Revenge-obsessed ex-prisoners, terrorist violence, killers on the run and adventure-seeking boys... Jack Franklin presents his first collection of short stories that focuses on criminal behaviour, often with a macabre twist. Length: 13,000 words.
Dr. Nathaniel B. Smythe, doctor of psychology and engineering. Philanthropist and investor. Grandson of one of the town's founders, and confirmed bachelor. General Franklin F. Fremont, retired general in the army. Explorer and big game hunter. The two men, stalwart friends in a small industrial town on the banks of the Susquehanna River where nothing changes and excitement is discouraged. On the surface, anyway. But there is something rippling beneath the sleepy little town's gentle façade. It's been there for as long as anyone can remember. No one talks about it, not even in subdued whispers, but it touches the lives of every residentincluding the two friends. And when Dr. Smythe reveals one of his secret inventions to a bored General Fremont, Hell breaks loose in the form of a demon from another dimension. The two are forced to hunt the creature before it can wreak havoc on the town they both love. It won't be as easy as they think. The doorway they open is but the beginning, and even more horrors wait for them and the rest of the town. This is life on the river. This is life for residents who will do anything to achieve their goals. If the town accepts you, it will give you anything you can dream. Even if the dream is a nightmare. Welcome to Milltown.
In her latest novel Mary Higgins Clark, the #1 New York Times bestselling "Queen of Suspense," exposes a dark secret from a family's past that threatens the lives of two sisters.
When the family-owned furniture firm in Long Island City, founded by Kate and Hannah Connelly's grandfather, explodes into flames overnight, the museum building where priceless antiques are displayed is leveled. In the ashes, a grisly discovery is made, and with it a dark family secret begins to come to light. Was the explosion deliberately set? What was Kate, a gorgeous young CPA for one of the country's major accounting firms, doing on the premises at that hour? And why was Gus, a retired, disgruntled craftsman with her? What if someone isn't who he claims to be?