Death stalks victims across time, from the past into the present and beyond. “Be Prepared To Die,” contains seven very different stories with one common theme; death has crept alarmingly close. A weeks worth of reading for sofa cushion money. (approx 170 pages)
The Comfort Shack - A new girl comes to work the world’s oldest profession at Fort Cavandish in the 1700’s. She is beautiful and soon after her arrival, trouble begins. Men at the fort fall under her spell and the Commandant’s wife wants to put an end to it.
Cupid’s Maze - A young couple traveling across Kansas stops in at a corn maze for a break from the road. They soon become lost inside and find a horrific surprise awaits them.
Neath Lily Pond - Nanny Maggie Perkins has thrown her young charge into Hartford Connecticut’s Lily Pond. Reporter Jim Woodward struggles to understand why under the pressure of a print deadline. The eerie details he uncovers transcend time and defy belief.
Second Honeymoon - After the death of Jack Duncan’s wife, an insurance agent informs Jack his wife changed the terms of his insurance policy, and he gets more than he planned for.
The Diary of Horatio White - Horatio White, a green, untested Union soldier, finds himself on the front lines of The Battle at Antietam Creek. They have caught General Lee by surprise and victory is close at hand until an act of witchery turns the tide and sends Union forces running for their lives.
Appliances Included - Mary and Lou Givens have found the house of their dreams, in fact it’s more than they thought possible. All seems perfect until the family cat disappears. Mary soon learns the house has a long dark past.
Murphy’s Law - Hard luck detective Murphy McEvoy runs into an attractive blond at a bar. Janine is down on her luck, too. For once he manages not to mess things up and gets lucky, or so he thinks. A few days latter, a battered Janine calls, crying and in need of help. Murphy agrees and events soon spiral out of control.