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Day Breaks (Dire Calls Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Mathew Reuther

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Book Description

When his first day on the Job in Homicide Unit turns up a body in a warehouse, it's time for Detective Third Class Griffon Dire to start asking questions. His partner's advice? When in doubt, start with the Goblin Court...

Detective First Class Hargold Thief, veteran HU investigator, is Dire's new partner. With over twenty years on the Job, he knows what it takes to get things done. Now it's time for Thief to pass his skills on to Dire, one of the most promising new detectives on the force.

Together the detectives uncover a plot behind the murder which endangers the lives of thousands. The only way to stop the threat is to bring a sadistic killer to justice. Even if it means going through one of the most violent gangs in the city-state to do it.


Dire Calls Shorts offer readers a quick fix of police procedural action situated in the fantastic world of author Mathew Reuther's Thousand Kingdoms. Perfect for lunchtime, commute, or similar quick reads, the stories focus on the men and women of New Dagonia's finest. New tales of bravery and duty are available every two weeks, ensuring that fans are never stuck waiting too long for new episodes.

Reader Advisory:
Dire Crimes stories contain themes which are appropriate for young adult to mature readers. Parents are encouraged to read the works before deciding if their YA readers are mature enough for the subject matter in a particular volume.

(Story length: 7,500 words; Story Reference: DC 1.0.1)

Product details

  • 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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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,003,840 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

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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4.0 out of 5 stars amazing 22 Oct. 2013
By mirba - Published on
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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.
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun genre-mashup 30 April 2014
By Tungsten Hippo - Published on
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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....)
4.0 out of 5 stars Very interesting read...look forward to more 10 Mar. 2013
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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
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting with great twists 8 Aug. 2013
By Katharina Gerlach (Indie Autorin) - Published on
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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.
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Day breaks.... 1 Mar. 2013
By melody - Published on
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This is a good read! I dont usually like fantasy stuff but this short really caught my attention and I had no trouble at all in following it. I will be keeping an eye out for further stories from this author.
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