A disgraced businessman’s chance encounter with an enigmatic stranger leads to a journey of political awakening and redemption.

Set in a murky world of anarchist computer hackers, sinister secret societies, the Deepnet, quantum computing and ultimately a struggle for world domination, nothing is as it seems and no one is who they claim to be.

"In skilled hands, not merely would a rose by any other name not smell as sweet, it could be portrayed as the essence of all evil if - perchance - the camera focused solely on the thorns."

"An enemy at the gates carries his banner openly but the traitor moves amongst those within freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor, he speaks in accents familiar to his victims and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to fear."

Marcus Tullius Cicero

The Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club Series

The Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club will publish these short stories at regular intervals as bedtime, morning, midday or night time reading for those of a curious bent.

The Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club

When reclusive best-selling novelist, W.C. Lumin, is diagnosed with a terminal wasting disease, he gathers his family and close friends together at his isolated mock gothic mansion and presents them with an ultimatum; they will each write a short story which his wife, Edith, will turn into a full length W.C. Lumin novel to fund a revolutionary course of treatment. If they fail in the task, they will be cut out of Lumin's will without a penny.

The Owl and The Kitty Cat

The second short story in The Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club series, The Owl and The Kitty Cat is a brief account of Barney and Kitty's elopement to the land where the Bong Tree grows. In a heart-rending finale, they are married without tarry by the Turkey who lives on the hill, watched by the Piggy-Wig with a ring in the end of his nose and the Pobble who has no toes..

Inspired by the late, great Edward Lear.

The Happy Thistle

Beyond the swing doors of The Happy Thistle Restaurant lurks a sinister secret - the Highland themed eatery is a front for a mad professor hell-bent on world domination. Half way through constructing a domestic nuclear fission laboratory in the basement, his bitcoin reserves run dry leaving him with no alternative but to kidnap the daughter of a billionaire banker. Simple, I hear you say . . . or maybe not. To put it mildly, the best laid plans of mice and men gang aft agley.


Volume four in the Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club series takes the reader to lunch . . . and an unexpected encounter.

The Long Goodbye

Parting is such sweet sorrow at the end of a passionate affair. Is this a long goodbye or the start of something new? A fifteen minute tear-jerker for members of The Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club.

Sir Edward Foxxe and the Wreakers of Holy Havoc

Sir Edward Foxxe is a man whose name has been erased from history along with all traces of his dissolute followers, The Wreakers of Holy Havoc. This brief history seeks to rehabilitate them from the trashbin of oblivion.

The Curious Case of the Kitnapped Cat

The Curious Case of the Kitnapped Cat describes rookie police officer, Heather Prendergast's, first hamfisted foray into crimebusting in an attempt to salvage her career when threatened with expulsion from police college.
Stoat Hall Legacy Book Club cover illustrations by Amelie Ahern-Williams

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