investigate a murderous diamond heist in the Netherlands, but swiftly learns that there is a very strong Far East connection. He then travels to Hong Kong where he meets the glamorous chief of ISP’s local bureau, May-Ling. Together they begin to unravel a complex web of corruption.
The Highland Lass
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,200. Language: British English. Published: March 9, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Eilidh Campbell returns to her Scottish roots with one burning ambition: to discover the identity of her real father. But her mother’s past in Inverclyde is a mystery with family secrets and a book of Robert Burns’ poems with a hidden letter. Staying with her friend, Kirsty, Eilidh begins to fall in love with Lewis Grant. Together they trace the story of Highland Mary and Robert Burns...
The Tehran Text
Series: The Tana Standish Spy Series, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 86,120. Language: British English. Published: February 14, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
1978. Iran is in ferment and the British Intelligence Service wants Tana Standish’s assessment. It appears that CIA agents are painting too rosy a picture, perhaps because they’re colluding with the state torturers… Allegiances and loyalties are strained as Tana’s mission becomes deadly and personal. In the troubled streets of Iran’s ancient cities, Tana makes new friends and new enemies...
Savage Payback (Jack Calder #3)
Series: Jack Calder International Crime series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 59,090. Language: British English. Published: January 26, 2015 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage
A series of coordinated lethal bomb attacks on a dozen jewelry stores in London’s West End drag former SAS officer, Jack Calder, and his specialist security firm into a deadly mesh of murder and international drug running. A black ops explosives expert, an ex-colleague turned renegade mercenary, emerges from the past to join forces with a powerful drug baron. A Jack Calder novel
Highland Arms
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 63,000. Language: American English. Published: December 17, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Suspense, Fiction » Romance » Historical
Catriona MacKenzie is banished to her godmother’s manor in the remote Scottish Highlands. While her family ponders her fate, Catriona’s insatiable curiosity leads her straight into trouble–and into the arms of a notorious Highlander. Rory Cameron works as a smuggler to raise money for a Jacobite rebellion–until Catriona uncovers a plot against him. Now, Rory is faced with a difficult decision.
The STAC Christmas Collection (STAC Boxset #1)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 204,110. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
This Christmas Collection brings together three titles from the STAC 3rd Age Mystery novels for the first time. A Murder For Christmas is the fourth in the series, Murder at the Murder Mystery Weekend is the fifth, and Christmas Crackers is the tenth.
Jessamine
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 94,740. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
“The dead of night, Jess, I wish they’d leave me alone.” Jessamin Wade’s husband is dead – a death she feels responsible for. She keeps him ‘alive’ in her imagination – talking to him, laughing with him, remembering. She thinks she will ‘hear’ him better if she goes somewhere quieter, away from the hustle and bustle of Brighton. Her destination is Glenelk in the Highlands, a forbidding place!
Catalyst
Series: The Avenging Cat, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 57,600. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Catalyst, a person that precipitates events. That's Catherine Vibrissae. Orphan. Chemist. Model. Avenging Cat. She seeks revenge against Loup Malefice, the man responsible for the takeover of her father's company. An accomplished climber, Cat is not averse to breaking and entering to confound her enemies. Her quest for vengeance is implacable. First in The Avenging Cat series.
Omphalos
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 101,080. Language: British English. Published: December 4, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Ancient, Fiction » Historical » General
SIX EPOCHS, TEN LIVES INTERSECTING. 2013: Al Cohen, an American in search of his European heritage. 1944-1946: Friedrich Werner, an officer of the Wehrmacht and later prisoner of war. 1799: Suzanne de Beaubigny, a royalist refugee from revolutionary France. 1517: Richard Mabon, a Catholic priest on pilgrimage. 1160: Raoul de Paisnel, a knight with a dark secret. 4000 BC: Egrasté, a sorceress.
The Prague Papers
Series: The Tana Standish Spy Series, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,350. Language: British English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Tana Standish is a spy - and she’s psychic. Orphaned in the Warsaw ghetto during the Second World War, she was adopted by a naval officer and his wife. Now she works for the British Secret Intelligence Service. Czechoslovakia’s people are still kicking against the Soviet invasion. Tana is called in to restore morale and repair the underground network. But there’s a traitor at work.
