StoneThread Publishing

Publisher info

StoneThread Publishing LLC—http://stonethreadpublishing.com—publishes short fiction and novels by Harvey Stanbrough and his personas, Eric Stringer, Gervasio Arrancado, Western Z Crowley, MJ François and Nicolas Z Porter. It has also published a memoir by Mona Stanbrough.

Harvey Stanbrough was born in New Mexico, seasoned in Texas and baked in Arizona. For a time, he wrote under five personas and several pseudonyms, but he takes a pill for that now and writes only under his own name. Mostly.

Harvey is an award-winning writer who follows Heinlein’s Rules avidly. He has written and published over 40 novels, 8 novellas, and over 190 short stories. He has also written 16 nonfiction books on writing. and he’s compiled and published 30 collections of short fiction and 5 critically acclaimed poetry collections.

See his author website at https://harveystanbrough.com or his publisher website at http://stonethreadpublishing.com.

Where to find StoneThread Publishing online

The Cazadores Lounge and Lonely Place
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 39,930. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2020 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The Cazadores Lounge and Lonely Place is an out of the way bar with a good Cajun band, a great dance floor, a continual crowd and a brand new bouncer. Marie Fonteneaux is the biggest draw and the owner's girl. She attracts the attention of men young and old, and almost all of them have only the best intentions. And those who don't? Well, the land of Acadia guards her secrets well.
Jonah Peach
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 47,090. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2020 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Sometimes what lurks in the dark is far worse than death. Handelford's Hardware has been in Springer, South Dakota for three generations. The small police department and the lone detective seldom have anything to do. The church bazaar is the social event of the year. But even a small town has its problems. A storm of the century has brought a blizzard to town, and hell came with it: Jonah Peach.
Blackwell Ops 7: Philip Dunstan
Series: Blackwell Ops. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 32,200. Language: English. Published: December 13, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sometimes what might have been gets in the way of what is. Philip Dunstan is in the midst of a career as a hit man, and it suits his nature to a T. Until it suddenly doesn't. Odd how a split-second look on a woman's face can change a life forever.
In the Cantina at Noon
Series: The Wes Crowley Novels. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 68,540. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
This is the 11th and (probably) final book in the Wes Crowley saga. Wes is looking forward to being a loving grandfather. But there's also the matter what's right, of taking vengeance on those who have harmed him. His son and daughter have opposing opinions (as children often do) of what their father should have done and should do. But then, Wes has never been big on shoulds or should-haves.
Quiet the Critical Voice (and Write Fiction)
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 21,330. Language: English. Published: June 27, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
You want to write a novel, but you feel overwhelmed. You can silence that feeling and start writing your novel TODAY. Quiet the Critical Voice will show you in detail how to recognize the critical voice and silence it so you can get on with your life's work. The book also contains Heinlein's Rules and how to "write into the dark." As a bonus, soon writing will become the most fun you've ever had.
Change of Plans
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,540. Language: English. Published: June 24, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Western, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
Sam Loredo is a former Texas Ranger who's weary of stupid people. He's tired of chasing the bad stupid people and defending good stupid people. But he has a plan. He plans to take a regular job. Maybe tending cows on a cattle ranch in El Paso. Or maybe in Arizona. But sometimes along the way, plans change. Sometimes there's no other way.
Blackwell Ops 6: Charlie Task
Series: Blackwell Ops. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,560. Language: English. Published: June 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Sometimes being who you are is no excuse. Charles Claymore "Charlie" Task is a self-described professional psychopath. Because of what Charlie believes of himself, TJ Blackwell of Blackwell Ops finds his special skillset of use. Charlie always carries out his assignments to the letter. But there's a great deal more to Charlie than meets the emotional dicsonnect, as he himself is soon to learn.
Blackwell Ops 5: Georgette Tilden
Series: Blackwell Ops. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 43,950. Language: English. Published: May 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Georgette Tilden, wife of Blackwell Ops operative Jack Tilden and an operative in her own right, returns to tell her own unique story. A deadly combination of charm, looks, and skills, Georgette will disarm, disable and drop you — and you won’t have a chance to blink. As always, only the more sensitive parts of Georgie's story are fictionalized. Everything else is true.
Blackwell Ops 4: Melanie Sloan
Series: Blackwell Ops. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,900. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Melanie Sloan is young, but accomplished. She is also a force to be reckoned with. Or one that will reckon with you. As a former member of the Israeli Defense Forces, she attained a black belt in Krav Maga, a form of martial arts that is more martial than art. From the French Riviera, she flies around the world on behalf of her employer, Blackwell Ops, and her need for her next adrenaline rush.
Blackwell Ops 3: Marie Arceneaux
Series: Blackwell Ops, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 47,140. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Dynamite comes in small packages. Marie Arceneaux is on of them. Don't be on her list. Marie is a Cajun, born and bred. Now. from her home in Cassis, France, she is ostensibly a sales rep. Actually, she puts her small-arms and martial arts knowledge to use as an operative for Blackwell Ops, another international company with a global reach. But their reach delivers much different results.
