53rd Street Publishing

Publisher info

53rd Street Publishing is a Canadian based independent publisher of many genres.

We publish science fiction, fantasy, mystery, romance, and women's fiction.

Our authors include:

Russ Crossley - science fiction and fantasy
Rita S. Schulz - science fiction and fantasy

We do not accept submissions.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. My neighbourhood was middle class, not rich nor poor. My late mother and father were both voracious readers which rubbed off on me. I read everything I could from a young age. I naturally started with comic books, then YA novels such as the Hardy Boys etc. but then quickly graduated to adult books and stories. I read encyclopedias for fun. Every summer we spent at our cabin without electricity so I took stacks of books from the public library. Years later I decided to become a writer and these experiences have influenced my writing to this day.
When did you first start writing?
I started writing fiction seriously about fifteen years ago. For the first few years I struggled until I attended the Oregon Coast Professional Fiction Writers Masterclass taught by award winning authors Kristine Katherine Rusch and Dean Wesley Smith which opened my eyes to possibilities and made me a better writer. I also discovered I'm a storyteller which is why I still write. I love stories.
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Shear Murder
Series: The Trudy Wilson Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 63,790. Language: English. Published: November 2, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
An exciting prequel to Bad Loyalty we first meet hairdresser, Trudy Wilson. Trudy joins forces with Sharon’s biker brother, Bruce. Join them on a terrifying ride to a highway of fear, murder and conspiracy to discover the terrible truth. A truth they both fear.
A Strange Case of Undead Murder
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 9. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,120. Language: English. Published: October 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A day of fun at a zombie walk turns to real horror when a college student suddenly drops dead. Razor suspects murder and enlists the aid of his friend and PI partner, Morton Edge, to find a killer. Razor and Edge peel away layers of lies and conspiracy to a shocking conclusion. A new Razor and Edge mystery.
Dragon Rising
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,350. Language: English. Published: October 16, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Horror » Undead
Assigned Special Operations Agent: Jesse Splint Capability: Athletic, deadly in all forms of combat, armed and unarmed. Has one hundred thirty two recorded kills. Code name: Dragon Mission: Discover source of zombie infection and neutralize threat before infection spreads. Use of deadly force with extreme prejudice authorized. Probability of success: less than 10%
Pimm's Body Shop
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,270. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Meet Leland Bicks, recently released from Oregon State Prison after serving twenty years for a double murder. A man with no future. Today, Mr. Bicks finds himself in Pimm's, a curio shop filled with a eclectic mix of magic and the occult where he meets Skip Pimm who offers Bicks a new life free from his past. A tale that asks the question, "Does every man deserve a second chance?"
The Grand Central Mystery
Series: The Razor and Edge, Book 8. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,500. Language: English. Published: July 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Morton Edge, brilliant detective, reader of romance novels, and lover of sugary breakfast cereal has been kidnapped by the Russian mob. His partner, Goth kid, Razor must deliver crucial information on a flash drive to Grand Central Station by the designated hour or Edge will die. Razor and Edge return in a pulse pounding tale of suspense where life and death hang in the balance.
Round Up At the Burger Bar Part 6
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,270. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
When we left Trixie Aioli and Cherry Bomb in part 5 they just discovered the body of Graham Wafer. Fearing they'd be accused of the murder they flee. In this instalment they arrive in a mysterious neighbourhood of living machines and discover a secret that may end their mission to change the future forever. Join Trixie's struggle to ultimate power in a fast food galaxy.
The Last Serial Killer
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,540. Language: English. Published: June 9, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Action & suspense, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
In the not-too-distant future, medical advances rid the world of serial killers forever — all except one, The Last Serial Killer. And that killer is about to wreak havoc. A story of suspense blending murder and justice with a dash of science fiction unlike anything you've ever read. "A suspenseful page turner about a killer who enjoys his grisly work." — R.S. Meger, Author of The Scarlet Curse
Until We Meet Again
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,140. Language: English. Published: April 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Apocalyptic, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
