Post Mortem Press

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Today's technology provides endless opportunity for talented writers outside the mainstream to find their voice. The singular goal of Post Mortem Press is to answer opportunity's call by providing an outlet for new and established writers of short fiction.

Our business model allows us to consider publishing works that may be overlooked by the mainstream. Unlike many other publishing concerns out there, we don't want anything from our authors other than their support in promoting their books. This process provides for a payoff for the author's creative sweat equity.

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Shrieks and Shivers from the Horror Zine
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Pre-release—available January 6, 2015. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,840. Language: English. Published by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Jeani Rector and the Horror Zine have compiled another classic anthology of unsettling and stomach-churning tales in the tradition of Pan Books or Weird Tales, and introduced us to a motley band of new horror talent, some of whom will no doubt become household names in the genre in time. This unrepentant volume reminds us why the small press is such a force in dark literature.
The Outcasts
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 103,480. Language: English. Published: November 25, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
From the screenwriter of the cult classic film CRITTERS ... In the sleepy town of Konnor, Oregon, aliens are using human hosts to spread their eggs in a secret invasion. Because anyone can harbor an alien parasite, no one can be trusted. No one except the Outcasts. Can these unlikely heroes rise to the challenge and save a world that has disowned them?
Camp Arcanum
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 95,240. Language: English. Published: November 21, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
Marc Sindri, prankster and contractor, comes to Arcanum Ohio to build a renaissance faire in only seven months. A man with a reputation for delivering miracles and a bad history with crazy people who believe in magical conspiracies, he soon finds himself in a small town filled with magick and intrigue. As he struggles with deadlines, he navigates a landscape of witches, demons, and power tools.
The Grey Matter
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 68,880. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
The mountains of DeKalb Co.were majestic, tranquil, inspiring and isolated. Just the type of place a man like John Grey would choose to call home. A land where he was king of all he surveyed. A land where he could be God himself, if he chose to be. Until those kids moved into the cabin below the ridge. Life is unpredictable and survival is paramount. Who is a friend and who's the enemy?
Toxicity
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,600. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
If Tarantino and the Coen Brothers ever teamed up to make a film, Toxicity might be the end result. Imagine the surreal universes of Philip K. Dick smashing into the gritty realities of Elmore Leonard, and you might have an idea of what type of book you’re about to get yourself into. Toxicity is violent, repulsive, charming, and completely ridiculous. It’s a dark comedy for those without a soul.
Saturday Night of the Living Dead
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 137,650. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Ghost
It’s been one hell of a year for horror movie effects artist Ryan Parker. Taken into custody by a secret government organization, he is forced to recount in detail the last year of his life. As his memory begins to come into focus, he describes the manic months leading up to the mysterious and violent events at the Moonlight Drive-In Theater in Edgewood, Arkansas.
Shooting Yourself in the Head for Fun and Profit: A Writer's Guide
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,400. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing
Join award-winning author Lucy A. Snyder for this guide to working, surviving and thriving as a writer in a world that often doesn’t properly value creative professionals. Snyder — who’s authored ten books and over 200 stories, poems, and articles — shares her no-nonsense advice
666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 17,360. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2014 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Games, puzzles and brain twisters
Do you like scary movies? Are horror flicks all you think about? Do people look at you funny because you have no interest in reality-TV but you can name every film in which Vincent Price appeared? You call yourself a horror fan? PROVE IT. Test your film knowledge with 666 Hair-Raising Horror Movie Trivia Questions compiled from over a century of genre cinema, then challenge your fellow freaks!
The Fleshing
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 121,160. Language: English. Published: December 12, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
THE FLESHING: IMMORTALITY IS TO DIE FOR What if you could live forever? Would you do so if you knew that first you had to die yourself? Or that other people would have to die at your hands so you could maintain your immortality? Would you be willing to become a monster that feeds off the living by making love to them, knowing eventually your love-making will destroy them?
Fleshtrap
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 73,350. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Casey Way has been haunted by visions of his dead pedophile father for the last 20 years, tormented by hazy recollections of his murder at the hands of his stepmother. The trauma has left Casey burdened with guilt, manifested as debilitating insomnia and violent hallucinations. Casey begins to dig into his memories for an answer. What he finds brings him to face his greatest fears.
Hellpointe
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,370. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
What if you planned the ultimate road trip and took a wrong turn to Hell? When 4 teens cross paths in a diner in Nevada’s high desert, they discover their fates are forever joined, for better or worse. Together, they are drawn to a town that is all but invisible to the rest of the world, a post-apocalyptic ruin where a handful of survivors are battling an onslaught of evil from another reality.
