books and novels by outstanding independent self-published author Steve Turnbull

Author Steve Turnbull, Science Fiction, Fantasy

Another independent author who really needs no introduction is Steve Turnbull. Dedicated to his craft, with an eye to reader desires honed by his work in television, Steve pours out exciting, intriguing stories in the speculative genre time and again. Enjoy. — D. L. Keur

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Steve Turnbull, authorWhen he’s not sitting at his computer building websites for national institutions and international companies, USA Today bestselling author Steve Turnbull can be found sitting at his computer building new worlds of steampunk, science fiction and fantasy.

Technically Steve was born a cockney but after five years he was moved out from London to the suburbs where he grew up and he talks posh now. He’s been a voracious reader of science fiction and fantasy since his early years, but it was poet Laurie Lee’s autobiography “Cider with Rosie” (picked up because he was bored in Maths) that taught him the beauty of language and spurred him into becoming a writer, aged 15. He spent twenty years editing and writing for computer magazines while writing poetry on the side.

Nowadays he writes screenplays (TV and features), prose and computer programs. You can find him on his website,

Science Fiction

MONSTERS (Rise of the Kymiera Book 1)

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Monsters1 Rise ot Kymiera by Steve Turnbull

They stopped the monsters. But who's going to stop them?

Manchester, 2046. Chloe Dark lives in a world destroyed by a disease that turns people into monsters – it could happen to anyone, even her.

When Chloe’s best friend goes missing, Britain's powerful ruling class tries to prevent Chloe from discovering the truth. So she must travel deep within the seedy monster underground where she realizes she has more in common with the freaks than she'd care to admit, and the search to save her friend becomes a fight for her life.

When a new horror threatens Chloe's quest, she must risk everything to determine if the real monster… is the one within.

MONSTERS is an action-packed page-turner. If you like gritty sci-fi settings, strong-willed heroines, and coming-of-age tales, then you'll love Steve Turnbull's binge-worthy thrill-ride.

The Iron Pegasus Series

Harry Takes Off (Iron Pegasus Book 1)

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Harry Takes Off by Steve Turnbull

Two sisters. One ornithopter. The African Savannah. And one Army.

It’s 1896. Harriet (Harry) Edgbaston and her sister Khuwelsa enjoy their life flitting around the grasslands of East Africa in the ornithopter her father bought for her.

But on a trip to see Lieutenant Schmidt of the German Army they become mixed up in what looks like becoming a major war. Escaping from captivity they must try to warn their father in Zanzibar – but who will believe a couple of teenage girls?

Now includes bonus story: Journey into Space, 1874

Harry in the Wild (Iron Pegasus Book 2)

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Harry in the Wild by Steve Turnbull

1896 in a world where airships fill the skies.

In East Africa, sisters Harriet and Khuwelsa Edgbaston set off in their steam-powered ornithopter on the trail of butchered hippopotamuses and their stolen teeth.
They are lead across the Serengeti in an adventure that more dangerous than any they’ve encountered before.

Harry gets Her Wings (Iron Pegasus Book 3)

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Harry Gets Her Wings by Steve Turnbull

Harry and Sellie are at home when the building comes crashing down around them. With their father kidnapped they are in a race against time to catch the man who has ruined their home and stolen away their father.

Harry Goes to Italy (Iron Pegasus Book 4)

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Harry Goes to Italy by Steve Turnbull

Harriet and Khuwelsa Edgbaston aren’t typical sisters. Harry is nosy and that winds them up in all kinds of trouble.

But this time it’s different. After their father’s home in East Africa was destroyed, they’re going to Italy to find Harry’s mother who left when Harry was ten.

The search turns into a fight for their lives as they become the target of the Ottoman Empire’s war machine.

When they finally track down Harry’s mother, the deadly outcome is something neither girl could have imagined.

Maliha Anderson Series & Related Books

Murder out of the Blue (Maliha Anderson Book 1)

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Murder Out of the Blue by Steve Turnbull

A gruesome death. An airship full of suspects.

Maliha Anderson, a brilliant and fiercely independent Anglo-Indian, is on her way home to make peace with her past and future. When the nurse of a wheelchair-bound General turns up dead, the accusations begin to fly as fast as the Sky Liner RMS Macedonia zips across the clouds. Unlike the baffled authorities, Maliha believes the General is innocent, and so the mystery begins.

With landfall just hours away, Maliha must find the true murderer before the culprit escapes, even if it means putting herself in grave danger.

Murder out of the Blue is the first installment in the Maliha Anderson steampunk murder mystery series which includes unforeseen twists, vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose. The book serves as a great introduction to the steampunk genre and as an homage to Agatha Christie in an alternative Edwardian setting.

