Phineas Redux
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Joined 02-16-18, id: 1108452, Profile Updated: 02-20-18
Author has written 29 stories for Historical, Western, Thriller, Mystery, Action, and Essay.

Status - Male and single

Age - 67

Hobbies - Writing mostly short stories on fanfiction and general fiction themes. Amateur photography. Cycling.

Interests - Reading literature, fiction, and non-fiction. Classic Art. Listening to Classical music, 1920's-1950's music, some early Pop music.

Over on Fanction.net I write about 'Xena, Warrior Princess' which may explain the companionship themes which permeate the stories I write about my own various female heroines. At present I write short stories about 'Drever and Cartwright', two female private detectives in a fictional city in 1930's USA. A series about 'Captain Clayton, Pirate', describing the adventures of Joanna Clayton and her amour Sandy Parker. Then comes 'Red Flume', a series set in 1870's USA dealing with two female ladies, Henrietta 'Harry' Knappe and Sally 'Snapshot' Nichols, who go their own ways together. Also 'Mathews and Parker', a series about flying-officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker and their adventures during WW2. Finally there is a series about 'Redoubtable Studios', a 'B' movie company in 1930's Hollywood, dealing with two actresses, Stephanie 'Stevie' Garroch and her lover Kelly Humber.

General aims - To present doses of drama, humour, thrilling actions, and a certain amount of Love, to those readers who appreciate such situations.

