Four short comedy stories – with a blend of mystery and a dash of supernatural
‘I recommend these stories to those who enjoy a bit of the macabre with a blend of mystery and a twist of supernatural on the side.’ Readers’ Favourite
SLEUTHING FOR BEGINNERS
Angela has always had a secret ambition to be a private detective. After her neighbour dies suddenly she launches her own investigation, with unexpected results.
A PEACEFUL DEATH
George, who has been obsessed with death since his father died, is visited by The Angel of Death, who strikes an unusual bargain.
A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND
Ali, the sole beneficiary of her uncle’s will, learns that he may have a secret, ill-gotten fortune stashed away. But she soon finds out she’s not the only one determined to find it.
Esther, a struggling romance writer, meets her muse Alfred, and he moves in, providing her with a constant source of inspiration. But is the cost too high?
If you like comedy, mystery and fantasy, and you’re looking for a book you can read on the train or in a couple of spare hours, this book of short stories is for you.
‘I love Robin Storey's dry wit and realistic characterization of the foibles of human nature.’ Pamela Mariko.
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About the Author
After many years as a freelance writer, I'm now hooked on fiction writing and love being an indie author. I live on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia - beautiful one day, perfect the next - where we complain if the temperature drops to below 14 degrees Centigrade. I've written six books so far - comedy crime How Not To Commit Murder, romantic comedy Perfect Sex, an e-book of four short stories Comedy Shorts, noir romance novella An Affair With Danger, memoir Making The Breast Of It - Breast Cancer Stories of Humour and Joy and suspense-noir novel A Time For Penance. An Affair With Danger and A Time For Penance are available on Amazon only. If you'd like to find out more about my books, you can find them here on Smashwords or on my website. http://storey-lines.com/my-novels/ As you can see, I love writing in a variety of genres. After writing An Affair With Danger, I realised how much I enjoy writing edgy, suspenseful stories with flawed characters who are often underdogs and frequently don't act like heroes. My most recent novel published in May 2017, A Time For Penance, is about a woman who travels 20 years back in time to undo a murder she committed. I'd love you to come and visit my website Storey-Lines http://storey-lines.com/ and check out my blog. If you subscribe to my readers' group to receive my newsletter on books, reading and all things bookish, you'll receive a FREE e-book of my novel How Not To Commit Murder. I love connecting with readers and other writers, so please come on over to my Facebook page and say Hi. https://www.facebook.com/RobinStoreywriter I'm a certified book nerd (too many books, not enough time!) and am a useful team member on quiz nights for the literary questions - but not much else. I enjoy hiking and chilling out at the beach, which is five minutes drive from my home. My partner and I walked the full Camino Frances pilgrimage (775 kilometres) across northern Spain in September and October 2016. It was a once in a lifetime experience and I would highly recommend it. I don't have any unusual hobbies or strange pets.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Reviewed by Rosie Malezer for Readers' Favorite Comedy Shorts is a book of four short stories written by Robin Storey. Addicted to crime novels, Angie loses her job as an administrative assistant and considers becoming a private investigator. When one of her neighbours (Beryl Markwell) dies, Angie is convinced that the death is a homicide, regardless of the coroner’s findings that Beryl had died of a heart attack. Her unique investigative skills (or lack thereof) lead to shocking results. At his father’s funeral, George starts to obsess about death. That night, the Angel of Death visits George to ask him for a big favor. It seems Death is feeling dejected as he is feared when he comes to take people’s souls. Death wants George to make him feel popular and loved. After several attempts at making Death popular, George’s life takes an unexpected turn. Ali attends her Uncle Herman’s funeral, only to discover she is the sole inheritor of his vast wealth. While at his home, sorting through his belongings, Ali is confronted by two intruders who are desperate to find Herman’s hidden ‘stash.’ Ali is restrained and needs to use all of her wits in order to get out alive. Esther is a budding author who has received yet another rejection letter in response to her manuscript submission. The following day, she spots a tiny man named Albert who stands on her dictionary, announcing himself as her muse. Filled with insults and harsh criticism of her novel, Albert begins systematically deleting pages from her manuscript. Before she knows it, Esther is signed and a string of best-sellers is penned, giving her wealth and independence but turning her into a recluse. She decides it is time to investigate who Albert really is, and receives the shock of a lifetime. While the writing in Comedy Shorts is of a high standard, I would probably consider it as something other than comedy as all four stories revolve around a death and violence. Robin Storey’s imagination is endless and her presentation of each story is excellent. I recommend these stories to those who enjoy a bit of the macabre with a blend of mystery and a twist of supernatural on the side. These are great short stories, one and all. I loved the mystery element to each one. Great job.