People of the Ethereal Realm
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 66,810. Language: English. Published: July 24, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
Who is Barbara and what does she want so badly that she'll destroy anyone and anything that gets in her way? A mysterious woman comes in the night and brings two men from different backgrounds together for her bidding. How many people will have to die, and how many will wish death was the end?
Bone Whispers: A Collection of Short Fiction
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 88,470. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Visit a field where living corpses grow from the ground like pumpkins. Sail across a sea of blood on a raft made from human skin. Flee from a crazed mob determined to tear you limb from limb for the crime of realizing that you are God. From Shirley Jackson Award-nominated author Tim Waggoner comes Bone Whispers, a new collection of distorted realities and surreal nightmares.
Losing Touch
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 84,070. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Morgan Dunsmore feels like everything is out of reach - a paying job, a healthy marriage, and even a good bowel movement. Complicated by his wife's recent back surgery, Morgan tries to protect his wife and kids from his anxieties, not to mention their financial burdens, but that just pushes them away even further. And in the middle of it all, he starts to lose his tangibility.
Rage Begets Murder
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Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 78,940. Language: English. Published: March 11, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Naomi was all too aware of 'Varsity Dance', the 1950s TV dance show that was a gold mine for everyone. She also knew its dark side: It was just a matter of time until there were murders, investigations, and great personal loss for Naomi. Enter the world of Rage Begets Murder where business, politics and crime intersect.
Dead Civil War
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 70,780. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
A struggle for power arises in the United States and leaves the world in desolation. Strange creatures arise from the ash of battle and travel in packs. What is left of humanity gathers in small groups, trying to outlast the terror they know as reality. They must confront the man who played his hand to make this all happen. Will America learn from its mistakes?
Reckoning: The Saga of I - Book Three
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 61,750. Language: English. Published: February 11, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
From out of the detritus and ruin of the Earth rises a familiar face, yet he is troubled. He knows not who he is, only what he will become should time expire. Old heroes die and a new warrior comes to the aid of his fellow man in their darkest hour. He aligns himself with his father’s teachings in order to take on a new foe and strange vampiric creatures.
(dis)Comfort Food
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 105,390. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Women's fiction » Chick lit
“I am the angel of death and casseroles.” Meet Rosie Kirkland, a quiet homemaker with a magical talent for murder.
Fallen Angel
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 48,810. Language: English. Published: January 5, 2013 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
“One part Dan Brown, one part William Peter Blatty, one part James Patterson - John McCuaig's Fallen Angel will entertain mystery, suspense, and supernatural thriller readers alike."
Santa Muerte
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,120. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
Ariana Molina is a high school student in Chicago and life is quiet until she begins to have visions of a veiled skeletal figure that asking for her policeman father. Struggling with gruesome ghosts, and being suspicious of suspected gang members that have moved in across the street, Ari soon becomes the target of the drug cartels and their black magic cult of Santa Muerte.
Fear the Abyss
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 106,690. Language: English. Published: December 10, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Post Mortem Press presents twenty-two unique visions of the fear of the unknown. Stories from authors nominated and awarded some of the most prestigious honors in genre fiction: Hugo, Nebula, Aurora, Bram Stoker™, and many others.These writers understand fear. Includes award-winning genre classics from masters of the unknown, Harlan Ellison® and Jack Ketchum and 20 ORIGINAL to Fear the Abyss.
The Barn
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,720. Language: English. Published: November 30, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Beneath a field in New Jersey lies an ancient evil buried by the native tribe which inhabited the area. Once captured and contained the land is marked, never to be used for dwelling or building to ensure the evil remained restrained and powerless.
The Black Death of Babylon
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 60,270. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Don Oberbier investigated anomalies, but he had never encountered one as powerful as the Black Death of Babylon. The disease attacks with a viciousness that decomposes its victim within two hours. When a Professor snaps and starts killing people with the disease, Don has the campus quarantined and tries to catch the killer before everyone at the university is infected.
Pins
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 96,920. Language: English. Published: September 30, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Telemarketing is a drag, and serving jobs are exhausting. Luckily, strip clubs are always looking for new blood. Eva "Birdie" Finch is fed up with the slim pickings in local employment, and the gentlemen's club/bowling alley called Pins seems to be the only option left. But learning how to strip for strangers isn't Birdie's only obstacle, especially when fellow dancers start turning up dead.
Resurrection X: Zombie Evolution
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 97,360. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
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Modern society is maintained by a labor force of genetically altered zombies. Lisa has no concern for their treatment, until a lab experiment gone awry infects her with the zombie virus. Saved by a radical drug treatment, Lisa is now one of the undead, unknowingly infected with a viral prototype that causes immortality. As she struggles to regain her rights the creator seek her servitude.
