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I spent forty years in shipping, firstly at sea, then in Port Control and as a Thames River Pilot, with adventures to match anything I could imagine. When I retired, I just moved them out into space, changed some of the names and wrote them down.
I write Science Fiction and Steampunk adventures, as well as chronicling the exploits of Andorra Pett, reluctant amateur detective. When I'm not writing, I bake bread and biscuits, cook delicious meals and walk the Devon coast.
My first novel Freefall was published in 2013, followed by Ribbonworld in 2015. September 2016 saw the publication of The Rocks of Aserol, a Steampunk adventure, and Flash Fiction, a collection of Short Stories. Myra, the prequel to Freefall was published in 2017, along with Andorra Pett and the Oort Cloud Café, a murder mystery set in space, the first of a series featuring Andorra Pett, an amateur detective.
Sequels to most of them have either followed or are in production. I also contributed a story to the 1066 Turned Upside Down collection of alternative history stories. I'm currently working on more prequels, sequels, and a few new projects.
Check out my videos to see what I get up to. Or, you can keep up with me at richarddeescifi.co.uk where you'll find free short stories, regular features on writing, book reviews and guest appearances from other great authors.
I can also be contacted at email@example.com
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A collection of incredible short stories from professional and amateur writers. Told from different perspectives, Connections explores the relationships we make – whether they are fleeting or last a lifetime, happy or sad, monumental or fanciful. These stories will take you from a cosy coffee shop to the stars and back again.
Devon; a land of beauty, of moors, villages and coasts. A place of stories, told by the people who live there.
Take a look beneath the surface of Devon with the Exeter Authors, nineteen tales from thirteen of the county’s finest writers.
Contains some adult (18+) material.
Bobbing. Discover why revenge is a dish best served with cider,
Make a wish. Devon is the place to spend the rest of your life.
The Dartmoor Dragon. Discover the magic on the moor.
Cutty Dyer. Quiet villages can hold deadly secrets
Winter Snow. The old ways are the best
The Padding Horror. On the moors, an ancient evil is stalking its latest prey.
Under the Hunters Moon. You're never truly alone on the moor
The Fairmile Green Man. Has Swampy and his protest been forgotten? A green man carving brings a much older story back to life.
Guardians. A peaceful little village hides a dark secret.
And many more.
Contributors: Jenifer Braund, Richard Dee, Maura Beckett, Chip Tolson, Brian Willis, Janet Few, John Hall, K. Y. Eden, Richard Lappas, Tracey Norman, Mark Norman, P.J. Reed, Jenny Kane
Part of the sale price goes to the Devon Air Ambulance Trust.
"A lightning fast, thrilling story that was so captivating it was impossible to put down."
It was one last job, what could go wrong? Everything!
Assassin Dan Jones is a man that can get things done. When a rival crime boss wants to expand her territory, he's ordered to remove her. If he succeeds, he can retire in peace.
Dan has it all worked out, everything is going well. Until the unexpected happens.
He's given a choice, he can try again, or his failure will be the death of him.
Having never been a fan of dying, Dan does the only thing he can do.
Except that this time, he's forced to work with the source of all his problems.
Dan must learn to work with the thief to finish his mission.
If he succeeds, maybe they'll both get out alive.
“The Hitman and the Thief is a fast-paced story with lots of action and intrigue.”
“A 'who done it' that had me guessing all the way through.”
Written by nine well-known authors to celebrate the 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings, the stories will take you on a journey through the wonderful ‘what ifs’ of England’s most famous year in history.
"Amateur sleuthing in space - fast-paced, funny, inventive."
Andorra Pett is the Solar System’s newest amateur detective! (She just doesn’t know it yet.)
Andorra's on the rebound from her ex's antics. Her only thought is to get as far away from her old life as possible. With her best friend Cy in tow, she takes a job running a diner on a mining station, it just happens to be orbiting Saturn.
Surely running a café couldn’t be that hard - even though Andorra is accident-prone and can't make toast without a recipe and a video. What could possibly go wrong on a space station?
Well, there are the bodies that keep turning up, the secret that’s hidden in her new home and the queue of dubious characters who are all desperate to find it.
While learning to bake and get used to life in space, Andorra has a murderer to catch!
Before they strike again…
Don’t miss the further adventures of Andorra Pett.
Andorra Pett on Mars,
Andorra Pett and her Sister,
Are we there Yet?
Andorra Pett takes a Break.
"Agatha Raisin meets Miss Marple, in Space!"
“a tale that has everything - humour, suspense, a strong but struggling heroine, a fantastic sci-fi setting, and a truly universal story.”
"Totally believable characters, in out of this world adventures."
The odd murder. Double-dealing. Love. Loss. Revenge. Interplanetary adventure. They're all part of life on the trading ship Orca.
