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D.Z.C. lives in Paris and Singapore. Like his creation, he is a specialist in Oriental art and classical culture. Unlike his creation, he has not yet murdered anyone.

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Recipes of North Korea
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 2,360. Language: English. Published: July 8, 2015 by D.Z.C.. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » Asian, Nonfiction » Social Science » Regional studies
While North Korean food is often considered to be less spicy than its Southern equivalent, it also reflects long-standing cultural and commercial links with Russia. This book brings together a selection of North Korean recipes. We hope you enjoy both the book and the recipes; jal meokkesseumnida!
Price: Free! Words: 12,790. Language: English. Published: June 17, 2015 by D.Z.C.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica, Fiction » Erotica » General
Sarah, nurse at the exclusive private school Carmichael's, loves her job, and being relatively young and inexperienced was lucky to get it. Unfortunately for her, many of the Carmichael's seniors are not nearly as sweet and innocent as they first appear, and seem set on tempting Sarah into the sort of liaisons that could end in her losing her job... or worse.
Daily Life in North Korea
Price: $15.00 USD. Words: 16,100. Language: English. Published: May 31, 2015 by D.Z.C.. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Communism and socialism, Nonfiction » Travel » By region
From the surprisingly placid criminal gangs of Pyongyang, to the rules of decorum that apply to women, to the recent decline in army recruitment as black market entrepreneurs grow increasingly wealthy: this book provides a glimpse into the hermit kingdom of North Korea.
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 14,110. Language: English. Published: October 12, 2013 by D.Z.C.. Categories: Fiction » Erotica » Lesbian Erotica
As the nurse at an exclusive boarding school, Sarah cannot afford the least hint of a scandal. But when she spots the luscious and precocious Connie climbing out of the pool, will she be able to restrain herself?


Xanadu (Part I)
Price: Free! Words: 47,160. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
Nicolas Keszthelyi - aesthete, philanderer and semi-legitimate Moscow antiques dealer - is heading to Afghanistan on the trail of buried treasure. A friend of a friend has discovered a hoard of priceless ivory carvings beneath a mine in Paktia, and Keszthelyi intends to ensure that finders remain keepers. Unfortunately, UNESCO, the Afghan government, and the owners of the mine have other plans...
People Like Us (Part I)
Price: Free! Words: 41,920. Language: British English. Published: January 28, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
It should have been easy, Nicolas Keszthelyi knew. The nuns at Notre-Dame-de-Pitié had no idea that their collection of religious bric-a-brac contained a lost masterpiece worth millions. Anyone could have walked away with it. Certainly an unscrupulous dealer like Keszthelyi - with a network of shady contacts and an amoral devotion to beauty - should have had no trouble at all...
Bright, Still
Price: Free! Words: 13,560. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Horror » Occult
Four old-fashioned ghost stories, by the author of Xanadu and People Like Us. From Edwardian England to modern Hong Kong, encountering succubi, noppera-bo and (possibly) the Antichrist along the way...
Xanadu (Part II)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 88,630. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
In the second book in the Nicolas Keszthelyi series, our hero - now a semi-respectable businessman and father of three - travels to Afghanistan on the track of buried treasure.
People Like Us (Part II)
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 84,050. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
"And then I shot him in the face. It was pretty ugly." Pause. "The scene, I mean, not his face..." Following a series of bad judgements, Nicolas Keszthelyi finds himself alone and pursued by the police in the depths of the French countryside. In a final attempt to secure his freedom, he writes to the police and lays out his side of the story.

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Smashwords book reviews by D.Z.C.

  • The St Jude's Shuffle: A Tale Of Decision, Deceit & Dysentery on Dec. 25, 2013

    I downloaded this on a whim because it was free, and am I ever glad I did. A cosy, gosspiy tale of Trollope-esque machinations within the Church of England, it giggles with rather than at the institutional foibles, and the ending made me laugh out loud. I'm downloading the rest of the series right now.
  • The Vicar of Westfeil: A Tale of Faith, Farce & Felony on Jan. 03, 2014

    I discovered JB Duncan via a free download on Smashwords, and have been working through the series at a rate of knots ever since. Funny, gossipy and true to life, these books are a glimpse into a world that will forever be hidden to most of us.
  • Lewis and Loeb (a novella) on Jan. 03, 2014

    I downloaded this on a whim, just because it was free - now I'm taking the time to post a review because it's one of those books that makes you feel that you just have to spread the word, and pester your friends and relations until they read it and agree how brilliant it is. It's pretty short, but I lost count of the number of times I laughed out loud.