Hardboiled Steampunk Detective takes on Shanghai 1934 to 3034

The Shanghai Eye

 Copyright Michael John Wormald 2014

Coming to Kindle July 2014

Steampunk Hardboiled Michael John Wormald 2014

The Shanghai Eye


The seaside here was not like the seaside at his home in Fleetwood. Then there had been fishing boats and teashops. Here in Shanghai we had Angel of peace and she was burning. She had been burning for three thousand years.

Jimmy Charteris, was a cop for hire. Not one of your bungling time cops. A private detective who’d recover stolen goods, kidnapped girls or track down a killer from any of Shanghai’s time zones.

Jimmy looked at his Guardian angel, the peace statue standing wings spread watching the Bund. The same statue stood over Shanghai in 1934, it had stood when Jimmy was born in 2034, today it was 3034 and today it might be Jimmy’s one thousandth birthday, but time did not run straight in Shanghai…

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About Max

Poet, Creative Writer, Essayist, Political Opinionist and Reviewer. Rock and Roll fix it man with two guitars, a spanner, some glue and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis! Michael aka Max struggles to balance his continued ill luck with the limits of his condition. He also is acutely aware of the difficulties facing M.E. suffers who are abused by the system. In addition to poetry and historical fiction Michael also writes delightful and original children’s stories. He is also considering the completion of the first installment of his imaginative historically accurate stories of ex-pats stranded far from home in Asia during War World II, ‘The Orange Dragon of Old Hanoi’ (Copyright 2007, 2014). ‘The Long Hard Highway’ is a collection of poems by aspiring British poet, writer and researcher of historical fiction, and children's author Michael J. Wormald. Self published for the first time on Amazon Kindle 2013. The Call of the Thunder Dragon Novel out now View all posts by Max

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