First up is the blast I mentioned, and something I'm happy to promote. Milo James Fowler has his first book, a novella, published today. It's called Immaterial Evidence. Having read some of his work in the past, I'm looking forward to reading and reviewing it.
A detective with a price on his head. An invisible criminal with nothing to lose
The vault door never opened. The bank went into lockdown in less than a minute. Yet the security footage was unmistakable: a hundred silver bars had simply vanished.
Ever since the city’s most dangerous crime boss put a price on his head, private investigator Charlie Madison has lived as an exile in Little Tokyo. But now an old friend and police sergeant has lured Madison back into the city to hunt down an invisible criminal—if he can.
As Madison makes his clandestine return, high-profile people start disappearing. And when federal agents swoop onto the scene to take matters into their own hands, they offer Madison a deal he can't refuse—as long as he agrees to work with them. With Japanese freedom fighters and refurbished killing machines threatening to take the world to the brink of nuclear holocaust, the United World government needs all the help it can get.
Embroiled in an unimaginable mystery, one private eye must rely on his wits to solve a case where the evidence is immaterial, and the odds are stacked high against him at every turn.
Immaterial Evidence is available from Musa Publishing now.
You can follow Milo on Twitter, Facebook, his Website, and Amazon
Milo's work is always worth a read as it rarely goes how you think and his characters are perfectly crafted.
Now for Friday Fun and I'll start with the good and the interesting news of the week.
- Australia is the world's happiest nation.
- What kind of coffin would you like to be buried in? Paa Joe from Ghana makes unusual ones.
- One positive effect of the Ice fallback is that centuries old plant seeds are growing again.
- Global aircraft flights as art?
- AustistiX, a band of autistic boys, is going on tour.
- How did you propose? One man proposes to his fiance on the stage of the Welsh National Opera.
- Brazil is writing off $900m of debt owed by African nations.
- Had a lightbulb moment? Here's a selection of inventions, such as a radio that plugs into a light fitting.
- One man has played guitar while surgeons operated on his brain.You gotta see this.
- Johnathon Bradhsaw has designed prosthetic limbs with a bit pizazz, after a friend lost a limb.
- Doctors now know why we itch. It's our chemicals. (Scratching yet?)
- Homes built from straw...in Britain.
Now for the odd bits.
- Patrick Stewart has, at 72, eaten his first slice of Pizza. He talked about it with BBC presenter Eddie Mair.
- To mark the 60th anniversary of the first successful climb of Everest, one athlete jumped off it.
- You know it's spring when the English do stupid things...like chase a cheese down a steep hill.
- They're back. The phantom knitters of Saltburn have wrapped more knitting around the pier.
- How would you like a handbag made from a cow's stomach?
- A paperless public library has opened in Bexar County, Texas.
- Finally, a calculator for you to discover how old your dog really is.
Now, it's picture time.
On that happy note, I bid you adieu and I'll see you next week.