Dave Franklin

Riders on the Storm and other Killer Songs

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

*** R-rated for graphic content ***

With stories set in 1950s America, 1970s Australia and Victorian London, Dave Franklin turns three killer songs into horrifying tales of crime:

Riders on the Storm (The Doors) (42,000 words)

Then Came the Last Days of May (Blue Oyster Cult) (15,000 words)

Nice Man Jack (John Miles) (31,000 words)

In this murder-packed anthology a young man vows to live by the gun and roam, three boys dream of escaping their outback town, and a well-respected gentleman takes to the streets of Whitechapel.

ISBN: 
978-1523633265
Publisher: 
Amazon
Year of Publication: 
2016

Girls Like Funny Boys

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

Meet Johnny Goodwin.  He's grown up in a quiet Brisbane suburb with loving parents, a faithful dog and an unrequited yearning for his teenage sweetheart Angie Everson.  Now in his last year at school, he's finally caught her eye by starring in a teacher-baiting panto.  Dreams are already taking shape of a career in entertainment, perhaps with Angie by his side.  All he's got to do is pass his exams, get to uni and keep away from Gina Wood, that weird girl who once let him touch her....

ISBN: 
9780958006132
Publisher: 
Baby Ice Dog
Year of Publication: 
2010

Looking for Sarah Jane Smith

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

Marty's not happy. He's 28 years old, living in a Welsh town he hates, doing a job he's lost interest in, and so bored he can't even be bothered with sex. But emigration's round the corner and a new life beckons in Australia. It's also a chance to get away from the crappy Welsh weather and his idiotic mates, the loveable loser Mike, and the ultra-macho Wasp Boy. Maybe he'll even meet an exquisite girl like his Doctor Who heroine, Sarah Jane Smith, and live happily ever after... Looking for Sarah Jane Smith - for anyone who's ever suspected that life might just be a bit rubbish.

ISBN: 
0646410865

To Dare a Future

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Crime Fiction

A van driver with abduction and murder on his mind. An 11-year-old girl snatched on her way home from ballet. A tortured reporter, happy to use her death and the terrifying reign of a child killer to help make his name. To Dare a Future - We all have black thoughts. It's just some of us act on them.

ISBN: 
0958006105
Publisher: 
Baby Dog Ice Press
Year of Publication: 
2002

English Toss on Planet Andong

Author's Home Country: 
Australia
Category: 
Fiction

'Don't you realise you can get by without other people?  They're the ones who make you sad.  They're the ones who let you down, who disappoint you.  And a troubled heart's such a chore.'

Every year, thousands of people travel to faraway lands to to teach English as a foreign language.  The fools.  One such expat is Paul Taylor, a heartbroken Aussie looking for a fresh start in a South Korean classroom.  The lack of training isn't much of a help, but it's the baffling natives and unhinged flatmates that really start to convince him he's crash-landed in another galaxy.

ISBN: 
9780958006125

Giveaway - Girls Like Funny Boys by Dave Franklin

Author Name: 

We're lucky enough to be able to give away 3 copies of Dave Franklin's new book - Girls Like Funny Boys (courtesy of Dave himself).

If you'd like to enter the draw - please drop me a line at kc at saki dot com dot au

I'll use the time honoured method of putting everyone's name on a bit of paper, chucking them up in the air and get the 3 dogs here to pluck a name out each. Odd undoubtedly - but effective.

GIRLS LIKE FUNNY BOYS - Dave Franklin

Author Information
Book Title: 
Girls Like Funny Boys
Author Name: 
Author's Home Country: 
Australia
ISBN: 
9780958006132
Categorisation
Category: 
Fiction
Publisher: 
Baby Ice Dog
Year of Publication: 
2010