Category Archives: Mystery

J-Horror meets H. P. Lovecraft – in “The Mists of Osorezan”!

The following is an excerpt from the novel “The Mists of Osorezan”, a supernatural thriller written by Zoe Drake.  Synopsis: It begins with a series of unconnected mysteries … Aomori, Japan: A young girl dies during the testing of a revolutionary … Continue reading

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Murder and Intrigue in Tokyo’s Sin City

The following is an excerpt from the novel “Dead Hand Clapping”, a crime thriller with supernatural elements, written by Zoe Drake.  Synopsis: Tokyo, January 2002. The world is still in shock after 9/11 and Japan is in a state of paranoia, … Continue reading

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Jason Zodiac – Musician, Actor, Anarchist, Unsolved Mystery

This is an excerpt from “Whatever Happened to Jason?” – Volume One of “The Jason Zodiac Files”, Jamie Carter’s unauthorized biography of the mysterious counter-culture guru who went missing, now presumed to be dead, on Dec 31st 1999. Learn more about … Continue reading

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A Gothic Steampunk Romance – “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”!

This is an excerpt from “Moonlight, Murder & Machinery”, a Steampunk mash-up of Frankenstein, Jane Austen, and the Romantic Poets, published by Excalibur Books. Learn more about the mysterious world of Nova Albion here!  EXCERPT  The Red Branch carriage clattered … Continue reading

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Weird Western Thriller – “A Coffin Full Of Stars”!

EXCERPT: The silence of the hotel room was gradually infiltrated by the buzzing of flies at the window, the wind blowing outside, a door banging open and shut in the distance, and the deep, labored breathing of the man on … Continue reading

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For news of exclusives promotions, features, contests and giveaways in YA Fantasy, Alternative-History Science Fiction, Supernatural Thrillers, Japan-based Horror, Bizarro Rock Mysteries, join the mailing list! Just send an email to John Paul Catton and Jacob Smith at albionjpc@jcom.home.ne.jp with … Continue reading

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One Fine Day In The Middle Of The Night

EXCERPT In the House of the Crazy Dead, Group Captain Ian was fighting for his life. Johnny Shoxx and his army of zombies had smashed down the doors to the ballroom, and were battering their way in – and for … Continue reading

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Excalibur Celebrates Its Tenth Release!

This is the ebook cover for “The Mists of Osorezan” by Zoe Drake, a supernatural thriller with elements of both J-Horror and H. P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos! It begins with a series of unconnected mysteries … AOMORI, JAPAN: A young … Continue reading

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