Russell James




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  • General Fiction

    Feb-2019

    Brian Sheridan may be losing his mind.Asleep, he's plagued by dreams of murder, women strangled with a red velvet rope then left with a playing card tucked in the corpse. While awake, he's hallucinating that he's being stalked by a man painted like a...

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  • Historical

    Jan-2018

    Passions stir in Victorian England. It is 1891, and in the small country town of Croome where the local lead mine is losing money, the year begins with a tragic drowning.Recently arrived in Croome the new vicar, Matthew Rolfe, has escaped the traged...

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  • Horror

    Jun-2017

    Broke and desperate, paleontologist Grant Coleman gets the chance of a lifetime exploring a long-sealed cave, the fabled home of gigantic creatures. NPS Ranger McKinley Stinson discovers a rancher's prize bull has been butchered by an airborne killer...

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  • Horror

    May-2017

    Millions long to break out of quarantine. One man needs to break in. The paleovirus has swept Long Island, turning residents into psychotic killers. A government quarantine traps Patrick in Connecticut, separated from his mother and pregnant sister o...

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  • Action Adventure

    Apr-2017

    At sixteen, Marissa Anselmo discovers she has a choice. She can live a life above the water or beneath it. Thousands of years ago, sorcerers separated two warring Mediterranean peoples, teleporting satyrs into northern Europe, and submerging the huma...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2016

    A dark comedy about hypocrisy. For Ruth’s 100th birthday the family gathers in a remote hotel. They deplore her scandalous past – but might they have worse secrets of their own? Ruth worked at the Windmill in her youth and behind her back is crit...

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  • Science Fiction

    Aug-2016

    Six thrilling stories of life at the galaxy's edge including an Eddie Kane adventure. - Alien telepaths join with humans in a desperate battle against an encroaching empire. - A teen schemes to join her mother at an orbiting artists' colony. - The se...

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  • Science Fiction

    Jun-2016

    Acclaimed author Russell James delivers nine fantastic time travel short stories: • A psychologist tries to cure an agoraphobic patient of his belief that passing through doorways accelerates time. Can he do it before a construction project brings ...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2016

    Do I want to go to Hunter’s sleepover birthday party? With an older sister has gorgeous as Danielle sleeping in the same house, likely barely dressed in a nearby bedroom – heck yeah I do! But the night gets interesting when Hunter’s younger bro...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2015

    I don't get it. I ask a couple simple questions: “What is sex?” and “What is jacking off?” And I get riddle involving a jimmy-john, a yahoo, and screaming for Jesus. I guess it's my fault for asking Uncle Dax in the first place. Now, I have t...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2015

    When the mail must get through, leave it to a kangaroo.Meet Roopert - an irresistible little kangaroo - whose adventures delivering the mail almost end in disaster. Only Roopert's best friend Amelia the beetle will give Roopert any chance of deliveri...

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  • Horror

    Jul-2015

    "I loved the story so much that I'm eagerly waiting to read more from him. I now have a new favorite book I'll read over and over again." (Five Stars, A Night Owl Top Pick) -Night Owl Reviews on Dark Inspiration "A surreal thrill ride of a read Very...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2015

    The entire Naked series in one book. A fantastic collection of three stories, revealing inner thoughts of three different boys coming face-to-face with the scary prospect of being naked. Part One: Naked a Camp Freedom Mitchell’s Story I think I’...

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  • General Fiction

    Jun-2015

    As if finding a hidden fort in the woods behind my house wasn't cool enough, I discover my favorite friend Mitchell, who recently moved away, lives just on the other side of the woods. Things get interesting when my cousin Ryder convinces me to make ...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2015

    I can't believe this new kid Xander. Forced to bunk with each other at Camp Freedom while surrounded by fifty other boys who are all a couple years older, Xander hits me with the strangest question: "Do you like me?" What does he mean by that? Betwee...

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  • Horror

    Jan-2015

    Two realities. One hope. What if you lived in two worlds, and could die in either? Pete Holm can. He is a dreamwalker, able to travel to the realm of dreams, including the devastated world of Twin Moon City, where an evil voodoo spirit holds living s...

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  • General Fiction

    Jan-2015

    Mitchell from my swim team moved in next door and he and his two brothers can't keep their pants on. Mom always told me it's shameful not to keep covered up, but how can I follow Mom's orders when they want me to join them, exposing my willy to entir...

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  • General Fiction

    Oct-2014

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  • Suspense

    Jul-2014

    A black comedy set in the Swinging Sixties (1963-4) and revealed through the diaries of a doctor – 35 years old and still a virgin – whose curious obsessions drive him to start murdering his patients. Doctor Kristal is picky, pedantic and super-s...

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  • Horror

    May-2014

    The spirits of the dead cry for justice. In the waning days of the Civil War, orphaned teen Jebediah Abernathy has been indentured to one of the most notorious plantations in Mississippi, Beechwood. Ramses, the sadistic overseer, rules completely...

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  • Horror

    Mar-2014

    Will the blood of innocents release the evil trapped at Galaxy Farm? A coven of witches has moved into the tiny town near Galaxy Farm. They know about the evil entity that lies trapped there, and they hope to resurrect it and set it free to renew...

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  • Horror

    Dec-2013

    Russell James returns with a second collection of thirteen horrific short stories.* A mysterious pinball machine arrives at the mansion of an aging porn king. He finds that this gift has itself a gift to give. Accepting both may be his last mistake. ...