Blackwell Ops 2: Charles Claymore Task
Series: Blackwell Ops, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,840. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sometimes being who you are makes it easier to do what you have to do. Charles Claymore "Charlie" Task is a self-described professional psychopath. Having freelanced all his life, now he's joined the team at Blackwell Ops an organization that gets results... through surgical strikes on persons and organizations around the world.
Stern Talbot, P.I.: The Case of the Mourning Widow
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,250. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
It's been awhile — too long — since Stern Talbot's last real money case. So long that he's almost grown tired of catching up on his foot dangling. So when an attorney and founding partner at the most prestigious law firm in town wants to hire him to find out what happened to the attorney's father, Stern jumps at the chance. But will he regret it?
Blackwell Ops: Jack Tilden
Series: Blackwell Ops, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,280. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
Blackwell Ops is a special, very secretive organization. Its operatives conduct specialized surgical strikes on persons and organizations around the world. Jack Tilden is one of those operatives. This is part of his story, as told to the author. Only the more sensitive parts of Mr. Tilden's story are fictionalized. Everything else is true.
Situation Solved
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 58,210. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Detective Kelli Holt is on a routine assignment, investigating the murder of an elementary school teacher. But the investigation itself is far from routine. Why does an elementary school teacher have 1.7 million dollars stashed in her floor safe and in her purse? What does her pupil and 7 year old neighbor know? And who or what exactly is Situation Solved?
Consequences
Series: Nick Spalding, Book 4. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 45,710. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
The leader of the Others, someone nobody had suspected, plans a final master stroke to bring the nation to its knees. Nick and Marie, directed and supported by their colleagues, must help avert a tragedy with national and possible international implications. In the end, Marie Delacroix is even more valuable asset than anyone could have known. Her aim is spot-on and deadly.
Ila and the Piñon Tree
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2019 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Spiritual & metaphysical, Fiction » Literature » Literary
Ila, the keeper of the stories for her tribe, knows the mysteries of the piñon tree. The old tree has stood watch from a hillside for a century. It has gathered knowledge of events through vibrations that tremble through the ground to its roots. Sometimes it's troubling. This story also is translated, in this edition, into Spanish by Claudia Benítez.
Coincidence
Series: Nick Spalding, Book 3. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,100. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Action/adventure
In this third installment of the Nick Spalding series, Nick and Marie learn the enemy has a secret: a vast underground munitions bunker with enough weapons to continue the war for years. But they've also brought in a massive weapon that will enable them to win the war and force capitulation of the country in a matter of hours. Only one man, and his partner, can stop them.
Transitions
Series: Nick Spalding, Book 2. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 46,630. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Nick hasn't seen Mary Jo for awhile. Did she leave on her own? Was she taken? He has no answers, and the only new role he's able to assume is that of walking wounded. Fortunately he finds a safe house operated by an excellent amateur nurse, Marie Delacroix. Maybe Mary Jo's heard a siren song of her own. Maybe from a Nick wouldn't want to go. Maybe Nick's about to receive the shock of his life.
Stern Talbot, P.I.—The Case of the Disappearing Worm
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 19,600. Language: English. Published: October 31, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Adventure » Action
Independently wealthy Gonzalez "Gonzo" Phipps believes someone is out to kill him. And he wants to hire Stern Talbot to put a stop to it. But his greatest fear seems to be police involvement, yet he loudly proclaims his innocence of even the appearance of any wrongdoing. In the end, Gonzo doesn't seem the kind to be running from the law. But he's definitely running from something. Or somebody.
Mobster Tales 2
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 38,320. Language: English. Published: October 26, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Crime
In this rollicking, gat-filled collection of eleven short stories, you get to see both sides. The mobsters and the cops. The perps and the victims. The guilty, the innocent and the merely complicit. These guys create and dispose of bodies, brag and complain and finagle a way out where no way out existed before. Come along for a wild ride!
Nightfall
Series: Nick Spalding, Book 1. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 48,390. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
Nick Spalding has been a warrior, both military and civilian, most of his life. He's been in places and situations where decisive action is not only allowed, but necessary. But he's grown weary of that life. When Nick and Mary Jo join forces, both romantically and as comrades, their services are in high demand. How long can it last? Some folks are only suited for a certain kind of life.
Two Old Gringos Waiting for a Train
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 55,410. Language: English. Published: September 5, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » Action, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
This is a novel wrapped around eleven separate short stories in several genres. Or maybe it's a short story collection enclosed in a novel. Up to you. The stories run the gamut of genres: horror, action-adventure, psychological suspense, humor, western and others. Enjoy.
The Claim
