IFD Paperbacks

Of Thimble and Threat: A Novel of Catherine Eddowes, the Fourth Victim of Jack the Ripper, a historical fiction novel by Alan M.
Clark

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

This illustrated novel is part of the Jack the Ripper Victims Series. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone story. (The cover is the only illustration with the audio edition)

In Of Thimble and Threat, Alan M. Clark tells the heartbreaking story of Catherine Eddowes, the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper, explaining the origin and acquisition of the items found with her at the time of her death, chronicling her life from childhood to adulthood, motherhood, her descent into alcoholism, and finally her death. OF THIMBLE AND THREAT is a story of the intense love between a mother and a child, a story of poverty and loss, fierce independence, and unconquerable will. It is the devastating portrayal of a self-perpetuated descent into Hell, a lucid view into the darkest parts of the human heart.


Bull’s Labyrinth a novel by Eric Witchey

Paperback: $17.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Mythic Daedalus and Nikkis fall in love amid the power struggles between ancient matriarchal and patriarchal mystical religions. Their love challenges the power of gods and kings, and they are cursed forever. Thousands of years later, Nikkis’s study of ancient languages pits her against corruption, smugglers, and the curse she must break in order to free Daedulus and rekindle love that spans ages.


Lizzie Borden, a historical fiction novel by Elizabeth Engstrom

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Did she do it?

A hundred years ago, it was the Trial of the Century. A young woman stood accused of brutally murdering her father and stepmother in a crime so heinous that it became a benchmark in human tragedy.

A hundred years later, the Lizzie Borden case still resounds in the imagination. There are those who staunchly defend Lizzie’s innocence while others behemently decleare that she did it, and that the murder was justified.

In Elizabeth Engstrom’s brilliant novel, the dark psychology of the Borden household is laid bare. Lizzie, her sister Emma and their parents Andrew and Abby Borden, are sharply illuminated—as are the paranoia and concealed hatred that secretly ruled the family. Domestic violence and dysfunctional families are not inventions of modern times.


The Door that Faced West, a historical fiction novel by Alan M.
Clark

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

In the beginning of the nineteenth century, the two murderous Harpe brothers, loyal to one another but violently at odds, go on a year-long killing spree in the American frontier, dragging with them the three wives they share between them; women who form a triangle of dependency, loyalty, jealousy, hatred, love, and betrayal.

The Door That Faced West is the bloody tale of America’s first serial killers, Wiley and Micajah Harpe, told from the point of view of one of the three wives, the sixteen-year-old daughter of a minister. A piece of history unknown to most, the story takes place shortly after the American Revolutionary War, when communication was poor between settlements in the frontier territories of Tennessee and Kentucky, and sociopathic violent criminals literally got away with murder.

The novel has numerous illustrations.


Lizard Wine a novel by Elizabeth Engstrom

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Three college girls go looking for excitement in a cowboy bar east of the mountains. After their car breaks down on the way, they come across a campground closed for the winter where three older guys are hanging out, drinking in their car, having gone “camping” on a whim. The girls pile into the car with them to get warm. The events which then transpire on this endless night of truth and terror leave three people dead and four people with lives that will never be the same. This thriller from veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom includes discussion questions for book clubs, literature classes and women’s studies classes.


Professor Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure a collection of short fiction by Eric Witchey

Paperback: $17.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Whether the characters are long-haul submarine trucking, building sailboats from volunteer trees, or fishing with alternate universe physics, they are living lives familiar to all and full of the wonderful that surrounds us every day. This fabulist, futurist, funny, and sad collection of tales from award-winning writer Eric Witchey includes two novelettes and 23 short stories that span genres. Seven of the stories in this volume are previously unpublished. For best results, take one tale before bed.


A Parliament of Crows, a historical fiction novel by Alan M. Clark

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Inspired by the true crimes of the Wardlaw sisters. In A Parliament of Crows, the three Mortlow sisters are prominent American educators of the nineteenth century, considered authorities in teaching social graces to young women.  They also pursue a career of fraud and murder.  Their loyalty to one another and their need to keep their secrets is a bond that tightens with each crime, forcing them closer together and isolating them from the outside world.  Their ever tightening triangle suffers from madness, religious zealotry, and a sense of duty warped by trauma they experienced as teenagers in Georgia during Sherman’s March to the Sea.  As their crimes come back to haunt them and a long history of resentments toward each other boils to the surface, their bond of loyalty begins to fray.  Will duty to family hold or will they turn on each other like ravening crows?


