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Cop and Coin A Novel
A strange man with music and stories charms a young man with tales of Monsters, Devils, Magic Coins, and Death. Along the dirt road, Buncombe Turnpike in 1834. The stories become too real far too quickly and set off a tale of two silver coins from a set of 30 used to seal a world-changing event in the Middle East many years ago.
The Coins and their influence interact with the History of North Carolina from then to the present day. Local community leaders arrange to protect others from the evil associated with the silver. Until the influence reappears in modern-day Asheville NC.
A Police Officer with family ties to the old ways and connections to the more unusual aspects of the Asheville Community attempts to discover why suddenly a Killer has arrived in Asheville and how he is connected to it all.
5 out of 5 stars
Fascinating Topic and Well Written! By 3catz2 on December 26, 2016
A well-written story about a couple of old coins that go through different hands from the 1800s through today. The shekels seems to carry an evil curse and a promise of youthfulness which tempts people who have a lack of right and honesty. I have always found folktales of the mountains of North Carolina fascinating since my roots come from the area. This is a blend of folktales and believable truths woven into the story continuing through each adventure. It kept my interest throughout the book.
5 out of 5 stars
By Alicia Sisk-Morrison February 26, 2017
This was a very good book. Fast-paced and hard to put down. Being an Asheville native it was neat to see all of the local stuff used. I am looking forward to his next book.
Cop and Call A Novel
An orphan's curse would drag to Hell
A spirit from on high;
But oh! more horrible than that
Is a curse in a dead man's eye!
-The Rime of the Ancient Mariner, 1797
-Samuel Taylor Coleridge
What happens when an orphan, a very special young girl, and a dead man's curse combine?
A student, victim of local street crime, seeks revenge for the loss of her family. Her actions bring back an old, evil persona in a modern city. The evil starts a campaign of revenge and punishment on the city's criminal population. The police department investigators turn to Police Sgt. Thomas Bishop with his Melungeon heritage, to assist in another strange and unusual investigation in the mountain city of Asheville, NC.
February 28, 2018
Format: Kindle Edition
A great storyline about mountain culture and beliefs.
The Story of the Star Cage
or the Wizards Gift
A Children's Picture Book story of a Wizard and his gift for a Princess. The gift has unexpected results and the Wizard must fix the problem to make a small girl happy again.
There’s Plenty of Good Air and Sunshine
A compiled narrative on families in the Asheville NC community during the Great Depression.
Originally documented by Lynn Stevens a WPA writer. Showing how families managed during the rough times of the Depression with what they had.
The Girls from G.I.F.T.
BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories A Young Adult mystery series
Sightings of a glowing Devil Dog at a local alleged haunted house intrigue two babysitting and dog walking young ladies who also investigate ghosts and other paranormal activities. Well known by their business cards, “G.I.F.T. GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS: BABYSITTING, DOG WALKING, CAR WASHING, HOUSE-SITTING, AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS."
With the assistance of family and friends, their investigation uncovers an unexpected very real Evil at the old haunted farm. Caught up in this Evil, the young girls must devise a plan to escape and get help.
Book one in the G.I.F.T. GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS series.
Cop and Copperhead
Some say History is written by the victors. Napoleon said, “History is just a fable agreed to”.
If so, is it possible the loser could write history from the shadows? A secret organization established after the fall of the Confederate Capital of Richmond Virginia in 1865, does just that. For over 160 years a secret war funded by Confederate Treasury Coffers, expertly managed and grown by committee, influences events and politics from the shadows throughout the Southern United States.
A new skirmish on this secret battlefield drags Western North Carolina’s young people into a deadly crossfire of manipulation and murder. Asheville Police Sergeant Thomas Bishop and associates are pulled into an investigation of Confederate treasure, 1920’s Asheville North Carolina, and a mysterious and powerful religious cult from that time. lead by the man “Brother 12”.
Cop and Copperhead, Book Three in the paranormal mystery and history, Asheville Cop Series.
The Bigfoot Best Friend
Kaylee and Emma, the Girls from G.I.F.T. are back with another mystery.
ISBN-13: 978-1791781538 BISAC: Juvenile Fiction / Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories A Young Adult mystery series
Looking for Bigfoot near their home in the Appalachian Mountains they discover more than they expected. The Girls are well known for their business cards describing their small business…
“G.I.F.T., GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS: BABYSITTING, DOG WALKING, CAR WASHING, HOUSE-SITTING, AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS.”
With assistance from family and friends, this latest investigation leads the two Junior High School Students to help a new friend being bullied at school and solving two local mysteries. One from 1934, the other a present-day home invasion robbery.
Book Two in the G.I.F.T. - GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS series.
The Alien Abduction Investigation: The Girls From G.I.F.T.
Girls Investigating Fantastic Things
Paperback August 2019
Kaylee and Emma, the G.I.F.T Team returns with another mystery. The girls investigating reports of blue space aliens. While working on the case, they find that one of their friends has been abducted. Was it beings from outer space, or something much scarier?
The Girls well known by their business cards, “G.I.F.T. GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS: BABYSITTING, DOG WALKING, CAR WASHING, HOUSE-SITTING, AND PARANORMAL INVESTIGATIONS."Book Three in the G.I.F.T. - GIRLS series.
Book Three in the G.I.F.T. - GIRLS INVESTIGATING FANTASTIC THINGS series.