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Ward 19 (A Parva Corcoran Suspense Thriller)

by John L. Probert

St Margaret’s Hospital has 18 Wards.

And one extra one that no one wants to visit.

Ward 19.

The mortuary.

But when horribly dissected corpses starting appearing on the hospital grounds, it is about to get very crowded.

The CID coroner Parva Corcoran must work out why the hospital’s own staff – dedicated to saving lives – are being targeted by a serial killer who shows no mercy? And why the bodies have been horribly mutilated?

As she starts to uncover the horrifying truth of Ward 19, her own professional past is called into question. And as she digs into the toughest case of her career, the reality is far worse than anything she could have imagined.

‘Ward 19’ is a gripping suspense thriller, featuring coroner Parva Corcoran, a coroner with a mysterious past, and a character who is as memorable as she is smart

It is perfect for fans of Patricia Cornwell, Karen Rose, and Neil White.

‘Serial killers don’t come any more twisted than this. An enjoyably dark suspense thriller.’ – Scott Griffin, best-selling author of ‘The Donor’ and ‘The Nightwatchman’.

JOHN LLEWELLYN PROBERT is the author of five short story collections including The Faculty of Terror which won the Children of the Night award, its sequel The Catacombs of Fear, Coffin Nails and Wicked Delights. His latest books are the novella The Nine Deaths of Dr Valentine and the novel The House That Death Built. He is a full time Consultant Surgeon practising in the UK, and he writes in the hours well past midnight. He feels very lucky that he needs very little sleep. He is married to the horror writer Thana Niveau, and they live in a Victorian gothic house near Bristol. They have yet to explore the walled-up portion of their attic (that also has a bricked-up window), and are saving that for a rainy day.

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent digital publisher.

Poe (An Alexandra Poe Thriller)

by Brett Battles

From Award-Winning Thriller Writers Brett Battles and Robert Gregory Browne  After losing her mother to a terrorist attack, Alexandra Poe was devastated when her father–disgraced and accused of treason–disappeared from the face of the earth. Now, over ten years and a stint in Iraq later, Alex is approached by a man who has information about her father and wants to help her find him.

But there’s a catch. The man works for Stonewell International, a security firm that specializes in fugitive acquisition. And in return for their help, Alex must agree to run point on an extremely dicey mission. One that will take her behind the walls of a brutal and dangerous women’s prison near the coast of the Black Sea.

When Alex finally agrees, she has no idea what she’s gotten herself into. She may find her father, but she could very well lose her life.

Breaking Cover (Tony Wolf/Tim Buckthorn)

by J.D. Rhoades

From the Shamus Award-nominated author of the critically-acclaimed Jack Keller southern crime series comes an explosive stand-alone thriller about an undercover federal agent, a chameleon whose specialty is assaulting criminal organizations from within.

He was the most talented undercover agent in FBI history, until he dropped completely off the grid, and hasn’t been heard from in years. Did he go native, or was he discovered and killed? When Tony Wolf is finally driven out into the open, torn from deep cover during the rescue of two kidnapped children, he becomes the number one target of both the vicious biker gang he double-crossed and a massive Federal manhunt.

But Tony’s tired of being the hunted, and as both the gang and a traitorous FBI agent converge on a small southern town, they’re all about to learn a hard lesson: When the Wolf breaks cover, he doesn’t always run away.

Sometimes he comes straight at your throat.

The Dog Who Ate The Airplane (An Adam And Bagel Mystery)

by Edward Coburn

Adam Martin Swope was driven out of his beloved Chicago by his self-created but ill-advised celebrity status as a “finder.” To avoid the emotional turmoil taking a toll on his psyche, he fled to Cancun, Mexico. Forced back to the United States by the resurgence of his mother’s cancer, he decided to take a job as columnist for the Tweet; the newspaper purchased by his long-time friend Larry Archibald in the small West Virginia town of Canary Corners. He moved into the Canary House, an apartment house reputed to have resident ghosts. His next door neighbor Livinia Blossom told him the story of Canary House and introduced him to her grandniece, Marti, who quickly became his semi-constant companion. What Adam didn’t realize was how soon his investigative and finder skills would be called into play to solve a murder. He was also unaware of how much assistance his dog Bagel, and the clues he provided, would be during the investigation.

