Crazed child abuser kidnaps wheelchair-bound man and his 15-year old daughter. Why?

That was the initiating idea behind my new Mike Delaney short story thriller ONE FALSE MOVE.

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I enjoy creating nasty villains to pit against Mike Delaney and in Julius Schipp I have conjured up one of the nastiest.

And the good thing is, I might resurrect him in another, as yet unwritten, thriller. For now,  he has escaped from custody after being convicted for child sex offences. So why capture Bob Messenger, a man in a wheelchair, and his young daughter? What can he have in mind for them?

Bob Messenger is Delaney’s longest standing friend, the man who created confess-confess, the crime busting website that Delaney is involved with.

So, Julius Schipp doesn’t want either of them. They are expendable. Why? Because his real target is Mike Delaney. He wants to tempt Delaney to come after him to get his revenge.

Why? Well, you’ll have to read ONE FALSE MOVE to find out. Lucky it’s FREE. You can download it from my site http://www.davidcallinan.com or @instafreebie here https://www.instafreebie.com/free/53iaF

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@Instafreebie – does it work? Yes and no

I am trying out the book giveaway site Instafreebie (@instafreebie) whereby readers sign up to my mailing list in return for a free download.  This is a tried and tested method of building a mailing list of readers who definitely like my books and others who just click for a free book and may or may not click for more or, praise the Lord, buy one.

One aspect I am told is that the more I promote (tweets/blogs etc) the more they will promote on my behalf. It sounds a neat system until you bear in mind this seems to mean committing the cardinal sin on Twitter (for example) of tweeting ‘get my free book’ over and over.

There must be a happy medium somewhere

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Mike Delaney’s CIA Assassin’s manual revealed for the first time

Mike Delaney, ex-US assassin, ex-Hong Kong Police, ex-monk reveals for the first time the CIA assassin’s manual used when he was with the ultra-secret G-Force squad (read ONE FALSE MOVE or THE IMMORTALITY PLOT). Tell me where to send your 17-page assassin’s dossier here: http://go.reachmail.net/f.asp?f=17078

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Website redesign means rebuilding an audience

I recently made some changes to my website, not because I wasn’t happy with it the way it was, but because I wanted to improve my general book marketing. This means mainly building up my mailing list and trying to … Continue reading

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Help me choose between two book covers

I thought I liked the new book cover for ONE FALSE MOVE. And it is powerful. But something is nagging at me about using a wheelchair-bound man in the image even though it is relevant to the story. I have another cover. See which you think will attract readers the most.

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