Description : Many books have been written about the Vietnam War. All leading up to and involving the events that took place while the conflicts occurred. The details of my story are actual events that took place, but the names of the people have been changed for security reasons, as the people that were there at the time just wish to leave it all behind and try to forget it ever happened so that they could just get on with their lives.
Description : RETURNED TO DEVILS ISLAND is a Biographical Fiction, riveting and masterfully told South Sea Islands saga. It tells a story of inter-racial childhood love that survives the brutal regime of a remote convent school during the 1940s. Two young lives betrayed and doomed but destined for life beyond the grave. Krishna (later baptized and named James) a Hindu youth escapes; the less fortunate Susan is confined and brutalized by a sect-like Order to follow its path. The diverging lives set Jamess feet on a journey through paradise islands. Before him lies a sharp learning curve of love, lust and triumph in the boxing ring. Driven ever onwards by a consuming passion to reach the mother country, England. His arrival coincides with the Liverpools music sound, conquering the world of entertainment. A casual acquaintance of the Beatles, his Hindu ethos may have triggered John Lennons pursuit of his own Far Eastern dreams.
Description : Alcatraz is one of the most infamous prisons in the world. Evil spirits, unknown beasts, vicious murderers and an untold number of ghosts all are said to reside on this tiny island in San Francisco Bay. Rufus McCain, who died a brutal death at the hands of a fellow inmate, is said to roam the grounds, and the basement cells used for solitary confinement were rumored to be so frightening that inmates who endured one stint never wanted to go back. Multiple escape attempts were thwarted, including two attempts by Sam Shockley, who was later executed with fellow inmate Miran Thomson. Join Bob Davis and Brian Clune as they explore chilling tales of death, murder and savagery from America's Devil's Island.
Description : Writers have a reputation of being tortured souls languishing among the living. Does the unrest continue in the afterlife? Sam Baltrusis, author of Wicked Salem: Exploring Lingering Lore andLegends, revisits the haunts associated with America’s most beloved writers of ghost stories, including Edgar Allan Poe’s enduring legacy in New York City to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s indelible imprint at the House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts. Armed with the ghost lore and legends associated with these unforgettable literary icons, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed.
Description : The story revolves principally around two brothers, Baddi and Danni, brought up by their grandparents in the army barracks which were left empty after the Second World War. After a trip to Kansas, Baddi returns to 'devils' island' as an Elvis lookalike, with a new American accent and a large car, making him - for a while - something of a local hero.
Description : Two teenage boys, hijacked from Eastern Eutrope by the Nazis in 1942 to work on Hitler's Atlantic Wall, resolve to escape before they die. All the odds are agains them. They are slaves on an island fortress. Previous escapers have been sot. But on one of the island's frequent foggy days they make a break for it. At first they are in luck. A shipwreck diverts the authorities' attention. But did they get off the island? Sixty years later one boy, a Pole, returns as an old man to what is nowe a holiday island to find out, having suffered total memory loss.Obviously he escaped, but he fears his Russian friend was killed. He must find out the truth before he dies. On the boat across he meets an artist, Anna, visiting her estranged husband for a possible reconciliation. Gradually he draws her scarily into re-discovering his violent wartime experiences. At the same time Anna learsn more about that fateful day from the diary of the German Commandant's mistress: a woman whose predicament, of being trapped in an empty relationship, is very like Anna's own today. Then, when Anna goes out sketching on foggy days, she realises she is actually drawing scenes from 1943. Inexorably she ends up witnessing the final moments of the boys' machine gunning by guards, powerless to intervene. 'Island of Ghosts' is a strongly told story of what might have happened on the Nazis' own 'Devil's Island', against an authentic backdrop, written by an accomplished thriller writer.