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Outskirts Press Announces Mallard Island, the Latest Highly-Anticipated Mystery & Detective - Short Stories Book from Ajax Ontario Author Peter Webb

Ajax, Canada, January 30, 2008 --( Outskirts Press, Inc. has published Mallard Island by Peter Webb, which is the author’s most recent book to date. The 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback in the Mystery & Detective - Short Stories category is available worldwide on book retailer websites such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble for a suggested retail price of $16.95. The webpage at was launched simultaneously with the book’s publication.

About the Book (Excerpts & Info)

Commander Harry Dowding works directly for the assistant commissioner of Essex and his job requires him to investigate high profile and politically sensitive situations. His boss Hubert Delaney needs Harry's skill in preventing any leaks to reporters from the local and national tabloids. Harry Delaney travels to Mallard Island to resolve the suspicious death of a resident who happened to be a close friend and confidant to Daniel Proctor. Daniels is a major land owner on the island and through his political contact arranges for a special police investigation. With the help of his detective sergeant Eugene Dillon they unearth the truth after sifting through many suspects to unravel the lies and deception that weaved a web of surprising revelations. Detectives Dowding and Dillon investigate the murder of a young house keeper on the estate of Willowby Grantham a Member of Parliament on the outskirts of the village of Pebblestone. Their investigation leads them to identical twins, an equestrian challenge and an encounter with a family of Romany Gypsies, followed by extensive questioning of a motor cycling chapter called the Black Angels with a surprising membership before they solve the crime.

Deftly constructed at 236 pages, Mallard Island is being aggressively promoted to appropriate markets with a focus on the Mystery & Detective - Short Stories category. With U.S. wholesale distribution through Ingram and Baker & Taylor, and pervasive online availability through Amazon, Barnes & Noble and elsewhere, Mallard Island meets consumer demand through both retail and library markets with a suggested retail price of $16.95.

Additionally, Mallard Island can be ordered by retailers or wholesalers for the maximum trade discount price set by the author in quantities of ten or more from the Outskirts Press wholesale online bookstore at

ISBN: 9781432709754 Format: 5.5 x 8.5 Paperback SRP: $16.95

For more information or to contact the author, visit

About the Author

Peter Webb is a student of the human condition, wielding the written craft to enrapture the mind much like an artist wields a brush. The pages are a blank canvas on which to draw from a talent heralded by many and matched only by an imagination that rises to the task. Mallard Island is the third in a series of recent pursuits.

About Outskirts Press, Inc.

Outskirts Press, Inc. offers turn-key, full-service, custom self-publishing for authors seeking a cost-effective, fast, and flexible way to publish and distribute their books worldwide while retaining all their rights and full creative control. In 2007, the Denver Business Journal recognized Outskirts Press as the 3rd fastest-growing privately-held company in Colorado, with a growth rate of 1,560% since 2004. Available for authors globally at and located on the outskirts of Denver, Colorado, Outskirts Press represents the future of book publishing, today.


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