Sedition. A Political Thriller

by Tom Abrahams

BEST OF 2012!
–Rabid Readers Reviews,

“Packed with detail and plot, Abrahams’ SEDITION reminded me of some of John Le Carre’s work. Maybe RUSSIA HOUSE or TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY.”
–International Bestselling Author Marc Cameron

“With echoes of heavyweights like John Grisham, Abrahams rolls out the plot with precision and attention to detail giving us believable characters unlike so many of the other post 9/11 cookie cutter thrillers that clog the genre.”

“In a rising sea of political conspiracy novels, Abrahams’ SEDITION stands out as one of best I’ve read in several years.”
–Steven Konkoly, Bestselling author of The Jakarta Pandemic and the Black Flagged series

The President of The United States is dead. There is no Vice President to take his place.

As the nation slips into a constitutional crisis, a small group of disenfranchised neo-patriots conspire to violently seize power.
They have the will. They already have someone on the inside. And they have the explosives.

Standing in their way is a woman who listens to conversations not meant for her to hear. She reads mail not intended for her to see. She knows their intention. But can she stop them in time?

SEDITION is a smart, fast-paced, modern day political novel woven in reality and based on the 1820 British plot, The Cato Street Conspiracy.

It navigates the thin line between good versus evil and patriot versus traitor, proving there’s always a reason behind treason.

So if you like the realism and historical context of a Dan Brown thriller, mixed with research of a Tom Clancy novel…you’ll love SEDITION.

Yoder’s Farm

by Kim Mullican

When an Amish community is targeted by a murderer, they have no choice but to go against tradition and call for help. The Amish are less than thrilled with the FBI sends agents Lizbeth Dawson and Matt Silva to solve the case.

The agents arrive to find no evidence, a less than cooperative community and a lack of women’s rights that sends Liz reeling.

Frustrated by the Amish and their secrecy, the agents are thrilled when a woman, Sarah, who escaped the Amish way of life, comes to their aide. Sarah arrives with more information than the agents can handle as they discover a circle of violence that shocks the seasoned agents.

When long held secrets are revealed, the motive is discovered, an entire community is at risk, and so are the agents. The only question remains if they will capture the killer, or if the killer will outsmart them.

Hot Times in the Garden of Eden

by Fred McKibben

“Mr. Clark, may I have a few words with you?”
“Do we know each other?”
“Not yet,” the man responded. “I’m Jack Goodman and I assure you that I mean you no harm. I do, however, want to ask for your help.” There was something odd about the man; perhaps the eyes.

Little did Alex Clark know that upon hearing those words, his life would change forever.

Jack Goodman is a “Gardener” â?? a machine sent to Earth 50,000 years ago from a distant planet to tend to a new “crop” of humans. But his masters on Uor can’t resist the temptation to tamper with social and political happenings on Earth.

Now Alex must learn about quantum physics and anthropology. In addition, he must navigate a global political landscape to convince doubtful politicians of the dangers from climate change. Of course, he can’t tell them that the real danger comes from a place called Uor.

Alex learns that much of what he was taught about history and religion may be wrong. Also, he finds the love of his life, with whom he shares his predicament. Together, they can save humankind, but if they fail, the planet will be plunged into centuries of warfare and destruction. Personal danger is never far away either, as powerful forces try to stop them.

The Floor, A Horror Novella (The Barclay Murders)

by Joseph Jordan


A grisly murderer reappears on the thirteenth floor of a downtown apartment building the year following his last murder.. Detectives Don Weedon and Russ Baker rush to solve the case of the 13th floor killer before he strikes again.

Last Train to Retreat

by Gustav Preller

Zane Hendricks boards a train one winter night in Cape Town, and what should be a 24 minute ride home from the advertising agency where he works becomes a journey of terror.
Some years earlier Zane crossed the railway line from his birthplace on the Cape Flats to a better life, but his murky past catches up with him forcing him to confront what he’s been avoiding all of his young life – himself.
Lena Valentine, having suffered abuse in her early teens, lacks self-esteem to the point of self-hatred. On the first night of the FIFA World Cup in Cape Town her simmering rage boils over when she tries to save an exotic, beautiful Thai girl from a gang of human traffickers, and what starts off as a mission of mercy ends in disaster.
Hannibal Fortuin, leader of the Evangelicals gang, has declared God dead and embraced crime kingpin Jerome Sasman, aka the Gnome. But the Gnome disappoints him too. Twists and turns of fate bring Zane into Hannibal’s sights once more, and Hannibal’s obsession with revenge reaches new heights.
Last Train to Retreat is a gritty thriller about a young man’s courage and love in the face of irredeemable evil, set against a backdrop of a dystopian Cape Flats and its Coloureds – people forcibly relocated to a barren piece of earth because of their skin colour, and still trapped today, with a police force that knows it can never beat the gangs and the drugs.
“It was like going back to his past as Zane made his way down the dusty street. It was a street from his childhood that he had walked for so many years. Now there was a sense of high noon about it – men with hard eyes watching him come into town, the streets ominously clear of ordinary people. Down the road to the house imprinted on his mind since the day Chantal had told him about the crystal meth explosion, aware with each step he took that he was staking his sister’s life, Lena’s, and his own on the next few hours.”

