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Robert Westbrook

Robert Westbrook

Robert Westbrook is the author of two critically-acclaimed mystery series, including Ancient Enemy,nominated for a Shamus Award as the Best P.I. Novel of 2002, and Intimate Lies, a memoir detailing the relationship between his mother, Hollywood columnist Sheilah Graham and the author F. Scott Fitzgerald, published by HarperCollins in 1995. His first novel, The Magic Garden of Stanley Sweetheart, was made into an MGM movie. Robert lives with his wife, Gail, in northern New Mexico.

Visit his website: www.robertwestbrook.com

Visit his page on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Westbrook

"The battle of wits and nerves that unfolds in this expertly paced novel as Nicky struggles to snare the serial killer, keep his job, and juggle an increasingly complex love life make for compelling reading . . . In Nicky Rachmaninoff [Robert Westbrook has] created one of the most engaging new detective heroes since Joseph Wambaugh got philosophical. About the only thing that cushions the disappointment of coming to the end of this page-turner is the knowledge that there's a sequel in the works."
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Hungry Ghost

On a cold November night, Howard Moon Deer is walking home through the woods when he is accosted by a ghost from his past: Nick Stanton, his long-ago roommate at college, who makes a seemingly simple request for Howie to take a message to his sister, Grace. +Learn More

An Overnight Sensation

“A brilliant, engaging and wholly unpredictable story of courage, survival and self-reinvention... I was completely taken by it... Interesting, complicated and wholly engaging characters. [Westbrook] is obviously a born storyteller and a bit of a magician.” —Ally Sheedy

TORCH SINGER is an epic drama of Hollywood in its Golden Age: the rise and fall of Sonya Saint-Amant, a singer who schemes her way to fame and riches, breaking all the rules. +Learn More

Lady Left

Can Hollywood's rich and famous find hap­piness in the Third World—or will they find only murder? That's the question that blues-playing police lieutenant Nicky Rachmaninoff must answer in Robert Westbrook's third book in The Left-Handed Policeman series, Lady Left. +Learn More

Nostalgia Kills

What if the greatest American rock star of the sixties, drowned in his bathtub seventeen years ago, did not accidentally die of a drug overdose but was murdered? Now, a new murder in Beverly Hills leaves blues-playing police lieutenant Nicky Rachmaninoff haunted by what really happened. The provocative and murderously profitable world of California rock is the setting for Nostalgia Kills by Robert Westbrook, author of The Left-Handed Policeman. +Learn More

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Bird Dog by Kevin D. Randle

PUT THE DOG ON CHARLIE. They were point men of the air war, and wherever they went the hammer of death came down… American firepower could deliver pure destruction in Charlie's lap, but someone had to find him. That's where the daredevil pilots of the single-engine Cessna 0-1 Bird Dog recon planes made their mark in Vietnam.

Carrier War by Kevin D. Randle

Navy lieutenants David Kincaid and Douglas Bakker honed their flying skills over the Nevada desert. Assigned to a carrier on the South China Sea, they soared through South Vietnam's skies, whetting their appetites for the real thing: a dogfight in the North. But on their first ride over the DMZ the two hotshot flyers found out that an undertrained, underfed North Vietnamese pilot can kill like a top gun in the cockpit of a MiG.

Target! by Kevin D. Randle

Zeroing in on the enemy—through the deadly scope of a sniper’s rifle! When an ominous traffic change on the Ho Chi Minh Trail signals a bloody repeat of the Tet offensive, the SEALS are assigned a secret mission across the Vietnamese border... and into the jungles of Laos.

Dragonfire by Bill Pronzini

Nameless has lost his detective’s license and will soon be out of money. His friend, police lieutenant Eberhardt has lost his wife to another man. The two of them are consoling one another when Eberhardt answers his door. Gunshots follow, and both Eberhardt and Nameless are seriously wounded.

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Roxy Doyle and The Traveling Circus Show

Roxy receives a message from Robert Pinkerton who says her father has been spotted near Blackhawk, Colorado. Roxy goes there, arriving broke and discovers there’s a circus in town sponsoring a sharpshooting contest, with a first prize of $500. If she could win, the money would fund her search for her father for months.

The Dracula Journals: Ravaged Souls

Dracula kept a journal. A firsthand account of his life, death, and resurrection as a creature of the night. But this journal is more than just words. It carries the very essence of the vampire himself. And through the mysterious power of the journal, Dracula still lives.

America Undead

1462 A.D., Transylvania: Cursed by Vlad the Impaler to survive unspeakable agony until death overcomes him, he is doomed to awaken to suffer again and again. Madness will do nothing to ease his torment. Only one thing can quench his thirst...

Demons and Monsters

"There are real demons and real monsters in the world. Human demons and monsters far worse than anything your imagination can create... When evil walks the earth, no one is safe. I stood with John Thomas Rourke when the end of our world... all we knew... the end of all of our dreams came.

"I was ‘Everyman’, nothing special. These are the stories, the tests; tests to find out what kind of man would I become? What would you have done? Would you have survived?” - Paul Rubenstein

Smelly Nelly Welly

A schoolgirl who didn’t wear socks became the idea for this story.

Under Nelida Wellington’s stairs lives a Jinny-Yen. Only children can see such creatures. A Jinny-Yen is a Wish Granter and for most boys and girls, their thoughts turn to greed. But not all children are devoured by greed. Nelida Wellington, known as Smelly Nelly Welly, is one such child.

Nelly’s Grandma Mary has seen the Jinny-Yen and has an unfulfilled childhood dream. With her Grandma’s help, Smelly Nelly Welly must decide how to use her wish wisely.

Grandpa I Just Wanna be a Cowboy: Notables from the West

Hold on tight partner this will be a lesson learned for everybody.

Come join Bo and Grandpa LeRoy as they dive into the history books and discover the Notable Cowboys from the West. Bo and Grandpa LeRoy start out the weekend with an exciting start. With all the adventures to come on and off the ranch, come watch as Bo learns about some of the biggest names in the cowboy world that shaped the course of history.

Eat the Rainbow

Eating fruits and vegetables has never been this much fun! Explore the colors of healthy foods with Landon and his friends in this phytonutrient—filled journey to health.

Written by award-winning integrative psychiatrist, Dr. Jonathan Terry, and illustrated by Davida Simon Terry, Eat the Rainbow is a colorful adventure—perfect for kids of all ages.

Mr. Runkin's Secret

One evening, my whisperer said the name ‘Arthur Runkin’. My imagination was alight!

Imagine knowing something about yourself. And all because of a suitcase.

The suitcase Mr. Runkin owns comes with a big secret. Eric the tightrope walker knows the secret, as do the strongmen twins, Girin and Gorin, and the Whitaker family from London; Reuben, his brothers Winston, Harris and Hicks, arguably the best trapeze act in the whole world.

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