Scams and Revenge in 419

A man dies after his car plunges off a snowy hill, but the police are suspicious because there are three sets of tire treads. The man’s daughter, Laura, tries to understand the motives behind her father’s senseless death when the police discover that his death is linked with an email scam that came from Africa. The police can do nothing to the con men behind the scheme, though Laura wants justice so she goes to Africa…

The True Story of a Murderous Quaker in The Peculiar Case of the Electric Constable

John Tawell was a troubled Quaker who ended up being kicked out of the church when he was caught in a forgery scheme. Usually a forger would end up hanged, but John was lucky because instead he was sent to Australia where he made a fortune. Years later, he returned a rich man to England, but his days of breaking the law were not over.

The Mutated Old West in the Fantasy, The Arrivals

One minute Chloe is in Washington D.C, and the next minute wakes up in a mutated old west with two moons, monsters, and magic. She is in shock, though there are people waiting to help her when she arrives. Brother and sister, Jack and Kitty, have been in this place called the Wasteland for many years, and they were from Chloe’s world only from an earlier time. There are also other people that have arrived to the Wasteland, but unfortunately there is a war…

Raising the Dead in Four Summoner’s Tales

A stranger arrives in town who promises to raise the dead but with a price. This one premise was undertaken by four bestselling authors, and the result is the book Four Summoner’s Tales. Each story reflects the author’s unique visions and writing style, creating a diverse collection of stories about the bereaved, the summoner, and the recently risen.

The Victorian Thriller Murder as a Fine Art

It’s 1854 in London and the night’s calm is shattered by the shouts of murder. A young family has been brutally killed though it does not appear to be a random act but was carefully orchestrated to mirror the Ratcliffe Highway murders of another family forty-three years earlier. Detective Inspector Sean Ryan from Scotland Yard is put on the case and discovers an essay called “On Murder Considered as One of the Fine Arts”, which is a detailed account of the Ratcliffe Highway Murders by author, Thomas De Quincey…