Unprotected Sax

by Tony McFadden

John Delacourte, aka JD, Johnny D, The Sax Machine (and a couple of other less choice nicknames), is trying very hard to relax. Six months retired from getting shot at in the Army Rangers he lands a gig in an old friend’s jazz band, reconnecting with his saxophone.

Then the old friend goes missing, the cops don’t care and the Russian mob is all over his ass.

Miami in August was always hot.

It just got hotter.

Game of Aeons: A short novel

by H.M. Forester

Young Robin Hargreaves is looking for something to occupy his time and spice up his life. Apparently by chance, whilst perusing the wares in a second-hand shop, he is introduced to Game of Aeons, a computer simulation.

In the game, he meets up with a young lady, Ellie, who takes him under her wing. Despite her youth, Ellie has risen to the ranks of a veteran in the game and as well as a loving heart, she has a wise head on her shoulders.

Robin soon discovers that like life itself, Games of Aeons is not all beer and skittles. As he becomes more and more involved and immersed in the game, it becomes increasingly real and at times frightening. But by the time he realizes this, it is too late to back out and there is too much at stake – not only in-game but also in what we commonly and mistakenly think of as the Real World.

Game of Aeons is a short, 60,000 word novel in the genre of soft science fiction. Like the in-story game of the same name, the book is more about people rather than technology, so you don’t need a degree in quantum physics to understand and enjoy it. Nor is it a shoot ’em up, so you don’t need an interest in computer gaming.

The Brainiacs vs. The Guard (Book 3)

by Brook Syers

As leader of the techno-sleuth team The Brainiacs, Theo Phillips has matched wits with bullies, gangbangers, murderers, and kidnappers. But he’s about to meet his match.

A drone strike in Pakistan sets off a series of events that appear to be unrelated, but have been carefully orchestrated by a terrorist splinter group with an ingenious – and extraordinarily lethal – agenda.

Meanwhile, The Brainiacs have been recruited as a counterterrorism “shadow” team and have just finished training when tragedy strikes on American soil.

Now Theo must confront his most formidable enemy yet – The Guard. In a matter of days, The Brainiacs must unravel the plot of death and destruction that threatens the very existence of The United States of America.

The Brainiacs vs. The Guard grabs you with the very first sentence and captivates all the way to the shocking conclusion.

Irrational Worlds boxed set I (The Herald of Autumn & Red-Handed)

by Irrational Worlds


Now with bonus book RED HANDED!

Stories live.
They breathe.
They walk the land.

Tommy Maple is the Herald of Autumn, one of the last of his kind. Every year, with the dawn of fall, he awakens, to again wander the land. Wherever he goes, red leaves and cold wind follows him, and wherever he goes- he hunts. There are things unseen in the world of men, strange things that live in the cracks between places. It is Tommy’s place to hunt them, protecting us from the darkness that we cannot see.

As the Untold Age dawns, he is one of the few faeling creatures that remains in our world. Creatures borne and breathing stories and magic, and now their age is at an end.

This Autumn , however, is different from those in the past. Tommy awakens to the taunting of an age-old enemy, and is powerless before him. Soon, a sinister tale unfolds- a story that spans centuries and the entire continent, and ends with one bone chilling point.

The Untold Age isn’t coming- it’s already here.

It’s harbingers walk the land.

Now Tommy faces a foe unlike anything he has ever faced before. But soon it is obvious that even one of the last talebourne cannot stand against the cold that comes, and Tommy learns that perhaps, the end is in fact inevitable.

The Untold Age comes.


(Previously published as “On the Matter of the Red Hand”)
It is night in the city of Teredon, and it is raining. In the shadows, a lone man stands, watching a building across the street. He has been guided here by strange visions- visions that seem to senselessly whisper of dark deeds.

Those visions guides him down a narrow path. Here, surreal, dreamy images lead to the Scarlet Cellar- a haven of criminals that seem untouchable by the hand of the law. Soon, he learns of a missing girl- and her angry, powerful brother. Each is another step down a twisted road that leads to forbidden alchemies and horrific experiments hidden in plain sight.

