Santa's Little Helper: a Christmas carousal

      W H Oxley
Santa's Little Helper: a Christmas carousal

A cautionary tale of how the patron saint of children, merchants, scholars, sailors and virgins has the misfortune to get mixed up with the tabloid press. .Three psychotic killers manage to escape from prison and wander the countryside looking for new victims. Things don't go exactly as they planned though, and soon the police are closing in on them and everything seems to be going wrong for the trio. Will the police recapture them, or will they survive that long?
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    A Hanging Job

      W H Oxley
A Hanging Job

Set in London in 1939 at the start of WW2 when the cut-throat razor was the weapon of choice for settling differences, the tale involves a bungled bank robbery and a car chase as ace getaway driver Foxy tries to avoid a personal introduction to the hangman.Don’t kill a copper cos it’s a hanging job. The tale is set in London on the eve of WW2 at a time when hanging was the penalty for murder and the cut-throat razor, the weapon of choice for settling differences within the criminal fraternity.It’s 1939 and Hitler is about to invade Poland and kick off the Second World War, but Foxy has more important things on his mind: as the getaway driver on bungled bank robbery he is at risk of a formal introduction to the hangman if caught. For Foxy, comedy and tragedy have always gone hand in hand, and this day is no exception as he plays hide and seek with the forces of law and order in the streets of London and the leafy lanes of Hertfordshire, doggedly keeping one step ahead thanks to his driving skills.
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    Srebrenica Massacre: a Dutch fairy story

      W H Oxley
Srebrenica Massacre: a Dutch fairy story

Srebrenica Massacre: a fairy story for grown-ups based on the official Dutch army report on the Srebrenica massacre. When the killer lambs’ supply of soft tissue toilet paper runs out, the outlook for the goats is ominous as the Big Bad Wolf closes in.Srebrenica - the Dutch soldiers’ contemptuous name for Srebrenica was Goat Country, scene of one of the worst massacres in post-war Europe. The United Nations persuaded the Muslims in Srebrenica to disarm, having first assured them that they would be protected by the Dutch Army. Result: up to eight thousand Muslim men were massacred by the Serbs. This fairy tale is inspired by the official Dutch Army report on the events in the Srebrenica enclave – it is all there in the report, right down to the last piece of soft tissue toilet paper.
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    The Missing Gun

      W H Oxley
The Missing Gun

London in the early months of WW2. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask it looks like a simple case of a bungled armed robbery, but the more Detective Inspector Hawker looks into it, the more confusing it becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unwound.London in the autumn of 1939: the early months of World War 2. Hitler has just conquered Poland, but life in London continues much as it did in peacetime, albeit a little more restricted since the introduction of petrol rationing. No bombs have been dropped on the city as yet, but the population go about their daily business under the constant threat of German air raids, and a blackout remains in force at night. For Scotland Yard and the criminal fraternity, however, it is business as usual. When a pawnbroker’s assistant is wounded by a gunman wearing a gasmask, it appears to be a straightforward case of a bungled armed robbery, but as Detective Inspector Hawker of the Flying Squad proceeds with his investigation, the more facts he uncovers the more confusing the affair becomes. A red-headed soldier, a missing gun, a dead cat, an empty violin case and a damaged violin are only a few of the threads that have to be unravelled before he can wrap up the case.
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    Sherlock Holmes Reviews The Case of the Ghostly Accident

      W H Oxley
Sherlock Holmes  Reviews The Case of the Ghostly Accident

Impressed by the bravery of an American writer tackling a very British institution, Sherlock Holmes, I reviewed The Case of the Ghostly Accident, but when I tried to post it strange and mysterious events occurred. I passed the matter to Holmes. This is Dr Watson’s account of what followed. Warning: as anyone who has read his stories will be aware, Watson does tend to ejaculate quite a lot.The story centers around a lost girl who only outlet is music. Her talents she keeps hidden because she stays to herself. Left to be raised by her grandmother. She is teased by other relatives. There is a contest for writers and producers looking for new talent. She wants to enter but is mis informed about the qualifications to do so. After realizing she was mis informed she sets out to win the contest no matter what it takes.
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