The Devil Takes Half, by Leta Serafim

The Devil Takes Half by Leta Serafim

The Devil Takes Half (256 pages), is the first book in the Greek Islands Mystery series, by new author Leta Serafim. A police officer with domestic problems and no experience with homicide sets out to find the killer of a beautiful archeologist. (Starred Review–Featured as a Best Summer Debut) “Serafim’s dense prose is perfect for…

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The Spy’s Little Zonbi, by Cole Alpaugh

The Spy's Little Zonbi by Cole Alpaugh

The Spy’s Little Zonbi (272 pages) is a work of espionage fiction by Cole Alpaugh about an idealistic secret agent who tries to protect his daughter from the evil his work has wrought. Click here to read the article in the Wayne Independent Newspaper online. The Spy’s Little Zonbi is Alpaugh’s third novel. His second…

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Lucia and the Diplomatic Incident, by Tom Holt

Lucia and the Diplomatic Incident by Tom Holt

The short story, “Lucia and the Diplomatic Incident,” by British novelist Tom Holt, is a fresh new adventure in the Lucia and Mapp series based on the novels of E.F. Benson.  It is currently only available as a Kindle Single, priced at $.99. Until now it has appeared in print only once, in the Benson Society…

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We, by Michael Landweber

We by Michael Landweber

If you could talk to your childhood self, would that child listen? We (194 pages), a novel by debut author Michael Landweber,transports the narrator into his own past in the critical days before a family tragedy. We was a Finalist for the Eric Hoffer Award for Short Prose and Independent Books. It won a bronze…

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Gabriela and the Widow, by Jack Remick

Gabriela and the Widow by Jack Remick

Gabriela and The Widow (280 pages), a work of literary fiction by Seattle author Jack Remick, tells the story of a dying aristocrat and the Mixteca caregiver who helps her assemble the jumbled pieces of her past, a process that gives them both love, closure, and the courage to move on. Gabriela and The Widow…

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Lucia in Wartime, by Tom Holt

Lucia in Wartime by Tom Holt

First published in 1985, Lucia in Wartime (2016 pages) is one of novelist Tom Holt’s two official sequels to E.F. Benson’s ever popular Lucia series. Coffeetown Press will reprint Tom’s second Lucia book, Lucia Triumphant, on November 1, 2012. Across the Channel, the battle rages … On the Tilling front, another battle is being fought—the…

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The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka, by Cole Alpaugh

The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka by Cole Alpaugh

The Turtle-Girl from East Pukapuka (288 pages), is the second work of fiction by author, photographer and journalist Cole Alpaugh. The Turtle-Girl was a finalist in both the 2013 Next Generation Indie Book Awards and the 2013 Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards. Alpaugh’s first book, The Bear in a Muddy Tutu, set in…

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Valley Boy, by Jack Remick

Valley Boy by Jack Remick

Valley Boy (254 pages), by Jack Remick, covers a year in the life of a third-generation Okie teenager who is struggling with the stigma of his heritage. “Valley Boy is the story of every kid who wandered out of the Valley into Baghdad by the Bay with dreams, imagination, curiosity and a mind that admitted…

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Death of a Dean, by Hazel Holt

Death of a Dean by Hazel Holt

Death of a Dean, by Hazel Holt While in Stratford, widow Sheila Malory always stays with her old friend, actor David Beaumont. On this visit she finds him in dire straits: his career is on the skids and his finances are in ruins. Unless he can convince his penny-pinching brother Francis to sell their jointly…

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