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.

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.

70-something Oreny “Big” Johnson has a problem. Actually, he has two. Or maybe three. The first is that he’ll be dead from cancer, less than a year, which doesn’t particularly concern him: “The things I’ve been through, dying is just one more page in a long bad book.” But spending his last living days, taking his last living breath, behind steel bars does. That’s the second problem: Inmate #78903 in the notorious level-four Washington State prison known as Horseneck Bay.

Then there’s the money. Two million dollars of stolen military payroll, supposedly buried in some remote and mysterious south-Texas mountain range called Los Despoblados, or The Uninhabited, which sounds to Oreny like one of those places his mama Maybell always told him to avoid. But he’ll worry about that later. He has to get there first. Problem number three.

That’s when he brings those two smoldering dynamite sticks he’s attached himself to—his Luke-boy and Jaime—on board to help his tired old body break out of Horseneck and go dig up that money and then hightail it across the border into Mexico. And when they do break out, and Luke decides to bring his girlfriend Lauren along, and her enraged ex comes after them, and then the manhunt starts multiplying faster around them than those cancer cells inside him, Oreny still thinks he can control them. The problems, that is. At least, until Cade arrives.

Cade, the prison investigator Oreny knows is dangerous and unpredictable as a six-foot-two wolverine on eight gallons of adrenalin gone bad. And who won’t stop until he catches them and does to them what Cade does best.

Cade, Oreny knows better than anything else, is their biggest problem of all.


Meet James Snyder

James Snyder was born in Memphis, Tennessee and lived in many parts of the United States before settling with his family in Napa Valley. Among a variety of careers and occupations, he was a soldier with a tactical mobile operations unit in Germany, as well as an executive for a Fortune 500 company.

He has published short stories in the Houghton Mifflin Black Mask anthologies, the Ginosko Literary Journal, and was a finalist in the New Letters’ Alexander Patterson Cappon Prize for Fiction. He is the author of the military thriller AMERICAN WARRIOR, the suspense thriller DESOLATION RUN, the literary coming-of-age THE BEAUTIFUL-UGLY, and the short story collection TALES OF THE LATE TWENTIETH CENTURY

His latest novel, the historical thriller FRENCH QUARTERS, was just released by Milford House Press.

He occasionally blogs at jamessnyder.net and currently lives in Texas where he writes full time.

Flicker is a modern-day ghost story set in a haunted diner. When Charlie Brace buys, refurbishes, and opens a diner that’s been up on blocks for many years, he gets much more than he bargained for, from neon signs that flicker insanely, to a quirky staff, to odd customers, to an even stranger hobo-philosopher who picks through his dumpster while lecturing him on the moon and mythology, to the amorous advances of the previous owner’s widow, to a mysterious mother and child who appear at the diner one morning carrying steaming baskets of pies that are, in a word, charmed, to the appearance of ghosts with murderous intentions.

Are the mother and child ghosts or do they just bake great pies? What about Charlie’s head waitress, who dresses like a woman from the 1950s and spouts diner lingo no one has used in years? What about the man in the dumpster? What about the widow, who seems to be holding back about her husband’s death? And what about the customers, who grow anxious and impatient whenever the pie runs out? Who exactly are the ghosts, why are they haunting the diner, and why do they want to kill Charlie?

L. Rett Boswell is also the author of The Leadership Secrets of Squirrels and SKELETON: A Bare Bones Mystery.

‘Did you ever ponder the sheer absurdity of the story told in the New Testament? That humanity’s redemption lay in the execution of God’s only son?’

Elliot Ambrose is one of the few souls on Earth who knows the truth about Yeshua of Nazareth. His determination to expose this truth throws him into conflict with an ancient and powerful foe, who will stop at nothing to protect their secrets. Elliot must undertake a violent journey, and a war started in Judea two thousand years ago culminates in a final battle in the twenty-first century.

This dark, gripping, dual time-line conspiracy thriller will appeal to fans of Dan Brown, S. J Parris, and Raymond Khoury.

2020 ITW Thriller Awards Finalist

“A timely edge-of-your-seat terrorism thriller that plays on every parent’s worst fears. This cinematic thriller is destined for TV.” –Best Thrillers

Erik Petersson works with the High-Risk Traveler Task Force, an organization that prevents radicalized individuals from joining extremist groups. Disciplined and dedicated, Erik’s carefully controlled world is upended when his daughter, Arielle, leaves university to join the Islamic Caliphate, a terrorist regime in Syria. Erik rallies a desperate effort to stop her, but when he fails, he resolves to bring Arielle back, whatever the cost.

