Dead Man's Hand (A Calvin Watters Mystery Book 1)
What happens when the deck is stacked against you…
From NFL rising-star prospect to wanted fugitive, Calvin Watters is a sadistic African-American Las Vegas debt-collector framed by a murderer who, like the Vegas Police, finds him to be the perfect fall-guy.
…and the cards don't fall your way?
When the brutal slaying of a prominent casino owner is followed by the murder of a well-known bookie, Detective Dale Dayton is thrown into the middle of a highly political case and leads the largest homicide investigation in Vegas in the last twelve years.
What if you're dealt a Dead Man's Hand?
Against his superiors and better judgment, Dayton is willing to give Calvin one last chance. To redeem himself, Calvin must prove his innocence by finding the real killer, while avoiding the LVMPD, as well as protect the woman he loves from a professional assassin hired to silence them.
"Luke Murphy's Dead Man's Hand is a pleasure, a debut novel that doesn't read like one, but still presents original characters and a fresh new voice." —Thomas Perry, New York Times bestselling author of Poison Flower
"It's always a pleasure to welcome a new voice to the ranks of mystery-thriller authors. So welcome Luke Murphy, who delivers plenty of both in his debut novel, Dead Man's Hand. Give it an evening and you may want to give it the whole night, just to see how it turns out." —William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter
"Part police procedural, part crime fiction, Dead Man's Hand is a fast, gritty ride." —Anne Frasier, USA Today bestselling author of Hush
"Luke Murphy writes in a clean, mean style, as compelling as a switchblade to your throat. Murphy's the real deal." —Rick Mofina, award-winning author of They Disappeared
"Dead Man's Hand is a pedal-to-the-metal thriller. Luke Murphy pours a load of talent into his first novel, and it takes off on the first page. Vivid characters and wire-taut plotting make Murphy's novel a five star read. Don't begin Dead Man's Hand if you need to do anything else today." —James Thayer, author of White Star
"What happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas? Be glad. Be very glad. Luke Murphy puts on display the seedy underbelly of Sin City, where deceit, treachery, vengeance and the double cross are practiced like an art form. For a tight taut thriller, bet on a Dead Man's Hand." —Anthony Bidulka, award-winning author of the Russell Quant Mysteries
"Calvin Watters is an anti-hero you will cheer in this solid debut that poses twisted questions about crime and punishment." —Julie Kramer, award-winning author of Shunning Sarah
"Dead Man's Hand gripped me with terror from the first sentence. Tense! Thrilling! Terrifying! Luke Murphy is a great mood-builder on the order of Dean Koontz!" —Betty Dravis, award-winning author of Six-Pack of Blood
Creepy: The Full Collection of 38 True Ghost Stories and Short Fiction with a Supernatural Twist (Creepy Series Bundle)
Kitten Jackson, Crysta Lynn, Zack Kullis, Ruth Barrett, Hope Welsh, Micheal Rivers, Katie M. John, Jay Krow, Jeff Bennington,
38 TRUE GHOST STORIES & SUPERNATURAL SHORT FICTION
"Damn! That was fascinating, Jeff. An interesting story, well told. Thanks for sharing." ~ Matthew McNash
"Very interesting story, Jeff! I don't think I would've gotten much sleep either." - Neal Hock, The Bookhound's Den
CREEPY: The FULL Collection (Book 1, Book 2, Book 3):
The Creepy Collection is a series of 3 one-of-a-kind paranormal books mixed with a variety of supernatural fiction and true ghost stories. Creepy: The Full Collection, contains 38 stories in all. Best of all, it includes three of the author's real life paranormal experiences... absolutely true ghost stories.
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ADDITIONAL RED HOT REVIEWS:
"With the author using horror as a psychological special effect, Murdoch's Eyes packs a fearsome punch. A killer of a short story thriller!" - Michele Tater, The Couch Tater Review
"Murdoch's Eyes is a wicked, twisted little tale. A thrilling paranormal both well written and with some truly freaky characters. I don't think I'll ever look at anyone with green eyes the same again." - Jen Wylie, Author of Sweet Light
Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: TIME DREAMS
Time Dreams are dreams, like any other dream. They are dreams about space and Time. They seem real, but so does life.
Dreams are thoughts. You’ve heard it before, “I think, therefore I am.” (Rene’ Descartes). But, the fact is - nobody even knows where thoughts come from.
Most people believe they have free will. They believe they have a choice. They believe they act of their own volition. But, will is not an action. It is only a thought. You cannot will something to happen. You are only free to choose the thoughts in your head. And, no one knows where they come from.
Life is a fantasy. No one knows what Life is or where it came from. No one knows what Time is. No one knows where Man came from or how long he’s been on this planet. No one knows if their actions are truly theirs. No one knows where dreams come from. No one knows what reality is.
Quexistence: The Quest for the Meaning of Existence: TIME DREAMS is a philosophical fantasy of dreams, space, Time, and love. It is the story of one man’s search to find the meaning of his existence. While Angie assembles and decorates the family Christmas tree, Gork shares his story of how he met Angie’s grandmother, Amani.
Gork has been studying prehistoric history at college and goes to California to volunteer at an archaeological site near the Calico Hills. No one knows where Man came from or how long he’s been on this planet. Gork hopes to find some insights on the origin of Man.
He is met at the airport by Charlie, who has lived in the area for many years, and is helping at the site. During the drive across the desert, Gork has his first dream, a dream that takes him to another time, another world. In his dream he sees a girl, the girl of his dreams, Amani.
Gork travels through space and time, compelled to follow his dream. His dreams take him back to a time and place long forgotten. While in reality he discovers an underground cavern that holds the secret to Man’s past. A secret buried in Time.