The story of a white African boy growing up in the innocence and the violence of Colonial Africa.
From childhood he had learnt the ways of Africa and of its history, yet he was also a product of his own time and place and of his own distinct English culture. He grew to understand that there are few absolutes among people and societies. Only the Bush is pure in its pitiless logic, in its stark contrast between life and death.
His experiences shape and change him as he grows by stages from boyhood through youth to young manhood, his rites of passage set against a background of love, hate, and pitiless civil war.
The successors of Alexander the Great in Afghanistan lived out their lives geographically isolated from their parent culture. The tides of time were to later overwhelm and isolate them from the rest of the Hellenistic world, but they did not despair. They had lost none of the adventurous spirit that had led their ancestors to Bactria, for they knew, had always known, that beyond the Hindu Kush lay an even richer world. Lands perhaps greater than even Alexander had conquered. Under Demetrius they set out on an incredible Anabasis, an advance to the ends of the earth.
A sweeping Saga of Sixth Century Britain during the period of early English settlement, ranging from Anglo Saxon Lincoln to the wilds of Bernicia and Rheged, encompassing the fall of perhaps the last Romano British state, and the coming of the English Kings. A sweeping Saga of Sixth Century Britain during the period of early English settlement, ranging from Anglo Saxon Lincoln to the wilds of Bernicia and Rheged, encompassing the fall of perhaps the last Romano British state, and the coming of the English Kings.
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All Pigtown Books jackets are designed by Richard Amari.
Frank Hickey, Lisa Sheremet, publisher
Brooklyn Book Festival
Sunday, September 21, 2014
I, Max Royster, fat, broke, divorced, thrown off the NYPD for mental illness. Now in Flatbush, Brooklyn, I find new love, new murder and new career. Can I keep my love? Crack the case? Can I inspire and change private security? And maybe regain my NYPD shield?
Read the synopsis and advance praise for Softening Flatbush here.
And you can also read the Prologue and First Chapter.
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Richard W. Haines brings to his fiction the same wit, vision and imagination that he brought to his cult films, adored by millions.
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Can I, Max Royster, fired from the NYPD for mental disease, now on crutches, train a ragtag group of performers, my Showbizzers, to use their skills and bodies to stop a genius crime lord in the High Desert town of Basta, California?
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The Eve of Christmas Eve, Manhattan’s tony Upper East Side, Max Royster (now an ex-NYPD cop) wit- nesses a debutante’s kidnapping and be- comes the FBI’s prime suspect. Or is he actually their salvation?
Movies can be a
Especially when you
are screenwriter Nick
Slade or girlfriend
Clarice Andrews. And
you don’t have the
film that a politician
(who starred in it as a
college student) and
his hired killers think
To find one dumped corpse is a shock. To discover another a few days later, this time the dismembered body of a beautiful woman with whom you’d been briefly involved, makes you a suspect.
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and First Chapter
To catch a sex killer targeting Upper East Side beauties, NYPD Officer Max Royster goes undercover ... as an NYPD cop!
Misfit NYPD Officer Max Royster’s hunt for a sadistic serial killer takes a startling turn when he realizes that not all predators are born alike
~ Jeff Maguire