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 stroke of incredible fortune could cost more than its weight in gold. Will a young teen live to claim the ultimate payout?


Summer, 1976. Thirteen-year-old Jay Ellis is running out of hope. Desperate to escape the local bullies and his mother’s terrible taste in men, he dreams of saving them both. So when he stumbles on a briefcase full of cash after witnessing a man fall to his death, he’s not giving up his shot at freedom… no matter the price.


Nash is fresh out of luck. With his best days behind him and his partner dead, he’s scrambling to find their last score so he can get out of the game for good. So when he suspects a kid of hiding the money, he befriends the boy to uncover its whereabouts.


As Jay unwittingly bonds with the older renegade, he finds a much-needed male role model. And with the teenager reminding Nash of his younger self, he can’t help but feel flooded with an unfamiliar guilt. But with a violent betrayal boiling beneath the surface of the scheme, both their lives could be lost in the crossfire.


Will either of them see tomorrow in the face of callous greed?


Welcome to HolyHell is the page-turning first book in the HolyHell crime thriller series. If you like powerful literary coming-of-age stories, Seventies nostalgia, and heart-pounding twists, read Welcome to HolyHell to roll the high-stakes dice today!


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!