The Careless Word
Series: Craig Modern Thriller, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,150. Language: British English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When something from Belfast’s troubled past happens again in 2014, everyone fears the worst and Marc Craig’s team is called. They find a place of contemplation and a distant country linked in an unexpected way. One which no-one could have foretold. The team gains a new member, and in the background preparations continue for a momentous event, but everything depends on the case being solved.
Looking For A Reason
Series: The D.I. Paolo Storey Crime Series, Book 4. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 84,630. Language: British English. Published: October 27, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Looking for a Reason is the fourth in the gripping crime series featuring Detective Inspector Paolo Storey. They won't talk... Someone is subjecting men to systematic rape and torture before being released, but who? More to the point - why? Detective Inspector Paolo Storey has many questions. Can he uncover the answers in time to save someone close to him? It isn't easy Looking for a Reason.
Blackbrooke III: King of Queens
Series: The Blackbrooke Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 73,100. Language: British English. Published: October 13, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror, Fiction » Horror » General
“I’ll find him, and I’ll kill him.” Liberty Connor is back in Blackbrooke, and this time there’s no escape. The gates are closed, and the town has descended into chaos without its precious Rules. Liberty must put an end to a plan to finish the town and kill everyone but her one time love, Cassius Godwin, is the ominous figure behind the war – the King of Queens. She's running out of time...
I Lift Up My Eyes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 31,020. Language: English. Published: October 6, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Inspirational, Fiction » Literature » Plays & Screenplays
Life has a habit of kicking you in the teeth. Ann is trapped in a situation she cannot escape, and she yearns for freedom. She needs to go for a walk on the hills where her ailing husband Robert cannot come. The stress of a failed business has caused Robert to end up dependent on her. They are drifting apart. As Robert begs her to stay, Ann wonders if there is a chance of happiness after all?
True Haven
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,050. Language: English. Published: October 1, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Young seamstress Miss Claramina Dart of overpopulated Mudwells is unfairly arrested and thrown into a workhouse far away in the city of True Haven. She befriends Barley, another orphan, and they plan to escape, but the city is not what it seems.
A Killing in the Family
Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 12. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,780. Language: British English. Published: September 25, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It’s the height of summer, the days are long and hot and there’s not a cloud in the sky. But these are dark days for the relocated The Lazy Luncheonette. And then along comes Sir Douglas Ballantyne, a billionaire threatened with murder, and he wants Joe to investigate. Arriving at the Ballantyne residence, all is not happy families. Then the old man is attacked. IT'S MURDER IN THE FAMILY
Pill Wars
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,070. Language: British English. Published: September 20, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
The government has rushed through drug trials to release Pacifex, a powerful anti-depressant. Inventor Torin Oakwood is a hero! Jessica Fleming is thrilled to start her new job at Oakwood Industries. Yet, as she arrives, Torin Oakwood flees from the army sent to arrest him. Chased by government agents and anti-government activists, she must find Oakwood. Can her first day at work get any worse?
Independent Jenny
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 83,140. Language: British English. Published: September 15, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
"I slept with someone else." Those five words changed everything. After her husband Ross drops a bombshell, Jenny's emotions go hay-wire. Things are made even more complex when his brother Aiden makes a confession of his own... A holiday escape with her friend Hayley seems the perfect way to figure out what - and who - she wants. But Hayley has a hidden motive.
Project Me
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 66,870. Language: British English. Published: September 7, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit, Fiction » Women's fiction » General
When her husband of 30 years trades her in for a more current model, Maggie resolves to live the quiet life. The safe life. The single life. But waking up one morning with the office geek and a hangover makes her think again - maybe there is life after marriage. Cue the conception of Project Me. If only there was someone she could ask for help. Emergency! Code Red, woman down, send back up!
A Beautiful Game
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 77,720. Language: British English. Published: August 18, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Family
Robbie MacFarlane is a disappointment to his father. Named after the top striker of Hearts Football Club, his dad calls him their lucky mascot, but Robbie has two left feet and secretly spends his time in the world of books. His dad says books are for girls. A Beautiful Game is an honest, deeply moving coming-of-age story that will spirit you back to the days of school bullies and first dates.
