Manta Books brings in PI/part-time bondsman Ben Miles to track down a missing piece of comic book art, simple, right? But nothing is what it seems when it comes to a Ben Miles case, and more than likely, he’s gonna end up getting his ass kicked over a comic book.
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Buried: Short Stories – Three new short horror stories about unsavory house sitters, weird worlds, and breakdown-inducing hauntings. Sit down for a read during daylight hours, just in case you get paranoid and hear a knock at the door…
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Breathing Ghosts – [A] collection of unique and different ghost stories from writer Costa Koutsoutis. Somewhere in the woods, something exists that we just cannot fathom. A horrific crime doesn’t make sense compared to a man’s memory of the killer. A mother comes to visit her child at an important time in their life. A thief gets what is coming to him when a hiding spot seems too good to be true. A family slowly dies, but somehow, life is still okay. Ghosts and the unknown play a part in all of these stories and more, in this latest short story collection.
Running the Train…and Other Stories – Meet P.I. and part-time bondsman Ben Miles. He’s not the best investigator, or the toughest, or even the most competent. But somehow he manages to get the job done, even when he’s in way over his head. […] And he gets in over his head quite a bit. Luckily he’s got far-more competent friends, which in this business, are something that you need in spades. Ben’s gonna need them, dealing with rogue bondsmen, the sex trade, the Midwestern Mafia, and more in this introduction to the character.
A Flash of Doom – He is wizard, scholar, detective, and more. The greatest purveyor of mystic energies to stalk the land battling the dark forces, Sir Ian Quarry is a sorcerer like no other. No threat exists in the dark shadows of the hidden realms that he cannot defeat…or is there?
Carrion At The Door – a collection of subtle horror and modern-noir crime short stories. Unspeakable inhuman terrors under the bed. The actions of desperate people in desperate situations. The terror in the night from the shadows…or the unseen threat of your next-door neighbor. This collection features the original short stories “Apartment Living,” “Diner Food,” “Bedtime,” “This Could Be Love,” and “The Heft Of It,” as well as a brand-new short featuring Ben Miles, PI/bondsman in “Bailout.”
The Follower – Lyle Kinane is a freelance “operator,” a combination private eye and spy-for-hire. When a simple job over a package goes all sorta wrong, Lyle’s cut off in New York City with no clue, no way to stop his ever-increasing panic attacks, and no answers to a head full of questions. But he’s determined to get his life back and get back in the game…good thing he kept the package before getting let go…
Save Changes – Proofreader and researcher-for-hire Lee Kaporis put on a shirt one morning that turned out not to be his. This sends him around old friends looking for a girl with a nose ring that more likely than not has a reason to be hiding, digging up a piece of jewelry, and finding out why someone keeps calling all his clients and employers dropping his name. Every single step of this mystery screams “don’t get involved,” so why does Lee keep going into what is clearly a mystery that’s over his head? (A Smashwords.com exclusive!)
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