Just Because by Matthew Ryan Book Summary

Kevin is a very clever little monster, he always knows the answers to all of Arty’s questions. Which is a very good thing since Arty has so very many questions to ask!

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RubbishBooks offers short, simple, engaging stories for children of all ages.

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Enigma by Wolf Black Book Summary

This book is a good old-fashioned read.

Pure and simple.

When a serial killer starts preying on young mothers, it’s up to Love, and his sophisticated partner Stuart Le Fanu, to employ their MI6 state-of-the-art equipment along with good old-fashioned detective skills to discover the identity of the killer r before he can strike again.
Enigma has the obligatory twists and turns leading up to a hair-raising yet humorous car chase through the stylish streets of south Kensington, London, in addition to placing the reader unreservedly in touch with real life.

And that’s the crux.

Wolf Black has stepped into…

The Bear Trap by Paul Doiron Book Summary

“Breathless pacing, dark humor, wildlife, and vivid characters.” — Boston Globe

In this original short story in the Mike Bowditch mystery series, legendary Maine woodsman and bush pilot Charley Stevens tries to convince young Mike Bowditch of the dangers awaiting rookie game wardens.


“Nobody knows the woods of Maine like the rugged individuals who eke out a living by hunting, fishing and cutting timber. And nobody knows the region’s inhabitants like Mike Bowditch, the young game warden in Paul Doiron’s manly mysteries.” — New York Times Book Review

“Paul Doiron…

Frozen by Ann Cleeves Book Summary

As New York Times bestseller Ann Cleeves’ popularity explodes in print and on TV, this gripping e-short, “Frozen,” will introduce readers to the inimitable DI Vera Stanhope.

For once, Detective Inspector Vera Stanhope is managing to have a good day off. Strolling around town, she ducks into a new bookshop in a r renovated chapel. But just as she does, a skeleton is discovered in the old baptismal font. Soon, a decade old mystery is revived, and Vera must uncover secrets long buried before this case once again goes cold


Widowmere by Emma Lee Bole Book Summary

The sun sets over Windermere. An artist is sketching on the shore; nearby, a beautiful young widow fills her pockets with stones and wades out into the lake…
The artist, Eden, is in England’s Lake District looking for a new start. Now she finds that deceit and death lie waiting in the shadow of the hills.


Schmincke by Allan Jones Book Summary

Meredith Pryce, an established landscape artist from South Wales, regains consciousness in a London hospital after an attack in the street. On arrival in ER she was murmuring incoherently in Welsh. The young police officer assigned to sit with her also speaks the language and they have a common interest; art and a miss sing paint box.

This short story is a prequel to The Chinese Sailor and introduces Constable Catrin Sayer, from Pontypridd. Each novel in the series is a self-contained ‘art crime’ story. Initially as a police constable in The Chinese Sailor, Sayer takes her first ‘plain clothes’…

Not Exactly Dead by Kathryn Judson Book Summary

Richard Hugh, aka Triple-O Five of the unsung British agency nicknamed MI5 1/2, is happily making life miserable for bad guys and, when he has time, cultivating a reputation as a lady’s man. But then the Americans get the notion that he’s been marked for death by a notorious spy killer who has been bumping off spies be elonging to an odd mix of nations. This would almost be business as usual, except that the Americans send Emma Chapman over to keep an eye on Hugh, in the hopes of catching the assassin (preferably before he bumps off 0005).


A Taste of Inspector Pirat by Rob Falconer Book Summary

Here is a “taste” of Inspector Pirat, a quartet of detective short stories translated from the Spanish books of Professor Guiteras featuring Inspector Pirat.

These have now been rewritten and their settings “Anglicised” for publication in English.

Three have been published previously, in the first three I Inspector Pirat books, whilst the fourth is as yet unpublished


His Hand In the Storm by Ritu Sethi Book Summary

Colorado Gold MYSTERY AWARD WINNER. Daphne du Maurier Suspense Finalist. A bestseller with over 50,000 downloads and going strong.


His team believes he’s calm and Zen. His boss finds him obsessive. Suspects think him gorgeous but dangerous. They y’re all right.

Chief Inspector Gray James is sculpting the remembered likeness of his small son when he receives the call — a faceless corpse is found hanging by the choppy river, swirls of snow and sand rolling like tumbleweeds.

Montreal glitters: the cobbled streets slippery with ice, and the…

Killing at the Carnival by L. A. Nisula Book Summary

Cassie Pengear thought a visit to the carnival would be fun: see some shows, eat some sweets, help her landlady’s nephew decide if the cowboy was real or an actor. But then the cowboy shot the volunteer, and he didn’t get up. Now Cassie has a ten-year-old boy insisting the cowboy isn’t a killer and a landlady insisting g she help solve the killing at the carnival. Includes the short story A Case of Two Clerks. approx 150 pages

In a Victorian England that almost existed, a steampunk London where tinkerers and clockwork devices exist alongside hansom cabs and corsets…

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