Nick Aaron

Biography

Hi, my name is Nick Aaron and I'm Dutch. I proofread stuff for a living, so if you find any errors in my stories, make sure to let me know: you've just beaten a pro…

I was born in South Africa, where I went to a British-style boarding school. Later my family and I moved to Lausanne (Switzerland), and I continued my education in French. When I was twelve, I remember that I wrote some poetry, four poems about the seasons, admittedly a rather banal subject, except I'd recently moved from the tropics and the concept of four seasons was completely new to me. Not to mention the French language. Anyway, my teacher was so impressed he asked me to recite one of my poems in front of the whole class. After this first literary triumph, the writing bug never left me.

Recently, after writing in Dutch and French for many years, I've gone back to the language of my South African childhood. Obviously the potential for a global readership was something of an incentive, and the idea of a blind sleuth was pretty exciting. Talk about a brainwave! The character of Daisy Hayes came to life in my mind almost wholly formed. The rest is history. Or just read the stories...

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Series

The Blind Sleuth Mysteries
Daisy Hayes was born in London in 1922. Her father was a bank manager, hoping for a son, but he had to settle for a blind daughter. Now what do you do when your child is blind since birth and you have the means to do all that is necessary to help her? You hire a private tutor to stimulate her verbal development in the first years of her life, because you realize how vital language will become for her. Then you send her to an exclusive school where everything is done to develop the minds and resourcefulness of blind girls. There they teach them all these fancy techniques of spatial orientation and mind mapping. And before you know it, your darling daughter has developed an exceptional intellect that just seems to draw murder mysteries like a magnet…

Books

First Spring in Paris (The Blind Sleuth Mysteries Book 5)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries. Pre-release—available March 15, 2019. Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 63,500. Language: British English. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1946 Daisy and her friend Beatrice decided to move to Paris. Some very interesting things were going on there: existentialism, free love, and American jazz throbbing through the night in the cellar clubs on the Left Bank. Then one day, just as the two were settling into a new life, a very disturbing murder case was thrown in their path, and Daisy Hayes had to rise to the challenge once again.
Honeymoon in Rio (The Blind Sleuth Mysteries Book 4)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries. Price: $3.90 USD. Words: 62,770. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: February 1, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In 1952 Daisy Hayes, blind since birth and newly wed to a pilot, took off to South America on her honeymoon. Then an engine of the Super Constellation her husband was flying broke down: was it sabotage? They were grounded in Rio for repairs, and Daisy uncovered a murderous plot, her exceptional mind pitted against that of an elusive arch-criminal.
Daisy and Bernard (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 3)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 53,410. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 30, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
In the summer of 1989 the Iron Curtain is unravelling and Daisy Hayes has just gone on pension. But then she is summoned by the police to testify about a baffling and gruesome murder. During the ride to New Scotland Yard, the blind lady reflects that, though she knows nothing about this case, it will be hard to prove her innocence without revealing the two murders she did commit—in a distant past.
Blind Angel of Wrath (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 2)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 54,540. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Historical » United Kingdom
Swinging London in 1967. A man approaches the now middle-aged Daisy and makes demands she cannot ignore. He is a desperate father whose fifteen-year-old daughter—a hippie girl—has disappeared without a trace a year before. The police is powerless, or indifferent, or both. “You must help me to find her, Daisy Hayes. And you know why I’m asking you? It’s because I know that you’re a real killer.”
D for Daisy (The Daisy Hayes Trilogy Book 1)
Series: The Blind Sleuth Mysteries, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 62,360. Language: Commonwealth English. Published: April 28, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
World War II. A Lancaster lands at its base in England after bombing Berlin, and a member of the crew is found dead. However, his young wife Daisy finds out that he has been murdered. But she is only a woman, blonde and pretty, and blind since birth: so who is going to listen to her? In the mayhem of the bombing campaign, who even cares? That is why she will have to find the murderer on her own.

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