Winter Tales anthology of seasonal short stories has been revised, up-dated and added to creating sixteen stories written by the same four authors as the first edition: Stephen Ashurst, Karen Ette, Melinda Ingram and Donna Shepherd plus a great new story from the pen of K. D. Parker.
The stories, some new, some re-written, all have a winter setting, which brings them together in a united theme, but each one is very different from the others. You will recognise some of the characters from earlier anthologies as they take up new adventures.
Number Nine sees our historical time-travellers, Paige and Wesley help an old man on the Feast of Stephen.
Promise of Adventure: Twelfth Night takes us back to 1662, or is it 2014? Contains a desperate woman, strange costumes and unusual meetings.
The Christmas Wish comes true for Erin as she visits a Christmas market.
One for the Road – and who took the charity tin? Was it the old tramp? And is it wise to have ‘one for the road’?
Mephisto Waltz – a dark, weird tale when a Christmas tree becomes sinister along with the music, and life will never be the same
New Year’s Resolutions – many make them, but starting over isn’t easy.
A Winter’s Tail – you can always rely on a cat to sort things out.
The Damage is Done - you wouldn’t expect that to happen if you had just been shopping, or suspended from school.
The Single Present Remaining: a most unexpected present from Mike’s hidden past is revealed.
Stumped! The Cricket Club’s party didn’t end in the way Alfie had thought. And who was Santa that night?
Sledging – to somewhere a long time ago, and back.
Contained – a dark tale of kidnap and forced prostitution that Morgan fears she will never escape.
The Book in My Hand: Inspector Sandbach returns with another crime mystery to solve.
Candlemas: Will there ever be forgiveness for a child of the sixties?
Just Desserts: Hell hath no fury… especially when it freezes over.
A Photograph – the camera never lies, does it?
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