Mainstream humor with a dash of mystery... A throwback to Hollywood's film noir reporters, Jock Stewart is out of touch with the looming world of digital journalism.While he goes out of his way to mock those in authority by pretending to kowtow to them, he admits he does his best work by “being an asshole".
A mix of Don Rickles and Don Quixote, Stewart is the man for the job when the skirts are up and the chips are down...Hard-boiled reporter Jock Stewart wakes up on the morning after the Star-Gazer office party with a hangover and an old flame in his bed and he cuddles up with the mayor’s wife in the back seat of a 1953 Desoto. Between these defining moments, he investigates the theft of the mayor's race horse Sea of Fire and the murder of his publisher's girl friend, Bambi Hill.
Stewart discovers the truth for his news stories via an interview style based on lies, pretense and audacious behavior...
Malcolm R. Campbell is the author of contemporary fantasy novels and paranormal short stories as well as the wild and crazy satire Jock Stewart and the Missing Sea of Fire (2009 and 2014).
Emily's Stories, his enchanting three story collection featuring the intrepid teenager, Emily Walters, and a host of magical and mysterious cohorts, is available in print, ebook, and audio editions.
The e-book short stories, “Moonlight and Ghosts” (2012) and “Cora’s Crossing” (2012), are set in the Florida Panhandle where Campbell grew up. He began hearing Florida ghost stories on Scout camping trips into the pinewoods, swamps and other locations which are perfect for strange events.
Campbell’s nonfiction includes the Vanilla Heart Publishing Glacier National Park e-book Bears; Where They Fought – Life in the Swift current Valley and feature articles that have appeared in “The Rosicrucian Digest.” “The Inside Trail,” and the National Park Service Glacier Park commemorative book, 100 Years 100 Stories.
His “Jock Talks” satire—namely fictional news stories about real and imagined events—in an all inclusive collection - Jock Stewart Strikes Back, is available in print, ebook editions, and as an entertaining audiobook.