Driven by a secret she can’t outrun, Arielle’s dream of a more purposeful life is confronted with the brutality of life in the Caliphate. When she attracts the attention of Abu Noor al Kanadi, a terrorist leader bent on punishing America for its actions in the Middle East, Arielle must choose whether to sacrifice her dreams to survive or risk a frantic bid to escape. Torn between rival agendas, father and daughter must choose between family or country, love or fear.

What does it take to commit the perfect crime? 

Delve into these dark and twisted tales by nineteen USA Today and International Bestselling Authors. 

No matter what kind of crime story typically catches your imagination, there’s sure to be something for everyone. 

Conspiracies, political plots, and yes, even murder, are just a few of the crimes waiting inside this box set. 

Discover a narcissistic grandmother running an underground syndicate, or a support group bent on murder…and even a serial killer who turns his victims into fairytale creatures. 

Uncover the passion, jealousy, and fear lingering in every tale. 

This box set is packed with thousands of pages that will hold you on the edge of your seat, crying for answers. 

Definitely a must for fans of Patterson, Lee, and Grisham. One-click to pre-order today!

Author Line Up
Judith Lucci – USA Today and Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author Carlyle Labuschagne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Lena Bourne – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen M. Bryson – USA Today Bestselling Author
Inge-Lise Goss – USA Today Bestselling Author
Karen Randau – Award Winning Author
Eric J. Gates – Award Winning Author
Deborah Shlian & Linda Reid – International Bestselling Author
Sian B. Claven – Award Winning Author
Brandy Nacole 
Kelsey Reed
N. Gray
Majanka Verstraete – International Bestselling Author
Thomas J Eyre
Adam Alexander
DL Jones
KL Lamar
D.J Grayson
Judith Holstrom

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Meet Kelsey Reed

Kelsey Reed is releasing her debut suspense, mystery novel hidden within a boxset, the Notorius Minds Boxset within the collaboration of some of the top USA Today best selling authors.
Kelsey Reed, a loving mother of two children, married to an adventurer of a man. Their family is always up for a challenge and always on the move.
Join her on this amazing journey as her own author journey takes off.

When planning revenge, the first step is to dig two graves.

From the book:
He didn’t even notice Bill Prince step up behind him until he felt the tap on his shoulder. As he turned, he didn’t see the fist of the former special operator, now Special Forces Instructor until it had almost made contact with the side of his face. Everything went dark for a moment.
When he regained consciousness, he was lying face down on the ground being cuffed.
“Whoever you are, you are making a mistake and you are about to be in big trouble. I suggest you let me go,” Agent Sky shouted.
“Not a chance, Serpico. You have a lot of questions to answer.”
“You’ll find my shield and ID in my back-left pocket. You need to let me up now.”
Bill dug in the pocket and pulled out his ID case.
“Agent Antonio Sky of the NEA. Hmm. Well, Sky, we have a problem. More specifically, YOU have a problem.”
Bill Prince hauled the man roughly to his feet. His wrists were still cuffed behind him.
“Before you get any ideas, Agent Antonio Sky of the NEA, I need you to look down at your chest. See the dot?”
He saw the laser dot painted on his chest.
“About three hundred yards from here is a very angry man with that laser. It is attached to his rather beautiful Barrett M82 rifle. About two inches below that laser is a fifty caliber BMG round. You need to understand that it will go through your vest as easily as it would a t-shirt.
“You also need to understand that the same government you work for trained him with the motto, ‘one shot, one kill.’ And for him, three hundred yards is close range. That is the long way of telling you not to be a hero.”

The exciting conclusion to Planning Vengeance – Broken Path Book 1. Paul’s path leads him further and further into the darkness. Will he be able to drag Jack and Amy along with him to his dark place, or will their friends and family be able to save them?
Follow along on the roller-coaster ride. There is more action, high-speed driving, guns, cars and even a little more romance.

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The Four: A gripping psychological suspense - ASIN B08JLCG3Z7

Bev, Ellie, Morgan and Samantha—the “Fabulous Four” and besties for life. Popular and admired, they were always joined at the hip. But high school doesn’t last forever. Years later, when the ultra rich and successful Morgan begins receiving hate mail then goes missing under suspicious circumstances, the list of suspects includes her three best friends. Full of twists and turns, this dark literary psychological suspense has a shocking surprise that you won’t see coming.

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