DEAD DOWN EAST

DEAD DOWN EAST, a fictional murder mystery, is both detective noir and smart screwball comedy rolled into one. Jesse Thorpe, a young private investigator operating out of Augusta, Maine, receives a mysterious phone call from a former client, Cynthia Dumais. She begs to be rescued from an island south of Brunswick, within a mile of where William Lavoilette, the governor of Maine, was assassinated the night before. She insists that her life is in danger but is unwilling to provide any further information. Reluctantly, he goes to fetch her. Fresh, witty and loaded with eccentric characters, this first novel in the series is both clever and stylish. It’s an old-school private eye tale with inventive twists and local color. If you enjoy a well-crafted and zesty narrative, lively banter, or take pleasure in the company of Mainers, you’ll love DEAD DOWN EAST.

Meet Carl Schmidt

I am a graduate of Denver University with a degree in mathematics and physics. As a Woodrow Wilson Fellow, I did graduate work at Brown University. I lived in and traveled widely throughout Asia for seven years, including two years as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Philippines and five years in Japan, where I taught English. I have spent dozens of summers in Maine, on lakes and in the woods. I chose it as the setting for this novel because I love its rugged natural beauty and the charming idiosyncrasies of Mainers. I have also written and recorded three musical albums. This, along with my formal education, proved invaluable when molding the persona and voice of Jesse Thorpe, the narrator in my series of mysteries: 1) DEAD DOWN EAST, 2) A PRIESTLY AFFAIR, 3) REDBONE and 4) FLIM FLAM. Currently, I am a freelance writer living in Sedona, Arizona.

AVENGING ANGEL: Love and Death in Old Brooklyn

A riveting tale of revenge, survival and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story and set against an urban backdrop corrupted by violence against women and racism.

Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Cassandra Monroe vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.

Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.

Surrounded by white men one night, she’s rescued by Mike Borelli, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.

Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unusual love story.


Meet Charles S. Isaacs

Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, a college professor, a community organizer, a Congressional consultant, a social activist, a gambler and an occasional journalist. He has written opinion columns and feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines. During recent decades, he has been a consultant to dozens of non-profit organizations operating in the social justice arena. His published work includes fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.

Bull Rush

A simple missing person case spirals into murder. In a sizzling Los Angeles summer, it takes all of P.I. Burnside’s investigative skills to crack a case where nothing is as it seems.

Meet David Chill

David Chill is a USA TODAY Bestselling author. He was born and raised in New York City and moved to Los Angeles where he earned a Masters degree from the University of Southern California. David Chill is the author of thirteen novels in the Burnside Mystery Series, which feature a wise-cracking private investigator who was a former LAPD officer and college football star.

All Shorts of Crime

Does crime pay? Not quite in the way a burglar wanted in THE OTHER ROOM – it will deter you from life on the wrong side of the law. A Manhattan detective finds that being murdered is more than just bad luck in A BUSINESS OF CHANCE. Blackmail is an ugly crime, but someone turns things to their favour in HUSH MONEY. You can push a woman so far…and no further… in THE CHINA DOG.

Crime has many guises. From the authors of LITERARY ALLSHORTS come the above tales and 15 more short stories, of events which are by turn dangerous, atmospheric, occasionally humorous and even poetic…but always written with criminal intent.

The TEN GREEN JOTTERS consistently keep you hanging on for more…

C.G. Harris, Tony Ormerod, Richard Miller, A.J.R. Kinchington, Glynne Covell,
Richie Stress, Janet Winson, Julia Gale, Jan Brown and Lilly.


Meet Ten Green Jotters

The Ten Green Jotters are a group of writers ranging from award winning authors to travellers to New Guinea, India, South Africa, Thailand. Their love of writing brought them together and following on from the success of their first anthology (Literary AllShorts) have plunged into the crime genre for this collection of eclectic criminal tales – All Shorts of Crime.

How to Be A Badass – 3 Complete Series

Virtutis gloria merces

Translation: Glory is the reward of valor

Fed up with playing the normal game, recent university graduate, ex-cum laude, ex-soccer star, ex-popular and mostly broke Kera MacDonagh changes her life when she decides to research how to be a witch… And believes it.

Kera didn’t want to go back east and deal with her overbearing Mom. So, when university was done, she stayed behind in Los Angeles.

Little did she realize how controlling moms can be from the other side of the country.

Feeling a little desperate to make her own way, she buys a few books on business.

And one on a lark ‘How to be a Badass Witch.’

That’s when the trouble started.

Join Kera as she grows into her powers and faces challenges as she learns how to become a badass witch, then vigilante and finally detective. And maybe find love along the way.

Get these three complete series – 9 books total – in one boxed set:

  1. How To Be A Badass Witch
  2. How To Be A Badass Vigilante
  3. How To Be A Badass Detective

Go up and click ‘Read for Free’ or ‘Buy Now’ and find out just what trouble a young woman can get into when the magic just might be real.

Psychos Anonymous

A serial killer thinks he overstepped his bounds on his last murder. He attempts to seek help on the serial killer website REDRUM. A psychiatrist who believes he can help psychotic killers through counseling sets up a group therapy meeting dubbed Psychos Anonymous. Six masked murderers attend the meeting but one of them is not there to be counseled. 


Meet Cedrick E. Wilson

Cedrick was in love with writing before he even realized it. It started first with his love of film. With movies like Flash Gordon, Star Wars, Cooley High and The Warriors. Those films opened up his creativity. There were times when visiting his Grandmother or his great Aunts on their secluded farms in the state of Texas when his imagination was all he had.

