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About Dennis Anthony
Dennis has been a newspaper reporter, sailor, military officer, television news producer, public relations executive, and publishing company owner. He and his wife live in Pensacola, Florida, but try to spend as much time as possible at their cabin on Lookout Mountain in Alabama.
He holds an undergraduate degree in English from Kent State University, and an M.A. in Film Production from the University of Southern California. His books have earned multiple Book Readers Appreciation Group (BRAG) medallions.
His website is https://spypoint.wixsite.com/dennisanthony
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Not the police. Not the editor of the local newspaper.
The paperboy who saw the crime tells the only person he trusts: Reporter Rice Channon, known to the police as the Ratcatcher.
The cops and Channon’s boss think the boy’s claim is nothing but a case of simple hero worship. Rice isn’t so sure. His intuition and his faith in the boy’s story convince him something happened. That and his visions of spirits and angelic beings that follow the boy’s claim.
The time is 1972 and society is in turmoil. Gender roles are in flux. The hippie culture is winding down. Madness may be creeping into Rice Channon’s life. Close friends are betrayed. Others die. Now an innocent woman and her son are at risk.
And the Ratcatcher, tricked and sidelined, is unable to save them.
There are some disturbing anomalies. No blood is found inside the bodies. And none on the ground. It’s spring 1973. The place is northern Ohio. Ratcatcher Rice Channon is invited to assist the police in the investigation. They’re desperate, and hopeful that the police reporter’s rumored ability to see the ghosts of the recently departed might help them discover what’s going on.
But Rice is stumped. Is there a connection between a known con man who recently moved into town, and the deaths that started at about the same time? A transplanted Creole from New Orleans has some startling insights into the case, but Rice has a hard time getting anyone to believe them.
As usual, the reporter’s life is a mess. His true love is getting married to another man. His girlfriend won’t talk to him. And his editor thinks Rice needs to decide if he’s working for the police or for the newspaper. Nothing and no one is what they seem. One thing is for sure, though. Ratcatcher Rice Channon is going to hurt bad before this is all over.
His team of mismatched investigators journeys to the most famous battlefield in American history. There he discovers that reality is not at all what it seems. In coming to terms with his complicated past, he battles against physical danger and emotional pain. He discovers that longings of thousands of wayward spirits mirror his own. And he learns that in a world stranger than we can imagine, the human heart remains the strangest thing of all.
Not everyone is happy about it. Not the chief of police. Not the mayor. Not Rice’s editor. Rice runs head-on into a world of faithless clergy, government corruption, embezzlement, drugs, and urban riots.
All the while, the spirit of the dead woman seems to be trying to tell him something. Or is it all in his head?
It’s 1972 America and racial tensions are rising. The city feels ready to burst into flame. And the murderer is probably not one of the usual suspects. Angry cops. Hired killers. Embezzlers. And an ex-girlfriend Rice just can’t let go.
If he’s lucky, his job is the only thing he’ll lose.
Ratcatcher, Be Still. A new paranormal mystery series by multiple B.R.A.G. Medallion awardee, Dennis Anthony.
The first three volumes of the Rice Channon paranormal mystery series are now available in a box set. You’ll be introduced to a hero who’s hard to love, but whose intelligence, curiosity and dogged determination get the job done even if everything else in his life is spinning out of control.
Northern Ohio of the early 70s is going through the same societal spasms as the rest of the nation. Racial unrest. Changing gender roles. Hippies. Druggies. Political activists. Riots.
Rice Channon is in the middle of it all.
It’s a world full of drama and passion. It’s a world without cell phones, DVRs, and computers. Here, a smart-ass police reporter whose girlfriend is marrying another man, and who drinks too much, smokes too much, and eats all the wrong foods, manages to bring a little order and closure into the chaos of the 1970s.
Francis sees a lot more than he's telling. Demons and saints. Shamans and murderers. Liars, lovers, ghosts, and gods. In a mind-blowing reveal, he finally sees the truth of his obsession.
The full Francis Trecy saga is now available on Kindle in one volume. It ain't pretty. And it may keep you up all night. But you won't soon forget it. Because anything you can imagine is real.
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The star of the hit reality show, The Skeptic, faces a lifetime in prison after his arrest for murder. No one seems to be buying into his claim that the woman he murdered was really a vindictive succubus trying to frame him for luring away her girlfriend.
That may explain why the U.S. Marshals Service is after him along with an army of assorted supernatural ghoulies who believe his rightful place is locked inside a Wisconsin prison for the rest of his life.
But Francis has help. A strange boy with a remarkable past leads him on a journey to the compound of a teacher. And a magician. Or maybe he’s a charlatan. Or something completely different.
Depends who you ask.
And then there’s the secret of the blue barn. It offers a unique solution to Francis’s problem. All he has to do is give up everything.
He gets help from an old friend and an unlikely new one.
In the exciting conclusion to the Debunker trilogy, Francis Trecy learns who he really is. His obsession with the woman he has been seeking for years is finally resolved.
And if the world ends along the way, well, that’s the way it’s supposed to be.
Something really unusual is going on at St. Mary’s Hospital
Surprising healings. Bleeding stigmata-like wounds. A woman who kills without mercy. And another who holds miraculous powers.
˃˃˃ Darkness descends along the way
Following the success of the paranormal reality show that made him a star, Francis Trecy has been invited to Wisconsin to investigate these claims. He ends up with a ringside seat for a collision between the holy and the unholy.
˃˃˃ A partnership is torn apart. Old friends die. Remarkable secrets are revealed.
And Francis Trecy, the skeptic, finally comes to terms with his obsession. But he is forced into an engagement with an enemy more powerful than anything on Earth.
To survive, he may have to accept the madness of things. He’ll have to seek powerful allies or risk seeing the world and the people he loves destroyed.
˃˃˃ Sometimes the battle between good and evil isn’t a fair fight
Intended for mature readers.