In the not too distance future the Earth's ecosystem will collapse unless something's done to reverse the damage done by industry and pollution. Project Brahma holds the key to our future as a species. A project to meld human and alien DNA to evolve the human race before it may be ready. Will this have unforeseen consequences?
Grind Manor
Series: The Amanda Dark Paranormal Mysteries, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,160. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
In the aftermath of events on Hook Island, Amanda Dark and Phillip Swann team up to offer clients a unique service. They clear spooky houses and solve mysteries by interacting with the ghosts that haunt them. The ominous mansion, Grind Manor provides the setting for a terrible secret that pits one brother against anoth
Ten Tempting Tales
Price: $6.99 USD. Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Two authors of fantastic fiction invite you on an incredible journey across time, space, and alternate worlds. These ten stories will transport you to the edge of the galaxy, where you face deadly pirates, terrible curses, amazing magic, ghosts, fey creatures, fire-breathing dragons, bloody werewolves…tales filled with danger, adventure, and excitement you will not want to put down.
Fantastic Five
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,870. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
These five fantastic tales will take you to planets at the edge of the galaxy, the 18th century with pirates, curses, and adventure, lands where magic thrives, and on a holiday with magical fey faced with a life and death decision about the future of their race. Two authors of fantastic fiction invite you to share these incredible tales of adventure and magic which you will not want to put down.
Spoken Words
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 13,720. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Ancient wise woman, Velda saves an abandoned Changeling in the middle of a fierce storm. Velda discovers the young Changeling must learn the magic healing arts because without the magic the Fey are doomed. Will this child be the answer to Velda’s desire to pass on her magic, especially the power of the Spoken Word, or will the Changeling kill her before she succeeds?
The Brownie's Holiday
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,710. Language: English. Published: April 7, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
Brownies, magical Irish house Fey, Dela and Laney are in Maui for their Springer. A time of transition from youth to adulthood. Their cousins deliver news Ireland is being ravaged by devastating earthquakes and that their race is on the brink of total extinction. The Fey counsel orders they must return home now or all is lost. Will they follow their dreams or save their beloved home?
A Family Empire
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,010. Language: English. Published: April 2, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
The Order of the Magi builds their own universe and populates it with warlike races of aliens and humans as a training facility for young magi. This story is one such tale of a Magi teacher and pupil and their manipulation of A Family Empire. A tale of ambition, power and blood.
Splatter Pattern
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,720. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
When Tyler Welton finds himself kidnapped by an unknown opponent it starts a game between two psychopaths. A game of cat versus cat. For Tyler Welton and the opponent are serial killers vying to be number one. Who will win this deadly game, or will death be its own reward? Every serial killer has their day.
Ladies of the Jolly Roger
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 35,920. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » General, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author
Four incredible tales of adventure and intrigue on the high seas and beyond. A woman cursed by an evil witch to spend her days as a parrot, a paranormal investigator tasked with helping a pirate clear his family name, a time traveling secret agent, and a woman accused of murder fleeing to sea with a swashbuckling pirate. Untold tales of the ladies of the Jolly Roger and the men they love
Justice Served
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 39,610. Language: English. Published: March 30, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Mystery, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Police detectives, hard core criminals, bloody serial killers, and horrified victims, failed writers, and a private detective with a conscience. Meet the world of crime created by R.G. Crossley, a world where life and death collide and crime does not pay...most of the time.
More Tales of Mystery and Suspense
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 28,380. Language: English. Published: March 29, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
In this collection are five stories of mystery and suspense. Detectives, both private and police, solving crimes. Love, corruption, and greed abound in mystery fiction. Included are stories that demonstrate how these volatile aspects of the human psyche fight to make us stray onto the dark side of our nature and too often bring out the worst aspects of otherwise good people.
It Takes Two
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,490. Language: English. Published: March 28, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Two respected police detectives are faced with a seemingly impossible murder case when two women confess to a murder and the evidence suggests they are both guilty. Will they solve the mystery of who killed Percival Butters? Does it take two to kill?
