Fly By Night was first published in 2004 by Homosapien Books, containing the novellas Fly By Night and Sacrifice. They are now being freshly edited and re-released under the series banner Duo Ex Machina.
Fly By Night was nominated in the Ned Kelly Awards for the “Best First Crime Novel” for that year. 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.
Fly By Night
Successful musician Frank Capriano returns home to Perth for his mentor’s funeral, along with his band-mate and lover, Milo. Frank’s old friends are having money troubles and are trying to make ends meet through smuggling, but that turns out to be only the tip of the iceberg. Soon they have a murder to contend with.
This is a new edition of Fly By Night, edited and slightly altered from the original version.
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Five years after the events in Fremantle in 1999, Frank and Milo are on the road promoting a brand new album. In Melbourne, on the eve of their success, however, new grief awaits them.
Someone is murdering gay men in Melbourne’s parks, and the latest victim is an old friend of Milo’s.
The press seems intent on linking the crimes to the musicians – and that is not good news for Frank and Milo.
This edition has been edited and altered from the original. It is currently available as an ebook to supporters of my Patreon and will be more widely available later in 2018.
Duo Ex Machina on Patreon
Through supporters at Patreon, I’m editing and rereleasing Fly By Night and Sacrifice, two novellas about Frank Capriano and Milo Bertolone, loving couple and members of the two-man band, Duo Ex Machina, and their entanglements in crime
Patreon will also be supporting me to write three more books in the series: Number One Fan, Kiss and Cry, and Little Star.
Number One Fan started to be serialised on Patreon in August 2018.