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Length: 50 pages Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1652 KB
  • Print Length: 50 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Oakenbrand Press; 2nd edition (15 Feb. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00B0DN7H4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,147,782 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mathew's career as an author began in 2009, was sidelined by personal tragedy until mid-2012, and is set to explode in 2013 with a race to bring out 34 products by the end of the year.

After the loss of his son, Mathew spent two years unable to bring himself to write more than a few thousand words of fiction. In 2012, while working as a freelance writer, he took a contract to ghostwrite a novel. During the process he was able to work through the pain enough to complete the work.

With the unflagging support of his wife, Bridgette, and the inspiration of his other two children, Mathew was able to get back to writing his own fiction in late 2012. By the beginning of 2013 he was perfectly positioned to begin an aggressive, and regular, release schedule.

As a long time lover of fantasy and science fiction with a secret lust for mystery, Mathew's debut series, Dire Crimes, is a genre-breaking mix of police procedural and fantasy. The series follows Detective Griffon Dire, a homicide cop in a sprawling metropolis populated by all manner of fantastic denizens.

An introduction to the universe of Detective Dire is available on Mathew's website.

Mathew combines his writing with being a stay-at-home dad to two young children, who he raises with his graphic-designer wife, and their loyal dog, Illy, a natural herder.


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Amazon.com: HASH(0x9a37524c) out of 5 stars 10 reviews
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
By mirba - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I really enjoyed this short! It has an engaging tone and intriguing characters. I can't wait to read what's up next for Dire.
HASH(0x9c469834) out of 5 stars Fun genre-mashup 30 April 2014
By Tungsten Hippo - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a fun mix of fantasy and crime story, and it executes both genres well. The story is fast-paced and the characters are engaging and believable (assuming you're willing to believe in magic....)
HASH(0x9bfb4fcc) out of 5 stars Very interesting read...look forward to more 10 Mar. 2013
By Amazon Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I am always interested in new authors and characters. It seems I have found them both. I can't wait to read more on this new character.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9bfa94b0) out of 5 stars Good start now where is the rest?? 24 Jan. 2013
By Livre Libre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I found out about this Author from a friend and had just finished setting up my android table to be able to read most of the E-Book formats and the author was pushing this for free so i down loaded it as a test file. Best move I made, the story flows well and the author has a strong grasp of writing dialogue and even in something as short as this he starts to build a believable world where magic exists in with more modern items like the Fedora on the cover. Hopefully the author will continue this series as I would like to see where he was going with the story lines he started.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
HASH(0x9d0643c0) out of 5 stars interesting with great twists 8 Aug. 2013
By Katharina Gerlach (Indie Autorin) - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This was a very fast read (no wonder since it's rather short and very fast paced). It was so good, I went out right away to get the sequels and ended up buying the whole omnibus.

The book tells the story of a newbie police officer with special abilities and his friend. A mini-bonus story tells us, how he came to the police in the first place. This is a little like the good old noir mysteries but with lots of fantasy thrown in.

Highly recommended to everyone who likes fantasy AND mysteries.
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