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The Triumph of Caerus
This story is set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—pilots and members of ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, and SOE, Special Operations Executive,—find themselves transporting important passengers to a sensitive destination.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,409 - Published: 5h - Complete
The Greek Taverna Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. A meeting in a restaurant reveals a newspaper campaign which embroils the detective duo.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,577 - Published: 6h - Complete
The Tortuga Council
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', accompanied by her sweetheart Sandy Parker. Time, 171—and something; Place, the Caribbean Sea. Joanna voyages to a Pirate Council, but finds difficulties placed in her course on the way there.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,342 - Published: 6/23 - Complete
Essays on the Art of Comedy
A discussion on the funnier side of literary life, and those who perpetrated such.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 1,384 - Published: 6/23
The Photo-Reconnaisance
This story is set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—lovers, pilots, and members of ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, and the highly secret SOE, Special Operations Executive,—are given the task of photographing an important enemy position.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,642 - Published: 5/29 - Complete
The Hamilton Garage Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are lovers and private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. While looking to buy a new car the detectives become embroiled in the Protection racket.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 6,660 - Published: 5/26 - Complete
Escape From Cailles Bay
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', with her sweetheart Sandy Parker. Time, 171—and something. Place, Caribbean Sea. Trapped by naval forces in a small tight bay on the Spanish Main, Joanna thinks of a method of escape.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,417 - Published: 5/26 - Complete
Essays On the Art of Thriller Writing reviews
These essays will cover all genres; Murder, Thriller, Mystery, Police, Detective, dealing with the wide formula of a person, or several persons, involved in a plot where danger, mystery and sudden death are not far out of bounds.
Fiction: Essay - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Mystery - Chapters: 6 - Words: 7,877 - Reviews: 2 - Favs: 2 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 5/8 - Published: 2/21
The Old Star reviews
Stephanie 'Stevie' Garroch, 32, and Kelly Humber, 30, are lovers and actors contracted to Redoubtable Films Inc, a 'B' film Poverty Row movie studio located in Hollywood and New York in the 1930's. A veteran silent film actor proves to have life in him yet.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,161 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 4/23 - Complete
The Collister Building Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are lovers and private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They spend some down-time at home.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,674 - Published: 4/23 - Complete
H M S Halcyon's Voyage
This story is set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—lovers, pilots, and members of ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, and the highly secret SOE, Special Operations Executive,—take a sea voyage in order to sink a U-boat.
Fiction: Action - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,769 - Published: 4/22
The Assault on St Elgida
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', accompanied by her sweetheart Sandy Parker. Time, 171—and something. Place, the Caribbean Sea. The Pirate Queen decides to raid and capture a fortressed island in the Caribbean Sea.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,630 - Published: 4/22 - Complete
The Lady From East 39th
Henrietta 'Harry' Knappe and Sally 'Snapshot' Nichols, in 1870's Red Flume, Arizona Territory, USA, are given the task of showing a fine lady from the East and her daughter what the real Wild West is actually like.
Fiction: Western - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,906 - Published: 4/7 - Complete
The Barrage Balloon's Prize
This is a military drama set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, pilots and members of SOE, Special Operations Executive,—investigate an incident involving an outlying Barrage Balloon unit in the Orkney Islands.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,284 - Published: 4/6 - Complete
The Unlocked Safe Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They find themselves affected in a personal way by their latest case.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,149 - Published: 4/6 - Complete
The Trial of Blueskin Barnes
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', accompanied by her sweetheart Sandy Parker. Time, 171—and something. An acquaintance of the ladies is put on trial and they audaciously set out to rescue him.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,857 - Published: 4/5 - Complete
The Man Who Shot People
Henrietta 'Harry' Knappe and Sally 'Snapshot' Nichols, lovers in the 1870's township of Red Flume, Arizona Territory, USA, are given the job of apprehending an assassin.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,635 - Published: 3/22 - Complete
The P I's Convention Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They attend a convention where several well-known private detectives give lectures, and one dies.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,580 - Published: 3/21 - Complete
A Choice of Viands
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', accompanied by her sweetheart Sandy Parker. Time, 171—and something. Two sails are sighted, on opposite sides of the compass, and Joanna has to make a decision.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,581 - Published: 3/21 - Complete
The Four Islands Run
This is a military drama set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officer Gabrielle Parker—ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, pilot and member of the highly secret SOE, Special Operations Executive,—finds herself doing a tour of the Northern Atlantic.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,059 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/20 - Complete
The Department of Logistics
In 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker, secret lovers, ATA pilots, and members of Special Operations Executive, find themselves acting with agents of another secret British Government Department.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Adventure/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 13,211 - Published: 3/8 - Complete
The Caribbean Cruise Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They sail to the land of olden-time pirates, only to find modern pirates.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 10,735 - Published: 3/6 - Complete
The Siege of Cable St
Henrietta 'Harry' Knappe and Sally 'Snapshot' Nichols, lovers in the 1870's township of Red Flume, Arizona Territory, USA, are involved in a Bank hold-up which has gone wrong and escalated badly.
Fiction: Western - Rated: T - English - Drama/Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,995 - Published: 3/5 - Complete
The San Miguel Treasure
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon', accompanied by her sweetheart Sandy Parker, late The Honourable Mirabelle Flockington, as was; daughter, no less, of a British Viscount. Time, 171—and something; Place, the Caribbean Sea and fabled Spanish Main itself. Joanna has just plundered a Spanish church and is now wondering what to do with her loot.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Drama/Romance - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,172 - Published: 3/4 - Complete
To Capture a Condor
This is a military drama set in Great Britain in 1943. Flying Officers Claire 'Ricky' Mathews and Gabrielle Parker—secret lovers, members of the ATA, Air Transport Auxiliary, and the highly secretive SOE, Special Operations Executive,—are ordered to participate in an attempt to kidnap a high-ranking Nazi leader.
Fiction: Action - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 14,862 - Published: 2/20 - Complete
Trouble at the Triple Triangle
Stephanie 'Stevie' Garroch, 32, and Kelly Humber, 30, are lovers and actors contracted to Redoubtable Films Inc, a 'B' film Poverty Row movie studio located in Hollywood and New York in the 1930's. They act in quickly made Westerns and modern day action thrillers, the mainstay of the cheapskate studio, often appearing in 10 films in any one year.
Fiction: Mystery - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Mystery - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,807 - Published: 2/18 - Complete
The Cellini Salt Cellar Incident
Fiona 'Fay' Cartwright & Alice 'Al' Drever, lovers, are private detectives in an East Coast American city, in the 1930's. They guard a rich woman's art collection while on public exhibition.
Fiction: Thriller - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 9,902 - Published: 2/18 - Complete
The Trail of Laredo Dawes reviews
Henrietta 'Harry' Knappe and Sally 'Snapshot' Nichols, lovers in the 1870's Arizona Territory, USA, are on the trail of a low-down dirty law-breaker.
Fiction: Western - Rated: K+ - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,290 - Reviews: 1 - Published: 2/17 - Complete
Captain Clayton, Pirate
Joanna Clayton is Captain of her own pirate ship the 'Amazon'; accompanied by her heartmate, Sandy Parker, late The Honourable Mirabelle Flockington, as was; daughter, no less, of a British Viscount. Time, 171—and something; Place, the Caribbean Sea and fabled Spanish Main itself. Objectives, Gold; Plunder; Rampaging; Generally having fun. The ladies try their hands at kidnapping.
Fiction: Historical - Rated: T - English - Romance/Adventure - Chapters: 1 - Words: 8,398 - Published: 2/17 - Complete