Rick Russell


I'm a book seller who has been at it all his adult life. Along the way I have been a book, magazine, ezine and newspaper editor and writer. I have purposely avoided the publishing establishment, because I have known many of them, and their incompetence and ignorance of literature as an art form is frightening. I write because it is a part of understanding what I have made my profession and i have done it for forty years now.

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The Colleagues of Professor Van Helsing
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,940. Language: English. Published: April 27, 2011 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror, Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
(4.00 from 1 review)
An Anthology of early and seminal occult detectives from the middle to late 1800s. The sub-genre that gave birth to such modern series as the X-files. From Ghost maestro J. Sheridan Lefanu through popular mystery writers such as Algernon Blackwood, L.T. Meade and Robert Eustace, through occult wroters like Dion Fortune and Aleister Crowley to the master of horror writing Arthur Machen.
The Friends of Fu Manchu
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 128,070. Language: English. Published: December 3, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery
Heroes are sometimes so goody goody that they can't carry a book or story on their own, hence the promotion of the villain to the first chair. This anthology explores the evolution of the villain to protagonist; the crime lord, con man or gentleman burglar who succeeded to the featured role. Hold on tight to your wallet these are the villains who are after it, these are the friends of Fu Manchu.
The Intimates of Irene Adler
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 74,380. Language: English. Published: November 20, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
An anthology of the femme fatale motif through the nineteenth into the early twentieth century. The dangerous woman as viewed through the lens of the Victorian age. The motif wanders through several genres, sensation, mystery, horror ans ghost stories, with the essential quality that they hinge on a femme fatale, the fatal woman. From Wilkie Collins' cook to Arthur Machen's Goddess, deadly ladies
Sinister Sisters
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 62,670. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Horror
The best and most influential female Vampires of the Victorian era. For many years these ladies were in the shadow of the men, Ruthven, Varney and Dracula, but even in the modern era no writer has really surpassed the images of these ladies as the ultimate 'vamps.' They are seminal creations in both horror and popular culture and sadly have taken a backseat to long. Now they are back.
Little GTO
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,620. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Winemaker Kat Carlson recruits her family and friends to find and take down a child pornographer/kidnapper hidden out in Baja California. Body guard Ken Holder proposes to Kat and takes over as Annandale's police chief as the Carlsons and friends unwind a tangled mystery to get to the pornographers lair in the hinterlands of Mexico. Kat takes over a narrator in this latest Carlson mystery.
Secrets Are the Things We Grew
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,170. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Metaphors of the classical myth of Phaedra and the song "Some Velvet Morning" blended into an action novel. An attempt to put an action novel within a more literary framework with allusion and metaphor taking the Carlsons and pitting them against a shadowy mafia boss who is known strictly by repute. Puts together several levels in a form not usually used this way, experimental fiction.
Don't Forget To Say Grace
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,980. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A modern take on Fu Manchu, The hidden deadly villain and how he is pursued. "A well done exercise in modernizing an old standby without making it creaky and anachronistic." - from Amazon review. The Carlsons work as journalists rather than detectives and their methods form another level to the book taking it in a little bit different direction from the normal action oriented mystery.
On a Morning from a Bogart Movie
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 60,510. Language: English. Published: September 19, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Rick and Tori Carlson from California Tumbles into the Sea, interrupt their honeymoon to investigate a forty year old Hollywood mystery that leads them into an international conspiracy. A character actor is shot, and he was looking into the forty year old mystery of the death of actress Thelma Todd. Did he solve the mystery of Thelma's death, or stumble into something much more sinister?
California Tumbles into the Sea
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,160. Language: English. Published: September 18, 2010 by Sangraal Inc.. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A war correspondent returns home to a murder mystery, an ex-fiancee and small town America. "...There are insights about How soldiers deal with war and the return from war that should be required reading for all who deal with Warriors & Veterans. The cultural accuracy and social content of the Vietnam War Era setting in a small town is superb." Peggy Jentoft, Amazon Review.

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