A good woman can be the making of a man, a bad one can lead to ruin...

Distraught ex-con Ned Flynn desperately needs cash to support his frail mother, but currently he’s broke. When a local entrepreneur offers him cash to find his runaway wife, Nia, Flynn sees little choice.

Flynn tracks her down, and beguiled by her beauty, she quickly fills the emptiness he feels inside. After learning of Nia’s misfortune, Flynn vows to set matters right. But guilt and suspicion push him towards madness, so does the ghostly figure that haunts him on the sands. As Flynn dreams of escaping to a new life, his fears take root.

Are Nia's intentions true, or is she the money grabbing liar everybody claims she is?

The Whistling Sands is the first book in the Ned Flynn Crime Thriller Series. If you liked The Postman Always Rings Twice, In the Woods, The Black Dahlia or Dead I Well May Be, then you’ll love this literary crime thriller.

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A savage and beautiful crime thriller about one boy's search for belonging and a criminal's road to redemption.


In the long, hot drought of 1976, trash cans line the streets. The scorching heatwave makes people mean, almost bringing life to a standstill. Young loner Jay Ellis dreams of escape, fleeing the small-town prejudices and the endless bullying. So finding a briefcase full of cash seems the answer to all his prayers, as does the magnetic pull of the stranger, Nash, who rolls into town shortly after


Nash is fresh out of luck. A troubled conman with his best days behind him. But with his eye on Jay’s windfall even renegades can dream; the question is for how long because when there’s money involved even the closest of bonds are tested.

Welcome to Holywell transports us to the 1970s borderlands of northeast Wales. This compelling novel lays bare the lives of the lonely and dispossessed, dreamers and thieves trapped between hope and despair, where greed and bad intentions turn nasty and violent betrayals boil beneath the surface.

Welcome to HolyHell, where loyalties crumble to dust and secrets can prove deadly…


History's never written by the dead

Set in the Welsh borderlands, among a landscape of forests and hills, small coastal towns, and the Dee estuary, this striking collection tells the stories of lonely boys and grief-stricken men, ill-fated lovers, tough women, distant fathers, and disillusioned sons.

Many of them set on revenge, battling with both the present and the past.

In these stories, as in his other fiction, Math Bird explores notions of class, belonging and place, and geographical and social borders.

If you enjoy the stories of Scott Wolven, Alan Sillitoe and Joyce Carol Oates then you’ll love these literary crime and noir short stories.

Pick up Histories of the Dead to discover this engrossing, poignant crime story collection today!