Human nature red in tooth and claw...
How far would you go for £80,000? Tess's first crime novel, 'Gravy Train', a comedie noir romp in which a group of disparate - and desperate - characters chase a bag of ill-gotten gains around the back streets and canals of Birmingham, will be published in November 2018 by All Due Respect. See the Tess in Print page for the latest information.
Tess also has two short stories in forthcoming anthologies: 'Last Chance Saloon', a twisted tale of dodgy cars and dirty weekends, will be reprinted in the holiday/crime themed anthology Wish You Weren't Here from the Crime and Publishment writers; and 'Rabbit Stew', a deliciously dark comedy of errors set in a sleazy diner, is due in the Skin & Bones anthology from Down & Out Books in November 2018.
Tess also has a number of works in progress, including 'Embers of Bridges' (right), a humorous but ultimately black-as-night tale involving loyalty amongst thieves and a bizarre getaway on a canal boat; and dark psychological novella 'Consumed by Slow Decay' which examines the motives of three people with the best intentions who want to protect their loved ones, but may just end up in hell.
More info in due course.
Don't just take Tess's word for it - other people have enjoyed her writing too. Here's what they've been kind enough to say:
"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, author
"...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'
Tess is a member of International Thriller Writers.