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About Richard T. Burke
His novels are thrillers with a twist. He has also contributed short stories to anthologies by Bloodhound Books and Corona Books.
Richard lives with his wife, Judith, and daughter, Emily, in the village of Rotherwick in north-east Hampshire, UK.
You can sign up to a newsletter on his author webpage at https://www.rjne.uk.
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All these things? We like to think so, and certainly with The Corona Book of Science Fiction we’ve tried to create something special – a multi-author sci-fi collection where each contribution embodies both great imagination and great storytelling, and which collectively covers a mix of themes from the fantastic to the topical, from AI to Z, all topped off with a last story so touching it has been proved to reduce grown men to tears.
The Corona Book of Science Fiction also includes potted biographies of all its 16 writers and a list of author website and Twitter accounts to aid you should this book lead you to the discovery of a new favourite author. We think it might.
The full list of contributing authors is:
1. Richard T. Burke
2. Sue Eaton
3. Nick Marsh
4. MM Schreier
5. Cathy Hemsley
6. Tegon Maus
7. Devon Rosenblatt
8. Morgan Parks
9. Philip Charter
10. Kelly Griffiths
11. Philip Berry
12. Aviva Treger
13. Colette Bennett
14. Melaina Barnes
15. F. B. Marbhán
16. S. J. Menary
I should never have read the note.
I certainly shouldn't have logged in.
Now they want to kill me.
Schoolteacher, Alex Parrott, discovers a scrap of paper containing the address, username and password for a site on the Dark Web. He gives in to temptation and learns that the website deals in assassination contracts.
The Dark Web is supposed to be anonymous, but somebody knows what Alex has seen. Within hours, a ruthless hitman is hot on his trail. To make matters worse, the police issue a warrant for his arrest, identifying him as the main suspect in a string of horrific murders.
Unsure who he can trust, Alex must stay alive long enough to uncover the truth and clear his name.
What the reviewers are saying:
5★ A thoroughly enjoyable book, worthy of the description 'thriller'.
5★ Great, fast-paced read.
5★ Fast Paced Rollercoaster Ride of a Thriller
5★ It’s been a while since I read a book with the same level of edge-of-the-seat anxiety and anticipation
A collection of short stories from some of your favourite authors
Do you think you know darkness? Think again.
Bloodhound Books presents Dark Minds – a collection of stories by authors who have come together to produce an anthology that will lure, tantalise and shock its readers.
What took place By the Water?
What goes on behind A Stranger’s Eyes?
And what is so special about Slow Roast Pork?
From master authors such as Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Louise Jensen and Anita Waller, readers can expect a one hell of a ride…
All profits from the sale of this book will be donated to Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal.
Dark Minds is a collection of 40 crime and thriller short stories from authors including; Louise Jensen, L.J. Ross, Lisa Hall, Steven Dunne, Betsy Reavley, Alex Walters and Anita Waller plus many more. For the complete table of contents, Look Inside.
Annalise Becker wakes from an eleven month coma with the ability to sense a person’s aura. But why won’t her family tell her what happened? What dark secret is her mother hiding? And why is there a guard outside her hospital room?
Hunted by a psychopathic killer and accused of a crime she can’t remember, she must use her new skill to separate the truth from the lies before it is too late.
In 2017 a virus sweeps across the world and infects every living person. It lies dormant until a woman gives birth. Then she dies.
Fifteen years later, nobody has survived childbirth since the outbreak began. Teenage wheelchair athlete, Antimone Lessing, discovers she is pregnant. She has no recollection of events leading up to the conception. When she unexpectedly gives birth and lives, she becomes a vital clue in the race to develop a cure before the global population declines beyond the point of no return.
But survival comes at a price. As her doctors try to understand why she is still alive, she must choose between preserving humanity's future and protecting the life of her newborn child.
What the reviewers are saying:
5★ A real page turner that had me hooked from start to finish.
5★ OMG an absolutely fantastic read with brilliant characters.
5★ The author has you hooked from the start and does not disappoint.
5★ Exceedingly good book!
5★ I loved the concept of this story.
New and revised edition (November 2019)
What really killed the dinosaurs? What if the same organism that wiped out the greatest beasts to walk the earth survived into the present day? The residents of the quiet rural village of Netherwell are about to find out first-hand.
Alice Dean becomes concerned when her husband, Dennis, fails to return from a walk in the woods. Her worst fears are confirmed when their dog returns home with a human finger in its mouth.
Over the course of the next two days, the once peaceful location is rocked by a series of horrific murders and descends into a spiral of escalating violence.
But the ancient evil lurking beneath the trees may not be the only source of danger. As the residents battle to stay alive, they begin to question the motives of those whose duty it is to protect them.