Mark Saxer


Mark Saxer has five albums of electronic music which compose the sonic novel The Orbiting Shadow. He is also the creator of the website, which offers pencil puzzles based on the International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) for students of English as a Second Language.

Where to find Mark Saxer online


Acting Counsel for the Defense
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 46,600. Language: English. Published: April 30, 2023 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The owner of a struggling playhouse, who had briefly been able to keep his theater solvent through his side job coaching defendants in criminal trials, is visited by the one client who is still interested in his services, a man who has yet to commit his murder. Despite taking the client on, the owner nevertheless intends to use his theatrical skills to uncover and thwart his student's plot.
The Big Mark
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 63,610. Language: English. Published: September 23, 2017 . Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Literature » Literary
The Big Mark rides the rails, lying in wait for the con men traveling alongside him. Portraying himself as a wealthy rube, he makes off with his would-be fleecers' money before they realize they've been had. He lives like this for years, until he is found out following a failed ploy. Given a hundred days to pay back what he owes, the Big Mark must rely on his conning skills to pay for his freedom.
A Delusion Come True
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 54,980. Language: English. Originally Published: March 27, 2013 by Mark Saxer. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Horror
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One man moves into a single-room home, only to uncover a labyrinth of metaphor. Another attempts to write his own biography, ignoring his own perspective and relying solely on the testimonies of second and third-party sources. A third allows his phantom limb syndrome to flourish, realizing that the sensation will permit him to perform acts he wouldn’t have previously dared. And twelve more tales.
The Ministry of Irony
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 61,300. Language: English. Originally Published: November 30, 2012 by Mark Saxer. Categories: Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A forensic psychologist who has been studying false confessors disappears, and each of his case studies steps forward to claim responsibility for the abduction. The Ministry of Irony, an ironic forecasting service, becomes involved in the case when it is revealed that one of its newest clients is also one of the missing doctor's patients.

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