Stevie Mach

Writer, creative, general good guy… with mild OCD


When the decapitated heads of an adult male and a young female are discovered in Glasgow, Detectives McBruce and Cartle are mystified. Until YouTube footage of both victims beheaded live on video are brought to their attention.

As they investigate, horrific consequences come to light, not only around the two murders in question, but of past events steeped in tragedy and cruelty, and how the abusive happenings over the years in a Children’s Home can lead to a fractured sense of morality.

Is all evil bad, may be a question for the fields of religion and psychology. One man though has answered that question himself, and regards the evil he does, not as cruel and murderous, but justice.

Cover redesigned 20/10/19.

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There is a CIA Agent, undercover in Scotland. A disturbed individual, who regards the Agent as an alien. A few Cybernats, a couple of CID police officers, and the novel takes place over a short period of time during the recent political situation in Scotland, in the run up to the referendum for independence.

The book opens with Dave Stuart, an undercover CIA Agent in Scotland, sent to investigate Cybernats; who they are, and what bearing they may have regarding US interests, especially if Scotland becomes an independent country. Simon Parker is a disturbed young man who has started off by murdering a young female student, and as the novel progresses, his madness becomes more apparent. He sees the poet Tennyson in periods of stress, and interprets pieces of verse as instructions. Parker is also convinced Dave Stuart is an alien on earth. More murders are committed as the book progresses.

It is not all horror and political intrigue; there is some humour in there also!

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Fractured in this Killing Scene

Rab and Tam are two Jack the Lads who like fun, women, and drink, in whatever order they appear. Unfortunately, they are unready yet to face the challenges and responsibilities that confront them in adult life.


Each has their own major situation to contend with, and how they each cope and come to terms with these challenges dictates the kind of people they will eventually become…


Fractured In This Killing Scene takes us on a journey through a society where violence, death, bullying, and a lack of opportunities, leads to indifference and apathy. However dark life becomes though, there is always a spark of light and humour that ignites anew a faith in humanity and the world.

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Rat Race Nights

Discover the thoughts of trees, and the aspirations of a bridge and other inanimate objects. From the stars above to the insect in the field, from Mayan Gods to mermaids, from extraterrestrials to Jack the Lad’s. Within are a mixture of snapshots of a moment in time, hilarious episodes of alien interventions, and tales of emotional trauma, of suicide, as well as an odyssey to find enlightenment, the effects of junkmail, and what stress Elvis put on his neighbours.


Contained within Rat Race Nights, over forty short stories, and prose pieces, both old and new, plus a taster of my novel Punisher due for publication soon. Ranging from end of civilisation horror, to fantasy and science fiction, urban realism, and humour. This thought provoking collection is the second edition of Rat Race Nights and contains all the stories in my earlier collection of When Pigs Fly Does Mud Fall As Rain.

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Stories of Joe

Stories of Joe, Snapshots of a Life. Follow Joe, at various episodes in his life, from childhood to teenager, to adult. Joe’s world isn’t perfect, and neither are the people around him, but as he grows he finds that compromise and acceptance can be both a good and a bad thing. Trouble at school, with his friends, and his parents, especially his father, all come alive in these snapshots of time. How Joe reacts, and overcomes, shapes the person that he comes to be.
These tales will both delight and enthral, and at times, perhaps even bring a tear to your eye, but there’s nothing more here than what many in life contend with, and deal with, and come out the other side, all the better for the experience.

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New Light for the Soul

Not a book of short stories, more a book of inspiration.


Creativity is everything. Without creativity nothing would ever be invented, or discovered, or cured, or admired. If you have a moment, in whatever way you can, be creative for a time, for creativity, as well as being the accumulation of knowledge and art, is the sunshine of the soul.


This is not designed as a self-help book, or a book that will change your life, or even a book that will help anyone to come to terms with difficulties in their own life at this particular moment in time.


I wrote this book as an inspiration to myself, and as I believe it to help me in that regard, then perhaps it may do the same for others who read it. Everyone is welcome to take as much or as little from the text as they want.

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My new music album, View From the Lake, was released on the 1st Aug 2020. The video of the first track on the album, Fortitude, is viewable now on YouTube, and below.


Follow me on Spotify to listen to all my music and keep up to date with new tracks. My music can also be bought on most reputable music sellers websites.


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I started writing in my teens, poetry and lyrics, was briefly in a band, wrote some songs, developed prose and wrote numerous short stories and a few novels. Somewhere along the way though, the writing was left behind.


Move on, years and years, to  my fifth decade on the planet, and the creative impulse returned. These Books and my website then, are my panacea for a lengthy bout of writing procrastination. As I edit and publish more of my original, and more recent endeavours, I am adding new and exciting stuff also.

It is great to be in creative mode again! Look out for more books coming soon. I have also been writing music again, mainly instrumental, and creating videos for these music tracks. So I have music, as well as words available on Amazon. My music can also be heard on Spotify and Youtube.


Stevie Mach is my pen name, an abridged version of my real name, Stephen McConnachie. In my normal everyday life, when not being creative, I live and work in central Scotland, and muddle along, much as most people do.

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