How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene  by Elizabeth Engstrom

Paperback: $9.95 – from Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Good sex scenes are a must in today’s novel, and they don’t just happen on their own. There is a structure, a method, and boundaries to be drawn. Whether you want to write for publication or your own enjoyment, whether you want to write sizzling sex scenes for your novel or erotic short stories, you’ll find the tools here.


Apologies to the Cat’s Meat Man, a historical fiction novel by Alan M. Clark

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

This illustrated novel is part of the Jack the Ripper Victims Series. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone story.

Annie Chapman led a hard, lower class life in filthy 19th century London. Late in life, circumstances and and her choices led her to earn her crust by solicitation. After a bruising brawl with another woman over money and a man, she lost her lodgings and found herself sleeping rough. That dangerous turn of events delivered her into the hands of London’s most notorious serial killer, Jack the Ripper. Contrasting her last week alive with the experiences of her earlier life, the author helps readers understand how she might have made the decisions that put her in the wrong place at the wrong time.


Death is a Star, a novel by Christina Lay

Paperback: $17.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Ebook Price: $4.95 USD. Approximately 83164 words. A time-traveling elephant handler from Assyria must confront a demon, a circus in disarray, a scheming sister, and her own dark past in order to save her soul and protect the modern world from an ancient evil.


Say Anything but Your Prayers, a historical fiction novel by Alan M. Clark

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

This illustrated novel is part of the Jack the Ripper Victims Series. Each novel in the series is a stand-alone story.

The beast of poverty and disease had stalked Elizabeth all her life, waiting for the right moment to take her down. To survive, she listened to the two extremes within herself–Bess, the innocent child of hope, and Liza, the cynical, hard-bitten opportunist. While Bess paints rosy pictures of what lies ahead and Liza warns of dangers everywhere, the beast, in the guise of a man offering something better, circles closer.


Candyland, a historical fiction novel by Elizabeth Engstrom

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Peter and Tess, both damaged by their various encounters with family and love, meet in a bar and go back to his place for the night. There, they discover the freedom of unconditional love and acceptance and retreat from the world to search for the meaning of life in each other. Eventually, their experiment takes a dark turn. A dark, disturbing novel of love and obsession by veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom. Now a major motion picture starring Gary Busey.


Siren Promised, a lavishly illustrated novel by Alan M. Clark and Jeremy Robert Johnson

Paperback: $12.95 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

Angie Smith and Curtis Loew are having dreams they can’t shake. At the heart of each is Angie’s daughter, Kaya. Angie’s dreams end in death, the spreading of hand-shaped bruises across her daughter’s throat. Curtis’ dreams end in something else, something closer to obsession than love.

Angie is worlds away, trying to keep her drug-shattered mind from falling apart, traveling through an American underbelly filled with inhuman shapes, dark whispers and old friends with empty eyes.

Curtis is Kaya’s new neighbor. He’s getting closer to her, and her mentally unstable grandmother, Colleen. He’s had families before, but he’d always made mistakes. Mistakes that led to new names, new towns. But this one time, he swears, things will all work out. He’s got so much love to give.


The Surgeon’s Mate: A Dismemoir, a novel by Alan M. Clark

Paperback: $12.85 – from  Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble.com

A story that illuminates the dark corners of creative endeavor in which inspiration, no longer an elusive, spritely muse, turns deadly and begins stalking the artist.

In this gritty, yet poignant novel, the life of an alcoholic artist and author crashes headlong with that of a serial murderer. Aiden is desperately trying to survive a serious brain infection, while simultaneously hiding his addictions. When Frederick comes into his life, bringing a horrific desire to dismantle young women, Aiden’s world careens out of control, toward pure terror.


The Paint in My Blood, a full color art book a novel by Alan M. Clark

8.5″x11″ paperback available in Alan M. Clark’s Online Store $29.00

This 152 page full-color book contains over 130 paintings by World Fantasy Award-winner Alan M. Clark. Includes commentary by the artist on his process, techniques, the philosophies behind his approach to illustration and his career in the freelance business.


Pain & Other Petty Plots to Keep You In Stitches, a collection of fiction by Alan M. Clark and Friends

8.5″x11″ paperback  $10.00 available in Alan M. Clark’s online store

Large format paperback anthology of stories by Alan M. Clark, Troy Guinn, Randy Fox, Mark Edwards and Jeremy Robert Johnson, published by IFD Publishing. Color cover and 35 black and white illustrations and many page decorations by Alan M. Clark. Introduction by F. Paul Wilson. This volume contains further adventures within the environment created for The Pain Doctors of Suture Self General.