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About the Author

Born in Oklahoma City and raised in Dallas, Texas, Christopher Alan Broadstone is a writer, musician, and filmmaker now living in Los Angeles, California. He has toured and recorded independent records and CDs with his bands "About 9 Times" and "The Judas Engine". As a writer C.A. Broadstone is the author of the horror novel "Puzzleman" and, with his short story "Note-To-Self", is a contributor to the anthology "Journals of Horror: Found Fiction". Currently, he is completing his first short story collection as well as his second horror novel, "Heather’s Treehouse". As filmmaker, C.A. Broadstone has written and directed three award-winning short films to date, "Scream For Me" (Best Short Film: NYC Horror Film Festival, Best Underground Short: B-Independent.com), "My Skin!" (Best Horror Short: Shriekfest Film Festival [L.A.], Best Film/Director: Cinema Edge Awards), and "Human No More" (Best Horror Short: The Indie Gathering Film Festival [OH]). Also, he has completed two feature length screenplays, "Color of Flame", an erotic ghost story, and, with actor/writer John Franklin, "Retard" (Best Horror Feature Screenplay: Shriekfest Film Festival [L.A.]). In toto, C.A. Broadstone's films have been showcased on several horror compilation DVDs, have screened at 30 international film festivals, and have won 15 "Best Of" awards. All three films are currently available on Amazon.com as the anthology DVD, "3 Dead Girls!"

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  • File Size: 4477 KB
  • Print Length: 416 pages
  • Publisher: Black Cab Productions (December 11, 2010)
  • Publication Date: December 11, 2010
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004G091Z0
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Christopher Alan Broadstone is the author of the horror novel PUZZLEMAN. A re-release of the novel and serialization of the book (with updates) is now available for Kindle and in Trade Paperback. Broadstone's newest short story, NOTE-TO-SELF, is included in the anthology JOURNALS OF HORROR: FOUND FICTION (edited by Terry M. West). SUICIDE THE HARDWAY: AND OTHER TALES FROM THE INNERZONE is his latest work -- a collection of short stories, screenplays, and lyrics/poetry. Currently, he is completing his second horror novel, HEATHER'S TREEHOUSE.

Serving as writer and director, he has produced three award-winning short films to date, SCREAM FOR ME (Best Short Film: NYC Horror Film Festival, Best Underground Short: B-Independent.com), MY SKIN! (Best Horror Short: Shriekfest Film Festival [L.A.], Best Film/Director: Cinema Edge Awards), and HUMAN NO MORE (Best Horror Short: The Indie Gathering Film Festival [OH]). Also, he has completed two feature length screenplays, COLOR OF FLAME, an erotic ghost story, and, with actor/writer John Franklin (Isaac from "Children of the Corn"), RETARD (Best Horror Feature Screenplay: Shriekfest Film Festival [L.A.]). In toto, C.A. Broadstone's films have been showcased on several horror compilation DVDs, have screened at 30 international film festivals, and have won 15 "Best Of" awards. All three films are currently available on Amazon as the anthology DVD, 3 DEAD GIRLS!

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"the eleventh, which Amanda had broken most often: Thou shalt not tell thy true feelings about God."

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Young Amanda, a crafted sculptress, is still reeling and broken from the recent loss of her child and disillusion of her marriage. When she haggles for an enigma in the form of an earring from a street vendor her life spirals further down into a living nightmare.

The earring belongs to the Puzzleman, a living and eternal conundrum, and he has his sights set on Amanda. But another has targeted Amanda as well, and he brings with him harsh truths.

Ghosts of the past have a hand in the events of the present and Amanda's soul isn't the only one at stake.

"it was well after midnight when Amanda fell to her knees at baby Alan's grave, a shovel in one hand and a bottle of vodka the other."

Puzzleman is a hell of a read. It's lofty & dense, fluid & yet obtuse. Hitting on all sides of the spectrum, from heavy to romantic to gruesome. Like a nightmare set to Behtovan's 5th, this book can be as chaotic as it's main nemesis and It's certainly not going to be everybody's cup of tea, as it is aimed at readers who like a little more sides and garnish to their thick, meaty meal.

Throughout you are surrounded by rich, fully formed characters and vivid locales, with everything given a sense of depth, dimension and history. And narrative wise, there isn't much in the way of downtime. As you settle in to Broadstone's regal prose you are suddenly jarred by an abrupt viscous and expletive passage. And when not dealing with the escalation of the main story, he drops heavy doses of background info and history revisions to keep track of.
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Christopher Alan Broadstone's PUZZLEMAN is an extremely ambitious first novel. It is very apparent a lot of research went into this book -- everything from Greek mythology, characters from World War II, and even a detailed description on how to shoot heroin most effectively.

While I wouldn't categorize this as a straight horror novel -- something more along the lines of Roman Polanski's THE NINTH GATE, many scenes are deliciously graphic without feeling over-the-top. Where the book didn't quite work for me, besides a few too many coincidences, was the sudden Greek history lesson in the middle where our protagonist discovers the background of the evil. I kind of got lost in trying to uncover the mystery along with him.

That being said, the pipe world in Puzzleman is very creative and original and somewhere I would never like to go -- nor would I even send my worst enemy. Sure, this 400+ pager could have been edited down a little, but it was an enjoyable ride nonetheless. I look forward to Broadstone's next novel and for those who have not seen his short horror films (which he wrote and brilliantly directed), I highly advise you to check out his website at [...] The three horror shorts that he made are easily the best -- if not THE best -- I've ever seen. And that says a lot.
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Christopher Alan Broadstone is one of the darkest authors in horror fiction today.

Puzzleman, as a character, is more twisted, more evil, and more demented than anything Clive Barker or Steven King has ever created. The Dark Man (The Stand) and Pennywise (IT)would do well to take lessons from Puzzleman.

The book is incredibly well written. The graphic imagery of Christopher Alan Broadstone's writing is the stuff that nightmares spring from. There are multiple story lines being told and Christopher's ability to keep them straight, believable, and memorable is unmatched in anything I've read since the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Chris creates a history behind the Puzzleman that creates a deep horror of the knowledge that Puzzleman's existence is eternal and he's responsible for the most horrific acts of history including the holocaust.

If you buy one horror novel this year, make it this one! And then get THREE DEAD GIRLS (DVD) to witness this incredibly dark and twisted mind bring three shorts to terrifyingly beautiful imagery with the outstanding actor Tony Simmons!
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Christopher Alan Broadstone is one of the darkest authors in horror fiction today.

Puzzleman, as a character, is more twisted, more evil, and more demented than anything Clive Barker or Steven King has ever created. The Dark Man (The Stand) and Pennywise (IT)would do well to take lessons from Puzzleman.

The book is incredibly well written. The graphic imagery of Christopher Alan Broadstone's writing is the stuff that nightmares spring from. There are multiple story lines being told and Christopher's ability to keep them straight, believable, and memorable is unmatched in anything I've read since the writings of H.P. Lovecraft. Chris creates a history behind the Puzzleman that creates a deep horror of the knowledge that Puzzleman's existence is eternal and he's responsible for the most horrific acts of history including the holocaust.

If you buy one horror novel this year, make it this one! And then get THREE DEAD GIRLS (DVD) to witness this incredibly dark and twisted mind bring three shorts to terrifyingly beautiful imagery with the outstanding actor Tony Simmons!
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