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Deborah Sheldon

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I write short stories, novellas and novels across the darker spectrum of crime, noir and horror.
My latest releases, through several publishing houses, include the dark collection "300 Degree Days and Other Stories", the horror novella "Thylacines", the collection "Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories" (winner of the Australian Shadows Best Collected Work 2017), the romance-suspense novella "The Long Shot", and horror novel "Devil Dragon".
Upcoming titles include the noir-horror novel, "Contrition" and a retrospective dark fiction collection.
My short fiction has appeared in many well-respected magazines such as Quadrant, Island, Aurealis, SQ Mag, and Midnight Echo, as well as in various anthologies. My fiction has been shortlisted for nu
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Ronnie and Rita

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Dark Waters

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My short story “Stagecoach from Castlemaine”, first published in my award-winning collection Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories, is included in the upcoming horror anthology DeadCades, due for release in October.

One of the editors, Stephanie Ellis, interviews me about my story and its inspiration.
http://infernalclock.blogspot.com/201... Read more of this blog post »
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I loved the killer prologue. Loved it! I was hoping the rest of the novel would be just as suspenseful, tightly written and gripping... Oh well. Simply not my cup of tea, I guess. (2.5 stars)
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Whenever you think you've got a handle on the plot, Dexter spins it in an unexpected direction. Violent, sometimes brutal, sometimes darkly comic, "Train" is an absorbing story with fascinating, dangerous characters. (I don't think I'll ever forget w ...more
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