Burning the Scarecrow (Bargain Read)

HALLOWEEN MUST-READ – BURNING THE SCARECROW

“I HAVE A FEELING THAT NIGHTMARES ARE IN STORE FOR ME LATER TONIGHT.” ~ Erin Nicole Cochran for Readers’ Favorite
 
Meet the freckle-faced boy who grew up to be the inspiration for Alfred Hitchcock’s PSYCHO and Jonathan Demme’s THE SILENCE OF THE LAMBS.  Sometimes the relationship between mother and child reaches beyond the realm of natural.  Burning the Scarecrow seems like a reasonably harmless offense or practical joke, but for Eddie and Jack, it set unforeseen horrors into motion that both boys would regret for the rest of their lives.  Includes Inception by Meredith Carson and Afterword by John Rollins.
 
In an archived article, Jack T. Mann penned a rare, brief account of his experience with Ed Gein, entitled Burning the Scarecrow.  Only a foreword and afterword were added to augment the piece in TWC’s attempt to stay true to his original work.

Endless Evil

Everyone wanted to believe that the first attack was just a random act of violence.

Then a second victim is found.

The two women share similar wounds, and Detective Alex Gray can’t deny the connection. Someone is hunting down young women to fulfill their macabre fantasies.

Then they make a mistake and leave a witness behind.

When Megan Crawford wakes up in the hospital, she can’t remember her attackers or what happened to her.

If Megan’s memories are their only clue, will Alex catch the killers?

Author’s Notes:

This book is intended for adult audiences. It contains mature language, depictions of violence, and sexual scenarios.

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Each book in The Pruitt County Mystery Series is a standalone novel. Although these books can be read individually, they are best enjoyed chronologically.

Pruitt County Mysteries:
1. Endless Evil
2. White River
3. The Last Cut
4. Cries in the Night
5. Girls of Summer

Check out Amanda’s other works:

The Ideal Woman
Do Unto Others
Days Gone By (short story)
Chosen to Die (short story)
The Collector (short story)

What reviewers are saying about Amanda Feyerbend’s books:

“Amanda Feyerbend’s writing is dark and gritty, definitely not for the faint of heart.” (Endless Evil)

“I was hooked from the very beginning.” (Endless Evil)

“Superbly written crime novel. It is definitely a must read for everyone reading the genre.” (White River)

“Raw, repugnant, and wicked, the serial killer depicted in “The Ideal Woman”, is like none other in reality or fiction. The imaginative and complex storyline by author Amanda Feyerbend is absolutely riveting!” (The Ideal Woman)

“Massively disturbing at times, it is still a creative, gripping, and fascinating read!” (The Ideal Woman)

“This is an awesome thriller that keeps you turning the pages.” (Do Unto Others)

“Lots of suspense and twists. It will leave you on the edge of your seat and wondering.” (Endless Evil)

“If you are looking for a non stop thriller, then this is a must read.” (Endless Evil)

Amaranth

Some fruitcake is running around pouring molten gold down the throats of barristers, I’m certain that friendless young women are being trapped in modern day slavery and my PhD student is being ditsy. To cap it all, my wings are dirty. If you thought the life of a succubus in Twenty-First Century London was just one continuous orgy, you’d be wrong


Meet Katy Harborough

Katy Harborough lives in the Lake District. When not acting as the literary agent for a succubus she enjoys science fiction, sitting by gently flowing rivers and listening to Nightwish. She does not own a gecko.

A Single Round

A SINGLE ROUND, is a collection of short stories from a HARD PLACE. Stories of moonshine and shotguns, obsession and transcendence, love and darkness, and the blindness of human desire. Each tale follows a painful path to one ultimate realization: the devil’s deal always ends badly, often with a single round.

The head that was found on the blacktop tells a tale in Johnny Fucking Carson.
Tommy watches his dream love become a nightmare in Together Forever.
Fame has a dark side, Becoming Famous echoes the age old warning, ‘Be Careful what you wish for’.
A story of realization, loss, and transformation takes flight in Redwing.
Never judge a book by its cover, even one with fangs, as a surprise awaits in Doc’s Choice.
The Grounded, sometimes the dream of escape should remain a dream.
A tale of a man who fell in love with a woman who forgot him in The Dog Walker.
The Ride will make you second guess what you thought you were sure of.


