John Dodds


I am the author of the Kendrick Chronicles crime novels trilogy (audiobooks published by Blackstone Audio, inc.). The first two books, Bone Machines and Kali's Kiss are narrated by Robin Sachs, and the third, Babylon Slide, is narrated by John Lee, who also narrates work by major writers like Jo Nesbo and George R.R. Martin. My stories have appeared in print, online and in podcast form, including in: "Breaking Windows: A Fantastic Metropolis Sampler (Prime Books); "Shorts V" (Polygon); The Horror Express Magazine; and the Pseudopod, StarshipSofa and Crimewav podcasts. I have a number of novels and novellas available through Amazon and elsewhere, and you can find them through my website.

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Sugar Ceremony
Price: Free! Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: January 26, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
They buried the candyman, the child killer. Except that one child, Marianne, knew he wasn't really dead. Because the candyman was in her home, living with Marianne and her mother.
Dr. North's Wound and Other Stories
Price: Free! Words: 52,660. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2010 . Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
(4.00 from 1 review)
Steampunk science fiction, supernatural and psychological horror, ghost stories, crime and magical realism. Eleven tales that take their protagonists to the very edge of the world they know - and then over it. "One of the most promising new writers I have read for some time. I highly recommend his work." - Michael Moorcock.

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  • The Gumshoe Diaries on March 12, 2011

    I've always loved the private eye and noir genre, and Whitey Roode is a tremendous addition to the pantheon of smart-mouthed PIs. The writing is punchy, the dialogue smart-assed and entertaining, and the plot moves at a great lick. Love it!