Gary Randolph, Storyteller
Stories, poems, songs, and jokes from Ireland, Scotland, down home Indiana, and more
Stories from Celtic Lands

Stories from Celtic Lands

Here are stories new and old, traditional and modern, tall tales and real history, poems and stories as told by storyteller Gary Blaine Randolph in his performances. In these stories you will travel with Gary around Ireland and Scotland, experience the myths and legends, and jump back into history to meet Robert the Bruce, Grace O'Malley, the Black Douglas, Alice Kyteler, and more. You'll find fun stories for young children and gory tales to startle even grownups.

"Gary Randolph is a delightful storyteller whose love of all things Irish and Scottish shines through in this collection of stories and poems."

"Gary Randolph does an excellent job of transporting the reader to another time, another land."

"Good Author and Storyteller"

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A Town Called Potato

A Town Called Potato

It's Sam Spade meets Men in Black...
It's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy meets Agatha Christie…
It's a mash-up of comedy sci-fi and murder mystery, a Space Noir Murder Comedy.

A hard-boiled computer professional is plucked from the mean streets of Indianapolis. Well okay, Indianapolis streets aren’t really that mean. They can be rough, though. Especially during pothole season, which lasts about six months from mid-winter to whenever the city’s new budget year kicks in.

Anyway, this guy is plucked and swept up into a web of interstellar crime when he is recruited into the Galactic Detective Agency. Can a mere Earthling track a killer across the stars before more lives are lost? Can he negotiate his way around other worlds and understand the ways of extra-terrestrial cultures? Can he even figure out how to use a bathroom designed for aliens? And can he uncover the mystery of A Town Called Potato?

"Gary Randolph puts together all the best ingredients to cook up a rollicking romp through space and time."

"A humorous blend of sci-fi and mystery...like Scooby-Doo meets Poirot."

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The Maltese Salmon

The Maltese Salmon

It’s Columbo meets Star Trek…
It’s Dirk Gently on board the Heart of Gold…

It’s Gabriel Lake on his second comedy sci-fi mystery, book two of the Galactic Detective Agency, picking up where A Town Called Potato left off.

A legendary gemstone worth a fortune has been stolen. The GDA team traces the jewel to a secluded luxury hotel on the dead world of Malt where private spaceships aren’t allowed and the shuttle arrives only every few days. Then a murder occurs, and all the guests as well as the Galactic Detective Agency crew find themselves trapped with a killer. Can they uncover the murderer? Can they recover the stolen gem? Can the Galactic Detective Agency pull together the clues to solve the mystery of The Maltese Salmon?

"The Galactic Detective Agency is at it again solving a perplexing mystery and generally taking the reader on a jolly trip to strange planets... and Indiana."

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Return of the Judy

Return of the Judy

Gabriel Lake and the Galactic Detective Agency crew return for their third comedy sci-fi mystery adventure. A delegation from the Galactic Alliance secretly arrives in Indiana for an early reassessment of Earth’s quarantine status. The mission is something of a homecoming for a Bononian named Judy, who served on the last evaluation mission in the 1950s. But it all goes pear-shaped when an Earthling is killed, and Judy goes missing. An urgent call goes out to the Galactic Detective Agency to investigate. But in doing so they will have to fend off paranoid conspiracy theorists and evade trigger-happy government agents, all while trying to keep the whole interstellar mission under wraps. It will take all their wit and resourcefulness to pull off their assignment in the Return of the Judy.

" I spent an enjoyable day reading this straight through and am now looking forward to the next adventure."

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The Big Sneep

The Big Sneep

Murder and romance are on the table when Gabriel Lake’s big dinner date with his girlfriend, Sarah, is interrupted by the Galactic Detective Agency calling him once more to an adventure out among the stars. This time Sarah comes along for the wild and dangerous ride. The case takes them to a huge orbiting space colony called Sneep inhabited by a community of engineers who are genetically too serious-minded to get Gabe’s jokes and far too law-abiding to ever commit crimes. Except now a killer is picking off the colony’s best minds one after another. Can the Galactic Detective Agency, headed by the brilliant Oren Vilkas, piece together the clues in time to catch the murderer? Can Gabe and Sarah navigate this strange alien world and the pitfalls of a relationship at the same time? For that matter, will Gabe ever get to finish his dinner? Find out in The Big Sneep.

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Alien World

Alien World

Marooned on an alien planet -- Earth!

It was an amazing scientific discovery. There could be no mistaking the radio signals. Intelligent life existed on another planet. And though the journey to this planet called Earth would take decades, there was so much they could learn from going there. But then things went terribly wrong when their ship crash landed on Earth. Now the lone survivor is stranded there, forced to live out decades on an alien world. Can he navigate Earth culture and pass himself off as an Earthling without making mistakes that would give away his secret? Can he evade the American Air Force that is hunting him? And can he ever get back home again?

"Bold narrative from an alien point of view."

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