Meet R A Jacobson

After leaving the north forests and farmland of Saskatchewan, Rick headed to Calgary and the Alberta College of Art. After 4 years of hard work, he came out confused and somewhat lost. Now what?

Rick has been a bouncer (1 week), he has been a radio switcher (1 night), he worked at the CBC (1 month), he was a stuntman (2 action movies that he never saw, but he’s not alone in that) and he modelled briefly (he was the Jolly Green Giant for a time). Rick has built houses, packed groceries, cut grass and has written four and illustrated nineteen children’s books. He has worked as a painter, a designer, an illustrator and a writer.
Rick has won awards for his work in advertising and publishing, including the Ruth Schwartz Award, the Amelia Frances Howard-Gibbon Award and numerous national and international awards including the Toronto Art Directors’ Awards, Communication Arts Magazine’s Award of Excellence, American Illustration Award of Excellence, and the New York Art Directors’ Award of Excellence. He has been featured in Smithsonian magazine, Applied Arts Magazine and in The Artist’s Magazine. His commissioned portraits include Robertson Davies, Margaret Atwood, Christopher Ondaatje, and David Thomson.

The Viking Crown

Honduras, Central America, 1885

Carriage broken down in an isolated area of Central America, abandoned by her guide and surrounded by bandits, Marta Swan appeals to handsome Ramon Santiago for rescue. A swift ride on horseback takes them to a remote castle nestled in the mountains, where Marta is welcomed by Ramon’s employer, an enigmatic, red-bearded man known throughout the region as the Viking. Marta is shocked and terrified to discover the Viking is a madman who believes her to be the reincarnation of a lost princess. 

The Viking possesses great treasure, a golden crown and an ancient medallion, which men are seeking and will kill to own.  
Everything depends upon Marta’s finding her archaeologist co-worker, Alan Avery, who has because of their work ventured into Honduras and has vanished into the jungle. But Ramon, who Marta now realizes is acting as her personal bodyguard, will not allow her to escape. 


Meet Vickie Britton

Vickie Britton, along with her sister Loretta Jackson, has written over fifty novels. There are best known for the popular Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery series, set in Wyoming. They are also co-authors of the eight-book Ardis Cole archaeological mysteries and Arla Vaughn the Pre-Columbian Treasure Series. They also write many single-title suspense, mystery romance and gothic romance. Their suspense titles include The Viking Crown, The Vanished Lady, The Victim’s Child.

Soiled Doves of the Wild West.

One torturous night of pain, fear, and uncertainty forces a decorated police officer to leverage all his training to determine the connection between a home invasion and his past.

When the case of a missing girl goes cold, veteran detective Jerry Bishop quits his job at Boston PD when the loss proves to be too much. With a new career and his loving wife by his side, it seemed nothing could go wrong with their perfect life. Until the night the doorbell rang. 

Answering the bell in the middle of the night proves to be a grave mistake, as a night of terror ensues for the couple. 

Jerry must dust off his training and detective skills to get beyond the scope of his past inclinations. But will it be enough to protect his wife and accomplish his new mission?

The Night the Doorbell Rang is a suspense thriller – a page-turner filled with action, twists, and a dash of
horror. Not only will readers be taken on a seat-gripping, jaw-dropping journey into the minds and lives
of cops and killers, but they will be challenged to decide where the line is drawn.

Pick up The Night the Doorbell Rang to find out what happens next.


Meet Chalon J. Harris

Chalon J. Harris is a U.S. Army Combat Veteran, Life Coach, and Police Officer. She has traveled to twenty-three countries and forty-five U.S. states thus far. When she is not playing her bass guitar or riding her Harley Davidson, you can find her in the gym, the mountains, or binge watching her favorite horror movies. Her passion is promoting self-care and coaching through www.selflesslyselfishselfcare.com. She is the author of the newly released crime thriller, The Night the Doorbell Rang. Originally from the East Coast, Chalon currently lives in California where she is working on her next book.