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1 y separately published work icon The Long Shot Deborah Sheldon , Yokine : Deadlines , 2020 19787258 2020 single work novel thriller

'After a six-year estrangement from her troubled family, Simone Parker returns home to the small Australian town of Brownbeck to attend a funeral. Now that their violent and abusive father is dead, she hopes to reconcile with her younger sister, Claire.

'When Simone is the only witness to a brutal and near-fatal bashing, she discovers that Brownbeck harbours a criminal gang trafficking in illegal firearms. At the funeral, she recognises Claire’s new partner as one of the assailants. 

'How can she help police officer Mitchell Ross in his investigation if her own sister might be involved?' (Publication summary)

1 y separately published work icon Midnight Echo no. 14 Deborah Sheldon (editor), 2019 19377748 2019 periodical issue
1 1 y separately published work icon Body Farm Z Deborah Sheldon , Hobart : Severed Press , 2019 18579757 2019 single work novel horror

'To solve murders, you must understand the process of decomposition.

'Australia’s newest body farm, the Victorian Taphonomic Experimental Research Institute, is hidden in bushland some four hours’ drive from Melbourne. Scattered across its 150 acres are human donor cadavers and pig carcasses arranged to mimic some of the ways in which police might find murder victims: exposed to the elements, buried in a shallow grave, wrapped in tarpaulin. Forensic scientists and graduate students meticulously track each stage of putrefaction.

'Today, Detective Rick Evans of the Homicide Squad is at VITERI for the re-creation of one of his cold cases. A human donor will be locked inside a car. But the donor has other ideas... So begins a facility-wide outbreak of the reanimated dead.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Tea and Sugar Train Deborah Sheldon , 2019 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Dimension6 , no. 18 2019;
1 The Sand Deborah Sheldon , 2019 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Beside the Seaside : Tales from the Daytripper 2019; (p. 8-15)
1 y separately published work icon Figments and Fragments : Dark Stories Deborah Sheldon , Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2019 17292819 2019 selected work short story

'Brutal. Compelling. Sinister.

'From wheat farms, roadhouses, caravan parks and beaches to quiet suburban streets and inner-city apartments, award-winning author Deborah Sheldon tells distinctly Australian stories about violence, loss, betrayal and revenge.

'Figments and Fragments includes three new stories written especially for the collection.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 A Guest for Dinner Deborah Sheldon , 2019 single work poetry
— Appears in: The Sky Falls Down : An Anthology of Loss 2019; (p. 113-120)
1 For Weirdless Days and Weary Nights Deborah Sheldon , 2018 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Breach , no. 8 2018;
1 Hair and Teeth Deborah Sheldon , 2018 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Aurealis , no. 113 2018; (p. 5-11)
1 1 y separately published work icon Thylacines Deborah Sheldon , Hobart : Severed Press , 2018 14758330 2018 single work novella horror

'The Tasmanian tiger, or thylacine, was hunted to extinction some eighty years ago. Now, Professor Rosie Giuliani and her staff at The Resurrection Lab have done the impossible: created a living, breathing litter from a preserved specimen. Yet Rosie can’t share this scientific breakthrough with the world. The cloned animals are more like monsters than thylacines. By chance, a small band of activists hears about the caged litter, and their decision to free the tigers will unleash a deadly havoc upon the campus of Fraser University.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 1 y separately published work icon Contrition Deborah Sheldon , Victoria : IFWG Publishing Inc , 2018 14081793 2018 single work novel horror

'In her late teens, Meredith Berg-Olsen had had all the makings of a runway model. Now in her late forties, after everything she had been through – including horrors that John could only guess at – she looked bloodless instead of pale, skeletal instead of slender, more dead than alive…

'John Penrose has two secrets. One is the flatmate he keeps hidden from the world: his high-school sweetheart, Meredith. His other secret is the reason he feels compelled to look after her.'

Source: Publisher's blurb.

1 The Again-Walkers Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work novella horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Post Hoc Ergo Propter Hoc Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Delirium of Negation Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Stagecoach from Castlemaine Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Griselda Gosh Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 A Haunting in Suburbia Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Nocturnal Fury Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Species Endangered Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
1 Flight Path Deborah Sheldon , 2017 single work short story horror
— Appears in: Perfect Little Stitches and Other Stories 2017;
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