BioA. J. Henry lives beside the pristine waters of Moreton Bay, Queensland Australia. He has several short stories in anthologies and published three novels. He volunteers as a guide at the local history museum and is currently working on an illustrated series of whales.
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Missing Murder Mayhem (Is In May)
WHAT OTHERS SAY ABOUT THIS BOOK:
Your grasp of dialogue is great. I like the way the characters interact verbally with one another. It feels real.
The relationship between Cribbing and Strickland is solid. Both characters are enjoyable and it was easy to root for them.
I thought it had a promising plot with much good writing and some nice turns of phrase. The writing is often strong and clear. But, I thought in places it tried to do too much and it would be strengthened by fewer characters drawn in greater detail.
One thing that really impressed me was how much of the story is revealed through dialogue. This seems counter-intuitive, and it's a style I see experimented with mostly in short stories more so than novellas - but I think you did a good job with it and paid off.
Other Tricks is about four ghosts who now subsist under the rule of a despotic leader. A story of how greed shaped their former lives. It is also a parody of authority embraced under foolish circumstances. Into this world stumbles Harry, who as his namesake suggests, is normal. Leadership and its motivation often swindle the majority into following. Will Harry also fall for other tricks? Find out in this enthralling tale.