Release 14/1, July 12, 2014
Leila Monaghan, Publisher Elm Books
(best for messages) 1175 Hwy 130
Laramie, WY 82070
Books is a small, innovative publisher founded in November 2012. We
are based in beautiful Laramie, Wyoming but our writers hail from all
over the United States. We specialize in mystery and romance short
story collections and are also moving into new genres including
children's books (Gen-E Books) and modern realistic novels (Grit
Lit). We are committed to providing beautifully written exciting
short fiction to diverse audiences.
current books include three mystery collections edited by Jess
on a Cold Night,
and the Detective. Jess
Faraday is the nationally known author of the Ira Adler mysteries
from Bold Strokes (The
Affair of the Porcelain Dog and
as well as the steam punk thriller, The
Left Hand of Justice. Her
love of action and keen eye for good prose are evident in all the
books she has edited with Elm Books.
on a Cold Night presents
a slew of winter tales from the cozy story of a theft of tea pots to
ripped-from-the-headlines crime stories. We have dead bodies on
glamorous Hollywood sets and in back woods Wyoming, and even a
vampire or two to entertain you. Our heroes and heroines are as
diverse as America--old, young, and from every background and walk of
life. Authors include Leonhard August, Emily Baird, Cris de Borja,
Mark Hague, Christalea McMullin, Lee Mullins, Kirk VanDyke, and Wendy
Worthington who hail from Southern California to Philadelphia.
and the Detective brings
together eleven sleuths from the pens of Leonhard August, Sarah M.
Chen, H. Tucker Cobey, Jess Faraday, Mark Hague, Robert D. Hughes,
Gay Toltl Kinman, Carol Leininger, Michael Mallory, Lee Mullins and
Devin Wood. Our diverse detectives include a few private
investigators, some cops, some ex-cops, an insurance adjuster, and a
pair of formidable Shadow Wolves--Native American trackers who work
with Homeland Security. The stories are set from San Francisco to
Massachusetts and all points in between and feature a dead pig, dead
lovers (gay and straight), a dead shoe salesman, lots of arson and
even a touch of romance.
and the Detective reflects
the supernatural side of mysteries and tackles burning questions such
as "Why would a vampire hire a vampire hunter to solve the
murder of a fellow bloodsucker?", "If a werewolf is
attacked in animal form, is it assault or animal abuse?", and
"Is it murder if the victim is already dead?" The stories
from Helen Angove, Leonhard August, Emily Baird, H. Tucker Cobey,
Charlie Cochrane, Lynn Finger, Mark Hague, Gay Toltl Kinman, and
Angelia Sparrow take us from 19th century frigate to the far reaches
of time and space.
addition to our mystery series, M.M. Ardagna and Jess Faraday have
edited a magical collection of fantasy romance tales, Fae
and we also distribute Kirk VanDyke's gritty tale of getting by with
on a Beach,
and his stark beautiful collection of poems, hatred
of one's fascination of an idea of wilderness.
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