Stans By Me: A whirlwind tour through Central Asia – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
Ged Gillmore likes to think of himself as James Bond. Or Indiana Jones. Or a suave and daring hybrid of both. As he flicks through his world atlas, he pictures himself infiltrating enemy lines, uncovering ancient artefacts, and strapping himself in for white-knuckle flights over dusty arid landscapes. So the very thought of joining an organised bus tour is enough to make our intrepid traveler dry retch and shudder.
But join one he must if he’s to survive multiple border crossings on his mission to discover the mysteries of Central Asia in only three weeks. Follow our rugged Indiana Bond as he clambers aboard a bus with an unlikely group of characters thrown together by exotic circumstances for a whirlwind tour through the five ‘Stans – Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
Along the way you’ll encounter yurt erections, bullet trains and enemy travel agents. You’ll learn how a baby’s first steps are celebrated in Kyrgyzstan. You’ll become acquainted with the life-and-death importance of etiquette in a Khan’s palace. And you’ll be gently reminded that people – even those on a seemingly boring bus tour – are rarely what they seem.
Stans By Me by Ged Gillmore is available from Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com
VENGEFUL. DECEITFUL. SPITEFUL. SINFUL.
The seven writers from the3percenters take us back to the dark side of life. Edited by Ferdia Mac Anna, these new stories hit new highs in crime fiction while bringing us new lows in human behaviour.
An evil presence stalks the beauty of the Irish countryside. A debt collector receives a most unwelcome present. An aggrieved farmer, cheated of his inheritance, develops a taste for killing. A once-besotted lover turns to revenge.
Seven deadly writers, each with their own distinctive voice. Together, they are Sinful. the3percenters is an authors’ collective and publishing partnership formed to promote emerging writers. The group was originally associated with the annual Dalkey Creates Writing Festival. Sinful is the second in a scheduled trilogy of short story collections from the3percenters.
Sinful by the3percenters is available on Amazon
PRIDE, ENVY, GLUTTONY, LUST, ANGER, GREED, SLOTH
Seven Deadly Sins. Eleven Killer Stories
Nothing matches the Power of Seven. In this anthology, seven writers tempt you with a modern take on the Seven Deadly Sins, unleashing eleven riveting new crime stories, edited by Ferdia Mac Anna.
Take a walk on the dark side
A woman seduces her boss and considers murdering his wife. A case of mistaken identity leads to disastrous consequences. An unexpected visitor arrives with a camera but takes more than photos. A bitter sixth-former at an English public school exacts the ultimate revenge.
the3percenters is an authors’ collective and publishing partnership formed to promote emerging writers. The group was originally associated with the annual Dalkey Creates Writing Festival.
Available now on Amazon
London, October 1886: A suspicious death, stolen gems and a murderous London gang … all in a day’s adventure for Miss Lucy Lawrence …
Trapped in a troubled marriage, Lucy Lawrence is ripe for an adventure. But when she meets the enigmatic Phineas Stone, over the body of her husband in the mortuary, her world begins to fall apart.
When her late husband’s secrets spill from the grave, and her life is threatened by the leader of London’s most notorious gang, Lucy must find the strength to rise to the challenge. But who can she trust and how is she to stay out of the murderous clutches of London’s most dangerous criminal?
No Stone Unturned by Pam Lecky is available on Amazon.co.uk and Amazon.com