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TESS MAKOVESKY

HUMAN NATURE RED IN TOOTH AND CLAW


Liverpool lass Tess is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep.

Tess writes a distinctive brand of British comédie noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of various anthologies and magazines. Her debut psychological noir novella 'Raise the Blade' is out now from Caffeine Nights Publishing.

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Like a spider wrapping flies...

"Duncan raises the blade and watches the parcel squirm. He's going to love the next few hours."

"...this deliciously clever novella will appeal to those who enjoy the likes of ‘The Wasp Factory’" B. A. Morton, author

"...gritty and gruesome in the best possible way..." Deborah Swift, author

Darkly humorous psychological noir novella 'Raise the Blade' from Caffeine Nights Publishing, featuring a serial killer and six victims trapped in a web of violence, is out in paperback and on Kindle now.

More info here including an excerpt and how to order: read more...

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23 March 2017: "My latest short story, ‘Art Attack’, is out today at British crime magazine Near to the Knuckle. The story is loosely based on real life..." read more...

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A marriage made in heaven? Probably not...

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Two burglars in a snowstorm, but this is snow joke.

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Calling time on a bent cop...

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What's the difference between good and bad?

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"This wasn't car theft, it was a coup..."


Find details of all Tess's books and stories on the '
Tess in Print' page, or see 'In the Works' for what's coming soon.


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"Tess Makovesky writes with an immediacy that pulls you instantly into the story."
Michael J Malone, author of 'Blood Tears' and 'Bad Samaritan'

"Another great new author to the crime scene."
Sheila Quigley, author of the Seahills series and the Holy Island trilogy

"[...one of] a group of writers that live by a formula for creating unexpected twists at the ends of their stories."
Dana Kabel, editor, Kannibal Cookbook (coming soon)

"I loved Makoveski’s [sic] story; it is splendidly crafted to mislead readers about who the protagonist is and what he does for a living before kicking them in the gut with the truth at the end."
William E Wallace, author, on 'Singing From the Same Sheet'

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All content © 2014- Tess Makovesky
Header photo adapted from
Joep Roosen on flickr