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The Fontana Resurrection

by Alan Couture

This thoughtful, character-driven mystery is a well-crafted tale of the evil some can do if the money is right. A mystery tale rises or falls on the believability of its characters’ actions and the credibility of its plot. In "The... Read More

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The Journeys To New Home

by Alan Couture

Combs has fashioned a compelling tale of a man who struggles as much with the emotional toll of his new existence as the physical ones. The Journeys To New Home, by Elliott Combs, is the story of a young man left utterly alone—everyone... Read More

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Darkwalker

by Alan Couture

Gory but exciting, bizarre but fascinating, this post-apocalyptic murder mystery investigates a beast that does more than go bump in the night. In a post-apocalyptic world of lawless wastelands and city-states run by powerful bosses,... Read More

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Scary, Man

by Alan Couture

A story within a story; flawed, complex characters and taut, believable dialogue make this novel stand out. "Scary, Man" tells the story of a good man whose life is dogged by nasty rumors of sexual deviancy, even after he moves his... Read More

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Star-Spangled Sailors

by Alan Couture

Set during the War of 1812, this is a skillfully crafted story about men grappling with battle-wrought changes to their souls and the bonds that drive them onward. Though they may not realize it, men fight and die not for a cause but for... Read More

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The Inn Keeper's Daughters

by Alan Couture

The stirrings of war from Britain’s former colony arrive like ripples across the Atlantic to the Bell Inn in the port town of Southampton, England. Tom and his cousins, Rachel and Judith, find their family’s quiet inn frequented by... Read More

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Farworld

by Alan Couture

Either his oblivion or the death of his closest friend—it is a terrible choice to make for young Marcus. But better to have never existed than to one day murder his closest friend, and only the Void of Unbecoming can alter the... Read More

Book Review

The Crystal Scepter

by Alan Couture

The land of Elysiel is under a curse of bitter ice, its king dead, its denizens frozen in time. Treacherous Pythius, the tyrant of distant Paladya, has stolen the magical Crystal Scepter and is determined to master its charms, no matter... Read More

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