The Calgary Chessman
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 60,540. Language: English. Published: August 10, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
On a windswept beach on the Isle of Mull, Cas Longmore is walking away loneliness when she unearths a mystery in the sand. To Cas, torn between Scotland and her New Zealand home, the object seems as odd and out-of-place as herself. Intrigued, she begins to search for its origins, thinking it will bring a brief respite from isolation.
Trouble with Swords (#2 in The Temporal Detective Agency series)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 75,490. Language: British English. Published: August 7, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Adventure, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Mystery & Detective
When Arthur's sword Excalibur is stolen, the Temporal Detective Agency is called in to protect not only Arthur and Merlin, but to stop a very clever and cruel person from destroying Camelot. To make things worse, this time the TDA has no idea who they're fighting. Marlene's plan takes Tertia and Unita to Rome, Egypt and even to a meeting with Shakespeare, before confronting their enemy...
Tracy's Celebrity Hot Mail
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 62,420. Language: English. Published: August 7, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Tracy's back! Ousted from the office, Tracy teams up with über-iffy agent, Shayne Slider, for an assault on the bottom end of the celebrity market. Tracy's quest to become a C-list celebrity takes her from in-store promotions at her local supermarket to a classy but amoral celebrity event near Harrogate. Fruitier than a ten gallon fruit shoot. That's Tracy!
The Coercion Key
Series: Craig Modern Thriller, Book 7. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 94,250. Language: English. Published: August 4, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Belfast's Suicide When a series of suicides occurs within a short period of time, and every one is committed by a person with everything to live for, Marc Craig's suspicions begin to rise. On investigating, Craig's team enters a world that links cyber reality with real lives, where respectable façades unravel to reveal hidden identities. The Coercion Key. Book Seven in the Craig Crime Series
The House at Zaronza
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 76,960. Language: British English. Published: July 28, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Historical » General
Rachel Swift travels to Corsica to discover more about her forebears. She comes across a series of passionate love letters and delves into their history. The story unfolds of a secret romance at the start of the 20th century between a village schoolteacher and Maria, the daughter of a bourgeois family. Maria’s parents have other plans for her future, though, and she sees her dreams crumble.
Insectipids
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 68,730. Language: British English. Published: July 21, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Action & Adventure / Survival Stories, Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy
It’s only a fly… Often ridiculed for being different was normal for young James Allen. He was used to it – until he found himself on the receiving end of a happy-slapping incident. This turned out to be the spur he needed to change his life and, in doing so, for him to make a difference to the rest of the world. “It’s only a fly.” Four simple words that could mean far worse...
Nice Girls Don't
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 51,040. Language: British English. Published: July 14, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Women's fiction » General, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Who knows what secrets lie hidden in your family’s past? Southern England, 1982 At 25, single, and under threat of redundancy from her job in a local library, Emily feels as though her life is going nowhere – until the day when Carl comes into the library asking for books about tracing family history. Can Emily finally lay the ghosts of the past to rest and look forward to a brighter future?
Neither Here Nor There
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 49,580. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Cultural & ethnic themes » Jewish, Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Esty's life was laid out for her from birth. She would marry one of a handful of young men suggested to her and settle down to raise a large family in a tiny space within the closed community of her parents, near to and yet far from the modern world. But Esty has decided to risk all by escaping while she still can. Will she make it to the other side?
The Haunting of Melmerby Manor
Series: Spookies Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 102,650. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A haunted manor house and an angry, violent spirit. It’s all in a night’s work for paranormal investigator, Lady Concepta Rand-Epping and her friends, Pete Brennan and Kevin Keeley. But when the nerve-jangling events at Melmerby Manor turn up 25,000 pirate video discs, matters become even more complicated.
The Slowest Cut
Series: Craig Modern Thriller, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 98,580. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Belfast's Torment. When a woman's body is found in the grounds of a school, it leads Marc Craig and his team into a darker world than they've ever been in before. How is her death linked to a young couple? What's the significance of a red kite? And how does a young French girl fit into the picture? The only bright spot on the team's horizon is that one of them is celebrating good news.
