Grinning Bandit Books

Welcome to the Grinning Bandit Books website.

We have a great selection of entertaining eBooks from a number of independent authors. All books are released on Kindle and then in paperback.

Our books

Fresh Meat by Maeve Sleibhin

When Lola arrives in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico, she finds it is not only the mosquitoes that find her blood irresistible.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B089YVY2XT

US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B089YVY2XT

 

The Clueless Companion by Frank Kusy

When Frank starts working with Dennis he worries he might be out of his depth. How right he is.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND PAPERBACK:

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XXB636Q

US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XXB636Q

 

Sci-Fi Shorts by Mark Roman & Corben Duke


A collection of 19 humorous science fiction short stories.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE AND PAPERBACK:

UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07XF29B9B

US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07XF29B9B

 

Prime: The Summons by Maeve Sleibhin


Despised by her own kind and exiled on a space base, Xai must somehow return home to fulfil her destiny.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07P19CL6D

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P19CL6D

 

Mrs Maginnes is Dead by Maeve Sleibhin


A murdered old lady, her strange will, and a troublesome Welsh goat. What is going on?

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07CY2NW3X

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07CY2NW3X

 

Life before Frank: from Cradle to Kibbutz by Frank Kusy


Born into poverty from immigrant parents, Frank Kusy learns to live on his wits – first as a pocket-sized wheeler dealer in 1960's London, then as an unsuspecting money collector for local gangsters, then as the bane of his Jesuit teachers.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07B6FJV4B

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07B6FJV4B

Born into poverty from immigrant parents, Frank Kusy learns to live on his wits – first as a pocket-sized wheeler dealer in 1960's London, then as an unsuspecting money collector for local gangsters, then as the bane of his Jesuit teachers. With his antics driving his Hungarian mother to despair, he vows that one day he will make her proud of him.

It is a vow it will be difficult for him to keep.



Read more: https://grinningbandit.webnode.com/our-books/life-before-frank/

 

Mother - and other short science fiction stories by Maeve Sleibhin

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Mother - and other short science fiction stories by Maeve Sleibhin


A collection of science fiction short stories, told largely from a female point of view, and ranging from irony to horror.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B076DPR55J

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B076DPR55J

 

The Reckless Years: A Marriage made in Chemical Heaven by Frank Kusy

 

The true story of two people who tried and failed to destroy each other. And fell in love. Again.

 

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B06XBQX4CB

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XBQX4CB

 

Short Tails of Cats and other Curious Creatures by Frank Kusy

 
Fat Buddhists, insomniac cats, wide-boy whales, headless horsemen, Polish plumbers, little piggy home-owners, and partially-sighted mice – something for everyone in this short tale anthology of the absurd.

 

The Ultimate Inferior Beings by Mark Roman

 
The End of the Universe is nigh ...
                                                                                                      

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01J9225S4

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01J9225S4

 

Too Young to be Old by Frank Kusy

 
When Frank starts working with old people, he rediscovers a young dream. And sets about making it come true.
 

 

Flashman and the Sea Wolf by Robert Brightwell

 

This first book in the Thomas Flashman series covers his adventures with Thomas Cochrane, one of the most extraordinary naval commanders of all time.

 

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0075VKKKM

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0075VKKKM

 

Flashman and the Cobra by Robert Brightwell

 
 

This book takes Thomas to territory familiar to readers of his nephew’s adventures, India, during the second Mahratta war. It also includes an illuminating visit to Paris during the Peace of Amiens in 1802.

 

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00A969V1O

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00A969V1O

 

Flashman in the Peninsula by Robert Brightwell

 

While many people have written books and novels on the Peninsular War, Flashman’s memoirs offer a unique perspective. They include new accounts of famous battles, but also incredible incidents and characters almost forgotten by history.


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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00IKFN9UK

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00IKFN9UK

 

Flashman's Escape by Robert Brightwell

This book covers the second half of Thomas Flashman's experiences in the Peninsular War and follows on from Flashman in the Peninsula.

 

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NHPMFPS

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NHPMFPS

 

Percy the High Flying Pig by Gerry Gregory

When Percy the pig decides life on the farm is too boring, he escapes with Sam the sheep dog.

For ages 4-9


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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00WCSU738

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00WCSU738

 

The Walls of Troy by Cherry Gregory


It is seven years into the siege at Troy, and Neomene finds herself defending the Greek camp against fever and Trojan attack. Soon she is embroiled in the destiny of Achilles and the fate of Troy itself.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00USK9UYY

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00USK9UYY


 

The Girl from Ithaca by Cherry Gregory


Neomene of Ithaca, younger sister of Odysseus, reveals what Homer never knew: a woman's view of the Trojan War.

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00T6UW7I8

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00T6UW7I8


 

Warwick the Wanderer by Terry Murphy

 

Rock n’ roll: it’s the future!

                                                                                                       

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00OWXKEC0

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OWXKEC0

 

Off the Beaten Track by Frank Kusy


What did Frank do to escape the crazy Polish biker chick? He went off the beaten track…


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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00NG439WI

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NG439WI

 

The Albion by Derryl Flynn


A story of one man and his unwilling buddy who form a football team and strive to bring colour and self-esteem into the lives of a rag bag bunch of thirteen year old scallies.


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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00MSS1DYO

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MSS1DYO

 

 

He Ain't Heavy He's My Buddha by Frank Kusy

 

Joe discovers he is fat quite by accident...and embarks on a disastrous course of Buddhist self-improvement. Starting with FatBusters.


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Scrapyard Blues by Derryl Flynn


Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll. How did one crazy night of excess end up with 25 years behind bars?

 

Kevin and I in India by Frank Kusy

 

Two barmy British backpackers take on India in this true story of adventure and misadventure. All Kevin wants is a cheese sandwich...


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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00GUUI4TI

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GUUI4TI


 

Rupee Millionaires by Frank Kusy

 

Want to make a million? Be careful what you wish for ...

                                                                                                                

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00FQ7A5WK

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00FQ7A5WK

 

Ginger the Gangster Cat by Frank Kusy

 

Ginger returns from the dead - to carry out the most cunning cat crime of the century. In Barcelona.

                                                                                                                                         

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AFZ2X1Y

   US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00AFZ2X1Y
 

Ginger the Buddha Cat by Frank Kusy

 

Ginger is facing a tough decision. Sausages or enlightenment?

                                                                                                                         

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00BK7TZ94

   US: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BK7TZ94


 

Weekend in Weighton by Terry Murphy

 

First-time private investigator Eddie Greene is having a bad weekend. It's about to get worse.

        

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AVAILABLE ON KINDLE:

   UK:  https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0072Z5EHA

   US:  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0072Z5EHA