Skullduggery
Series: Jazz Stiletto, Private Eye, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,950. Language: English. Published: March 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
PI Jazz Stiletto returns after the events of A Day Without Sunshine. He travels under the nom de plume, Allan Harper, a wandering man for hire. A friend asks to help the owner of the Skull Inn on the coast of Massachusetts. Jazz accepts. A guy's gotta eat. He soon discovers dark secrets, and bloody murder. Skullduggery abounds in this new mystery by the author of the Razor and Edge mysteries.
Worlds of Science Fiction and Fantasy
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 22,000. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - multi-author, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
This collection of five stories reflects my love of science fiction and fantasy about ghosts, aliens, warriors and pirates, danger, and adventure on far away worlds and places of imagination. You will discover a planet for sale, and doorways to other times and worlds where ordinary people like you and I face the unknown life throws at them.
Friends of A Warrior
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,300. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On an alien world two boys, one human the other alien, test their manhood in a ritual hunt. When things go badly Lotha of the warrior race, the Legod must seek a new ally or die and lose his honor forever. A tale of honor and friendship forged on a hostile planet.
Cave of Wonders
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,750. Language: English. Published: March 20, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
It's the 1960's and times are complicated but like any two twelve year old boys and best friends they love to explore the woods. When they stumble into a mysterious cave they travel to the past and discover a past neither of them know. A past that will change both their futures. A tale of family and secrets born in turbulent times.
Divided Loyalties
Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,920. Language: English. Published: March 17, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Military, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
As clean up man for The League of Scars former warrior, Lou Tubbs exorcises the leagues demons at the behest of prince. His latest assignment brings him to Solar VII to a meeting. A meeting to kill his oldest friend. Will it be blasters or blades? A tale of loyalty, and blood oaths where honor is everything.
Round Up At The Burger Bar: Parts 1-5 The Beginning
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: March 15, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
This book collects the first five parts of the serial novel Round Up At The Burger bar: The Legend of Trixie Pug. By the year 3333 1/3 massive fast food corporations control the galaxy. Trixie will become the galaxy's 2nd most powerful CEO for a fast food franchise called Heavenly Sky Burger. To read more about Trixie check out the short story, Big Business and the novel Attack of the Lushites.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 5
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,070. Language: English. Published: March 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
The adventures of Trixie Aioli continues in Part 5. In this instalment her problems pile up like the next big burger special at your local fast food franchise. What started a simple mission to seize power and stop the rounding up of the customers bill, to a quest for a power marriage to time travel, has now escalated to unimaginable danger and possible death for Trixie and Cherry Bomb.
Hook Island
Series: The Amanda Dark Paranormal Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,190. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
A ghostly encounter scares up a romance. Amanda Dark, paranormal investigator, travels to Hook Island to investigate a family mystery for Phillip Swann descendant of notorious pirate, Captain Henry "Blackblood" Swann. Phillip asks Amanda to help him clear the family name. She soon discovers she and Phillip share an unexpected connection, and that ghosts are real, but someone plans to stop them.
A Little Old Fashioned
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,740. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Wanda has to jettison her cargo on Dora, a planet on the frontier of space. Instead of a minor disciplinary hearing – she must choose life or death. She receives an offer she can't refuse. If she accepts she’ll be given a section of land to homestead. Her dreams will come true. Will she succumb to temptation and gain her little piece of paradise or do the right thing.
Lock, Stock, and Barrel
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,170. Language: English. Published: March 10, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Planet for sale! Seller highly motivated! Simon Pyman repairs simulacrums on a muddy, rainy planet on the far edge of the galaxy called Windmill. His boss has the planet up for sale because he needs to leave, fast. Too bad Windmill's a tough sell and time is running short. Simon holds the solution.
10
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 52,250. Language: English. Published: March 9, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » General, Fiction » Science fiction » General