The Mermaid Stair
Series: The Harper Errant Trilogy, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 120,700. Language: American English. Published: May 22, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic, Fiction » Adventure » General
A scrap of parchment with a mysterious sigil... A message in a forgotten language... A mermaid paradise of waterfalls and dreams... And Ben Harper’s life is about to get complicated—again. The Mermaid Stair is the third in the Harper Errant series of adventures.
Sudden Vengeance
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 58,730. Language: British English. Published: May 19, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
When justice fails, a vigilante steps forward In the broken Britain of today, faith in the police is faltering. Justice and fairness are flouted. Victims are not seen as hurt people but simply as statistics. A vigilante soon emerges and delivers rough justice. He – or she – is called the Black Knight. Will the Black Knight eventually cross the line and kill?
Blinsby
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 124,230. Language: British English. Published: May 5, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Coming of age, Fiction » Children’s books » Boys & Men
"It is, after all, a very very good school" Set during a fictional retelling of the 1980s, in a parallel version of rural England, Blinsby is in turns comedy, conspiracy thriller, Kafkaesque nightmare, and a surreal, evocative portrait of childhood nostalgia. When Class 5's inquisitive new boy, Jack, disappears without trace, 10-year-old Erasmus suspects a cover up that reaches right to the top.
The Haunting of Highdown Hall
Series: Psychic Surveys, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 87,870. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Psychic Surveys: Book 1 The Haunting of Highdown Hall 'Good morning, Psychic Surveys. How can I help?' The latest in a long line of psychically-gifted females, Ruby Davis can see through the veil that separates this world and the next, helping grounded souls to move towards the light - or 'home' as Ruby calls it. Not just a job for Ruby, it's a crusade and one she wants to bring to the High Street
The Carbon Trail
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 99,260. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Espionage. Murder. Love. Jeff Mitchell has a headache and he doesn't know why. But then, he doesn't know much about his life at all. Only one word means something: carbon. 100% of diamonds and 20% of the human body. What does it have to do with the agents tailing him in New York? Or the threats against his life? Who is the exotic brunette who would kill to protect him?
The House on Schellberg Street
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 92,390. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General, Fiction » Inspirational
WHERE IS HOME? Renate Edler loves to visit her grandmother in the house on Schellberg Street. She often meets up with her friend Hani Gödde who lives nearby. This year, though, it is not to be. Renate finds out a terrible secret about her family. She has to leave behind her home and her friends and become somebody she never thought she could be. The house on Schellberg Street needs to stay strong.
Death in Distribution
Series: Sanford Third Age Club Mystery, Book 11. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,420. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2014 by Crooked Cat Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
They do like to be beside the seaside. With The Lazy Luncheonette under threat of redevelopment, Joe, Sheila and Brenda take time off for the STAC Easter outing to Blackpool, fun capital of the North of England. But after a scrape with a drunken lorry driver on the motorway, Joe finds himself embroiled in a double murder at a parcel distribution depot where everything is done by the book.
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Not With A Whimper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,890. Language: English. Published: May 12, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Spies & espionage, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Spain in the early 1970s is a strange place. Franco isn't quite dead, but decades under a Fascist dictatorship have taken their toll. Whilst the locals fret about the future, greedy developers circle like vultures. Then a British agent dies in a shooting, and Alan Christian is sent to investigate. He arrives in Rota, southern Spain, and site of the US Navy nuclear submarine base.
Crooked Cats' Tales
Price: Free! Words: 56,180. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
As a publisher of predominantly full-length fiction, we always wanted to create a collection of short stories by our talented Crooked Cat authors – so here it is! You will find twenty tantalising tasters from Crooked Cats from the UK and the US. Murder. Love. Adventure. Gossip. Growing up. Scheming. Friendship – Crooked Cats’ Tales has it all!
Since You've Been Gone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,720. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary
Together Forever... until the day Abigail dumped Hal, after he left for university, back in 1983. Hal was so devastated that he went home less and less until, in the end, he didn't go home at all. And he never got over her, even after he married the wealthy Julienne. Their marriage was doomed from the start; it was just a case of who caved in first.

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