A Living by Gavin Bell
Three Stories About Killers

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Three short stories of crime and punishment.

In A LIVING, a solitary man contemplates life and death and thinks about exactly what it takes to make a living. This story was shortlisted for the Quick Reads 'Get Britain Reading' prize.

Two bored detectives investigate an unattended death in KITTY. The only witnesses were a harmless old lady and her cat, so it looks like an open-and-shut case. As a quiet afternoon escalates into an ordeal of dreamlike terror, the detectives discover how wrong you can be.

And finally, in A JOB WORTH DOING, a repair man providing a discreet service to a niche market thinks he's discovered a way to make some easy money from death.

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Three stories of mystery and suspense, with a twist of urban horror, in one great package. This trio of chilling noir tales draws on influences as diverse as James Ellroy, Stephen King, Stanley Ellin and Alfred Hitchcock.

This collection also includes an exclusive free sample of HALFWAY TO HELL - Gavin Bell's full-length thriller novel.

Book Length: 7,000 words (plus exclusive sample of Halfway to Hell); includes active table of contents for easy navigation between stories.

These stories are also available in the bumper collection: SECOND CITY TALES, also available on Kindle.

About Gavin Bell

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Gavin Bell designs social web applications for the Nature Publishing Group. He is an interaction designer, community advocate and product manager. Since the early 90s, he has been writing and designing for the web. Large scale web applications covering identity, on-demand media, geolocation and social software have been the main focus of his work at NPG and previously at the BBC. He has worked in academia, advertising, publishing and developed multimedia software. He lives in London with his wife and two sons. Find out more on his personal site gavinbell.com and his blog take one onion.Photo © James Duncan Davidson
Published February 11, 2012 by Winterlong. 60 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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