Danny West knew that something was wrong from the first day his folks moved into the rundown house next to the creepy graveyard. The neighborhood kids would never come over to play. At night, he saw weird shadows prowling around the crumbling tombstones, and heard strange gurgling sounds. But his parents wouldn’t listen to him. They said he had a good imagination . . .
Then bad things started to happen. Terrible, gruesome things that even scared his dad. There was something in the graveyard. Something in the graveyard. Something that no kid could ever have imagined. Something that should have been left alone to Rest In Peace.
HORSERACING MYSTERIES: THE MICHAELA BANCROFT SERIES!
A. K. ALEXANDER
SADDLED WITH TROUBLE
Equal parts suspense and understated contemporary romance, "Saddled with Trouble" is a fast-paced murder mystery that revolves around Michaela Bancroft, a 32-year-old horse trainer whose personal life is quickly coming apart at the seams.
Struggling through an ugly divorce and in danger of losing her southern California ranch to creditors, Bancroft finds her already chaotic life turned upside down when her beloved uncle Lou is found murdered in a stable stall, impaled by a pitchfork. The distraught Bancroft vows to find the person or people behind the senseless homicide, but the deeper she digs into her uncle's secretive past (an ill-managed business venture involving an artificial insemination breeding program, rumors of infidelity, mysterious payoffs, etc.), the more potential suspects come to the forefront. Even Bancroft's closest friends – trusted veterinarian Ethan Slater and her fun-loving roommate, Camden – become prime suspects. Ignoring the advice of hunky detective Jude Davis, Bancroft continues snooping around and soon finds herself the killer's next target . . .
DEATH REINS IN
MISSING . . . Racetrack veterinarian Bob Pratt is missing. When Michaela Bancroft’s good friend Audrey reveals to her that her brother has been gone for a few days, Michaela assures her that she will do what she can to help.
DEAD . . .Then when Audrey is viciously murdered, Michaela is certain Bob’s disappearance is related.
DIGGING . . . Michaela will go digging for answers that will lead her from Palm Desert to Malibu, where a killer awaits to answer her questions personally.
TACKED TO DEATH
CLUBBED . . . When polo rider Sterling Tabor is clubbed to death with a polo mallet, suspicion falls on Michaela Bancroft.
RUMORS . . . Of an alleged affair with the murder victim send Michaela into a rage and on the hunt for her own answers.
SECRETS . . . When a seedy secret from the past comes to light, Michaela finds herself in the worst kind of trouble— the deadly kind.
A new tack shop and a gala polo match are reasons to celebrate for horse trainer Michaela Bancroft—until equestrian Sterling Tabor is found clubbed to death with a polo mallet. Worse yet, suspicion falls on Michaela . . .
The weapon belongs to Michaela, her prints are all over it, and rumors of her alleged affair with the victim aren’t helping. With her boyfriend Detective Jude Davis out of town, Michaela doesn’t stand a chance of proving her innocence and clearing her name unless she delves into Tabor’s mysterious life — and death — on her own. But in unearthing a real suspect and a motive, she discovers a deadly past. And Tabor’s shady friends are more than willing to throw Michaela off the track — for good.
As one of the youngest ever winners of the Grand National, Nick 'Foxy' Foxton's career as a world class jockey is on perfect track until a near fatal accident cuts his dream brutally short. But when he returns to Aintree as a spectator years later, nothing can prepare him for what unfolds.
Minutes before the biggest event on the racing calendar, Nick's affable American colleague Herb Kovak is shot at point blank range, the gunman disappearing amongst the stunned crowd. Along with the police, Nick is left baffled as to why anyone would want to kill such an apparently gentle soul.
