Story Calendar

Every month, a new piece of writing by Alexander will be posted here on this site making up a calendar of stories every year. Some will be short stories, some will be articles, and some will be sneak previews from books not yet released. Perfect to read with your morning coffee!

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Latest Stories

A Poem for January: Holy River

Instead of his usual short story offering, today Alexander gifts you a new poem to celebrate the New Year. Best wishes for 2020 to one and all.

A Story for December: The Lost Librarians of Las Vegas

This could be a Christmas story. Stories told at this time of year, in the middle of winter, are meant to be a little bit scary. And sometimes the story happens to be true, as this one is. This story first appeared in the Daily Mail.

A Story for November: Sphinx

This story is published in the UK as part of a new book called Pianos & Flowers: Brief Encounters of the Romantic Kind, a collection of short stories inspired by photographs from the Sunday Times archive.

A Story for October: The Generosity of Wine

First appearing in the Berry Bros & Rudd newsletter in 2017, this story is a delightful tale of friendship, fortune, and wine.

A Story for September: To The Land of Long Lost Friends

A preview of the first chapter from the upcoming twentieth book in the No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency series.

A Story for August: The Peppermint Tea Chronicles

A little preview of the soon-to-be published The Peppermint Tea Chronicles, the thirteenth book in the 44 Scotland Street series.

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