A dazzling collection of science fiction and fantasy tales ranging from the horrific, and pulse racing, to laugh out loud funny. These stories tell tales of end of the world, war on the moon, cheerleaders for knights battling dragons, travels in deep space, and meet a man who fixes alien spacecraft. Want to buy a slightly used planet, meet a shipwreck survivor stranded with two unusual women?
Tales From Space
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 27,440. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Robots locked in deadly civil war, explorers faced with impossible secrets, a continent-sized asteroid about to destroy the Earth...these are some of the stories in this volume of fantastic fiction. Welcome to the 21st century.
Tales of The Unexpected
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 30,030. Language: English. Published: March 8, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Five stories of fantasy and science fiction each an unexpected twist on reality. In this collection you will find tales of dragons, AI robots engaged in a secret war, a shipwrecked vampire, a man who fixes a UFO, and a writer of coffee table books who enters a fantasy world in search of the perfect cup. Tales to entertain, amuse, and make your pulse race.
The Incredible Mr. Fix-It
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,030. Language: English. Published: March 5, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » General
Hank Mueller has been a tinker since birth. He owns a tinker shop known as The Incredible Mr. Fix-It because he can fix anything, even things he sees for the first time. One day the U.S. Air Force asks his help to fix a very special thing. A captured UFO. A tale about a man with a special talent faced with an unusual problem. The ending will surprise you.
A Bad Day in Lunden Texas
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,540. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Western
Texas 1875. Sheriff Will Spear faces a bloody range war when it erupts between two former civil war colonels in Lunden Texas. Somehow he must find a war to stop the war before the town is ripped apart and blood flows in the streets.
The Legend of G and The Dragonettes
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,730. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
A princess. A dragon. A Nun. Cheerleaders. What do they all have in common? Ambition! One yearns to be head cheerleader. One yearns for freedom. One yearns for revenge. One yearns for true love. But who wants what? A twisted tale of ambition where everything is on the line.
The Scarlet Curse
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,340. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Paranormal, Fiction » Romance » Fantasy
Asia, a pirates daughter cursed by a witch to spend her life as a parrot. Will Captain Toby King see through the magic to the beautiful woman beneath? When Asia falls in love with Captain Toby King she desperately seeks a cure for her lonely heart. Will true love free her or will she live the rest of her life in misery? A tale of magic and romance set on the high
In The Land of Dragons
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 5,600. Language: English. Published: February 23, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal, Fiction » Fantasy » Short stories
On her 21st birthday Kerrie sees things, strange things. A girl turns into a dragon. Her parents are fairies complete with iridescent wings. Has she gone crazy or has the world changed?
The Writers Tools - The Synopsis
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 14,710. Language: English. Published: February 20, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Publishing » Self-publishing, Nonfiction » Reference » Publishing and books
Every writer eager to supplement their indie publishing with traditional publishing must learn to write a clear, concise synopsis if they wish to sell their manuscript. A well realized synopsis is a sales tool, see how a pro does it. Multi-genre writer, Russ Crossley, offers his suggestions and provides examples of synposis' he has written that sold books.
Confessions of A Bold Maiden
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,560. Language: English. Published: February 18, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Historical, Fiction » Romance » Short stories
Lord Greenway, the Lord of the manor, attacks Elizabeth and she kills him. She escapes, disguised as a boy and boards the Bold Maiden, a pirate ship. Too late she realizes, Darcy the Captain is Lord Greenways son. Will she escape in time or will he discover the secret confessions of the Bold Maiden?
Antique Virgin
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 75,400. Language: English. Published: February 16, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Romance » Contemporary, Fiction » Romance » Paranormal
For generations bad luck curses Saxony Edward’s family. She hides in her eccentric parent’s antique shop dreaming of her happily-ever-after. When dot.com millionaire Bryce Kelly stumbles into the shop, her life, and her heart, her luck may have finally changed. But…she learns he’s engaged and totally unavailable. Saxony’s heart breaks. A new romantic comedy with a twist of magic.
Round Up At The Burger Bar Part 4
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 7,800. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories, Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
