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Last Updated:  3/25/2016


It's in the Attic - A Halloween Tale   [Academy Halloween 2014]

The Night Watch

A delicate little piece for Christmas.

Skimmin the Waves

This is a story featuring Janice Covington and Melinda Pappas, who take an Atlantic voyage in 1940 to the Bahamas on War business and are torpedoed. Escaping, they are hunted by a U-Boat. They meet the famous racing speedboat owner Betty Carstairs.

The Smyrna Run

Several passengers onboard a Douglas DC7C in 1958, overflying a certain part of Greece, become embroiled in a curious and terrifying incident.

Xena and the Island Fortress

Xena and Gabrielle have to reach and infiltrate a heavily guarded island fortress to rescue a prisoner, while circumstances seem to be stacked heavily against them.

Xena and the Scythian Sky

Xena and Gabrielle chase a fugitive through the streets and buildings of Athens.

Gabrielle on the Chalcis Ferry

Gabrielle crosses the turbulent Euripus Strait separating the island of Euboea, and its city of Chalcis, from the Greek mainland. On the short voyage she becomes acquainted with the other passengers.

Xena and the Kraken

(4th of the Xena Exploits-Series) Xena and Gabrielle, with help from some Viking friends, seek out and fight a legendary sea monster off the coast of Norway.

Xena and the Kraken

(5th of the Xena Exploits -Series) Xena and Gabrielle are travelling on a bireme and discover a lost ship out at sea; a very particular vessel of its kind, very famous today . You've always wondered what happened to it? Wonder no more—Xena and Gabrielle were there!

Drever and Cartwright Series

The Packer Building Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an American city. On the eve of Halloween they find themselves in a very tight spot indeed. This story features- Terror, Fright, Close Escapes, Fearful Monsters, and enough freely-flowing gore to satiate the most jaded.

The Fowler Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an American city. They become involved in a particularly complex case which stretches their capabilities to the limit.

The Pier 7 Incident

A large luxury liner docks in the harbour, with a mystery on board which they are tasked with solving.

The Elevated Rail Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city. The ladies are called in when a woman is found dead on a local urban train.

The Charioteer Insurance Co. Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. The ladies are asked to investigate when a series of curiously similar and expensive claims are made, under suspicious circumstances, to an Insurance Company.

The Grand Banks Hotel Incident

The ladies are asked to provide security at a swish hotel, on the occasion of a group of VIP's residing there.

The Vanishing Girl Incident

The ladies become involved in a curious apparent disappearance from a very public location.

The Mystery of Catcraigs House

An unexpectedly frightening holiday in a country house on the Orkney Mainland..

The Stolen Sappho Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They are requested to find a stolen oil painting of high value.

The Compton Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They are cross-examined as witnesses in a big criminal trial.

The Fashion House Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are asked to investigate a case of business theft at an international fashion house.

The Lost Christmas Present Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are asked to investigate an example of maritime piracy.

The Meiklewood Legatees Incident

Fiona ‘Fay' Cartwright & Alice ‘Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They investigate several crimes associated with the Will of a late businessman.

Mathews & Parker Series

Anything to Anywhere

This is an Uberfic set in 1942. Zena Mathews, a young New Zealand woman working as a pilot in the Britiah Air Transport Auxiliary, is given a dangerous mission over enemy-occupied Europe accompanied by her new navigator, Gabrielle Parker.

An Aerial Taxi

This is an Uberfic set in Great Britain in 1942. Zena Mathews, a young New Zealand woman, and her navigator Gabrielle Parker work as pilots in the British Air Transport Auxiliary. They are taken on as members of a secret Government organisation, part of SOE-Special Operations Executive, operating beyond the Civil Service radar where no records are kept.

The Shetland Bus

This is an Uberfic set in Great Britain in 1942. Zena Mathews, a young New Zealand woman, and her co-pilot & navigator Gabrielle Parker now work as pilots for a secret British Government organisation, part of SOE--Special Operations Executive. They fly on a mission involving fishing-boats, secret meetings out in the North Sea, spies, gun-running, and difficulties in piloting their Supermarine Walrus.

