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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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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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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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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

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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Lizard Wine

a novel 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

a novel 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

a novel 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

a novel 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

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. 


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

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.  


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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How to Write a Sizzling Sex Scene

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. This book is about recognizing the sensuality of our bodies, our minds, our lovers, our environment. Based on years of erotic weekends and riotous conference presentations, veteran author Elizabeth Engstrom presents in this book an awakening jolt for the senses. It is about recognizing and expressing the things that make us feel good about ourselves. It is about describing the indescribable. It is about writing.


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The Surgeon's Mate: A Dismemoir

a novel by Alan M. Clark

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, poignant novel, the life of an alcoholic artist and author, Aiden, collides headlong with that of a serial murderer. The artist fights a serious brain infection and struggles to hide his addictions, while holding his family together. The wall between reality and imagination comes crashing down when psychopathic Frederick invades Aiden's life, with a horrific lust for violence against young women. The artist's world careens out of control toward pure terror.


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York's Moon

an novel by Elizabeth Engstrom

York’s Moon is an unconventional murder mystery, a love story, and the story of the little guy fighting city hall and winning. Sort of.


When a dead guy falls off the train just yards from Yorktown, a hobo camp near 

West Wheaton, California, all manner of forces begin to collide.


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Jack the Ripper Victims Series: The Double Event

2 novels in one volume by Alan M. Clark

Jack the Ripper Victims Series: The Double Event (two novels in one volume)

The night of September 30, 1888, Jack the Ripper took two lives in the Whitechapel district of London. Elizabeth Stride was killed about 1:00 AM. A ten minute walk away, and less than an hour later, Catherine Eddowes was killed. The next day, a letter known as the Saucy Jacky postcard was received at the Central News Agency. The message was meant to taunt the police and perhaps the entire city. The writer, who signed the postcard Jack the Ripper, referred to the killings of the night before as “The Double Event.”


Since the murderer was never caught, fascination with the unsolved mystery has been widespread and enduring. But what of the women? Who were they? What was life like for them in London of the time period? What were their struggles, their hopes, their regrets? What of the decisions they made in life might have delivered them into the bloody hands of the Ripper? The two novels within this volume, Say Anything But Your Prayers, about the life of Elizabeth Stride, and Of Thimble and Threat, about the life of Catherine Eddowes, give possible answers to these questions.


Say Anything But Your Prayers
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.


Of Thimble and Threat
The 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.


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Book Trailer and Short Animated Film

Book trailer for 13 MILLER'S COURT, by John Linwood Grant and Alan M. Clark, and a short animated film produced to promote the Jack the Ripper Victims Series by Alan M. Clark.