Struggling Philadelphia private eye David Blaise gets two routine but unrelated cases on the same day in May 1985 – the day city police firebombed the MOVE house, which killed 11 people and destroyed an entire neighborhood. When Blaise starts following a cheating husband and searching for a missing person who may not actually be missing, he also discovers his cases may be related, and that he is being followed. When his tail is murdered, implicating the P-I, Blaise must find the true killer before he is literally buried alive.
Sylvie is eleven coming twelve, and about to take her scholarship place at the local grammar school. The war is over, and a new era is beginning for the family, but a sudden event pushes a young girl from another family onto the world stage, and Sylvie, her friends and relatives, become the new Elizabethans. This sequel to the novel Bottletops for Battleships follows the Ford family into the brave new world of the nineteen fifties.
The second volume of British author Andrea Gilbey has just hit Amazon. If you loved BOTTLETOPS FOR BATTLESHIPS, you’ll want to see what Sylvie, her family, and friends are up to as life transitions from war to dates and jobs. Why is nothing ever simple?
Sylvie is four coming five, and about to start school but an even bigger life event is just around the corner as the Second World War begins and Sylvie’s family, along with the rest of Britain, has to deal with new dangers and shortages.
British author Andrea Gilbey has transferred publication of her Sylvie’s War trilogy to Per Bastet, and we’re over the moon! Based on memories her late mother shared with her over the years, Gilbey is crafting fictional and semi-fictional characters and storylines that are so real, you’ll think you lived them yourself. In fact, one of the Pers read the book to her mother, who grew up in wartime America, and drew out many memories that had been buried by time.
Per Bastet Publications is excited to announce the first of a series by J. Paul Burroughs: KARMA AND CRIME.
When the dreams started, Lanyon Stevenson thought he was losing his mind. They were horrific, full of smoke, fire and death. Desperate for help, Lanyon is directed to Dr. Asha Christopher, a Psychologist who practices hypno-therapy. When Dr. Christopher hypnotizes Lanyon to discover the reason behind the terrifying dreams, she finds they don’t spring from childhood trauma as she’d expected. Instead, she finds that Lanyon Stevenson has lived many lives in the past. The dreams are flashbacks — memories — warnings from the past about people in danger in the present. Can Lanyon and Asha interpret the warnings in time to save lives?
Maybe somebody was taking Shakespeare too literally. The first book of Marian Allen’s projected mystery series begins with a hit-and-run. The victim: an assistant district attorney with a vast wealth of people who, at the very least, didn’t mourn his passing.
Juss — Injustice H. Chocolate (named and raised by hippies) — questions the usefulness of her Life Coach work and hires a secretary to prove its importance. Prim and efficient Kerry Dashingly can hardly wait to tell his wife that his latest secretary temp job is in a miniature castle in a neighborhood of Disneyesque architecture. Kerry hasn’t even begun when he gets a call from his hapless cousin, Abby: A man she openly hated is dead, and the police found unspecified evidence in the back of her car. Juss immediate attaches herself to the problem, determined to help, even if it kills her.
Spadena Street is a two-block Storybook Style neighborhood with a past as corporate housing for privileged employees of a now-defunct factory. Some of its mysteries are connected to that past, some are connected to the characters of the people who lived there or live there now. Some are connected only by the networks of the current residents. Some just are.
Per Bastet is delighted to present our first full volume of poetry by Dirk D. Griffin: WAR & PIECES. Those already familiar with Griffin’s work know his poetry is both lyrical and muscular. Those not already familiar with his work are in for a treat!
Centuries ago, back when the Old Gods first fled the Mortal Realm . . .” Apollo and Athena, fallen god and goddess, respectively, of the arts and the sciences, linger in the shadows of the bar where Neptune regales his patrons with jokes. Also lurking in these writings are, among other wonders, a congenial vampire-detective who, with Ben Franklin, courts a lovely automaton that blows poison kisses; a grieving colonist on Mars grappling with meaning and religious doubt; a trio of canoe-transporting raccoons; a young woman mathematician approaching the mystery of her absent father, the notorious Romantic poet Lord Byron; and a Walden-carrying, Hoosier Everyboy trying to map the Alaskan wilds.
When the rights to Joanna Foreman’s popular memoir THE KNOW-IT-ALL GIRL became available, Per Bastet snapped them up. We’ve had our eye on this one for some time, and are delighted to add it to our catalog.
Unlike some books by former members of groups, this is no screed or rant. Yes, there was pain. Yes, there was disillusionment. Yes, there was devastating loss. But there was also joy, friendship, and emotional enrichment. In her memoir, Joanna Foreman navigates through her conviction that she knew it all to her present free contentment. This memoir, told with humor and deep emotion, takes you inside the life of a “JW” and out again, with the help of a guide you’ll feel is confiding to you across the table of a comfortable restaurant.
“I don’t know exactly when I started falling out of The Truth, but I remember the precise moment when, way up high in a tree, I made the decision to get in.” (Chapter 6) ~*~ “You think you have lifetime friends in the Organization? Try leaving.”(Chapter 8)
Elderly priest of Holy Sweet Micah, Aunt Libby, leaves her parish in a huff and walks into danger. Not from the tough young mercreature who robs her, not from the pragmatic waterfront restaurateur who gives her the briefest possible shelter, but from fellow priests.
“Reaver” priests, mercenary and cynical, have driven all true priests out of Port Novo and plan to expand their power as far as possible. One old woman isn’t going to stand in their way.
Per Bastet Publications is delighted to release the latest from T. Lee Harris: A new Byron Peale adventure!
San Francisco, 1890. Byron Cyrus Peale is a vampire, but he is far from the most dangerous person in town. A ruthless Shanghai ring is abducting citizens and visitors alike, selling them to ships’ captains who need crew and don’t care where they get them. Peale faces danger from all sides. Floyd Kaetin – A tough, savvy police captain who knows Peale’s secret and wants to use his supernatural abilities to break up the ring. Zhao Conguyn – Owner of the Golden Rain Pavilion Saloon who isn’t aware of his friend’s secret, yet unknowingly threatens to expose it. Ignatius Dulmage – A young police inspector, charged with acting as Peale’s minder. He takes his task seriously. Claire Ashford – The beautiful widow who threatens to invade his heart — with dire consequences. And the crimps who mistake him for just another warm body.
Per Bastet Publications is a small press publishing house based in southern Indiana. Our staff collectively have over 50 years experience in professional writing, editing, production and marketing. We publish books which don’t necessarily follow popular trends, and might not get the attention they deserve at a larger house.