The Ghost IS the Machine
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 58,590. Language: English. Published: August 8, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
An anthology of steampunk inspired ghost stories. Steampunk meets Horror and the machines might just win. Machines define human society. But that doesn’t mean they have to play nice.
Stripped
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 64,260. Language: English. Published: August 6, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Imprisoned in a remote house in the deep woods, Paula escapes only to finds herself at Cappy’s Joint, an out-of-the-way strip club where the dancers work to pay off family debts and are forced to live in near inhuman conditions. Stripped of her freedom, dignity, and nearly her life, Paula must face her past before she can reclaim her future.
Play the Way Home: The Blue Moon Crew of Sawmill Falls - Book 2
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,360. Language: English. Published: July 22, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Horror
It's hard for Amy Muldoon to be the new kid in town, especially when the other inhabitants of Sawmill Falls seem unable to hear the mysterious orchestra emanating from the town's abandoned cinema. But Amy can't ignore the music--not the violin, the piano, or the strange boy locked inside the theater, composing a special song and hiding a painful secret.
From the Deep Will Rise; The Blue Moon Crew of Sawmill Falls - Book 1
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,090. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Paranormal
Dylan has a problem, he can see dead people. This summer they need his help. There is something strange happening in the little town of Sawmill Falls and it seems to be coming from the depths of Lovecraft Lake. Can Dylan help the people only he can see and save the town of Sawmill Falls too?
Necromancer
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,680. Language: English. Published: June 5, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
St Louis cop Torrin McGlynne unwittingly enters into a deadly game of cat and mouse where nothing is what it seems. The stakes continue to rise until Torrin must choose between protecting himself and making the ultimate sacrifice to save those he loves the most.
I'm No P.I.
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 51,090. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
I’m No P.I. brings a 21st century point of view to the humorous side of noir detective fiction. After all, where else but noir fiction can a 56 year old unemployed alcoholic, who still lives with his mother, solve a crime the authorities are convinced has already been solved?
No More Bull
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,880. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
NO MORE BULL is the story of a politician who must learn how to simultaneously balance his needs with the needs of his family and the needs of his community. NO MORE BULL hilariously delivers many truths about the political life we all lead.
Torn Realities
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 100,940. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Torn Realities is not the typical Lovecraft Cthulhu anthology. This book deals with Lovecraft's themes of forbidden knowledge, the idea that we are essentially untethered from the workaday world. It explores lunacy-inducing creatures predating the dawn of man- keeping Lovecraft’s most famous theme (the idea of mind-boggling other gods) more general.
Ten Frames at the Galaxy Bowl
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 67,320. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » Occult
The Galaxy Bowl has lurked in the shadows for more than a decade, discarded and forgotten. Once the area’s greatest attraction, the abandoned lanes are now only a reminder of what life used to be. However, a stranger has ventured into town, breathing new life into the lanes, and bringing with him an evil this town has never known, bringing them face to face with the darkness of their inner demons.
Completely In Blue: Dispatches from the Edge of Insanity
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 52,740. Language: English. Published: February 22, 2012 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Mental health
Completely in Blue is a memoir of madness. It is a memoir of a complex madness compounded by addiction, passion, love and hate. But ultimately, it is a memoir about triumph over a chaotic life and mind. The story begins with a long-haired, slim and wild-eyed 18-year-old Chris standing in front of a stranger’s house with the guns of several police officers pointed squarely at his head.
Grave Revelations
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 59,880. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Book Two of the Saga of I In this new post-apocalyptic world people struggle to rebuild. With civilization only just starting to regain momentum an old threat returns. Things have changed. People have changed. The resolve remains the same. Marty and his friends will not stop until this alien force is defeated.
Truly, Deeply Disturbed
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 58,250. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Ever been cut off by a self-centered driver or angered by someone bringing too many items into the express lane at the grocery store, and thought "this jerk needs to suffer"? You're certainly not alone. But there's someone out there who is taking care of it for all of us without the stomach to punish those who deserve it. He doesn't wear a cape or a badge.
Jasmine's Tale: Darkness and Light
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,030. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
When Sam Melody, a hardworking private detective, meets the beautiful Jasmine Pellitier, the consequences could be deadly. Although Jasmine seems like the perfect woman, she is actually a 2,500-year-old witch… and is being pursued by ancient enemies who will stop at nothing to learn the secret of her powers.
Pony Fleming
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 60,100. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » European
Just when everything seems to look up, a young man’s life makes a sharp turn as he is forced to face an unexpected yet questionable burden. Author Jason Downes pens the story of Pony Fleming, a young Irish man who becomes a victim of fate’s twists and turns.
