Book List in Order: 45 titles

  • Years after his wife dies in a mafia hit gone wrong, Garrison Gage finally pieces together a life for himself in the Oregon coastal town of Barnacle Bluffs. Some days the cranky private investigator with the bum knee and the caustic wit could even c...


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    Carter's writing is on target.—Publisher's WeeklyFormer FBI agent Karen Pantelli lives by a simple philosophy: never, ever care. Three years after a tragic mistake ends her once-stellar career, she drifts from one dead-end job to another, quic...


  • Harriet Abel never shows up for her appointment. Irritating as hell? Sure. It's hard enough to work as a private investigator without potential clients standing you up. Of course, it's difficult to show up when you're dead. A revered community figur...


  • If everybody would just leave Sam alone, she'd be perfectly happy hanging out in The Land Between, the undeveloped forest at the end of the street where she can pretend, at least for a little while, that life is much better than it really is. Then a ...


  • They find his body at the bottom of Heceta Head Lighthouse—Ed Boone, a longtime volunteer who commits suicide rather than see his grim diagnosis to its bitter end. The strangeness of the old man's death makes the local news, but Garrison Gage think...


  • The dead do not dream.A week before Christmas, John and Laura Ray storm into Myron's office, desperate to find their missing daughter. Money? They don't have any. Clues? They have few. Plagued by mounting bills and a skull-crushing migraine, Portland...


  • A beached sailboat. A missing man. A distraught woman staggering ashore. There to greet her—Garrison Gage, full-time curmudgeon and part-time private investigator, who quickly finds himself thrust into his familiar role of crusader for the desperat...


  • Charles Manson. Ted Bundy. Jeffrey Dahmer. Known for their cunning and savagery. In the late eighties, another infamous serial killer sent seventeen innocent people to early graves. Then, suddenly, the murders in the terrified city of Portland, Orego...


  • They find him on the beach, shooting bullets into the sand. His name? Jeremiah Cooper, the son of the bullheaded high school football coach. Slight of build, soft of voice, he's got all kinds of torment lurking behind his eyes. But despite Garrison...






  • Everybody dies. Nobody leaves. After narrowly surviving a near-fatal shooting, Portland detective Myron Vale wakes with a bullet still lodged in his brain, a headache to end all headaches, and a terrible side effect that radically transforms his wor...


  • Myron Vale sees ghosts. One hundred billion of them, to be precise. In a world where everybody dies but nobody leaves, Myron Vale is the rare individual who completely straddles both sides of the great divide. In fact, he may just be the only one....


  • Becoming a real boy was just the beginning. Since he changed, Pino has struggled to live a quiet life with his father Gepetto. But a boy who used to be a wooden puppet doesn’t fit in well with the other villagers. When Pino creates a replica of ...


  • What if you had the power to rewind time? Make a scene in a restaurant, give your boss the finger, rob a bank just to see how it feels — you could satisfy any whim, fulfill any desire, make any wish you'd ever had come true. The man who wanders int...


  • Seventeen-year-old Trevor can't catch a break. Just when he finds out that Janna, the girl of his dreams, is finally available, his mom tells him he's being shipped off to a boarding school because of his awful grades. A desperate call to his dad, wh...


  • An old flame.A killer on the loose.A crazy cult on the rise.Nearly a year has passed since Garrison Gage became the reluctant guardian of a troubled teenage girl, but neither fatherhood nor the the intervening months has improved his mood. His right ...


  • Racism never got off the bus. On a rainy night in Houston, in a ratty apartment as dark as his dreams, retired bus driver Frank Granger wakes in a cold sweat convinced a stranger with a gun lurks at the foot of his bed. And he's right....


  • It ain't easy being a private investigator in a galaxy that spans thousand of worlds - especially when you make the mistake of putting your heart on the line. When an old flame of Dexter Duff's shows up out of the blue, claiming her rich hu...