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 67,100. Language: English. Published: August 5, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Adolph Hitler, terrible as he was, was nothing but a pawn. One in a series of strings tugged by a puppeteer. Hitler was vanquished, but the entity that gave him rise never went away. Two centuries and two decades after the rise of Hitler, the same entity is still pulling strings. And he's almost accomplished the goal of his father and grandfathers before him.
The Implications
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,970. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
When a body with mob ties washes up on the beach in a quiet rural town, the marshal has his hands full plus some. The coroner's new assistant being a dead ringer for the marshal's deceased wife only adds to the complications.
Stern Talbot, P.I.—The Early Years: The Case of the Missing Body
Series: Pulp. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
Some cases are better than others, not so rattling. Not so sleep-depriving. Not so insane. But the evidence in a brand new missing persons case echoes the evidence in a three year old cold case that ended with a missing body. Now it's time to figure things out and close them both. The twists and turns of this case test the imagination and strain the emotions.
Stern Talbot, P.I.—The Early Years: The Case of the Sliced-Up Secretary
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 34,640. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Long before he went into private practice as a P.I., Stern Talbot was a detective for the LAPD. Some cases are better than others, not so rattling. Not so sleep-depriving. Not so insane. But when a vibrant young woman is hacked to death, who knew there could be secrets far more gut wrenching? The twists and turns of this case test the imagination and strain the emotions.
Stern Talbot, PI: The Case of the Troubled Actress
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 33,730. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
What do a retired mob boss, a deposed city mayor, a city attorney and an up-and-coming movie star have in common? Maybe nothing at all. At least Stern Richards hopes so as he sets out to discover who's trying to kill him. And why. Toss into the mix Stern's secretary, a made man and other assorted bad guys, and you have a volatile mixture in a roller coaster ride of a mystery.
Loose Ends
Series: Pulp. Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 44,370. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
What deep personal fantasy can sustain an unrequited love for forty years? How can a jilted lover watch and learn and plot and plan, yet miss the most valuable lesson of all? Come along on this tension-filled journey of intrigue, suspense and atonement with city police detective Del Samuels and PI Stern Richards. Help unravel the truth and discover the one glaring, major lesson buried deep within
The Unfortunate Case of His Mother's Virginity
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,210. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
(4.00 from 1 review)
You wake up after a long nap. You reach over to see whether your partner's awake, and discover she's dead. Of a cut throat. In your bed. You didn't do it. But who did? How did they do it without waking you? And when? And why? Stern Richards, PI, has to find out. Or go to prison.
The Platinum Blond Perturbance
Series: Pulp. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,170. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
She's platinum blond, wealthy and incredibly beautiful. She's a major socialite who makes all the rounds. From swinging with the club scene to owning a seat on the board of directors for every do-gooder organization in town. Well, she did have it all. Then the call comes over the radio. Trixie Burton is dead, and Detective Lou Galecki is determined to find out why.
The Pyramid Killer
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 31,220. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
A killer is moving through the city in darkness. He's raping and murdering women, and leaving nothing in his wake but a tell-tale calling card: a pyramid. Come along in this fast-paced mystery as Detective Lou Galecki and his partner, Detective Joe Balducci, look to set things right.
Without A Clue
Series: Pulp. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 29,680. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
The young new guy is more defective than detective. But his snitch gave up the information so he's in charge. It ought to be a routine takedown, albeit of a rising Mafia star. But old age and treachery will overcome youth and vigor every time. On both sides of the law.
Keeper of the Promise
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 60,820. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
The prophets promised a king who would restore justice on Earth. But it's a tall order, and prophecy can be interpreted in many ways. When the 13th daughter of a 13th daughter meets the 13th son of a 13th son, she is ecstatic. Their union will break the curse that has plagued both their families for generations. Is the child a cursed remnant of a prophecy gone awry? Or is he the fulfillment?
Jobs Like That
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,010. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » War & military adventure
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
You've experienced the military and had a gut full. You tried being a cop for awhile, but it just wasn't the same. Finally you opted to drop out, work a mindless, physical job on the docks for awhile. Then there's an incident, and it reminds you who and what you are. Maybe you're only suited for "jobs like that." Maybe the waitress in the local bar is too.
The 13-Month Turn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 72,630. Language: English. Published: May 15, 2018 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
On lunar colony Arzachel 1, there are rumors of an alien force staging a planned invasion of Earth. But human nature tends to ignore feelings of dread rather than face them head on.
The Source
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,970. Language: English. Published: January 27, 2017 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Jonathan Kirski is tasked with the job of mining bones from the Siberian death fields. It shouldn't be a problem. After all, it's just ore, from which will be derived a calcium extract. But Jonathan's past says otherwise.
The Professional Fiction Writer | A Year in the Life
