Dark Minds!

Dark Minds… Coming Soon!

Dark MindsDark MindsI’m thrilled to say that my short story The Sydney Dahlia will be included in the first volume of the charity anthology, Dark Minds (ed. by Betsy Reavley) to be published in mid-December.

Due to the amazing generosity of the authors, and the hard work of Betsy and her team at Bloodhound Books, there’ll be an impressive thirty-nine stories in this first collection by crime and dark fiction authors, including some ‘big’ names such as  L ucy V Hay, Paul D BrazillM A Comley, and Alex Shaw, to name but a few. And, of course, yours truly.

All proceeds from the book are being donated to Hospice UK, the national charity for hospice care in the UK. It’s an excellent cause and one I’m happy to be associated with.

Publication is expected in early December, and I’ll post a link to where you can buy it at that time. There’ll also be an audio-book version!


p style=”font-size: 15px;”>1. Ten Green Bottles – B A Morton2. London’s Crawling – Emma Pullar3. The Shoes Maketh The Man – Louise Jensen4. Never tell a Lie – Tara Lyons5. A Christmas Killing – Richard T Burke6. By the Water – Betsy Reavley7. A Cup Of Cold Coffee And A Slice Of Life – Tony R. Cox8. Slow Roast Pork – S.E.Lynes9. A Lawful Killing – Ross Greenwood10. Sticky Fingers – JT Lawrence11. You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger – Ron Nicholson12. The Wages Of Sin – Lisa Hall13. Hidden – KA Richardson14. The Sydney Dahlia – A.J.Sendall15. Pop Dead – The Pension Papers – Pete Adams16. The Sins of Muriel McGarry – A.S.King17. The Shepherd’s Bothy – L J Ross18. Life After Life – Paul D Brazill19. The Smallest Acorn – April Taylor20. An Onion – Joel Hames21. I’ve Gone – Anita Waller22. The Bridge – Simon Maltman23. The Moth In The Jar – Jim Ody24. Jimmy Jimmy – Steven Dunne25. Be Careful What You Wish For – Peter Best26. My Own Eggsecutioner – Tess Makovesky27. One Last Job – Alex Walters28. A Stranger’s Eyes – Paul Gitsham29. Dangerous Actions – M.A.Comley30. Captive – Stephen Edger31. Left Behind – Nick Jackson32. Horror – Roz White33. Mary and Joseph – David Evans34. Love You To Death – Lucy V Hay35. Fastball – Alex Shaw36. The Retreat – Jane E. James37. Out of Retirement – Mark L. Fowler38. Don’t go to Marsh Town, Johnny Ray! – Charlie Flowers & Hannah Haq39. Everything Comes – B.A. Steadman

Until next time, happy reading.

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Author: A.J.

I have written as far back as I can recall. Until 2011, that writing was just for me, or as rambling letters to friends and travelogues to the family. I never thought about why, or if others did similarly, and the thought of publishing never entered my head. Since I left England in 1979, I have been collecting experiences, people, and places. From the blood-soaked streets of Kampala, the polluted dust bowls of the Sahara, or the pristine ice floes of the Antarctic, I have gathered and filed them away. Some have recently squeezed through the bars of insecurity and are now at large in the pages of my first three novels. Others await their future fates.

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