With the press speculating links to gangland crime and a crumpled note containing a threatening message found in the dead man's coat, Nick begins to doubt how well he really knew Herb. And on discovering Herb had named him as the benefactor of his will, Nick questions why he has been entrusted with the legacy. Is this a generous gift from a friend or is it, in fact, a poisoned chalice?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Felix Francis is the younger son of thriller-writing legend, Dick Francis, with whom he co-wrote the four most recent Dick Francis Novels, Dead Heat, Silks, Even Money and Crossfire, with Felix taking an increasingly greater role in the writing. Sadly Dick died in February 2010 but his work will live on through Felix. Gamble is Felix's first solo Dick Francis Novel.
Felix trained as a physicist and spent seventeen years teaching A level physics before taking on the role as manager to his father, and then as author. He lives in Oxfordshire.
From STUDIO 67 in Hollywood – It’s summertime and the Big W is kicking the season off with an hour full of great Rock songs of the 50’s and 60’s directly from original 45’s! The original mono mixes that you first heard on your AM radio will be played this evening! Backout the Edsel, grab your best girl and head on down to the malt shop and Rock Around The Clock . . . Buddies Lounge style!
• Rock Around The Clock - Billy Haley • I Need Your Love Tonight - Elvis Presley • Do-Wah Diddy - The Exciters • Pleasant Valley Sunday - The Monkees • Come A Little Bit Closer - Jay And The Americans • Tell Me How - Buddy Holly and The Crickets • Fun Fun Fun - The Beach Boys • Saturday Night At The Movies - The Drifters • Jane Jane Jane - The Kingston Trio • Oh, Pretty Woman - Roy Orbison • Seventh Son - Johnny Rivers • Splish Splash - Bobby Darin • Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow - The Shirelles • I Saw Her Again - The Mamas and The Papas • She’s My Summer Girl - Jan and Dean • Steel Men - Jimmy Dean • Dawn - The Four Seasons • Don’t Hang Up - The Orlons • Love Me Like Before - Sam The Sham and The Pharaohs • Strangers In The Night - Frank Sinatra
STORY: ELAINE LEE ART: RONN SUTTON, COLORS: KEN WOLAK COVERS: MARAT MYCHAELS
THE ALL NEW ADVENTURES OF THE FIRST FEMALE PRIVATE EYE CONTINUE!
Join Vertigo’s (“Vamps”) writer Elaine Lee for the conclusion of “Murder on Mars” as Honey goes undercover on the set of the sci-fi film Amazons of Mars to investigate the mysterious death of Zu Zu Varga, queen of the B-movies. It looks like murder, but who had motive? Was it the scheming ingénue, the down-on-his luck director, the jealous agent, or the ageing teen heartthrob? Robots, aliens and murder in 1960s CA!
Doc Savage! The legendary Man of Bronze! For the first time, Altus Press collects in one volume the incredible history of the pulp hero. Culled from nearly forty years of writings by pulp expert Will Murray, Doc's foremost authority and Doc Savage novelist, here is everything you ever wanted know about the Man of Bronze, his creator and his times — many published for the first time!
Over 50 articles are included, plus a new interview with Will Murray, talking about the exiting new Doc novels he has planned for 2011.
460 PAGES ~ $34.95 SOFTCOVER ~ $44.95 HARDCOVER
PUBLICATION WILL BE IN TIME FOR PULPFEST (JULY 29 - JULY 31)!
Donald E. Keyhoe’s seven stories of The Vanished Legion, from the pages of Dare-Devil Aces, have been collected into one volume and is now available to order from Amazon, Adventure House, and Mike Chomko Books.
Surely you remember from History class reading about when the Germans found a way to turn Allied pilots into Dwarfs, and in doing so, driving them mad and sending them back to attack their former squadrons. Or when the grizzly green death struck and left an unsettling learing grin upon it's victims twisted faces. Maybe you recall Germany’s plan to render the Allies defenseless with a ray that would block out all sight and sound. No, this obviously isn't the history they taught you about in school! But here at Age of Aces we are dedicated to furthering your education.
