Sinister Reads – June 2016
Welcome all, to the June 2016 edition of Sinister Reads. Really? Half way through already? …. That’s what the Zombie said! “…head inside a plastic bag.” Ummmm, what else do you need? Check out JA Loggie’s ‘‘Killing Gabba Maggie’ – a promise to murder’ to find out where the entrails are. If you survive that, check out our wicked Sinister Slices and celebrate our Sinister SUPERSTARS! Enjoy your June Sinister Reads….
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‘Killing Gabba Maggie’ …a promise to murder
Published by: J.A. Loggie (with assistance from) Publicious Pty. Ltd
ISBN no.: 978-0- 9872122-7- 6
Release date: January 2016
On Saturday 31st October 1998 a sex-worker died in the inner Brisbane suburb of Woolloongabba with her head inside a plastic bag. The media surmised that Halloween had activated a switch in a warped psyche but events are seldom what they seem in this smoke and mirror tale of murder and madness and the body count continued to rise. During the next ten months five more working girls die a breathless death and the name Bagman appears in the media but the murders may be the work of a new crime cartel that is intent on controlling the recently legalised sex-trade in the river city.
A CD filled with stolen cartel data falls into the hands of private investigator Mac McNab as he watches River Fire pyrotechnics at Southbank Parklands with his young grandson Paul.
Mac hides the CD before he is murdered by the cartel and days later the cartel kidnaps seven years old Paul who is soon rescued by Mac’s colleagues but the shadowy Bagman does exist and the serial killer is obsessed with single mother Cassie McNab and her son Paul. Murder and madness rise to a crescendo on Halloween night 1999 when Cassie is drugged and wakes in a bed beside a mummified corpse wearing green pyjamas.
The brightest place
Published in Polestar Writers’ Journal #30
The Corkscrew and the Void
by Cameron Trost
Published in Morbid Metamorphosis
by Jason Nahrung
Published in 100 Lightnings (Paroxysm Press)
Congratulations to Deborah Sheldon
Highly commended for Angel hair.
Category: Short story, Australian Horror Writers Association Competition 2016
Congratulations to Kat Clay
Longlisted for novella Double Exposure
Category: Adult Novels, 2016 Davitt Awards
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