Hey there! Tortus Bay is a completed piece of web fiction – or web novel – which is now available to read in its entirety. Please enjoy!

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Henry Cauville never meant to get caught up in a murder investigation. He came to the sleepy seaside village of Tortus Bay to forget his past, and to start a new life. Little could he have known that his arrival would coincide with the death of a beloved community leader, or that said community would be holding a strange festival at the end of the month—about which none of them will speak.

Now, Henry must deal with the repercussions of an unfortunate public misunderstanding while coming to terms with a startling, mystical discovery and what it means for both himself and the world at large.

Welcome to Tortus Bay, where there are no tortoises.


Tortus Bay includes brief descriptions of violence, occasional sensuality (nothing that would count as erotica), and frequent swearing. It is not recommended for young children.