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Calliope Press has published award-winning titles since 1996, both fiction and non-fiction.

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Butcher of Dreams
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 171,530. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2010 by Calliope Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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After a ritual Aztec mask is stolen during a cast party, actress Lee Fairchild finds her world ripped apart by the attentions of something invasive and elemental. An actor is stabbed; an actress is poisoned. Events culminate in ritual murder. Over all hovers the Mexican mask and the shadowy figure who controls it. Lee must fight a madman to save her theater and herself.
Great-Grandpa Fussy and the Little Puckerdoodles
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 10,220. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Calliope Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Family / Multigenerational
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They’re noisy, nosey and bossy—these little Puckerdoodles who have ensnared the heart of Great-Grandpa Fussy. Teenie, Weenie, Waddles, and Toodlebug range in age from newborn to age 6. In Great-Grandpa’s eyes they are unpredictable imps whose ingenious questions demand answers that only he can provide. Twenty-one stories and 64 four-color illustrations for ages 5 and up.
The Five O'Clock Follies: What's a Woman Doing Here, Anyway?
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Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 122,020. Language: English. Published: September 11, 2012 by Calliope Press. Category: Fiction » Historical » USA
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A young woman's odds-against struggle to survive as a war correspondent in Saigon. Former journalist Tuohy has written what may be the best novel yet to emerge from the Vietnam War. Meticulously researched, with award-winning photos of the time. “The action is riveting and the writing is clear, detailed and highly readable. An engrossing portrait of a woman among men in wartime.” –Kirkus


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  • Murder in the Second Row on Jan. 07, 2011

    As a New York City actor, how I loved soaking up the atmosphere of the New Zealand Regent Theatre that witty heroine Jessica Jones manages so capably and lovingly. On top of her usual chores of running this charming, decaying 130-year-old relic with its leaking roof, and placating those who are preparing the next production, Jessica finds herself thrust into the role of amateur sleuth. She must solve the mystery of the body in the second row and find out who is writing those demented threatening letters. She has plenty of suspects: likable and not so likable actors, those who toil behind the scenes (and do it all for love), and greedy developers who want the theatre to fail. Jessica gets needed assistance from outside sources and, in the process, finds the man of her dreams. Throughout this fast-paced, delightful mystery, I was rooting for Jessica and the theatre to succeed. I eagerly await further adventures of this motley crew. Reviewed by Kay Williams, Co-Author, Butcher of Dreams