  • You don't have to be tall to be a giant. They meet on a rainy night, penniless and alone, both of them without a friend in the world. He's a disgraced, down-on-his luck giant, short for his kind, banished forever from his tribe. He just wants to be ...


  • Equal parts riveting and stirring, Carter takes a staple of campfires and rainy nights - the ghost story - into surprising new territory in this collection. No gore or gratuitous splatter here - these tales are meant to raise the hairs on the back...


  • In these four riveting tales, Carter takes a classic of science fiction - the time travel story - into surprising new territory. A man finds a room where time doesn't pass in the spellbinding "The Time Of His Life." When a scientist beco...


  • Whether it's the soldiers on the front line or the bartenders who serve them, war leaves no one unscathed. These four tales set in Carter's war-ravaged Unity Worlds universe - three originally published in the leading science fiction magazines of...


  • Dragons, glass boys, and multiplying cats. From award-winning writer Scott William Carter comes a collection of four spellbinding fantasy tales geared toward younger readers - and the young at heart. THE DRAGON OF THE DOLOMITES...



  • In the world of Rymadoon, he has an amazing power. Jason Rosewood loves to draw. In fact, he'd rather draw than do anything else. But when his sister is kidnapped by three black demon creatures with glowing white eyes and huge wings, Jason must pursu...


  • It was a simple plan. She would help him pass algebra. He would help her win the student election. What could go wrong? ***** Take one geeky sixteen-year-old girl deathly afraid of speaking to any crowd larger than one, but who desperately needs some...


  • When a grizzly bear walks into your office, it's enough to get your attention. When that grizzly turns out to be an opera-singing, biological-robot hybrid claiming someone stole his singing voice, it begins one of the strangest cases of Dexte...










  • One tragic day in a shopping mall, Kevin Husby turns his back on his infant daughter for just an instant - and the unthinkable happens. Someone abducts her. Twenty years later, divorced and alone, Kevin is living a hollow existence in New York whe...


  • When a dimension-hopping descendant of a Confederate general attempts to assassinate Abraham Lincoln, the plan goes awry and Lincoln is stranded in a world of brave knights, drafty castles, and a princess scarred by a one-eyed dragon. As he falls...


  • It starts with a knock at the door - something reclusive ex-detective Garrison Gage hates. When it's his teenage neighbor, whose girlfriend has gone missing just before Thanksgiving, Gage gets reluctantly pulled back into his old line of work - an...


  • In these six provocative tales, Scott William Carter takes the reader on a journey to places where love and loss intersect: a grieving tattoo artist makes a cross-country trip with a pregnant woman on the run from her disturbed husband. a mys...


  • A curmudgeon. An iconoclast. A loner. That's how people describe Garrison Gage, and that's when they're being charitable. After his wife's brutal murder in New York, and Gage himself is beaten nearly to death, the crippled private investigator re...


  • With a meteor on a collision course with Earth, a mass evacuation is underway for a privileged few - but not for an elderly man who must say goodbye to those he loves. A powerful Christmas tale that originally appeared in Analog Science Fiction an...


  • The untold story of Medusa -- and a tale of love and redemption unlike any you've ever read. A short story that originally appeared in HAGS, SIRENS, AND OTHER AND BAD GIRLS, Daw Books, July 2006. "Scott William Carter gives us a wonderfully poign...









  • CHARLIE HILL, straight-A student, straight-A geek, and Most Likely to Be a Human Squid for the Rest of His Life, is having a bad day. The worst. All he wants to do is make it through school without being on the receiving end of a beating from Leo Gon...


  • "There's one rule in the interstellar liberation force: you never take off your helmet. Even if the atmosphere of whatever planet you are liberating from the vicious aliens does happen to breathable, there could be any number of lethal viruses or mic...


  • In this impressive collection, rising talent Scott William Carter showcases his considerable storytelling skills, taking readers on thrilling journeys that stretch the imagination and expand the laws of what is possible. Within these eighteen tales o...