The Beast of Barcroft
Fans of Stephen King and Bentley Little will devour THE BEAST OF BARCROFT, Bill Schweigart’s brilliant new vision of dark suburban horror.
Ben thought he had the neighbor from hell. He didn’t know how right he was.
Ben McKelvie believes he’s moving up in the world when he and his fiancée buy a house in the cushy Washington, D.C., suburb of Barcroft. Instead, he’s moving down—way down—thanks to Madeleine Roux, the crazy neighbor whose vermin-infested property is a permanent eyesore and looming hazard to public health in THE BEAST OF BARCROFT.
First, Ben’s fiancée leaves him; then, his dog dies, apparently killed by a predator drawn into Barcroft by Madeleine’s noxious menagerie. But the worst is yet to come for Ben, for he’s not dealing with any ordinary wild animal. This killer is something much, much worse. Something that couldn’t possibly exist—in this world.
Now, as a devilish creature stalks the locals, Ben resolves to take action. With some grudging assistance from a curator at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and the crackpot theories of a self-styled cryptozoologist, he discovers the sinister truth behind the attacks, but knowing the Beast of Barcroft and stopping it are two different animals.
THE BEAST OF BARCROFT is a terrifying rollercoaster ride that dips boldly into the fantastic. Readers will immerse themselves in this page-turner, eager to discover the secret of THE BEAST OF BARCROFT.
Some borders should never be crossed. From the author of The Beast of Barcroft comes a waking nightmare of a horror novel that’s sure to thrill readers of Stephen King and Bentley Little.
Ex–Delta Force Davis Holland, now an agent for the Customs and Border Patrol, has seen it all. But nothing in his experience has prepared him for what he and the local sheriff find one freezing night in the Minnesota woods.
Investigating reports of an illegal border crossing, the two men stumble across a blood-drenched scene of mass murder, barely escaping with their lives . . . and a single clue to the mayhem: a small wooden chest placed at the heart of the massacre. Something deadly has entered Holland’s territory, crossing the border from nightmare into reality.
When news of the atrocity reaches wealthy cryptozoologist Richard Severance, he sends a three-person team north to investigate. Not long ago, the members of that team—Ben McKelvie, Lindsay Clark, and Alex Standingcloud—were nearly killed by a vengeful shapeshifter. Now they are walking wounded, haunted by gruesome memories that make normal life impossible. But there is nothing normal about the horror that awaits in the Northwoods.
Slipping the Cable
“…exceptional, riveting…” —Atlantic City Weekly
Kelly Sensor is the newest junior officer aboard the Sentinel, a Coast Guard cutter where a typical day at the office means lethal drug smugglers, treacherous storms, and dangers only the sea can conjure. When Kelly runs afoul of his vengeful captain, Aregood, shipboard life truly becomes deadly. After their battle of wills puts Sentinel on a collision course with disaster, Kelly hopes to escape to Key West, but paradise quickly becomes a dead end when Aregood pursues him.
Slipping The Cable is former Coast Guard officer Bill Schweigart’s debut novel. This taught nautical thriller is a fresh entry to the tradition of the sea novel, where everyone is confined aboard ship, tensions run high, and the setting itself is deadly, though not nearly as deadly as the characters. If you’ve ever suffered an impossible boss, ever wanted to fall off the grid and start over fresh, or just wanted to lose yourself in a high seas and high stakes adventure, Slipping The Cable is a must read.
“Smart, tough, fast-paced, this gripping first novel is a white-knuckle tour by a writer to be reckoned with.” — Janet Peery, Author of The River Beyond the World