A Brush with the Enemy

This is an Uberfiction set in Great Britain in 1942. Zena Mathews, a young New Zealand woman, and her navigator Gabrielle Parker work as pilots for a Department of SOE--Special Operations Executive, where all activity is top secret. On a flying mission in their Supermarine Walrus they meet an enemy aircraft.

The Long Trip

This is an Uberfic set in Great Britain in 1943. Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, both pilots and members of SOE-Special Operations Executive, find themselves transporting a Colonel Warden from the North Atlantic to Southern England.

A Rainy Sunday

This is an Uberfiction set in Britain in 1943. Zena Mathews & Gabrielle Parker spend a boring Sunday at Scapa Flow.

The Ring of Brodgar

Zena Mathews & Gabrielle Parker explore a number of Neolithic sites on the Orkney Mainland, and have a strange experience.

On Convoy Patrol

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker are requisitioned into going on a submarine patrol, complete with depth charges.

A Music Concert

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker are both pilots and members of SOE--Special Operations Executive. They are on blackout detail on the Orkney Mainland, going round the outlying houses and farms. Then they sit in a deserted farmhouse for a short time one night, reflecting on life. After which they attend a large entertainment party for the troops.

A Series of Cyphers

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, both pilots and members of SOE--Special Operations Executive, are on a mission to transport a mysterious object from the North Atlantic to Southern England. On the way they hit various problems and dangers.

A Visit to Skara Brae

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, both pilots and members of SOE-Special Operations Executive-are stationed at Scapa Flow. They decide to investigate the chakram they found and go to a nearby Neolithic site, where Gabrielle has another meeting with two women warriors from the past.

Front Page Splash

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, both pilots and members of SOE-Special Operations Executive-are stationed at Scapa Flow. They become unwilling participants in a media publicity campaign for the Air Transport Auxiliary, and are reluctantly interviewed by a reporter and photographer.

The Raid on Alesund

(This is the 13th Story of the 'Mathews & Parker' series) Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, members of SOE-Special Operations Executive-based in Scapa Flow in 1943, accompany a British cruiser on a daring naval raid on the coast of Norway.

To Capture a Condor

Flying Officers Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—members of SOE, Special Operations Executive,—are ordered to participate in an attempt to kidnap a high-ranking Nazi leader.

The Department of Logistics

The flying officers find themselves facing-off against the dubious agents of another secret British Government Department.

The Four Islands Run

Flying Officer Gabrielle Parker—member of SOE, Special Operations Executive,— finds herself doing a tour of the Northern Atlantic.

The Barrage Balloon's Prize

Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, members of SOE -- Special Operations Executive, are tasked with investigating a curious incident involving an outlying Balloon unit in the Orkney Islands.

H M S Halcyon's Voyage

Flying Officers Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—members of SOE, Special Operations Executive take a sea voyage in order to sink a U-boat.

The Photo-Reconnaissance

Flying Officers Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—members of SOE, Special Operations Executive,—are given the task of photographing an important enemy position.

The Triumph of Callisto

Flying Officers Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—members of SOE, Special Operations Executive,—find themselves transporting important passengers to a sensitive destination.

S for Sara: Missing, Presumed Lost

Flying Officers Zena Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—members of SOE, Special Operations Executive,—find themselves in a sticky situation while flying a Stirling bomber.

Red Neck Series

The Tiger that Stalked Red Reck

in the 1870's Arizona desert town of Red Neck a tiger roams free. Wild Bill Hickok and Calamity Jane go on the hunt for it, in the course of which they cause themselves as much bother as the wild animal might.

A Card Game: A Tale of Red Neck, Arizona

Henrietta ‘Harry' Knappe and Calamity Jane save Wild Bill Hickock's life while visiting Red Neck, Arizona; then immediately get on his wrong side.

Christmas at Red Neck

(This is the 3rd story in the ‘ Red Neck ' series.) Henrietta ‘Harry' Knappe and Calamity Jane perform several kind acts at the festive season.