This is not "moon" and "June" poetry. There is some formal rhyme and meter, but there is a lot more free verse. I wrote them when I needed to write them. I rewrote them as necessary after I got my Ph.D. in English with a specialty in creative writing.
Set in the Caddo Lake area of Deep East Texas, this novel unfolds as Detective Cheryl Burroughs and Postal Inspector Allen Conyers work together to find a robber, forger, and murderer before he has time to kill again. Inspector-in-Charge Jim McCain, from the Postal Inspection Office in Fort Worth, is ready to fight anybody who disagrees with him, while he goes out of his way to be as disagreeable as possible to everybody else. "I based the character of Darling Corey on two prostitutes I knew whe... more info>>
He's a bullfighter whose father owns a gun factory; she's a CIA agent on loan to the government of Mexico. But their abductors, who want his father's guns, think she's his fiancée--a librarian. As weeks go by, survival seems less and less possible.
A 5000-years-dead pharaoh (descendant of the REAL Scorpion King) and his favorite concubine quarrel bitterly inside an exhibit hall in a museum in Cairo, about love, hate, and murder--especially his murder of his brother and his and the concubine's son. When gods Isis and Anubis step in, a possibility of reconciliation with each other and the dead reveals itself.
With his worst enemies ousted and every unmarried young woman in the Empire vying for his hand, Rogelo should be content. But as a real ruler instead of a puppet, he finds troubles on every hand What next? He would prefer not to have found out.
Detective Deb Ralston's personal and professional lives interact badly, as she copes with foot surgery and the return of her sister, a drug addict and prostitute now ridden with AIDS, and with the suicide of a teenage girl, the rape of a six-year-old, and the overly-friendly Mr. Washington.
I hadn't reread this book in years. When I began to prepare it for FictionWise, I discovered that it may be the best book I ever wrote. How do you simultaneously chase a serial killer and fight a massive hurricane? Mark Shigata and Al Quinn have to do it.
This new edition of THE MARK OF ZORRO removes the errors that have crept in over 90+ years of too-rapid typesetting, and adds a few small things McCulley would have written if he'd been allowed a little more space. Zorro as McCulley conceived him, better than ever for you to read!
Deb Ralston must find a serial killer. Most of the suspects and victims belong to Mensa, which accepts only the superintelligent, and Deb is sure they can all think circles around her. Only her son-in-law believes she's just as smart as they are.