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  • General Fiction

    Nov-2013

    An up-to-the-minute tragicomedy narrated into an iPhone by Crosby Ravensworth, a 35-year-old executive too busy to scatter his father’s ashes, or to sort out the dysfunctional family he has left behind, or even to decide which of the four women in ...

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  • Fantasy

    Jul-2013

    In 1851, Harrison Bartlett boards the brigantine Enchantress, escaping to the East Indies from the painful memory of his late wife. His ship sinks in a Pacific storm. The sole survivor, he washes ashore on a deserted volcanic island. Struggling to su...

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  • Horror

    May-2013

    In this magic shop the magic is real. And the trick is on you. Citrus Glade is a dying town that needs new businesses, but the one that just opened is doing much more harm than good. Stranger Lyle Miller’s magic shop seems to only stock what it...

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  • Thriller

    Apr-2013

    Will the film crew discover sunken gold? Will the film star lose to her rival? If they find gold, who will be left alive to share it? Alongside the story of their quest is a tale from the Spanish Armada itself, a tale of love and tragedy, revealed...

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  • Horror

    Nov-2012

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  • General Fiction

    Aug-2012

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    'On the night Parliament burnt down, a child was conceived out of wedlock, a baby was abandoned, and another thrown into the Thames.' The year is 1834 and J.M.W. Turner is sketching Parliament burn. Unnoticed, a hackney cab drives past, the passenger...

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  • General Fiction

    Apr-2012

    Captain Austyn Parsons commands the Aphrodite 3, a methane extraction ship orbiting Venus. But this trip proves less than mundane as flying creatures are sucked through the collection hoses and clog up the vents leading to the ship. This leads Parson...

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  • Mystery

    Apr-2012

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  • Thriller

    Mar-2012

    Betrayal and murder at a country house shooting party. When this story appeared in a characteristically yellow and black Victor Gollancz anthology, 'Crime Yellow', the Times review picked it out as ‘a splendid country house shocker from Russell Jam...

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  • Thriller

    Mar-2012

    Paul’s life is ordinary, until the night he stops his car to take a walk, Stumbling into – and hoping to avoid – a domestic affray, he finds himself the reluctant guardian to a homeless young woman and her shabbily-dressed child. It’s late....

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2012

    From one of Britain’s masters of crime writing, here are two stories to whet your appetite, presented here in bargain-price format. The first, A Piece of Cake, has been anthologised several times already, and tells of the night Terri waited at home...

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  • Mystery

    Jan-2012

    ""When beauty's the prizeWhat mortal fears dying?"Tim Hawk plans his assassinations well, rehearsing them with cool detachment, and his professionalism makes him a rising star in Kazan's gang. Hawk's only other interest, an unexpected l"...

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  • Horror

    Nov-2011

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  • Mystery

    Oct-2011

    An original collection of six stories from the writer Ian Rankin called ‘The Godfather of British Noir’. James is ‘surely the best of Britain’s darker crime writers’ said London’s Times, and although the Encyclopaedia of Modern Crime Fic...

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  • Police/Detective/Law Enforcement

    Mar-2011

    First in the Tom Fortune and Abi Wilde series.In a quiet London street, a gunman holds his little child as hostage until, after a dramatic police siege, the smoke clears to reveal a sickening outcome and Firearms Officer Abi Wilde is suspended. As if...

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  • Suspense

    Nov-2003

    One of the UK's finest genre writers."-Booklist. When a young woman is gruesomely murdered, her friend and fellow reporter Kirsty Rice feels bound to investigate. Just as she enters the murky world of call girls, porn, and internet sex, she discovers...

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  • Suspense

    Sep-2002

    James is one of the UK's finest genre writers." - Booklist. "When it comes to a great story, brilliantly written, Russell James is up there with the very best." - The Guardian. Set in the U.S. and London, Pick Any Title is the new mystery/suspense th...

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2002

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  • Suspense

    Apr-2001

    At the center of James' intriguingly constructed plot are British-born octogenarian Sidonie Keene and her artist sister, Naomi, who moved in the most elite circles of 1930s German society, regularly socializing with Hitler and other high-level Nazis....

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  • Mystery

    Mar-2000

    James has a way with characters. Few are precisely what they seem, and our desire to learn who they really are and what actually happened makes this one a page-turner" - Booklist. It should have been a dream come true. Nick Chance fancied her at scho...

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  • Suspense

    Apr-1997

    Relentless with suspense, dark with menace, this is the gripping story of two brothers on the edge of disaster. When Scott takes part in an armored van robbery and disappears, he is pursued by the very nasty criminals who set it up-and who hope to ge...

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  • Suspense

    May-1995

    Determined to become the right-hand man of London mobster Al Kazan, Tim Hawk is delighted to be put in charge of Kazan's young new bride, just as a full-scale mob war begins to undermine Kazan's criminal empire...

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  • Suspense

    Oct-1993

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  • Suspense

    Oct-1990

    'Britain seen through a gun-sight,' said the Literary Review.He's underground, under fire and under pressure.For several years he has been lying low, buried in the urban decay of south-east London, waiting to be called. Now his enemies have smoked hi...

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  • Historical

    The town of Dry Acres is under the oppression of a crooked alliance between outlaw Mark Grayson and his protector, Mayor and Sheriff Henry Binalt. When the local newspaper editor, Gil Radford, is murdered before he can expose the corruption, his niec...

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