So join Dick Traine, Monte Prince, Bill Hammond and the rest of the Squadron of Forgotten Men as Colonel Meredith sends them out against some of the most bizarre schemes the Boche ever threw against the Allies in WWI!
We've produced as yet another title from Redbud Studio and it is the private eye strip, PRICE FOR THE ASKING, which is co-written by the Air Chief (Ron Fortier) and his pal, Bill Gladman.
Now, a new page of Price For The Asking appears every Monday on the Comic Related website. Then, when the story is completed, we collect and print them as we've done with this first tale, "Yesterday's Burning."
It features the art of Brian Latimer, Chris Hoskins and Tim Hagans and the book also has two short prose stories by yours truly starring Detroit private-eye, Simon Pryce.
So we hope you'll check it out by going to our Redbud Studio link on our LINKS page. Note, the second PFTA story arc, "Moving Targets" is now running on the site.
Top-flight English goalkeeper Ian Chapel's last soccer game ended in a kick to the face from a German opponent leaving him with just one eye and believing he could never play the game again.
Working as an editor for one of his brainy brother's sports magazines, Chapel has recovered his fitness, but hasn't touched a soccer ball since his accident. So, he finds it ludicrous when his old army colonel pitches a proposal with him playing goalie for the Los Angeles Ravens, an American indoor soccer team owned by the colonel and his partner Nina Brisbane, who has the body of a goddess and hides her shotgun-blasted face forever behind a veil.
The Ravens are headed for the league finals, but their goalie has just been murdered, and if Chapel takes the job, the colonel and Miss Brisbane would like him to clear up the murder as well.
With much reluctance Chapel caves into pressure, whips himself into good goalie shape, joins the team – which includes the German player who put his eye out – dodges murderous attacks from Irish terrorists, and copes with the very temperamental Miss Brisbane, all the while enjoying the close companionship of the Ravens' second-string goalie, a very fit, ambitious, and pretty young lady.
PRAISE FOR PENALTY SHOT
Bishop scores a smashing goal chronicling the deadly games played out by the men and women connected to the Los Angeles Ravens soccer team. Bishop's passion for soccer and his belief in the value of sports keeps the reader rooting for the home team. – Publishers’ Weekly
From the prologue to the final hospital scene, Bishop effectively captures the violent world of professional soccer. His tale, vigorous with intrigue, IRA terrorists, and a charming romance, focuses on Ian Chapel, a disabled English soccer player who is trying to solve a vicious murder. – Library Journal
Author Bishop, a soccer-playing LAPD detective, knows his stuff. – Kirkus
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
A thirty-five year veteran of the Los Angeles Police Department, Paul has twice been honored as Detective of the Year. As well as numerous novels, he has also written scripts for episodic television and feature films. As a nationally recognized interrogator, he appears regularly on the hit ABC reality series Take The Money And Run . . .
Lizzie Randall, the preacher's daughter, is murdered. The men of the west Texas town are set on lynching Paco Morales, a Mexican teenager who happened to be in the vicinity at the time. No proof, but, after all, he is only a Mexican.
Reason and/or conscience work on most of the would-be lynchers, so that, in the end justice is served. The list of suspects grows to include almost everyone in the story, thus providing an agreeable tangle of clues.
My Western novel, The Hunted, which was originally published by Harper in 1997, is now available as an e-book for the Kindle and the Nook. Here's the description from the book's page on Amazon:
After the war, a lone Confederate soldier and onetime gunslinger emerges from a Yankee prison camp and faces a harsh frontier winter, outlaws, state police, and Indians in a quest to find his six children.
I like this one a lot and think it's one of my best pure traditional Western novels.
GREAT NEWS FROM MAX ALLAN COLLINS ~ REPRINTS AND E-BOOKS . . .
