Posts Tagged ‘horror’

MR. MENACE is here!

Saturday, October 17th, 2020

When a mysterious woman saunters into his office and begs him to help her find a missing person — herself — detective Frank Orpheus is intrigued on more than just a professional level.  The perplexing puzzle of his client’s lost memory is the most interesting case he’s gotten in years . . . and the fact that she’s rich and gorgeous doesn’t hurt his enthusiasm, either.  Despite dire warnings from his devoted and prescient secretary Cass, Frank takes the job.  

But even as his fascination with the mysterious Lady in Gray flares into passion, Frank finds himself drawn into a shadowy underworld populated by devilish dilettantes and notorious criminals, all of them the puppets of the cryptic crime lord known only as Mr. Menace.  As Frank uncovers the clues that might lead him at last to the Lady in Gray’s lost identity, he learns that her world holds dangers far more diabolical and deadly than knife-wielding thugs and insidious criminal syndicates.  His obsession with his strange client could get Frank and the people he cares about killed — or worse.  The closer Frank gets to finding the answers he’s determined to unearth, the more he suspects the truth might be too terrible to live with. 

Just who — and what — is this woman he’s fallen for . . . and how hard will the fall finally be?

My new hardboiled, haunted crime novel is now available from WordFire Press!

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Now available from WordFire Press

NOW AVAILABLE!

Thursday, March 26th, 2015

Now Available:  From the newly-launched Strigidae Publishing, One, an anthology of tales from the members of the Fiction Foundry, featuring my until-now out-of-print story “The Gallery” — a morbid tale of love, loss, and art — and dressed up in this awesome cover created by publisher Henry Snider:

One (two)You can purchase your copy of One right here: http://www.amazon.com/Fiction-Foundry-Presents-Amity-Green/dp/0692413790/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1427569237&sr=8-1&keywords=Fiction+Foundry+Presents%3A+ONE

Windwalkers — Now Available from Evil Jester Press!

Sunday, October 21st, 2012

When a nightmarish blizzard drives college students Nick Bookman and Robin Kelley to take shelter in a small-town Minnesota church, they are forced to confront the intimate secret that is tearing their friendship apart.  The appearance of another storm refugee, Alicia Morgan, an attractive high school senior and self-described witch, arouses Nick’s interest and threatens to strain the old friends’ relationship past the shattering point.

Then one of the men trapped in the church disappears in the deep of the night, and his young daughter stumbles in from the storm babbling

New Cover

Cover Art by Evil Jester Press

about monsters.  Only Alicia recognizes the creature from the child’s tale for what it must be — a wendigo, an ancient spirit that embodies the hunger for human flesh.

Soon there’s no doubt — the windwalkers are on the hunt again, and the refugees discover that they must fight not only the menace that haunts the storm, but their own darkest desires.  If they cannot control their hungers, their hungers will consume them — and they shall become wendigoes themselves.  Only the strongest hearts among the strange band of storm refugees have any hope of surviving the long blizzard night…

http://www.amazon.com/Windwalkers-R-Michael-Burns/dp/0615666787/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1348767747&sr=1-1&keywords=windwalkers