In a city powered by steam and ancient technology, he is the only one who can understand the true horror of what is happening.

He is Thom, the Judicar.
In two days, his visions will be gone.

This novella is a Stanza in the PAEAN OF SUNDERED DREAMS
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Butcher Bayonet

by Matt Greenberg

Bob Truscott is a Sergeant in the Northern Territory Police based in the Town of Darwin. It is 1942 and on Thursday 19th February of that year both the Harbour and the Town were bombed by the Japanese causing chaos. Amidst this Bob discovers his sister brutally murdered, the weapon, a First World War Butcher Bayonet still imbedded in her body. He sets about discovering who the murderer is using two pieces of possible evidence left at the scene. The first part of the novel involves his tracking down the killer. The second an exciting and dangerous chase across the outback of Northern Australia when the killer, realising Bob is close to arresting him flees the town with the vengeful Policeman hot on his trail.

Sand and the River

by Bob Lambert

A Few Dead Indians, the novel that preceded this one, told the story, largely through the eyes of a young agent named Walter Gage, of the investigation by the newly-formed Oklahoma Bureau of Criminal Identification and Investigation into the murders of over twenty members of the Osage tribe of northern Oklahoma in the 1920’s.
When the federal government moved the Osage into Oklahoma, it had no intention of making the Osage, as a group, the wealthiest people in the world. But it happened.
The land itself was wonderful for cattle, covered as it was with Big Bluegrass, Little Bluegrass, and Switchgrass, some growing to four or five feet in height and highly nutritious.
But it wasn’t what was on top of the land that made the Osage rich; it was what was beneath it: oil.
Oklahoma, not long a state, was booming. Oil wells were popping up in many areas of the state. Towns that had existed only as small farming communities or had not existed at all were suddenly bustling cities.
Many of the largeâ??huge?â??oil companies that were familiar names in America for most of the twentieth century got their starts in the Oklahoma oil fields. Lots of people got rich.
The Osage tribe was in a rather special position. Their treaties with the United States government meant that royalties from oil taken from Osage land went, not to the landholder, but to the tribe as a whole. That royalty money was then distributed to all tribal members equally.
That meant, in a way, that although a few landholders might have actually received less royalty money than they would have under the usual circumstances, it also meant that every adult member of the Osage tribe rather quickly became wealthy.
Wealthy? Millionaires, each and every one.
What did this mean to people who were, by American standards, scarcely “civilized”?
In simple terms, it meant that they were prey.
And they were preyed upon. Government-appointed guardians stole from them. Merchants took advantage of them. Almost certainly the worst, though, was the plot to sell them life insurance and then murder them for the benefits.
In A Few Dead Indians, most of the perpetrators of those crimes were brought to justice. However, evidence to convict the real leader of the group was insufficient to even bring him to trial, and one of the men who had taken part in the actual killings avoided capture.
The novel endedâ??quite abruptlyâ??with the death of the lead investigator in the case. Sand and the River continues Walter’s story, but with somewhat greater emphasis on his familyâ??and life in the Oklahoma oil fields of the 1920’s and 30’s.
The oil boomâ??and the money that oil meantâ??brought lots of different kinds of people to the state. There were the workers, of course, and legitimate companies. But there also came gamblers, prostitutes, con men, and violent criminals.


by Duane Schwartz

Klan vs Lawman. Company thugs vs union organizers. Miner vs miner. Citizen vs citizen. At stake is not only the working condi-tions in the ore mines, but also the town of Calumet, the sticking point to the Klan as the hooded miscreants attempt to control the entire territory. Calumet must fall.
So long as the citizens of Calumet hold out against the Klan mak-ing inroads in its government, the rest of the territory can breathe easier. All of the neighboring towns and villages collectively hold their breath, while in Calumet a handful of irate citizens join with a U.S. Marshal as well as unexpected, but most welcome, aid from the outside. The only thing is, has the aid come too late to stop the Klan’s inevitable march toward total control. After all, the Klan will stop at nothing: murder, rape, assassinations, kidnappings; anything to wrest control of the town’s government from the citizens. But, all is not as it seems. Buried somewhere in the body of helpful newcomers is a traitor, an unsuspected member of the Klan.

