The seeds of Encircle Publications were sown in the State of Massachusetts. Our owners Cynthia Brackett-Vincent and Eddie Vincent are originally from Falmouth, and Plymouth, respectively. Cynthia began her journey by starting a poetry journal there. Twenty years later the Aurorean is now known and hailed as “New England’s premier independent poetry journal.” Eddie started out in a family newspaper business, and then became an art director for a small publishing house. Fifteen or so years ago when that publishing house was sold to Thorndike Press of Waterville, Maine, the Vincents packed their bags and made the move north. After a few years of working for Thorndike Press as their art director, Eddie became an independent contractor to Thorndike press and other smaller publishers. Quickly realizing that their talents, experience, and collaborative efforts might come together beautifully the Vincents joined forces and built a flourishing poetry publishing house, and continued to grow the publishing service side of the company to include service to independent authors. In 2010 Devin McGuire came on board full time with Encircle Publications. He has been dynamic in providing editing expertise, serving as webmaster, marketing, communications, doing cover design, and author website development.
In late 2016 Encircle Publications discovered an opportunity to work with an established group of successful published mystery authors and started the process of re-branding itself to reflect a new venture into trade fiction publishing with a focus on the mystery and historical fiction genres.
Along with our recent expansion into trade fiction Encircle retains its services arm and continues to be a complete one-stop shop for an independent author who needs the full package—editing, layout and cover design, printing, marketing materials, basic author website development.
Encircle Publication’s mission is the brisk and continuous growth to a robust catalog of trade fiction mystery titles, and other popular genres, including poetry. We seek to craft a diverse catalog from established successful authors in a variety of formats that readers will want to return to and select from again and again.
We believe in a culture that encourages independent growth through education and training, and we provide the support to help foster that environment. We affirm our commitment to maintaining a culture where the thoughts, personal goals, and ideas of all employees are heard and respected. We also affirm a commitment to our authors as partners in our success.
We believe in building a company that always engages our sense of excitement for great stories and great writing. We seek to preserve our love of challenge and growth so that we’re always delivering quality books by authors that people love to read.
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by Richard Cass
When Dan Burton beats up Antoine Bousquet, the clothing designer suspect in the murder of two Chinese seamstresses, he jeopardizes his job as a homicide detective and his life. When Bousquet turns up dead, Burton becomes the prime suspect. Internal Affairs inspectors, Bousquet’s live-in lover, several Russian gangsters, and the kingpin of the Boston underworld are all looking for Burton.
The Back Wing
by Mike Befeler
Grieving widower Harold McCaffrey moves into the Mountain Splendor Retirement Home and finds himself living in the Back Wing with a group of strange residents -- aging witches, vampires, werewolves and shape-shifters. He bonds with his fellow denizens, especially Bella. Things are looking up for Harold-- until he and Bella must use all their normal and extra-normal skills to solve two murders.
Sailor Take Warning
by Richard Bolt
Professor Bill Rundle discovers the body of a graduate assistant floating in the Charles River. Accident? Suicide? That the corpse is missing an eye suggests something sinister...
Lost in the Quagmire
by Jay Ruud
When Sir Galahad arrives in Camelot, his vision of the Holy Grail at Pentecost inspires the entire fellowship of the round table to rush off in quest of the most holy relic. But when knight after knight turns up dead or seriously injured, Gildas and Merlin begin to suspect some sinister force behind the grail madness.
Unstuff Your Stuff
by Mike Befeler
68-year old Millicent Hargrove must deal with the murder of her husband as she begins her new life as a widow and professional organizer. As she discovers how to organize people’s stuff while sorting through the clutter from the secret life her husband led she escapes attempts on her own life and figures out the mystery of the cryptic messages left by her husband.
Harry Saves the World
by Gary Alexander
Aided (and babysat) by a former girlfriend reluctant anti-hero, Horatio Alger (Harry) Antonelli sets out to thwart a secret Nazi plan to poison millions of Londoners.
by Jacqueline Seewald
In this sequel to DEATH LEGACY, New York, psychiatrist Dr.Daniel Reiner hires consultant Michelle Hallam to help him investigate the disappearance of an alleged half-sister in Las Vegas, Nevada. The situation soon becomes complicated, involving Daniel and Michelle in investigating several murders. This fast-paced novel combines elements of suspense thriller, mystery and romance.
Treachery in Tuscany
by Phyllis Gobbell
In the third book of the Jordan Mayfair Mystery Series, treachery tears a prominent family apart, takes an innocent life, and threatens Jordan’s relationship with Paul that has evolved, through three books.
A Deadly Courtship
by Karen Hanson Stuyck
In 1818 London, fashionable society views Alexandra Sinclair as an outspoken bluestocking from a scandalous family. Then word gets out that she is about to receive a sizeable inheritance. Suddenly Alexandra has a flood of eager suitors, all displeased to learn that she intends to never marry. Alexandra is forced to fight for her independence—and her life.
by Leslie Wheeler
Library curator Kathryn Stinson goes to Berkshires to solve a family mystery-the identity of a nameless beauty in an old photograph belonging to an ancestor- only to fall for a possible murderer.
The Girl With the Flamenco Tattoo
by Bill Brooks
A girl is found murdered on the shore of a lake in the north country of Montana. With few suspects the sheriff may have to rely on a more experienced crime solver, who just happens to be a boyhood rival and former boyfriend of his wife. In Big Falls Montana, everybody it seems has something to hide, but are any of them capable of murder?
The Bleak and Empty Sea
by Jay Ruud
Word comes to Camelot that Sir Tristram and longtime mistress, La Belle Isolde, Queen of Cornwall have died. Suspicions arise that there is more to the story of their deaths than they are being told. It is up to Merlin and his faithful assistant Gildas to find the truth behind the myths and half-truths surrounding the lovers' deaths.
In Solo Time
by Richard Cass
Elder Darrow uses the last of the money from the trust fund his mother left him to buy the Esposito, a bucket-of-blood bar in Boston that he plans to turn into a jazz nightclub. But before he can turn the place around, the body of Timmy McGuire, a jazz guitar player, shows up on the small stage at the Esposito,
Death of a Scam Artist
by Mike Befeler
In Death of a Scam Artist, a financial hatchet man who dislikes old people, accepts the job of turning around a failing retirement home and undergoes a life-transforming experience in the world of geezers and geezerettes. He must deal with a suspicious death, a scam, a hit man, an unexpected romance and retired magician Jerry Rhine and his five whacky sidekicks known as the Jerry-atrics.
The Righteous Revenge of Lucy Moon
by Bill Brooks
When Lucy Moon learns of her mama’s murder, she cuts short her honeymoon and returns to the Pistol Barrel of Oklahoma with her new husband in tow. It’s a wild and raucous land full of the kind of gunfighters, backshooters, gamblers and pimps who could have shot Belle out of the saddle.
Stone Cold Blooded
by Catherine Dilts
Morgan Iverson's reclusive survivalist neighbor is blown to bits. The police believe he stumbled into his own booby trap, but his granddaughter asks Morgan and newspaperman Kurt Willard to prove it was murder. After the explosions, mysterious white creatures make elusive appearances near the rock shop, drawing a summertime invasion of true believers hoping to prove the existence of aliens.
by Bill Brooks
The Great Depression has brought with it hard times like nobody has ever seen. It's the era of gangsters G-Men hobos and soup lines. Indeed the future looks as dark as an Okie dust storm at least to those old enough to know better.
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