Blood Sky at Night (Maliha Anderson Book 2)

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Blood Sky at Night by Steve Turnbull

1908. Ceylon. The British Empire tightens its grip on the world. Attempting to deal with questions of race and identity Maliha Anderson is faced with a murder that brings her face to face with her past. And it’s a murder that’s interwoven with international politics, that even she may not be able to solve.

The second book in the Maliha Anderson murder mysteries, this story follows directly from Murder out of the Blue.

Halo Round the Moon (Maliha Anderson Book 3)

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Halo Round the Moon by Steve Turnbull

Pneumatic trains, steampunk air-planes, karmic sex and bloody murder in 1908 India.

When the heir to an industrial empire suffers a fatal accident, Maliha Anderson is called in to determine whether darker forces are at work.

What she discovers goes deeper than any crime she’s ever investigated. She is forced into intimate contact with the suppressed passions of post-Victorian society and goes far beyond the bounds of what’s proper and decent, to bring the murderer to justice.

Wind in the East (Maliha Anderson Book 4)

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Wind in the East by Steve Turnbull

What if home became a place of dread?

Maliha Anderson returns to her family in French-owned Pondicherry, and it’s worse than she expects. Her grandmother is trying to marry her off, but that’s nothing compared to the suicide of an unknown woman in front of a family wedding party. Or that her rejected lover has returned unexpectedly.

Maliha refuses to allow the woman’s death to be brushed under the carpet but her investigations bring her to a very dark place. Slavery, sexual violence and taboo relationships guide her to a devastating revelation that might destroy her family.

In a past that never was, the fourth book in the Maliha Anderson series reveals the darkest aspects of human nature with vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose.

“There is something totally captivating about these characters.”

“Maliha brings out the best and worst in those she loves.”

“Maliha Anderson goes from strength to strength.”

Thunder Over the Grass (Maliha Anderson Book 5)

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Thunder Over the Grass by Steve Turnbull

Missing babies in Johannesburg, and nobody cares.

Maliha Anderson and her entourage travel to South Africa to return Riette’s baby to the father’s family on what should be a simple mission of mercy. But they are soon embroiled in race politics and something even darker: Children are disappearing but no one cares because they are black.

In a battle against a vast subversive power Maliha discovers the worst horrors that man can commit, and struggles to bring the true perpetrators to justice. But what can one woman do?

In a past that never was, the fifth book in the Maliha Anderson series explores a new land, new people and new relationships, with vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose.

“Thoughtful, character-driven and sinister.”

“Maliha’s world is not all sunshine and roses, and I prefer it that way.”

“Well-written, intelligent books that leave me an emotional wreck.”

Under the Burning Clouds (Maliha Anderson Book 6)

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Under the Burning Clouds by Steve Turnbull

Death is chasing Maliha Anderson and it’s catching up.

Time is running out and the man who has turned out to be her nemesis has created an impossible situation to kill everyone she knows one by one.

How can she possibly defeat a man with so much power he can make an honest man kill. With deaths piling up around her Maliha can only rely on her wits and her diminishing friends to help her on an unforgiving and unknown world.

In a past that never was, the final book in the Maliha Anderson series takes her to a new world, where the very air is death and the power is all in the hands of her nemesis. Filled with vivid descriptions, intriguing characters, and crisp, elegant prose.

“Maliha remains a fascinating character at times warm and at others as cold as ice, almost suicidal in her search for justice.”

“Turnbull does not let his characters find a convenient way out of moral difficulties – it’s one of my favourite things about his writing.”

“Steve has once again brought me into his world of intrigue and had me cheering the exploits of this divine heroine.”

The Taliesin Affair: Maliha Anderson’s First Case

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The Taliesin Affair by Steve Turnbull

Boarding school can be hell – sometimes it can be MURDER

So far from her home in India, Maliha Anderson did not enjoy life in her British boarding school, but discovering the school bully murdered certainly made it more interesting.

And when the police chose the wrong person as the most likely suspect, Maliha decides to investigate and reveal the true culprit.

But, as the bodies mount up, the murder becomes a plot, and the plot becomes a conspiracy aimed at the heart of the British Empire.

When Maliha herself comes under suspicion, she realises her only chance lies in a dangerous gambit that risks the lives of herself and the people she’s come to know.

This is Maliha Anderson’s first case but can be read at any point in the series (except perhaps between books 5 and 6).

Broken Vows: A Prequel to the Maliha Anderson series

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Broken Vows by Steve Turnbull

BARBARA FLYNN’s only skills are embroidery and being snob, and living in Victorian India that all she needs. But when she and her nagging mother find themselves in the middle of a terrible siege without even a change of clothes with the threat of painful death on all sides, she must fight for their survival.

Lieutenant ANGUS FERGUSON, the only survivor from a Scotsman regiment, has only one duty: keeping the civilians alive in desperate circumstances. The last thing he needs is the complication of a woman that he cares for.

In a place where death could strike at any moment, and a time when physical love is forbidden: Passion should be the furthest thing from anyone’s mind.

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