Meet Dave Travise, at least that's who his identity chip says he is. An ex-Navy man on the run; somehow he's ended up in a dead man's shoes; on a new ship and on the wrong side of the law.
With no way to prove his innocence, he's just got to play along and keep his head down if he's going to survive. As if he doesn't have enough problems, now he's fallen for Myra, the engineer on his new home.
Pursued by criminal gangs and keeping one jump ahead of everyone, Dave and his new shipmates are going to need all the luck in the Galaxy just to stay alive.
Whatever else he might be, Dave Travise is a survivor.
"Utterly fantastic story! It had the rare, magical ability to suck me into the story itself! "
Can you ever forget, when everything makes you remember?
Dave Travise is a man with a past. And the way things are going; he might not have much of a future.
All he really wants to do is forget, but he's reminded about what he has lost at every turn. His life is in a rut, until the day the person he was expecting to see isn’t there, because she’s dead.
He finds out that she had a secret, he’s warned to keep his nose out.
Does he listen? Or could this be this the adventure he’s been looking for?
As he gets more involved, his world turns upside down, events take control of his life, and before he knows how, he’s at the centre of a Galaxy-wide conspiracy, pursued by everyone desperate to keep what he now knows from the people
"FREEFALL is a rattling good adventure story, with a few unexpected twists, good characters and plenty of action."
"Freefall is so immersive and richly described I immediately entered the action."
Break one promise to keep another, can there be another way?
Dave Travise has promises to keep, a galaxy to search and no time to lose. The trouble is, most of the promises that he’s made contradict each other.
Why is there always more than one problem to solve at the same time? The authorities are on his trail and his girlfriend’s family are missing.
If that wasn’t enough, he’s expected to mete out revenge on a man he hasn’t seen for fifteen years.
Pulled in different directions by the demands placed on him, friends become enemies and new allies appear. Once Dave realises that the only way to appease everyone is by doing what feels is right, he may be surprised at what his efforts reveal.
In the end, there’s more than one way to keep a promise.
"a rollicking adventure ride filled with intrigue, murder, and quite a bit of mystery."
Everyone said it was suicide, but were they right?
Andorra Pett’s ex turns up, with some bad news. Her best friend Maisie has killed herself, on Mars.
Trevor doesn’t believe it. Neither does Andorra, it just wasn’t like her. He wants Andorra to come back with him, look around and see if she can find some answers.
Despite her misgivings, Trevor’s paying and says she can take Cy with her. It’ll be a cheap holiday! What can possibly go wrong...
It soon becomes clear that there’s a lot more going on. Rival gangs, hidden messages and new friends all point Andorra towards a much bigger story.
What was Maisie caught up in?
"A plethora of eye rolls, snickers, and outright laughs! "
"Brilliant and humorous adventure"
More exploring to do...
in the worlds and words of Richard Dee.
In this collection of short stories, you’ll find the secrets of a second-hand shirt, read about the history of the future and learn the true meaning of Christmas (And you thought you knew it already!).
Not only that, you can discover the secrets of the Methane seas of Protea, whose really in charge and why you should always be careful what you wish for.
If that wasn’t enough, there are cows in space, why would there be?
"Richard Dee has done it again."
"keeps the reader entertained from start to finish."
This time, it’s personal...
When your sister’s been arrested, is it really the end of the world?
Andorra Pett and her sister Argentia, have never got on, it’s complicated. So, when Andorra gets a call for help, she knows it must be serious.
Argentia is in trouble, big trouble. She doesn’t know why she’s been arrested. Or how she’s upset some big deal drug smugglers. But it seems her husband does, and he’s left her to take the fall.
The police think she’s guilty, Andorra is her only hope of avoiding prison.
Against her better judgement and without her friend Cy to help her; Andorra starts to investigate...
“Space super sleuth Andorra Pett returns.”
“Twists, turns, and smart sleuthing done right.”
Just when she thought it was all over, there's another adventure for space sleuth Andorra Pett.
Yearning for peace and quiet with her partner, Derek, Andorra heads home to the space mine off Saturn. It’s been a while since she left, she wants to be among her friends again.
Despite her good intentions, she soon gets dragged into station politics, so it’s a relief when the chance of a holiday comes up.
All she has to do is give a speech on the maiden voyage of the Solar Breeze, a new type of cruise ship. A voyage around the solar system will soon be the must-have vacation.
Andorra will be one of the first to try it, along with the great and the good.
But nothing is ever simple in Andorra’s life. Things get serious when the Solar Breeze is hijacked by eco-terrorists. They want an end to the dumping of rubbish on Mars.
Andorra’s trip on the Solar Breeze might just be the voyage of a lifetime.