As a teen, he moved to Florida and that’s where his creativity took off. In his first couple of days in a new school, he was approached by a classmate who asked did he know how to rap? He answered no, but the classmate replied by saying I’ll show you. Cedrick began to write raps which back in the eighties was more like stories and much different than it is today. He wrote the story and the classmate rearranged the words and organized them into rap lyrics and from there he just couldn’t put the pen down. After the classmate moved away, Cedrick kept on writing stories and turned them into rap lyrics even though he couldn’t rap to save his life.

After high school, he kept writing but a discovery in a magazine helped him go in a different direction. He came across an advertisement for writers, a store that sold books that taught you how to write screenplays. His love for movies and writing came together.

Life happened and he put away his pen to provide for his family but the stories swimming around in his head wouldn’t go away. Even though he was busy with work and taking care of his family, he made sure that he made time to write. He wrote a ton of scripts and entered a few screenwriting contests, but he realized to make it in Hollywood you’d more than likely would have to move there and would be a lot more difficult to get in the door. His wife kept telling him for years to write books instead but he didn’t think he was cut out to be an author in that capacity.

A life altering event plus the fact that he’s not getting any younger finally caused him to take the plunge.

He published his first book in January 2018 with more to come.

The Serenity Murder: A Luca Mystery Crime Thriller

When a detective second-guesses his gut, he’ll have to get creative to catch the killer.

Luca worries cancer and divorce have dulled his razor-sharp instincts. So the detective is relieved when his next murder case seems like a no-brainer.

When the wealthy victim is found dead in her private-island home, the gold-digging husband seems like the obvious killer.

As Luca digs deeper and follows the clues, however, he uncovers a whole new line-up of possible suspects. No longer able to rely on his gut feelings, Luca puts the victim’s sordid affairs and her rivalries under the microscope.

With time running out, Detective Luca must find a way to regain his swagger and solve the case before the killer strikes again.

The Serenity Murder is the third book in the riveting Luca Mystery police procedural series. If you like hardened detectives, unexpected plot twists, and seeing the crime from multiple points of view, then you’ll love Dan Petrosini’s gripping whodunit.

Buy The Serenity Murder today and hold on for a white-knuckled police procedural!

We Don’t Die (Bargain Book)

A cocky police detective, Dallas Scott and his best friend and partner, Ray Davis chase after a notorious hit-man, McNeil, and a bad decision by Scott lead to Davis’ death.
Scott is haunted by his choice and it leads him to become a bad cop and a horrible husband.
Now partnered with a new young detective, John Crawford, they finally get a lead on the killer only to come up short.
Days later, they find McNeil dead on the street and this still leaves Scott unhappy because he didn’t kill the man responsible for his partner’s death himself. 
McNeil’s wife asks Scott for help but he refuses and this is a huge mistake which leads to her and her child’s death. This incident brings McNeil’s ghost to come back and haunt Scott and causes him to have a car accident.
Now in the afterlife, the chase is on again with Scott having to go after McNeil for bringing chaos to the people who murdered him and his family.
The Stakes are higher than ever in purgatory with Scott having to stop McNeil and having to prevent his soul from getting in the hands of the devil due to his own sins.


Meet Cedrick E. Wilson

Cedrick Wilson is an author of We Don’t Die and Psychos Anonymous.

AVENGING ANGEL: Love and Death in Old Brooklyn

A riveting tale of revenge, survival, and redemption, wrapped around an unlikely love story, and set against an urban backdrop marked by bigotry and misogyny.

Following a racially motivated rape by three Ku Klux Klansmen, 12-year-old Cassandra Monroe vows revenge. After eight years of training, now a strikingly beautiful assassin, she accomplishes her mission.

Her campaign continues with solitary walks through dark city streets, hoping to be assaulted by men with bad intentions. Those entrapped by her spider’s web pay dearly for their efforts.

Surrounded by three armed men one night, she’s rescued by Mike Borelli, an Italian-American passerby. A stormy, up-and-down relationship ensues. Ultimately, as her rage matures into purposeful action, and as he begins to see the world through her eyes, they become a team.

Along the way, they encounter serial killers, wife-beaters, actual and would-be rapists, gangsters, crooked cops, a kidnapper and a pedophile priest, as well as numerous women in desperate need of their help. Beneath all the action, though, is the blossoming of a most unlikely love story.


Meet Charles S. Isaacs

Charles S. Isaacs has been a schoolteacher, a college professor, a community organizer, a Congressional consultant, a social activist, a gambler and an occasional journalist. He has written opinion columns and feature stories for numerous newspapers and magazines, including The New York Times Magazine. During recent decades, he has been a consultant to dozens of non-profit organizations operating in the social justice arena. His recent published work includes fiction, poetry and award-winning non-fiction.

The Murder of Shakespeare’s Ghost

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Miriam Webster and the Grand Old Lady Detectives [G.O.L.D.] take on their first case when the tenant in Shakespeare’s Cottage swears the Bard of Avon’s ghost is on the prowl.

Miriam’s not a believer in ghosts, but when she and her companions catch a glimpse of a hazy figure that bears Shakespeare’s unmistakable likeness, she’s no longer sure what to think. When the ghostly apparition suddenly disappears, it leaves them mystified.

Their investigation soon takes an even more bizarre twist when the ghost, to borrow a phrase from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, “shuffles off this mortal coil.” A murdered ghost means the G.O.L.D. team have no choice but to involve homicide detective Henry “Hank” Miller who complicates matters, especially for Miriam.

A dead ghost is just one of many surprises for Miriam Webster and her sleuthing pals. Poking into the past, they soon discover the cottage’s previous occupants had a few skeletons in their closets. Do those old bones hold the key to uncovering the motive for a new murder?

As Shakespeare’s Cottage gives up its secrets, can they figure out who murdered Shakespeare’s ghost before there’s another victim?

Grab your copy of this delightful cozy mystery by USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author, Anna Celeste Burke to find out!

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