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Guys Named Bob

a novel by Elizabeth Engstrom

Carjacked at gunpoint by a young female desperado, middle-aged Darlene Martin drives the girl far away from civilization to a place unlike anything in Darlene’s experience.  The girl and her lover take Darlene’s car and leave her in the remote cabin with a very unusual man, also unlike anything in Darlene”s experience. During a deep dive into the dark and disturbing, Darlene discovers survival techniques she didn’t know she had while her family at home frets, argues, and does everything in their power to find her and get her back. Pressed to their limits, each person makes decisions, some of which they live to regret. A powerful story of love, life, family, and consequences.

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Mudlarks and the Silent Highwayman

a novelette by Alan M. Clark

In 1884 London, 12-year-old Albert Gladwyck must decide whether to follow his generous heart or learn to harden it in the harsh world in which he lives. As a River Thames scavenger, he has made the find of a lifetime, a wrecked boat full of goods, washed up on the Isle of Dogs and hidden from view. To save himself and his Mum from severe poverty, he must try to make salvage from the wreck before the other mudlarks find it, before the bully, George Hardly, catches up to him, before illness and death from the poisonous river have a say in the matter.

This lavishly illustrated 84 page novelette gives a glimpse into a time when the pauper child was ubiquitous in London. It is also a fanciful tale about the choices a desperate child might make in such an environment to survive.

“Alan M Clark has a remarkable ability to evoke the past as a tangible, breathing thing, immersing the reader in times long gone—and thankfully long gone, for most. In this novellette, he combines his keen eye for period with a sense of menace and melancholy which yet bears a glimmer of hope. A moving read.”

 —John Linwood Grant, author of ‘A Persistence of Geraniums’ & ‘The Assassin’s Coin’

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Divorce by Grand Canyon

Seven riveting true crime stories  by Elizabeth Engstrom
Christian Longo. 
Jeremy Bryan Jones. 
Joel Patrick Courtney. 
Patrick Wayne Kearney. 
Russell Obremski. 
Robert Spangler. 
Gabriel Morris. 

Killers all. 

Veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom dives into the horrific stories of these seven serial killers, along with a glimpse into the maggoty world of forensic entomology. Why do these killers do what they do, how do they get away with it for so long, and what is their final undoing? Seven riveting true crime stories to make you lock your doors at night.

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Professor Witchey’s Miracle Mood Cure

by Eric Witchey

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.

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13 Miller’s Court

Two novels in one—The Assassin’s Coin, by John Linwood Grant, and The Prostitute’s Price by Alan M. Clark. Intertwined here, they share a single timeline and a single purpose – to lead you to 13 Miller’s Court, the room made infamous during the Autumn of Terror. 

The Prostitute’s Price

A novel that beats back our assumptions about the time of Jack the Ripper. A tale of Mary Jane Kelly, a woman alive with all the emotional complexity of women today. Running from a man and her past, she must recover a valuable necklace and sell it to escape London. Driven by powerful, conflicting emotions, she tries to sneak past the deadly menace that bars her exit.

The Assassin’s Coin

She is Catherine Weatherhead, and she is Madame Rostov. She will lie. She will deceive. She will change history, for she is haunted, and murder speaks to her. In Whitechapel, all talk is of the one they call Jack the Ripper, but there is another killer in play, Mr Edwin Dry, the Deptford Assassin. The truth is not what you believe. It is what Catherine and Mr Dry make it.

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The Assassin’s Coin

a novel by John Linwood Grant.

She is Catherine Weatherhead, and she is Madame Rostov. She will lie. She will deceive. She will change history, for she is haunted, and murder speaks to her. In Whitechapel, all talk is of the one they call Jack the Ripper, but there is another killer in play, Mr Edwin Dry, the Deptford Assassin. The truth is not what you believe. It is what Catherine and Mr Dry make it.

This novel is a companion piece to The Prostitute’s Price by Alan M. Clark. They share the same timeline, some characters, and scenes. Although both books are standalone stories, to gain a larger experience of each, read both, of purchase them togethr inone volume title 13 Miller’s Court, in which their chapters alternate. 

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The Prostitute’s Price

a novel by Alan M. Clark

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

A novel that beats back our assumptions about the time of Jack the Ripper. A tale of Mary Jane Kelly, a woman alive with all the emotional complexity of women today. Running from a man and her past, she must recover a valuable necklace and sell it to escape London. Driven by powerful, conflicting emotions, she tries to sneak past the deadly menace that bars her exit.

This novel is a companion piece to The Assassin’s Coin by John Linwood Grant. They share the same timeline, some characters, and scenes. Although both books are standalone stories, to gain a larger experience of each, read both, of purchase them togethr inone volume title 13 Miller’s Court, in which their chapters alternate. 

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The Northwoods Chronicles

by Elizabeth Engstrom

Publisher’s Weekly Starred Review:  “Dark fantasy writer Engstrom (Black Leather) starts on familiar ground, but rapidly turns this ‘novel in stories’ into a genre-blending exploration of love, aging, grief and sacrifice. Fast-paced, melancholy and beautiful, the overarching narrative binds a collection of good stories into a superb if unconventional novel.”

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Apologies to the Cat’s Meat Man

a novel by Alan M. Clark

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.

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Bull’s Labyrinth

a novel by Eric Witchey

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.

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