The slippery climb of Trixie Aioli up the corporate ladder continues. When we last left Trixie she and Cherry Bomb were developing a scheme to stop the wedding of Herman Pug to her greatest rival. She and Cherry time travel into the past only to be confronted with an even greater obstacle to her ambition. She may even be fired!
Loose ends
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,930. Language: English. Published: January 14, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
Sheila Willis, senior homicide investigator has a triple murder to solve. But her inexperienced yet eager new partner presents a problem. He knows too much for his own good. Before this case ends Sheila will clean up any loose ends. And hopefully this time there will be no witnesses. Includes the bonus story, The Apprentice
Bad Loyalty
Series: The Trudy Wilson Mysteries, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 74,080. Language: English. Published: January 9, 2012 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
A politcally charged murder in Canada thrusts hairdresser, Trudy Wilson into the middle of a web of conspiracy that threatens to send her friend, biker Bruce Carstairs, to prison forever. Loyalty drives her to rush to his side to discover the truth and the identity of the real murderer. But loyalty can be deadly...bad loyalty can be worse.
T.I.N. Men
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 9,450. Language: English. Published: December 30, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Area 52. They build and develop a new space program. They operate the T.I.N. Men, massive robots to build the bases on Earth's moon and beyond to make those great leaps for all humankind. Software engineer, Will Arnett is recruited to join the T.I.N. Men project. He soon discovers there are those who oppose them. Join Will for the greatest adventure in history.
The Christmas Club
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 9,180. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Police Procedural
For the past two years there have three bloody murders of members of rich and powerful families on December 22, 23 and 24. Then the murders stop. On December 22nd this year it starts again. Detective Sarah Bascombe must stop a killer before the trail once again goes cold. She soon discovers a terrible secret. A christmas club dedicated to murder. A club targeting her own family.
In Search of The Perfect Cup
Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 7,090. Language: English. Published: December 5, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Trevor Watkins writes coffee table books, but now he faces his biggest project yet. A coffee table book about coffee! Problem: everyone he talks to has a different opinion of the perfect cup. Finally he discovers Almost, Oregon, a mysterious town where rumor has it there exists the best coffee in the world. Trevor journeys to Almost and discovers more than the perfect cup. Much more.
Robine's Diary
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 6,320. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
A man's tortured past returns to haunt him. A veteran of the Rwanda massacre, Hal Tomkins seeks solace on a remote island as a lighthouse keeper. Now he faces a deadly foe bent on murder. Is it revenge or to silence him?
The Wise Guy and The Pirates
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 8,120. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General, Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
The mob muscles the past, but which past? When wise guy, Little Frank Valachi goes to the washroom at Sam's Tavern he finds himself transported to a strange reality filled with blood thirsty pirates. He soon discovers all is not what it seems and decides the mob must take over the past.
Tales of Twisted Crime
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 14,020. Language: English. Published: October 29, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Five diverse stories of crime and punishment. A man on a road trip faces a mysterious killer, two oddball detectives meet the parrot of doom, in the not too distant future a group of thieves plan the perfect crime, an unlikely friendship leads to murder, and a serial killer takes an apprentice. No matter bent, broken or twisted, crime does not pay.
Cleaning Up
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 4,110. Language: English. Published: October 21, 2011 by 53rd Street Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Fantasy » General
Peter swallows hard, this time his parents are going to do it. They’ll keep on cutting until he submits or they kill him. He needs to run and does, into the dark, dirty streets of downtown Vancouver. He meets Jill a girl who decides to believe and helps him. Peter knows his father is head of the underground gangs and needs to get to the police as soon as soon as possible.


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Smashwords book reviews by 53rd Street Publishing

  • ISLAND OF SECRETS: Time Travel, Gothic Romance on March 04, 2011
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    What's not to love? Time travel, romance that lives across time? Great book. A story well told with an ingenious plot device.
  • Fire In Their Hearts on May 18, 2014

    Fantastic western romance, filled with action and suspense. A handsome hero and a strong willed heroine make for compelling sexual tension. Lots of plot twists make a for a fun ride and a wonderful romantic ending.