Dale T. Phillips – Writer
Scary Books and Murderous Crooks
This is one rounded corner of the writing world of Dale T Phillips, New England writer– novelist, poet, short story writer (with over 70 stories published). Short biography here. Want to see something? Send me a message. And thanks for stopping by.
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Dale is a featured member of the Sisters in Crime Speakers Bureau, a teacher and lecturer on writing and publishing, and frequent panelist at conventions, including Bouchercon, Killer Nashville, and Crime Bake.
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Grieving over a past tragedy, troubled ex-con Zack Taylor has spent a lifetime in the shadows. He has finally found a measure of peace in Maine, helping others as a way of dealing with his grief, guilt, and rage. But he finds even simple problems have unintended consequences, and danger lurks in the most unlikely places.
In these three tales, Zack encounters murderous individuals who hide below a surface of normality. He uncovers more than he bargained for at every turn, and must deal with the fallout of taking on deadly people willing to kill.
The Return of Fear
Here are five scary stories about different types of terrors that haunt us. Some are deserved, some come from pits of evil for the innocent. These tales come together for the first time to keep you up at night. Enjoy the ride on the scary rollercoaster.
When LA detective Jim Lloyd reluctantly returns to his NJ hometown for a final funeral, the ghosts of the past combine with the perils of the present, and he is pulled into a world of secrets, deceit, and danger.
A Darkened Room– The sixth in the Zack Taylor series.
While searching for a missing man, Zack Taylor stumbles across another body. Though it looks like a suicide, Zack doesn’t buy it, and he tampers with the crime scene to keep the police on the case. They do so, but are suspicious of Zack’s involvement. More than his freedom is at stake, though, because as pieces of the dead man’s activities become known, the danger mounts for Zack and the woman who hired him..
A Sharp Medicine– The fifth in the Zack Taylor series.
Zack Taylor’s life is once again in shambles. Having narrowly escaped death, guilty over the pain he’s caused a loved one, he’s hurting and angry. When looking into the disappearance of a reporter, Zack’s death wish may be his cure for his troubles as he uncovers corruption and evil in a world of politics, passion, and power.
All The Crooked Paths– All three 5-story collections in the Crooked Paths series of crime and mystery– combined into one book.
The entire collection of three books: Crooked Paths, More Crooked Paths, and The Last Crooked Paths. Five stories each of mystery and crime, dark chronicles of those who walk a crooked path, and so very often pay a terrible price for what they do.
The Last Crooked Paths– The final 5-story collection in the Crooked Paths series of crime and mystery.
Here are five more tales of crime and mystery, telling of those who walk crooked paths and pay the price for it. Here are crooks and cops, killers and victims, and those who walk the line between good and evil. Take a few short trips down the darker side of life, where crime can be a casual or planned event. This set of stories shows people on the run, and police and ordinary citizens solving crimes. Sometimes the perpetrator gets away, but so often people pay for their deeds.