John Merenda


Born in New York City, John Merenda moved to California where he worked as an actor, writer, director and film producer, but his love of American Western Movies inspired him to write "Civil Wrath". Now he lives in Central Florida and has delivered his "Civil Wrath" trilogy in ebook format.

Smashwords Interview

Does Civil Wrath have to do with the Civil War?
The Civil Wrath trilogy has nothing to do with the Civil War outside of it taking place during the same time period. It is a character story and an epic journey to find and capture one of the most wanted men of the time.
What inspired the Civil Wrath trilogy?
I spent more than 30 years living in Hollywood, pursuing an acting and directing career. I did some work, made a film, things didn't pan out exactly the way I hoped. The love of westerns never left me. Movies like Fistful of Dollars, Unforgiven and Lonesome Dove inspired me to craft my own Western stories filled with mystery men and heavy consequences.
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Where to find John Merenda online


Civil Wrath
Moses Washington faces the challenges of a post civil war America along with the boundless tyranny of the Krowley Kin and Klan...

Civil Wrath

Price: $2.99 USD.


Give Me Justice
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 62,130. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
Barbara Justice is a rich and beautiful attorney whose parents were assassinated by unknown members of the police force. She now represents only victims of police corruption. A young Mexican man tells her his brother was murdered by a Judge and he has proof. She takes the case which in turn forces the corrupt Judge to hire several assassins before she becomes a threat to him and his organization.
The Death of Michael Russo
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,720. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » General, Fiction » Romance » Suspense
It was 1913 and Joe Russo received a letter, “Mr. Russo your son Michael has died in prison.” 20 years later Joe see's his son has become a Hollywood star, only to be murdered the night he wins an Oscar. Which sends Joe on a crusade to find out who his son was, why was he told he died on Devil's Island and what really happened the night he died...
Civil Wrath - The Trilogy
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 269,560. Language: English. Published: January 11, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Historical » USA
“Civil Wrath” is the story of a Black Cavalry Sergeant during the year 1866, an era when the paths of the west were filled with murderous Klan’s and the buzzards that followed their bloody path. The “Civil Wrath” Trilogy illuminates the untold story of the multitude of sins and murders that were committed in America from 1866 to 1870.
Civil Wrath III - Back In Business
Series: Civil Wrath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,020. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
1870 Henry Krowley and his nephews were in the “No Witness No Crime business.” A year earlier Moses captured Maynard and Drew Krowley and the Cavalry hung them. Their death left Henry with three nephews and they were Killers. Wagons were disappearing around the area of Paradise and Capt. Watson is asked to investigate but he’s murdered and Moses is again asked to stop the Krowley reign of terror.
Civil Wrath
Series: Civil Wrath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 142,810. Language: English. Published: October 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier
The War Commission hires Moses to find Benson Krowley. Benson and his Klan killed twelve men while robbing a Union payroll, but Moses lived. He captures Benson and drags him into the desert where a woman finds them near death. The Klan is close they rush to a town, but the Krowleys are lying in wait. Joseph, Moses’ friend, helps them escape and bring Wrath on the Krowleys.
Civil Wrath II - No Witness No Crime
Series: Civil Wrath. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,650. Language: English. Published: September 10, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Western & American frontier, Fiction » Historical » USA
In 1866 Fort Collins reported a robbery and death of twelve troopers under the command of Sergeant Moses Washington. Moses survived and is hired by the War Crime Commission to find Benson Krowley. Moses found him and in a horrific battle Benson is killed. By 1869, cousins Maynard and Drew Krowley crawled out of the rubble and the murderous No Witness No Crime killers were back in business.

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