Featured: Disjointed Tales by Ken Fry
An unhinging collection of weird tales that will entertain you on dark nights, by the fireside or in bed.
From the depths of the scrambled mind of KEN FRY, best selling and award-winning author of The Lazarus Succession and The Patmos Enigma.
While exploring his archives, he discovered a host of stories he had forgotten about in a dingy cupboard. Included in the collection is the first story he ever wrote. Mostly odd, unnerving, and not short on dark humour.
THE DARK SHADOW
A writer dreams an attractive but threatened reality… But what happens when the nightmare becomes real? Things could start getting stuffy.
LOOKS CAN BE MISLEADING
A broken down motorcycle in the pouring rain on a dark moor sets our rider up for a cozy evening with a fellow biker.
Don’t trust your eyes. Many things are not what they seem…
SOMETHING NASTY IN THE WOODSHED
What’s going on here? Echoes of the Raj, naughty schoolboys, a secret language, and an aunt, run a venomous campaign against each other. All get mesmerised. Is there a charmer on hand?
A PORKY TALE
Our sad magician and potential dark arts master is accused of hamming it up, but he’s out to prove them wrong. He swears he can bring home the bacon but his training is not complete. This delightful little piggy has a twist in its tail.
THE LONG CASE CLOCK
Always take heed of the locals…
Tick tock tick tock, you should never be alone with a speaking clock.
It’s timeless and sees and hears all. And it knows your weaknesses..
Read and enjoy… be entertained, but be careful, for you never know who you’re going to meet.
About Ken Fry:
Bestselling, and multi-award-winning British author, Ken Fry, holds a university Master’s Degree in Literature and has traveled around the world. The places and events are reflected in his stories and most of his tales are based on his own experiences.
He has extensive knowledge of the Art world, which he acquired while working as a Publisher in a major UK publishing house — a wholly owned subsidiary of the HEARST Corp of the USA. In his thirteen years with the company, he worked within the Fine Arts and Antiques division of the organisation and controlled four major international titles.
He is now retired and devotes his full time to writing. He lives in the UK and shares his home with ‘Dickens’ his Shetland Sheepdog.
Fry has published 11 mystery suspense thrillers to date: Shakyamuni’s Pearl, The Lazarus Continuum, The Chronicles of Aveline, Disjointed Tales: A Collection of Eccentric Short Stories, The Patmos Enigma, Red Ground, The Lazarus Succession, Suicide Seeds, The Brodsky Affair, and 2 short stories, “Check Mate,” and “Is That You, Jim?” (Free)
The Patmos Enigma and The Lazarus Succession are Bestsellers in Christian Fantasy, Religious Mystery, Religious Fiction and Biblical Fiction on Amazon UK.
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Review by Stuart Kenyon:
Perhaps the most shocking thing about Ken Fry’s collection of dark tales is its source. Don’t get me wrong – there’s some pretty disturbing fare on offer. There are thrills, frights and black comedic twists aplenty. But when I learned that these manuscripts were found, collecting dust, in one of Mr. Fry’s cupboards, my suspension of disbelief failed! Because within the pages of DISJOINTED TALES are some of the most entertaining short stories I’ve ever read. The thought of them languishing for years in an author’s closet is mind-boggling.
However, I shouldn’t be surprised. Ken Fry is a prolific author of excellent books. I’ve read three of his novels – THE PATMOS ENIGMA, RED GROUND and THE LAZARUS SUCCESSION – and I enjoyed all three immensely.
Of course, the shorter form is an entirely different ball game, but Fry proves himself more than adept. Each piece is skilfully-crafted, each set of characters intelligently-drawn. Although the genre is something of a departure from the recent historical thrillers for which Fry has won awards, a good storyteller is a good storyteller.
My favourite is the second, “Looks Can Be Misleading,” a tale of lust and its consequences. Every story has its own unique charm, though, and I finished the whole lot in one sitting.
As usual, Ken Fry has come up with the goods; I have no hesitation in awarding 5 stars to DISJOINTED TALES. If you’re looking for something spooky, something short but engaging, don’t miss out on this bargain!