The Case of the Holiday Clichés

      Elizabeth Bent
The Case of the Holiday Clichés

Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back, fighting against insipid literature in this new short story. No holiday cliché is safe! This book is a free download and it is intended as a 2014 holiday gift for one and all. Apologies in advance to those who knit.Tales of the Arcane is a monthly collection of short stories by those with a love for the art of story craft - both amateur and professional writers. The Tales will be mainly themed in the genre of the supernatural, though will cover a host of genres with changing short stories; or the continuation of longer stories as told in a serial chapter format.These works have been created by members of an online community, The Arcane Light, and endeavors to promote the written word and story-crafting by giving those wanting to develop their own writing style an outlet for their creativity.In this issue:Untitled:A short story of a pianist's reacquaintance with his lost lover.Silken Whispers - Casefile: The ButterflyThe ladies of Silken Whispers Artefact Recovery Agency undertake a new job in the South PacificMr. Tydings Casefile;A brief introduction of Mr. Tydings views on the secret world of shadows.
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    Fifty Shades of Easter

      Elizabeth Bent
Fifty Shades of Easter

Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy are back! This time they are present at an Easter egg decorating fundraiser when a crime is committed. It's up to our intrepid duo, with help from a few fetishists, to save the day. Despite the title, this is a very chaste story.When Judge Rosswell Carew makes the gruesome discovery of two corpses on a river bank in the Missouri Ozarks, he's plunged into a storm of deadly secrets that threaten both him and his fiancee, Tina Parkmore. Unsatisfied with the way the authorities are conducting the investigation, Rosswell, who's always nurtured a secret desire to be a detective, teams up with an ex-con, Ollie Groton, to solve the case before the killer can murder again. Rosswell uncovers a maze of crimes so tangled that he must fight his way to a solution or die trying
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    The Case of the Missing Sapphire

      Elizabeth Bent
The Case of the Missing Sapphire

This is the fourth story in the comedy series featuring Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. In this tale, Agent Diamond is pressed into catsitting an extremely difficult cat, and manages to solve a crime while doing so.This is the fourth story in the comedy series featuring Canadian superspies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. In this tale, Agent Diamond is pressed into catsitting an extremely difficult cat, and manages to solve a crime while doing so. This story was written and dedicated to a donor as a reward for a crowdfunding campaign I conducted in 2014, aiming at raising funds for a cancer research project. The work for the project is still ongoing, and I am grateful to all donors for their assistance.
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    In Which Our Heroine and Her Laser Cannon End a Relationship

      Elizabeth Bent
In Which Our Heroine and Her Laser Cannon End a Relationship

A jilted lover decides to try to take revenge, and winds up learning a valuable lesson in this short fictional comedy.Doctor Horace Brooks has never met a patient he doesn’t like, and he’s careful to go over all the issues with husband and wife before proceeding with gene-therapy and the modern fountain of youth…the only question is whether anyone is listening, trendy country club members Ed and Michelle Newell being a good case in point. Couples should share more before making such a life-changing decision. A science-fiction satire and short story.
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    The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon

      Elizabeth Bent
The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon

"The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon" is a whimsical short story chronicling some of the adventures of Canadian super spies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. If you've ever been tired of, or bemused by, the seemingly never-ending stream of pumpkin-themed products that enter stores every October, this story is for you."The October Pumpkin Spice Everything Phenomenon" is a whimsical, humorous short story chronicling some of the adventures of Canadian super spies Agent Diamond and Charming Guy. In this story, they attempt to help the CIA stave off the terrible consequences of Professor Tiggleswhammy's Pumpkin Spice Everything Ray. If you've ever been tired of, or bemused by, the seemingly never-ending stream of pumpkin-themed products that enter stores every October, this story is for you.
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