Award-winning author Max Allan Collins’ Chicago Lightning: The Collected Nathan Heller Short Stories, to be published by Thomas and Mercer on October 4, features Chicago PI Nathan Heller as the narrator of thirteen crime stories based on real cases from the 1930s and 1940s. Known for his graphic novel, Road to Perdition, the basis of the Academy Award-winning film starring Tom Hanks and Paul Newman, Max Allan Collins is a recipient of the Private Eye Writers of America lifetime achievement award, the Eye, and is the writer and director of five feature films and two documentaries. Leading up to the publication of Chicago Lightning, AmazonEncore will re-release twelve other Nathan Heller books in August.
Lauren Blaine is on the run...fleeing across the country, pursued by a pack of ruthless, skilled, and psychopathic killers.
That's she's dumped her husband and he hasn't taken it well.
Of course, he might have taken it better if he wasn't a major drug dealer with a gale-force temper... and if she hadn't run off with all of his cash.
Now she's marked-for-death, a moving target for every mercenary, hitman, and sadist in the midwest.
What they don't know is that Lauren is nobody's victim... she's a resourceful, brave, and cunning woman who won't go down without a fight.
This is 10,000 words of non-stop action, violence and sex...a wild ride like nothing else you've read before...from twelve masters of suspense, who teamed up to write this rollicking story 250 rapid-fire words at a time, tag-team style, without an outline, without knowing what was coming next. The result is a pure, literary adrenaline rush.
ABOUT THE TOP SUSPENSE GROUP:
Whether you're looking for mystery, horror, thriller, western or crime fiction, you can always count on the award-winning authors at TOP SUSPENSE to deliver a great e-reading experience with their dozens of highly-acclaimed books. The Top Suspense authors are established professionals whose books have been published world-wide, graced national and international bestseller lists, and sparked the imaginations of Hollywood's top filmmakers (the Oscar winning "Road to Perdition") and television producers (the Emmy-winning "Monk"). Top Suspense authors: Max Allan Collins, Bill Crider, Stephen Gallagher, Lee Goldberg, Joel Goldman, Ed Gorman, Libby Fischer Hellmann, Vicki Hendricks, Naomi Hirahara, Paul Levine, Harry Shannon and Dave Zeltserman.
JENNIFER KEITH, LONG TIME ROYAL CROWN REVUE CHANTUSE HAS JUST RELEASED HER OWN ALBUM . . .
1. Don't Ever Leave Me 2. An Occasional Man 3. Imagination 4. A Taste of Honey 5. No Moon At All 6. 40 Cups Of Coffee 7. Sentimental Journey 8. My Baby Cried All Night Long 9. They Say 10. Red Suede 11. Easy Street 12. Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
This week, Koop talks to Jennifer Keith the canary of Royal Crown Revue who has a regular gig in long beach these days. He’ll also have some swank advice on what is not an international playboy, news on a famous dress that has been sold, plus a great ebook on Elizabeth Taylor . . . Kopp will ell us about some gigs to attend and a very cool blog all about mid century modern furniture . . .
Actual Rafique ~ Lunar Lizard Lounge Mr Ho’s Orchestrotica ~ Maika Jennifer Keith ~ Imagination Waitiki ~ Magic Islands Janet Seide ~ Miami Beach Rhumba Jimmy Vargas ~ Ghosting Jack Jones ~ A Day in the Life of A Fool HB Radke ~ Sucker For Love Enoch Lights ~ lover Cha Cha Roger Roger ~ Rogermambo Morton Gould ~ The Man I Love Earle Hagan ~ There’s No Escape Narco Lounge Combo ~ Taboo Buddy Cole ~ Powerhouse
FilmDistrict is closing a deal for U.S. distribution rights to Parker, the Taylor Hackford-directed thriller that will star Jason Statham. Production starts in early August. The John J. McLaughlin-scripted film is an adaptation of the Donald E. Westlake novel series, and Statham is playing a character that Mel Gibson played in the Brian Helgeland-directed Payback and Lee Marvin played in the John Boorman-directed Point Blank. Parker is a thief, but one who follows a strict moral code he'll kill to uphold.