Fly By Night was first published in 2004 by Homosapien Books, containing the novellas Fly By Night and Sacrifice.
They have now been freshly edited and re-released in partnership with Clan Destine Press under the series banner Duo Ex Machina, along with three more novellas – Number One Fan, Kiss and Cry, and Little Star – which will be posted in fortnightly chapters before general release. (New covers by Willsin Rowe)
Fly By Night: It’s 1999. Indie musician Frank Capriano returns home to Perth for his mentor’s funeral. His Duo Ex Machina bandmate and boyfriend, Milo, is with him. Together they must contend with a friend in financial crisis, unwelcoming family, old jealousies and a smuggling ring. A missing persons case soon turns to murder, and Frank and Milo are caught in the middle.
Sacrifice: Duo Ex Machina has a new album on the verge of storming the 2004 charts. Frank and Milo’s promotion tour in Melbourne is hijacked by a serial killer stalking gay men – one of them an old friend from Milo’s past. Juggling their heavy PR schedule with Milo’s hometown return and this sudden loss is bad enough. Finding out who the killer is – and his chosen final victim – will be so much worse.
Buy the Duo Ex Machina novellas:
[October 2018: Note that due to a change in distributor and some related technical problems, the novellas are not currently available from Amazon and some other ebook retailers. Links will be updated when this has been addressed.]
|Book 1: Fly By Night||Book 2: Sacrifice|
|Fly By Night (Google Books)|
Fly By Night (iTunes)
|Sacrifice (Google Books)
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Nominations and reviews
Fly By Night was nominated in the Ned Kelly Awards for the “Best First Crime Novel” in 2004. Fly By Night was also translated into Croatian under the name Zrtva. You may find a copy if you hunt around on the net!
‘These nicely paced stories combine appealing characters, mystery, social commentary and a touch of humour in a readable mixture that maintains the right balance between entertainment and reflection. Fresh and enjoyable, the book also makes an interesting change from the familiar, and usually predictable, mainstream crime-fiction offerings.’ ~ Jeff Popple, The Canberra Times, 4th April 2004.