The Golden Dart (Sherrod Colsne Mysteries)

by John Spencer Yantiss

Accompanied by his confidential associate, Monty Weston, who actually penned the narrative, eccentric but brilliant New York detective, Sherrod Colsne, disentangles an abstruse threat to an elderly but once beautiful lady who is frightened almost beyond description by a series of surreal deaths of pets and wild animals, all living on the grounds of her remote estate, an almost three hours’ drive northwest of Albany.

Money for Old Dope (Varigo 7)

by S H Villa

Sargenta Carmen Ramírez Paragón, now Tenienta Carmen, finally finds out why she was asked to take command of the Guardia Civil cuartel in Varigo once again. When a half tonne of drugs stored in the cuartel allegedly goes missing, she is suspended from duty and not allowed to investigate. El Capitán did his very best to sell those drugs and ended up extremely disappointed when paid in cut newspaper; he has basically fallen apart.
Gheorghe, Carmen, Pepe, Raúl and Inspector Jefe José Blanco of the police in Granada do their best to uncover when the drugs disappeared, who has them and who benefited. Some powerful people are not happy�
Meanwhile, even though suspended, Carmen gets involved when the Riot Squad is sent to Pórrostujar to take away the bones of 11 civil war dead found in a nearby barranco after heavy rain. While the village want to mourn their dead, El Capo is determined to avoid the blame that will fall on the Guardia Civil who almost certainly executed these nine men and two boys some 70 years ago. Jesús is working hard to turn the situation towards reconciliation rather than conflict.
Carlitos learns about â??cunning’.

The Replacement Phenomenon

by Will Thurston

If someone had told Jake Hingham two weeks ago that time travel was real he would have laughed in their face. If they had then told him that he’d be pointing a gun at a policeman to save hundreds of lives, he would have had them committed.

Yet, there he stands in a shoot-out, and with the pull of a trigger he can change his destiny after over a week of being hunted, strangled, shot at, imprisoned and probably even killed. It all sounds crazy to Jake, but his life was turned upside-down when he wished for the chance to save his dead family a week and a half in the future.

You probably wouldn’t believe his story. He wouldn’t blame you. If he hadn’t lived through it then he would probably not believe it. That doesn’t change the fact that he’s standing there with a fifty-fifty chance of surviving for another minute. One shot, one chance. It’s time for Jake’s moment of truth.

The Real Good Guy

by Nathan Rogers

Warning: This book contains graphic content. Not suitable for young readers.

Have you ever been in line at the grocery store and that rude person just barges right in front on you? How about that guy in the resturant that is so determined to be louder and more obnoxious than everyone else?

Ever thought about killing them?

Well, Joe does just that. He’s cleaning out the trash and making sure they pay for their crimes.

Survival Instincts Part 13

by B.J.K. Brown

It’s the OK Corral in Sunset Beach in front of the diner when Gladys faces off with an armed and dangerous ex-con Hell-bent on murder.

Taking Ivy Seriously

by Matthew David Brozik

Ivy Field wasn’t expecting to be named Poet Laureate of the United States (or anything like that) while still a teenager, but neither did she imagine that sending her poems to the Copyright Office would get her so much attention from the federal government. Her innocent filing, however, sets in motion a series of increasingly peculiar events that put in jeopardy both her writing career and her prospects of getting into college, prompting Ivy to go looking for answers.

TAKING IVY SERIOUSLY is a quirky, edgy, funny, and always original story that offers wry, irreverent commentary on several venerable institutions. Readers of all ages will love not just Ivy but Ivy’s best friend, Andy, Ivy’s attorney, Susan Gorman, and Susan’s journalist brother, Stuart, as well. The story also features such authority figures as the Postmaster Sergeant of the United States, the Register of Copyrights, the Librarian of Congress, and Ivy’s mom.

I’m making IVY freeâ??FREE!â??for as many days as allowed, as often as possible, right from the start. I want youâ??YOU!â??to download IVY at no cost, and I want you to read IVY and enjoy it. (And, then, it would be great if you’d review it. And tell everyone you know to download it, for free.)

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A Pushcart Prize nominee, Matthew David Brozik is the author of WHIMSY & SODA and co-author of GOOROO’S *PRO*-MAGNON KITCHEN and the GOVERNMENT MANUAL series. Matthew has contributed humor pieces to The New Yorker… McSweeney’s Internet Tendency… Grin & Tonic… Adult Swim onlineâ?¦ and elsewhere. His short, quirky fiction has appeared in/at Popcorn Fiction… Sycamore Review… Grift Magazine… Redividerâ?¦ Feathertale… and many other places both online and in print. Most of his best work can be read at

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