Books tagged: 1980s

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The Short Stories of Steven Arnett
Price: Free! Words: 39,160. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General
This introduction to the writings of novelist Steven Arnett provides a good illustration of its flavor and diversity. It includes several stories that fall into the thriller/suspense genre, and many others as well. Besides this collection, Mr. Arnett is the author of four novels: Winners and Losers, Death on Lake Michigan, The Labyrinth, and The Summer of Robert Byron.
Images of Broken Light
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 38,110. Language: English. Published: February 7, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age
On a cool night in December of 1980, four shots ring out on the Upper West Side of Manhattan—and for millions of people around the world, and three New Yorkers in particular, nothing will ever be the same again.
The Gaslite Motel
Price: Free! Words: 27,370. Language: English. Published: January 19, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Biographical
A crippled, anxiety-ridden Philosophy student becomes a tourist-motel night clerk in suburban Orange County in the early 1980s, working for a stern entrepreneur from Taiwan and an alcoholic couple who manage the day shift. They are later replaced by an Evangelical Pentecostal couple. Together they witness crime, vice, love and grace in a world that refuses to be simplified.
Dangerous Boys
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 114,370. Language: American English. Published: March 5, 2018 by Down & Out Books. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Coming of age
All they had was each other…and nothing to lose… Dangerous Boys by Greg F. Gifune.
Murder on the Fly
Price: $5.97 USD. Words: 104,380. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2017 by Pen-L Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
San Francisco, 1981. Danger is in the air and nothing is as it appears. But then, neither is Riley. Knowing that police-detective-turned-exterminator Riley has what is needed—knowledge of both two- and six-legged vermin—an old flame draws him into a perilous search for the mastermind behind the most devastating insect outbreak in the nation's history.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,290. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Gay & lesbian fiction » Gay, Fiction » Coming of age
Book 2 in the Psychotic Break Series, Half begins where “5150” left off. Ethan moves to a halfway house where he befriends an eclectic assortment of recovering mental patients. He falls hard for one, and together they plot a romantic escape from the mental health system.
The Perfect Teresa
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 132,950. Language: English. Published: October 5, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Teresa obsesses about a high school talent show gone wrong. So when an unemployed Aztec god offers to send her back to 1988 to re-do the show, she figures, how hard can it be? But changing the past won't be easy without Wikipedia. And she soon finds that, in trying to make things better, she may end up making things much, much worse. A time-travel comedy full of 80s pop culture references
The Proper Bearing
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 118,220. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Coming of age, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
A string of disappearances in 1979 London are connected by the same secret that leads young Nick Forsythe to his new life, in this coming-of-age tale with a little magic and a lot of heart.
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 91,620. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Sci-Fi & fantasy, Fiction » Science fiction » General
After the mysterious death of her father and a sudden move back to her native Canada in 1985, sixteen-year-old Freya feels distant and disoriented until she meets Garren and begins remembering their shared past, despite the efforts of some powerful people to keep them from learning the truth.
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,420. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Amateur sleuth, Fiction » Historical » USA
Lynne Winters is a not-too-successful real estate attorney caught in the middle of the kidnapping of the century in the mid-sized American city of Slate. Entangled in the problem against her will, she finds herself hindered more than helped by the efforts of the police and the victim's self-centered family. Can no one but Lynn remember that a young boy's life is at stake.