Naomi – a woman of mystery

‘Naomi’ is a short story of under 5,000 words which introduces the primary character in my first full-length novel called The Poseidon Files, to be published on May 26.

Naomi is an artist and a psychic who lives in Liverpool’s fashionable Rodney Street in the UK, and she tells a spooky tale set in the city in the same way as Robert Galbraith (aka Joanne Rowling) describes the streets of London in her Cormoran Strike detective stories.

The story is available for just 1.99p from Amazon’s Kindle, ASIN: B085W6C6LH

Since Naomi was published on a number of platforms there have been a number of comments and reviews and at the time of writing (11.5.20) there have been four which I have reprinted below.

‘A gripping book . The characters, and story, are great.’

Robert Helliger (Booksie) 7.4.20

‘Rickett writes a great paranormal mystery with chilling elements!’

Kellyn Thompson (Prolific Works)

‘This introduction to the main character, Naomi, as a psychic who assists the Liverpool police in solving crimes whetted my appetite for more. Although there is mention of a ghost, I felt the author presented the story with such credibility that I came away with a sense of it being more of an intelligent investigative account of a historical crime than a story about the supernatural. I can’t wait to read more by this author and am looking forward to his debut novel – The Poseidon Files.’

AMF Luis (Amazon) 7.5.20. 4 stars. ‘An enticing and engaging read.’

‘A story which introduces the character Naomi. It moves at a steady pace and reaches the point of the story without excessive information. The conclusion sets the stage to develop more stories, featuring Naomi.
It features mature language, which is reminiscent of Edgar Allan Poe, without being dated.
A perfect read for a commute.’

The Printer (Amazon) 19.4 20. 4 stars. ‘An interesting journey with ghosts.’

Published by pod1942

I am a cereer journalist having worked for the London Dail Mail, Reuters and latterly the Liverpool Daily Post on Merseyside as well as the journalists’ leader in the region. I have experience as a crime reporter, feature writer, business editor and latterly, a senior sub-editor. My qualifications include a BA (Hons) English, from the University of Liverpool; a BA (Hons) Fine Art and an MA in Creative Practice both from Liverpool Hope University. I now divide my time between art and writing. I will shortly be publishing my first full-length novel, The Poseidon Files and as a taster I have written a short story which features the same central female character in which she talks about her world and her life. It is, however, essentially a ghost story.

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