Melvin Litton


Skin for Skin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 155,340. Language: English. Published: April 18, 2023 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense
Part mystery and part myth born of fact and rumor left buried in the Kansas dirt. The story opens with a murder as desperate as the voice that stirs from the dust in witness. This voice, or knowing, haunts a young man, Faris Clayton, who will play in events to come. The action involves six gamblers initially robbed and a seventh absent that fateful night who is killed through foolish mischance.
Banks of the River
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 108,410. Language: English. Published: September 13, 2022 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Jack Marshal, known as “the Lion,” is a prideful sinner and reckless womanizer. When his 15-year-old daughter, Bonny, winds up pregnant by an old running buddy, Jack is outraged. And when the man is found dead, Jack is charged with murder. Alongside the coming trial play the many goings-on in a small Kansas town, summer 1960.
King Harvest
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 151,840. Language: English. Published: January 25, 2022 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
In the summer of 1975 a group of young men known as “the boys” make their stab for freedom harvesting wild hemp, or marijuana, on the Kansas plains. Several are Vietnam vets, and all are somehow marked, at odds with their time. They see themselves as inheritors of the mythic West, like buffalo hunters in league with their captain, Frankie Sage.
Son of Eve & Other Tales
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 79,920. Language: English. Published: October 8, 2020 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
From novelette to flash fiction, snippets of three novels to a final essay, from voices old and young, mixing the ethereal and actual in tales of misadventure, guilt, murder, bigotry, the thrill and angst of a one-night stand, poignant as the breath of evil or memory in ache to breathe, where common lives bleed over into wonder, horror, and the unexplained.
Idylls of Being
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,670. Language: English. Published: May 17, 2020 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Poetry » Themes & motifs » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » Nature
While idylls typically evoke airy pastoral themes, these root to an older, tragic tradition. Threads of man, elements, and seasons play in and out, weaving quest, mortality, landscape, and dream in four poems penned over forty years ago then boxed away, now unearthed, dusted off, and let to breathe.
From the Bone
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: January 24, 2020 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Poetry » American poetry » General, Poetry » Themes & motifs » General
Culled from nearly half a century, from youth to the verge of age, these poems vary in form and voice as fits the range of heart and terrain, from first cry to barroom shout...through whispered memory and wind sigh, while puzzlement and wonder mix with politics of faith and fate amidst the flux of our mortal play – a scrimshaw of one life so to speak...from the bone.
Caspion & the White Buffalo
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 136,260. Language: English. Published: January 8, 2019 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA, Fiction » Western
Based on a true event, CASPION takes you on a singular quest, both heroic and tragic, through the great buffalo hunt and the vanquishing of the Plains Indians (1871-1876). Riding the crest of the bloody tide is Jim Caspion, a Civil War veteran turned buffalo hunter, a man of notable conscience and courage, ever haunted by the war, yet fleeing settlement and routine.
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 99,200. Language: English. Published: June 28, 2016 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Horror » Occult
“Very, very interesting...” – William S. Burroughs Imagine … a raven on the branch of a fruit tree speaks to you, complimenting you on the song you have just sung. You, Rodger Games, carpenter by day and guitar-player by night, are drawn by the wonder: the how, where, and why of its origins. A dialogue begins. But along with the mystery of the raven arrives the snake.
I, Joaquin
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 117,720. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2014 by Crossroad Press. Categories: Fiction » Adventure » General, Fiction » Western
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Joaquín Murrieta. To the Mexican people, he was a heroic patriot looking after their welfare. To the wealthy Gringos who owned California’s prosperous gold mines, he was a notorious bandit and murderer. With a band of loyal men and woman willing to kill and die for him, Joaquín took vengeance against his persecutors, until caught & executed. His revenge could not be extinguished, even in death.