Bio: Born in Philadelphia, Joe DiFrancesco first began writing a few years
into a long stint in the Philadelphia Fire Department. What started out
as simple escapism eventually morphed into an unwavering obsession for
storytelling. Having always possessed a wild imagination, coupled with
a knack for telling tales, his insights into the human condition while
an inner city paramedic seemed to complete the needed "chemical
process" within him to become a writer. To date he has written several
screenplays with some success; one being produced, another optioned,
and has even dabbled in directing, producing and acting in independent
films. His poetry might be found on ezines, Whispers of Wickedness and
The Dark Krypt. Still, writing fiction in varied genres and forms will
forever be his passion.
DiFrancesco still works as a
paramedic, scribing whenever he can find the time. His interests are:
good movies, great books, music which stirs the soul, art that makes
you shut up a minute, architecture that strains the neck, oaky red
wine, conversations regarding the unknown , and spending time with his
wife and three children.
With two books now under his belt it
is likely he will continue to explore the distant and sometimes
distorted reaches of his mind?s eye for more tales to tell.
Homicide detective, Bob DiStanza, has been doggedly pursuing an active serial killer operating throughout the city of Philadelphia. As the lead investigator of a dedicated taskforce commissioned to stop this highly disciplined yet unyielding predator of women, Bob struggles with the situation's grim reality. The investigation is going nowhere. That's about to change. Abrupt alterations in the crime's behavior begin to further baffle the long stagnant detective. There are sudden changes, changes ... more info>>
Dolan Hermes is a cold and diabolical serial killer preying on Philadelphia. Finding him, however, is not difficult. He's in a freezer at the city morgue. The real problem is Hermes didn't actually become a serial killer until after he had died. Now someway, somehow people are falling victim left and right, just as Hermes had predicted. The cops already have their perpetrator. What they don't have is the means to stop the gruesome killings--killings set in motion by a dead man.
Told with a campfire flair, Unholy Whispers is an old fashion ghost story possessing elements of the macabre, sadness, erotica and terror. Born in a seaside brothel, Leah's birth is an event worthy of damnation. Being raised in and by the home, she bears unending witness to mankind at its most primordial level of drunken savagery and insatiable lust. Her short life translates into a long nightmare, twelve years in duration. Then, on a stormy night, Leah is brutally murdered, along with every sin... more info>>