Another Man's Treasure
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 102,310. Language: English. Published: August 12, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
As a devoted husband, Ted’s struggling to resist the charm and seductive flirtations of Janet, a divorced client. Ted must also deal with the ire of James Smith, a demanding client who is convinced his eccentric father died leaving something of great value hidden in his cluttered and mysterious Victorian mansion. Together, Ted and Janet interpret clues that lead to surprising discoveries.
Mon Coeur Mort: My Dead Heart
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 101,640. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
In the era of sparkling vampires, lovelorn werewolves, and fallen guardian angels, the idea of romance and fear has gotten a little muddy. Mon Cœur Mort aims to clear the water some. The foundation of horror fiction is built upon fear. No greater fear exists than the loss of someone or something dear. Just as the stories may touch your heart, they might just rip it out of your chest.
Fleet of Angels
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 91,650. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Terror in the Heavens! The year is 2376 AD. The war in space has been going on for three quarters of a century. Earth and its only ally, zTurmia, are fighting an impossible battle to defend the Milky Way from the horned aliens from Andromeda known only as the Satanians. Earth builds 18 fleets of giant warships to turn back the invasion. This story is about the 2nd Fleet, the Fleet of Angels.
Detroit Macabre
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 77,610. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Detroit is the scariest city in America. In this collection of 13 original stories, Joseph Williams shows exactly why. Tales of deranged doctors, serial killers, zombies, vengeful witches, and ghost trains, Williams exposes the terrors of Detroit and the haunted wilderness of Michigan. Read if you dare and with fair warning. If you start now, the nightmares may just be gone by next year. Maybe.
The Unbidden
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 31,060. Language: English. Published: June 18, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A tornado rips through a quiet town, destroying resources, knocking out power, cutting off communications with the surrounding area and unearthing ancient tunnels long relegated to children's boogeyman stories. Lucy, relegated to "historian" duties as the town rebuilds and a strange visitor, Mio, a young boy who speaks only Spanish struggle to uncover the tunnel's secrets and save the town.
The Mail Order Serial Killer: The Life and Death of Harry Powers
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 114,640. Language: English. Published: May 4, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
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Meet Harry Powers, also known as Bluebeard, Mail Order Romeo/Don Juan, Slaughterhouse Harry, Human Tarantula, and Love Racketeer, one of the most enigmatic and until now, unstudied, sociopaths of the 20th century.
Nightface
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,830. Language: English. Published: April 5, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
It is gory. It is vicious. Not a love story, but a return to violent vampire fiction.
Dellwood
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 80,710. Language: English. Published: April 4, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Constance has a past so terrible that she has the physical scars to reminder her, but no memories to explain them. After she commits an irrational act of betrayal at work, she knows she has to confront that obscured past. When she returns to the now-deserted mansion her family shared, she discovers that those hidden secrets have lingered and taken on a life of their own.
The Lord Said Unto Satan
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
"a hallucinogenic horror story that's more like A Nightmare on Elm Street than Sherlock Holmes at his most lurid." Join police Detective Gugol on his peyote driven quest to find who napalmed a not-so-innocent woman in her suburban Chicago driveway.
The Road to Hell
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 111,380. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
Post Mortem Press presents four novellas about being on the road the hell. Number Six by Joseph Williams, Cemetery Tour by Robert Essig, Mistress of a Higher Purpose by Daniel Pearlman, and Enslavement by Nicholas Conley.
The Beer Chronicles: Tales from the Paddy Rodriguez Pub
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,420. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2011 by Post Mortem Press. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
A collection of seemingly unrelated short stories, all bound together with common themes and symbolism to tell a bigger story of love, life, loss and the occasional dead hooker. Some stories are not for the faint of heart and others are for those of a big heart, these are The Beer Chronicles.
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Books

Jamais Vu: Issue One
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 40,970. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2013. Category: Fiction » Literature » Literary
Jamais Vu - The Journal of Strange Among the Familiar brings you the best in dark fiction, poetry, factual morsels, criticism, and more.
Dark Doorways: The Best of Post Mortem Press 2012
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,070. Language: English. Published: October 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
This book represents 15 of the best short stories published by Post Mortem Press in 2011. It also brings to the same pages the work of some of Post Mortem Press’ authors favorite and influential authors within the horror genre. Includes short stories from Jack Ketchum, Jonathan Maberry, and F Paul Wilson.
Dead Souls
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 82,210. Language: English. Published: August 23, 2011. Category: Fiction » Horror » General
Zombies are a common metaphor. A metaphor that’s closer to our reality than we care to admit. Inside this book you will find seventeen stories of personal loss set against the backdrop of a zombie apocalypse and painted in colors of blood red and nightmare black.

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