Sahlan Diver's novels and stage plays, presenting mystery stories like never before.
FINALIST 2021 INDIES TODAY AWARD
Charlie Gibbs’ new job comes with these perks: mountain scenery, sunshine, and sex with an older woman. And murder.
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In the year 2050, twenty-something IT worker, Charlie Gibbs, has a problem – several problems, in fact. His boss has just been killed in mysterious circumstances. Replacement boss, fifty-year-old Dutch cougar, Ilse Teuling, is writing a sex manual and wants Charlie to help with “the practical work”. Populists have declared a coup; people are seeing visions; the clock is counting down to environmental disaster, and a murderer is on the loose, providing Charlie with the biggest problem of the lot – he’s the intended next victim and he doesn’t know why.
Can Charlie simultaneously solve crime, survive political chaos, save the environment, expose a hoaxer and foil a murderer, not forgetting to service the needs of Ilse? Can he keep all his balls juggling and still come out alive?
. . . unexpectedly delightful . . . filled with interesting characters, beautiful settings, and lots of steamy bedroom scenes. The prose is playful, easy to follow, and even verges on the poetic . . .the settings of the book are spectacular, and the worldbuilding is quaint . . .
a compelling near-future that thoughtfully integrates climate change. This will likely be the first murder mystery/climate thriller/love story/erotic romance novel that many readers will have encountered.
What begins as an untimely death in a small town evolves into an impassioned political movement, a greedy murder plot, and some cross-country sexcapades that will make even the most libertine blush ... But make no mistake, the plot is juicy and the tension is palpable.
The story flowed well, with humour and comic characters throughout to give a light-hearted feel despite a murder mystery … an entertaining, satirical story, with mystery, intrigue and plenty of steam.
Do you like sex? The future? Political shenanigans? Murder? Mayhem? Then you will enjoy Sixty Positions with Pleasure.
The writing is light yet informative, sometimes even humorous, making the book easy to read. Ultimately, considering its level of complexity, it was executed beautifully ... a provocative and thrilling novel that will leave you with plenty to ponder.
It’s a fun read, which rattles along at great speed with an enormous cast of characters, most of whom are not what we think they are ... it will take
a long time to forget Charlie and Ilse and their interesting antics … Very enjoyable.
FINALIST 2020 INDIES TODAY AWARD
Journalist, David Buckley, walks into a murder scene. Only one problem — the murderer doesn't exist, so now Buckley's the chief suspect, and he's on the run. Can he prove his innocence – and his sanity?
Had me hooked from the very first chapter on and it just kept giving ... A wonderful read! You know you are onto something fantastic when you feel sad upon reaching the last page!
Diver deftly weaves past and present in this work, making this psychological tour de force more akin to a deeply felt experience than merely reading a novel...most highly recommended.
The writing is ridiculously compelling. Short chapters each with critical plot points advance the story at a harrowing pace. ... The story is smart and well thought out with each clue or new bit of evidence more clever than the last.
Immediately captivating and consistently engrossing, with plot twists in every chapter that kept me on the edge of my seat, always guessing, judging, and flipping pages.
The plot is constantly moving forward with many surprising actions and revelations from the characters, which provided great twists and excitement to the story...The ending was brilliant and one I definitely did not see coming.
SHORTLISTED 2017 YEOVIL LITERARY PRIZE
Mike Denning thinks he's secured a perfect job. Step by step the perfect job becomes his worst nightmare.
Shades of the mysterious 1960s British television show, The Prisoner, come to mind.
Gripping from the first to the last page!
A breath of fresh air in the mystery genre ... unlike any other mystery novel I have ever read … kept me on the edge of my seat, trying to figure out what was going to happen next.
...the ending is absolutely unexpected. The Secret Resort Of Nostalgia is a perfectly conceived entry in the mystery genre...
The reader feels suspended on a thread, hanging between dream and waking, absorbed by the creepiness of the story... I enjoyed the compelling cast of characters, the well-imagined and masterfully constructed plot, and the awesome handling of conflict. This book is a great read.
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