by Chris Dolley
$1.29 (Novelette) ISBN 978-1-61138-040-8
Magical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers. But don’t worry, the boinkwurst in this story is used purely for the purpose God intended – humour and crimefighting – not lustful titillation.
Seb Kemp is a psychic profiler with a problem. After a night out drinking some men wake up with an unexpected tattoo. Seb woke up with a floor-length boinkwurst and no memory of how, when or where it happened. To make matters worse, magic doesn’t work well with living tissue. The results are unpredictable. The spell might fade after a few days or … something might drop off.
He needs help but, Pete, his forensic magician partner, is 3,000 miles away working on another case and Tulsa, Seb’s new partner, is of the young and female persuasion. Not to mention extremely hot. The two of them are thrown together to solve a high profile locked room mystery where the utmost tact and diplomacy is required – not easy for a man with unpredictable trousers.
Magical Crimes is just over 13,000 words in length which equates to about 65 pages of a mass market paperback.
“Fun main characters and a couple of twists. But above all it made me laugh, smile, smirk and chuckle time and again…the sleight of hand with language, the odd but pleasing combination of wit and silliness, and of course the quirky law enforcement setting, rather reminded me of Jasper Fforde.”
“I have read a lot of strange things, but this idea tops the kooky list.”