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The Prostitute's Price

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.

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Guys Named Bob

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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Bull's Labyrinth

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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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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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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Apologies to the Cat's Meat Man

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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Lizard Wine

by Elizabeth Engstrom

Three college girls look for excitement in a cowboy bar. After their car breaks down, they come across a closed campground. Three older guys are hanging out, drinking. The girls pile into the car with them. 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.

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The Door That Faced West

by Alan M. Clark

The story in The Door that Faced West is a little known piece of history that takes place in the American South at the beginning the 19th century. The novel is based on actual events involving the early American serial killers, the Harpe brothers, Wiley and Micajah. The Harpes  were land pirates who prowled the wilderness of Tennessee and Kentucky looking for victims.
The story is told from the point of view of the brothers' third wife, Sadie Rice, the 16 year old daughter of a minister. 

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Lizzie Borden

by Elizabeth Engstrom

Did she do it?
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.

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A Parliament of Crows

by Alan M. Clark

Three women in black. Always in mourning clothes—secretive, devious and deadly—they might at first appear to be long lost members of the Addams Family or characters drawn by Edward Gorey. But the women in this novel are inspired by three sisters from history who were anything but humorous. The story of their lives and their crimes is the very definition of Southern Gothic.

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Of Thimble and Threat

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. 

Jack the Ripper Victims Series: Of Thimble and Threat is a historical fiction novel inspired by the life of Catherine Eddowes, believed to be the fourth victim of Jack the Ripper. It is the story of a common woman with uncommon aspirations, a mother willing to sacrifice everything for her children, her addiction and abuse, her life choices, both good and bad, that led to a tragic end.

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Say Anything but Your Prayers

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.  

An imaginative reconstruction of the life of Elizabeth Stride, the third victim of Jack the Ripper. 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, hardbitten 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 ever closer.

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