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Barry Metcalf

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Edgar Rice Burroughs, Stephen King, James Patterson

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Born in 1943 to a working class family with middle class aspirations, I began writing stories while at school, finally venturing into novels when I retired from teaching in 1997. The result was a series of mystery/thriller novels set in Australia and featuring two unorthodox investigators who work for the fictional Strange & Obscure Cases (SOC) Unit, an autonomous offshoot of ASIO.

Encouraged by positive feedback, the stories flow freely and usually reflect my bizarre sense of reality and weird humour. When the muse's ego is bruised, I bide my time, reworking old short stories into Sci-Fi novels and waiting for new ideas to evolve. The longest time I've gone without writing anything new was eighteen months, but when the drought br
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Barry Metcalf Broometime Serenade is the second novel featuring Martin & Claire. The third, Intrigue at Sandy Point, will be released by Evolved Publishing in…moreBroometime Serenade is the second novel featuring Martin & Claire. The third, Intrigue at Sandy Point, will be released by Evolved Publishing in July, 2015. I am currently working on the ninth in the series. All of my novels are set in Australia, although the latest one has my characters travelling to England, where some of the action takes place.(less)
Barry Metcalf In 2000, a cyclone narrowly missed Broome in Western Australia, but did substantial damage on the coast further south. A skeleton was discovered when…moreIn 2000, a cyclone narrowly missed Broome in Western Australia, but did substantial damage on the coast further south. A skeleton was discovered when a popular resort was being rebuilt. Authorities had difficulty identifying the remains, and I got to thinking about the who, why and how. The story followed from there.(less)
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Martin lunged forward, grabbed the gunman’s wrist and pushed his gun hand up and away, but the other man didn’t relinquish his grip. As the two men struggled, Martin saw the second gunman step around the front of the Honda.

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