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 505,030. Language: English. Published: January 15, 2017 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Reference » Writing skills, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing & books
This Journal began as a daily diary of sorts to hold myself accountable as a fiction writer. After all, if you don't write, you aren't a writer. But it grew into a valuable resource. Whether an aspirant or a part-time or full-time writer, whether you want to begin or enhance your journey, you can't do much better than to make the investment in this book.
The Popper
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,710. Language: English. Published: January 2, 2017 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Friends are out on their bikes, on a run to Sturgis when one, then another race through what seems to be a small fog bank that suddenly appears before them. But it reaches toward the first biker with an appendage. Time slows to a frame freeze as the second biker through watches his friend lay his bike down. Three others avoid the fog—or whatever it is—and witness something unbelievably eerie.
A Rough New World
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 15,810. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
During a weekly trip to the post office to check for mail, homeless combat veteran Ray Acuna gets a great deal more than he bargained for. One moment, he has a satisfactory, if less than ideal, life and all the time in the world. The next, not so much.
The Fading of Jill Montgomery
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 5,170. Language: English. Published: December 15, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Ghost, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
A woman sets out on a run and soon lapses into recent memories. But are the memories complete? Perhaps they're misleading.
BREATHE: Living with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Price: Free! Words: 81,060. Language: English. Published: December 11, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Personal memoir, Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Diseases / respiratory
If you need to understand life with COPD, whether as one who has been diagnosed or as a caregiver, this is an invaluable glimpse into an often misunderstood universe.
The Dawning of Dexter
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: December 8, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Children’s books » Fairy tales & fables, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Dexter Murfee Nettleson is an odd chap, always happy, always sunny and bright. He's the sort to shop for smiles, grins, giggles and belly laughs, all so he can give them away.
Being Martha Ramis
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,090. Language: English. Published: November 22, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Martha Ramis, church secretary in a small town in South Dakota, ruminates on the new pastor as she goes about preparing the next church newsletter.
The Consensus
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 38,450. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic
On future Earth, there are only six nations, governed by a compendium of delegates to the World Dominion. Enter one man’s desire to rule the planet, an inadvertent war and his discovery of long-traveled extra-terrestrials. Will the war be turned off in time? Who will take control of Earth?
Ice Scream
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: November 5, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Crime, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
CAUTION: Ice Scream is a tale of sheer terror and horror. It's the first chapter of my current WIP, a novel about a serial killer. It contains necessarily harsh mental images. That being said, here's the professional skinny: A young woman wakes confused and alone from a nightmare. Or is she waking INTO a nightmare?
The Spring
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,310. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Themes & motifs » Political, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mark Smith, an old retired Marine, is not happy with the state of the nation. But he's only cleaning his rifle, a weekly ritual held over from the old days. He leans one way, his wife the other. Protector and protected, neither able to exprience the other's worldview. Will it matter?
Harold Cranston's Final Trip
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,490. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Sci-fi, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Harold Cranston, 87 years old minus 1 day, is packing at his wife's direction for a trip to see their son in Colorado. He works in the Mustang Mountain tracking station. Helen and Harold live outside of Huntsville, Alabama, the home of Redstone Arsenal. Like the epigram says, When the missiles are launched, who among us will know? This story is derived from the forthcoming novel, The Consensus.
The Man with the Finger and the Rank
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 2,750. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller, Fiction » Themes & motifs » Psychological
Mr. Kristen dreams of world domination. Finally his chance comes. He finds himself in a launch bunker with the red button before him. Yes, that red button. And what he launches will not soon be forgotten.
Curious Shapes
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,530. Language: English. Published: October 7, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Horror » General, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Psychological thriller
Some boys are reared by cruel fathers. For them, the beatings don't stop until they're old enough and large enough to fight back. Carson McCullers once wrote, "The hearts of small children are delicate organs. A cruel beginning in this world can twist them into curious shapes." Duffy Griswold is just such a boy.
The Wes Crowley Saga: Part Two
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 233,980. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2016 by StoneThread Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Western, Fiction » Adventure » Action
The Wes Crowley Saga: Part Two contains the last five novels from the Wes Crowley series in order, as well as the original book covers. This is effectively an electronic "boxed set" of five novels. If you've ever wanted to "ride wild on a strong horse in a good cause," you will love this saga.
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Series

