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One Step Closer by Iain Rowan

One Step Closer
One Step Closer

Life jumps the rails, runs away from you and there's no catching it up. Not ever. A free short story from Iain Rowan, winner of the Derringer Award for best short crime story. "I mean it," the gunman shrieked, and he pointed the revolver at Ward, the end of the barrel moving in tiny circles with the shaking of his hands. "I mean it. One step closer..." A number one story download at Amazon.

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Published: 09 Apr 2011

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Iain Rowan

I've written both novels and short stories, mostly crime fiction.

ONE OF US is my debut crime novel. It started as a short story published in Hitchcock's Magazine, became a novel, and ended up being shortlisted for the UK Crime Writers' Association Debut Dagger award for best unpublished novel.

I've also had over thirty short stories published. Some of those stories have been reprinted in Year's Best anthologies, won a Derringer Award, been voted into readers' top ten of the year, or been in anthologies nominated for awards.

NOWHERE TO GO is a collection of eleven of my previously published crime stories, many of which appeared first in print in magazines like Hitchcock's and Ellery Queen's.

ICE AGE is a collection of eight stories of the strange and the chilling that have been published in various places over the last few years.

And last, but not least, SEA CHANGE is something different again: a young adult novel like those I loved as a child by writers like Alan Garner and Susan Cooper, about haunted, folklore-ridden England.

more infinity plus books by Iain Rowan:

One of Us infinities Nowhere To Go

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Take No Prisoners Blue Shifting The Quarantined City Penumbra Closet Dreams The Girl with No Soul (The Factory Girl Trilogy #3) Expatria: the box set Parallax View Red Dot Irreal The Best Short Stories of Garry Kilworth