In Funeral March for the Maestro, the conductor of the Prince William Symphony is murdered with a single bullet, yet two shots were fired - a minute apart. Beloved coach Lark Larsen has tested positive for firing a gun. With the help of the wacky locals in Hamilton, New Hampshire, Matthias Jones zeroes in on the real murderer - someone who knew the maestro very well.
Harry Cobb Intra Solar System Investigator
Harry Cobb was a former intelligence officer now an intra solar system private investigator.
Harry Cobb: an inner solar system private investigator on a journey to Mars....
Cobb wants answers when a potential client is murdered in the Martian desert. He is hindered by the powerful Turcotte family and suspects one of their employees. Aided by his investigative team, Cobb believes his old love could be the killer, and he travels to her space colony to find the truth.
"Being alone in a house away from home can be deadly. "
17 Short Stories and Novellas
Stories of roads not taken and worlds within worlds where justice is served to those who step beyond the edge of time, space and reality, good and evil, and life and death.
No Place Like Home
Don Murdock enters his Aunt’s house-of the past where he must decide whether to change the past-the Assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
Mr. Greenwald's Tiergarten
Sidney B. Greenwald is sold a bill of goods and attempts to leave contrived realities, created inside a Tiergarten by a man named Jackson.
Steve steals a remote control from Dr. Milcoski. How altruistic will he become once he knows he can go back and forth in time?
The Last Rites of Dottie O'Leary
The Great Franchesco transforms Rick and Rita to face the sins of the past and the woman he murdered years ago.
Thinking of You
Who controls the freighter Praktiken, the Hubric artificial intelligence or humans. What is real and what is merely the desire of the Hubric? Who will live and who will die?
Vincent Montessori has built more malls than anyone, without seeing the destruction in his wake. Montessori must find the key to existence or face an eternal nightmare.
In My Image
Herbert Frederick is the new plant supervisor putting pressure on Kluger. Only problem is: Frederick possesses supernatural and quite evil powers that are used against Kluger inside the plant.
The Ultimate Salesman
The obnoxious Nick Piranha has bullied his way to the top. Piranha returns to his origins as his world slowly is annihilated.
Clarise sends her father Morris to an adult daycare facility, a facility with unbounded possibilities. When she removes Morris, the cycle is completed in an unusual and rejuvenating way.
Sweep the Sweeper
When Mike lost Jody, his world became a darkened shell of happier times. Mike hears voices and a world beyond the constraints of everyday life. The world thinks him crazy until he finds the peace so abruptly taken away.
Caught between the 19th century small town America and a fast paced 21st century marketing business Todd Granger is trapped in a cycle from what he wants and loves versus an immoral, soulless world.
Shoot Out at Coldwater Canyon
Elmer Guinness is a timid man who allows himself to be bullied at the office. When the office takes a company vacation to a simulation of the old west, Guinness faces life, death and justice.
Read Roy His Rights
On a two-hundred-year voyage, Miranda’s Guardian robot needs to be scrapped. Only the young girl can empathize with the Guardian’s ability to feel. She demands that Roy be saved because of his personal dignity. As they flee Roy’s worth is finally realized at the space ship’s destination.
Neal Embers lives in a massive containment village in Colorado. Pain and suffering have been supplanted with happiness and illusion with implanted imagers. Everyone else is in the real world of self-reliance and hard work, family and dealing with suffering. Something is wrong when Neal’s father chooses to voluntarily end his life and image his life into an unlimited illusion.
Jackie and the Z-man taunt the old man in the supermarket. The old man falls, the security people arrive and the teens flee. But when they entered the store freezer they emerge in World War Two and the approach to the Remagen Bridge across the Rhine. Jackie soon understands death, service and the fight. But most importantly he comes to appreciate and revere the old man in the supermarket.
Players in Purgatory
Ralph Norman crosses a bridge into a world controlled by a select few with the ability to morph between identities. Smelser is on the run and warns Norman about Gerstein’s Funeral Home, the destination for those absorbed as players in purgatory.
North of North
One by One
Pass me a Summer’s Day
I Never Sighted the Red-tailed Hawk
I Turn Backward Now
Late January Pools
The Surface Tension
Spring Arrived Late
The Spirit of the Land
The Shirt that was New
Blue Sky Day
Fall Is Not Far Behind
The Mighty Oak
A Cape Cod Tale
Sneakers and Blue Jeans
That’s the Way It Is
The Mighty Cosmos
A Requiem for Mister Rodman
The Forty-Fourth Bumbling Bluster
A Simple Prayer for the Common Man
Being a Boy
And Still They Come
A Tribute to the Star
The Foaming Wake
Child of Mine
Sleep, Baby Boy
Wind the clock, Ken
Simple He Lived
Un Regalo de Dios!
Sun through Rain
The Mighty Fortune
Mr. Salt and Mr. Brine
The Belated Birthday
The Man Across the Church
Who is Who?
The Nightingale’s Song
MEMORIES : PAST AND FUTURE
Listen to the Plow
The Christmas's Yet to be
Plea from a Twentieth Century Child
The Marvelous Ride!
Everyone’s Gone Away
The Town Left Long Ago
Before We Knew What Life Was all About
That Heroic Spirit
The Erie Canal
July 4, 1776
The Americans Are Coming
The River Stops Here
Learn to Fly
So Long Kenny on the Stairway to Fame
When the Whistle Sounds at Waterloo
The Blues are Runnin’
The Executioner’s Loft
The Cemetery Flags
The Unheard Promise
A Snowflake Angel
Summer Has Not Yet Ended
Welcome Home Alek Hidell
THE INNER AND OUTER WORLDS
Welcome to my Nightmare
Off the Earth
Beyond the Beyond
Before, After and Beyond
Wandering in the Universe at Night
By night Within
Who’s seen me?
HOPE AND ESPAIR
The Tangible Mask
The Dust Settles and the Sun Rises
Where The Poppies Grow
One Ship Moved Out
The Inner Landscape
I Give You Hope
The Onion Layers
Wandering in the Desert
Laying Waste to Innocence
In the Shadows
Staring at the Fire
The Dog Barked
From Monadnock’s Peak
The Shadow of Minnewaska
Ants on the Hill
At the Window Looking Westward
Sleep Tight, Post Meridiem
Morning in the Garden
The Hefty Mirage
Will Christmas ever be the same?
The Room Below
Passes the Night
The Hopeful Switch
How Infinite Are You God?
Amherst, Massachusetts... 1979
Agent to Fitton: “You need to write what's selling, Bob. And horror stories are selling.”
was 1980. I ‘kindda’ followed his advice. My intention in writing My Other Face
was to inject the idea of ghosts, spirits and the walking dead into my writing.
The book evolved into a science fiction panoply of the living dead and opening
a Pandora’s Box of unknown physics. Before writing this novel, I read half a dozen horror novels
of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. It is not my nature to write graphic descriptions
of violence. But I do like suspense and tense situations in my books. My Other Face
In this bizarre cauldron is Marta DuPont Pendleton- vulnerable and frightened and cast into a horrific situation in an isolated New Hampshire town. Marta is in intense therapy and sees ‘flashes,’ black and white snippets of a skewed deadly reality. No one believes she is sane. I utilized the device of echoing her inner thoughts as she meanders back to what will be come the ultimate horror of her life in her husband’s home town of St. Argus, New Hampshire.
the novel Peyton Place’s wealthy and powerful Harrington family, the Pendletons
control St. Argus in My Other Face. Unlike Peyton Place no such gossip and
scandal resides in St. Argus. My Other Face is gory… but good.
Do not read on a midnight dreary, while you ponder, weak and weary.