Nicola L. C. Talbot


I'm a chartered mathematician and computer programmer with a diploma in creative writing and experience as a book production editor.

Smashwords Interview

Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
No, I've been writing ever since I was a kid, but it was probably an adventure yarn.
Do you remember the first story you ever read, and the impact it had on you?
I expect it was probably a Beatrix Potter story. I'm not sure what sort of impact it had on me other than to fire my imagination.
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Where to buy in print


Smile for the Camera
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,680. Language: British English. Published: April 12, 2024 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A cybercrime short story about a CCTV operator monitoring a store’s self-service tills who sees too much information.
Unsocial Media
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,960. Language: British English. Published: May 12, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Greg has unwisely accepted a friend request from “Natalie”, a stranger who starts to stalk him after failing to hook him in a scam but, unknown to either of them, Greg’s wife is following Natalie’s digital footprints from online into the real world.
The Foolish Hedgehog
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 990. Language: British English. Published: December 6, 2022 . Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Children’s books » Social Issues / Strangers
An illustrated children's cautionary tale about a little hedgehog who's tempted into crossing a busy road by a hungry crow.
The Private Enemy
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 142,660. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2016 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Science fiction » Utopias & dystopias
Fenland Detective Inspector Hadley is called in to investigate the death of the Earl of Wynherne, but in this retro world of gangsters and corrupt city police a wrong move could destroy the fragile alliances and trigger war after thirty years of uneasy peace.
I've Heard the Mermaid Sing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,810. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2013 . Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
It's 1929 and Albert Sternheimer, a yegg (jewel thief) from St Louis, is travelling on the RMS Aquitania with a case of stolen jewels, but unknown to him there's someone else on board with an interest in him and the contents of his case.

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