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Bernard Schaffer is the author of the Santero and Rein Thriller Series from Kensington Publications.
Prior to that, he published multiple titles in a variety of genres as an independent author. Schaffer is the father of two children and a full-time police detective in Southeastern PA.
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Readers the world over have called Superbia's author the 21st Century Ed McBain novel and the successor to Joseph Wambaugh. Both a best-selling author and career police officer, Bernard Schaffer's experience in patrol, narcotics, and investigations has filled the pages with a degree of accuracy and bold, raw, truth that cannot be found in any other work of literature. Often compared to The Wire, the Superbia books have been called the "Most subversive" account of law enforcement since Serpico.


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Superbia 2

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Superbia 3

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Guns of Seneca 6
The Rise of the Old West...Again On a distant planet, at the farthest reaches of the universe, the Old West has risen again. Outlaws, Gunslingers, Murderous Gangs When an intergalactic lawman crash lands near the small settlement of Seneca 6, he's carrying more than a badge. Now, the most bloodthirsty group of killers in the galaxy is coming, and their bringing a weapon of devastating alien power. Jem Clayton is the son of a dead Sheriff, an outlaw with a moral code, and a man about to face his own destiny. A hard-bitten, take no prisoners, western hero for the ages, perfect for readers of science fiction and lovers of the Old West alike!


He's Been Your Best Friend
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 830. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Animals / Dogs
A beautiful, and lovingly written tribute to one of the most cherished members of any family. A children's book, guaranteed to help sooth the aching hearts both old and young alike.
The Girl From Tenerife
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 59,100. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary
From the first page, readers are told, "None of what you are about to read is true." Over the course of the story, it becomes increasingly clear that The Girl From Tenerife screams with truths about love, loss, and literature.
Superbia 3
Series: Superbia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 70,800. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Everything Comes to an End In the third installment of what has been called "The Most Dangerous Police Book Ever Written," the epic journey of Detective Frank O'Ryan comes to a heart-stopping conclusion. Frank has made a career out of fighting the corruption that plagues police work, but now the rules have changed and it will be all he can do to survive his last few days on The Job.
Superbia 2
Series: Superbia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,540. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Frank is Back and He Wants Revenge. Superbia 2 continues the scariest, funniest, most subversive, police series ever written. Just pray to God some of it isn't true.
Your Daddy's a Police Officer
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 550. Language: English. Published: January 12, 2018. Categories: Nonfiction » Children's Books » How-it-works, Nonfiction » Children's Books » Family / Parents
Written for the young children (Ages 1 to 9) of police officers all around the world. A perfect bedtime story, or for just before you head off to the station. In this day and age, little ones hear a lot about police officers outside the home. It's more important than every to take the time to show them who you really are, and what you really do.
Grendel Unit
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 155,120. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Military
A four man team, including one very large, very shaggy, alien called Monster, they are Grendel Unit. But everything is not what it seems, and the system they serve, and kill in the name of, turns on them.
Guns of Seneca 6 Collected Saga Vol. I (Chambers 1-3)
Series: Guns of Seneca 6, Chambers I-IV. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 180,230. Language: English. Published: June 21, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Western
The first three chambers of Bernard Schaffer's epic scifi western!
Immaculate Killers (Chamber 3 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)
Series: Guns of Seneca 6, Chamber Four. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 42,510. Language: English. Published: June 20, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Western
Chamber three of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga. Doc Halladay is back and he's taking a whole bunch of gunslingers to hell along with him.
Magnificent Guns of Seneca 6 (Chamber 2 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)
Series: Guns of Seneca 6, Chamber Three. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 64,860. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Western
Jem Clayton is hunting a new bandit calling himself Gentlemen Jim, while the Beothuk natives are scrambling to defend themselves from a new threat. The Colt Defeaters are about to start firing, so get your guns ready and saddle up. It's time to ride.
Series: Superbia. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,400. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Adventure » Men’s adventure
Police Officer Frank O'Ryan's knee exploded when struck by a bullet from the kid's gun. It was a junk gun, something with duct tape wrapped around the handle. It worked just fine though and Frank was going down. His sergeant squirmed on the pavement, begging Frank not to let him die. Frank raised his weapon and fired. One round. Center mass of the suspect's chest. It was just a kid.
Way of the Warrior
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 67,600. Language: English. Published: June 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Law » Military, Nonfiction » Politics and Current Affairs » Law enforcement
Accomplished fiction author and real-life police officer Bernard Schaffer's essay on the modern warrior society of police officers. Part-biography, it is an inspirational lesson in what it means to protect and serve the public, at any cost. Behind the badge and the gun lies the heart of a warrior. Unleash your inner hero.
Guns of Seneca 6 (Chamber 1 of the Guns of Seneca 6 Saga)
Series: Guns of Seneca 6, Chamber One. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 71,630. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Western
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The Rise of the Old West, Again An outlaw returns home to save it from a gang of bloodthirsty outlaws carrying a weapon of indescribable power.
Whitechapel: The Final Stand of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 96,650. Language: English. Published: June 23, 2011. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
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The Whitechapel Ripper Must be Stopped A madman on the loose, driven by dark urges and uncontrollable violence. A hero, lost in the grip of addiction. The greatest and most desperate criminal investigation in history. Who will save us from Jack the Ripper?

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  • Evolution of Insanity on May 18, 2011

    Haresh Daswani is not your usual author, and it is no surprise he’s written a pretty unusual book. The title “Evolution of Insanity” is an exercise in truthful advertising. Either Daswani is nuts or he’s operating on a level way up there in the stratosphere. The book is a collection of short chapters that contain virtually no dialogue. The descriptions of simple things take on a kind of poetic oscillation that are always moving and impossible to pin down. This book abandons standard narrative structure and embraces a James Joyce type stream-of-consciousness that will make you sometimes smile and sometimes scratch your head. I liked it. It felt fresh and different from the norm, even if I don’t feel smart enough to understand all of it.