Blackwell Ops
Blackwell Ops is an international company with a global reach. Through their operatives, Blackwell Ops works on behalf of governments, other organizations and individuals, for a fee, to exact certain results.
Blackwell Ops: Jack Tilden
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Blackwell Ops 2: Charles Claymore Task
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Blackwell Ops 3: Marie Arceneaux
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Blackwell Ops 4: Melanie Sloan
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Blackwell Ops 5: Georgette Tilden
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Blackwell Ops 6: Charlie Task
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The Wes Crowley Novels
Set in the late 19th and early 20th centuries from the panhandle of Texas to the depths of Mexico, this series spans 50 years and rivals Lonesome Dove. Soon to be optioned for a major motion picture.
The Rise of a Warrior
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Comanche Fire
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Wes Crowley Texas Ranger
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Leaving Amarillo
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Longing for Mexico
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South to Mexico
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Nick Spalding
Nick Spalding has been a warrior, both military and civilian, most of his life. He's seen the good and bad in life, and he always knows which side to come down on. He also always thought he was destined to come down alone. With few exceptions for brief periods of time, his has been a solitary life. Now he's found a partner for every aspect of his life. And she is unlike anyone he's ever known. Come along as Nick and Marie learn more about each other and about themselves through a set of harrowing experiences.
Nightfall
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Transitions
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Coincidence
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Consequences
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Pulp
This is a series of short novels and novellas in the pulp detective/private eye tradition.
Without A Clue
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The Pyramid Killer
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The Platinum Blond Perturbance
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The Unfortunate Case of His Mother's Virginity
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Loose Ends
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Stern Talbot, PI: The Case of the Troubled Actress
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Evenings at 7 in the Parish Hall
Monday: Alcoholics Anonymous
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Tuesday: Eating Disorders
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Wednesday: Abused Spouses
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Smashwords book reviews by StoneThread Publishing

  • Graceful Blur on Aug. 10, 2011

    This is a strong story, filled with action, that's over entirely too quickly... then again, that's the whole premise. Wonderfully done.
  • In His Majesty's Postal Service on Aug. 10, 2011
    (no rating)
    This is an exciting, wonderful story that seems almost a collection of vignettes, glimpses into the particular, peculiar mini-worlds that are part of a larger world located on a single street of a town. A great short story. I wish Mr. Healy would collect some of these so I could purchase several at a time.
  • Flash of the Pen on March 12, 2015

    This is an absolutely great collection of very short stories. If you don't get this book, either free or priced, you are missing a great bet for some quick entertainment.