News Flash! This story has won an Honourable Mention in the prestigious Writers of the Future contest in 2018! Read here for more details. One never knows where inspiration will strike from. I am busy drafting In Numina, and by no means was I looking to work on another Felix project while in the midst […]

I’ve been busy lately, working of the first draft of In Numina – the second full-length Felix mystery. Which means that whenever I have time to write, I concentrate on that. The mind of a writer, however, is a funny thing. Ideas come and go out of nowhere. Some of them can be saved for […]

A short, somewhat romantic, Felix mystery. The kind of thing that keeps him in business, and his wine and fish-sauce stocked. It calls on his unique set of skills, for those discerning customers with off-beat problems. My clients usually have hopes. When one contacts a detective, they have certain expectations, an anticipation of resolution to […]

This flash fiction was sparked by Twitter conversation, and first appeared on NothingAnyGood – a great blog by a short-story author friend, Dan Buri. Do check it out. You’ll be forgiven in seeing some on Neil Gaiman’s works (Stardust in particular) in the inspiration to this story as well. I hope I did it justice. […]

Every Wednesday on twitter, a bunch of authors run a single line short… something. The essence of a story encapsulated in a single tweet, and tagged with #1LineWed. There are some beautiful pieces out there, worth hunting for. Usually there is a theme every week, posted by @RWAKissofDeath. This week was comfort. Here’s mine for this week – I’m […]

This story is a product of prodding from Julia, my wife and inspiration. Her insistence that “sex sells” has led me to do a market research into the currently highest-trending mass-market erotica (dreadful stuff, which left me feeling dirty). I give you now the result, my own take on this popular trope with a uniquely […]

The events in this story take place about three years before those of Murder In Absentia. Felix is hired to deal with some strange sanitation issues. I pushed the burnt body with the toe of my boot. The charred remains shifted, slid, turned over. The face was still barely recognisable, as the burns were from […]