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About Dick Wybrow
Dick Wybrow is a thriller and humor author. Or, depending on how many cups of coffee he's had, a humor and thriller author.
At the age of six, Dick was given his first book by his father. It was Wind in the Willows. Naturally, that put Dick off reading for several years.
He credits dozens of talented authors for reawakening the love of getting lost in a great story. Writers like Harlan Coben, Karin Slaughter, Stephen King, Tom Clancy, Margaret Atwood, Harlan Coben, Douglas Adams and many others.
Dick lives in Auckland, New Zealand with one wife, three cats and a horse.
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The unemployed DJ needs a cure to save his dying wife, and Lucifer has it-- a mystical lamp, but its pieces were scattered around the globe centuries earlier.
If he can find them, he'll get his cure; if he can't, the Devil gets his soul.
Now, with the help of three willing strangers (well, two of them are willing), he's got just four days to search the planet for the pieces.
The powers of the ancient lamp can change the world. In the right hands, it can cure the sick. Turn dark to light and bad to good.
In the wrong hands, it can transform decent to decadent. Innocence to evil. Pink Floyd to Coldplay.
And the Lord of the Underworld has plans for it.
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ "You will love this. Five stars... if I could give it more stars I would."
★★★★★ "Reminds me of the great writing in Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy."
★★★★★ "Best book I've read in a long time."
★★★★★ "One of the best comedic adventure stories I've ever read!"
★★★★★ "This is a terrific book."
★★★★★ "Dick Wybrow can build a humorous anecdote as skillfully as any comedian."
★★★★★ "This book is so good on so many levels."
★★★★★ "All I've ever wanted in a book."
★★★★★ "The characters are flawed and funny and wonderful. Loved every minute."
★★★★★ "A wonderful weird ride. I love it!"
It's a lot to take in for a ghost who just wanted to be a good private detective.
Now, to defeat the creator of the InBetween, Voodoo Cher, Painter must take out the four remaining machines that can power her army of the dead.
His first stop: Scotland.
There, Painter encounters William Hare, the infamous serial killer, who is now helping Voodoo Cher. With the help of long-dead revolutionaries and a crew of ancient sailors, Painter must take down the machine being constructed on the Scottish coastline.
But his greatest ally comes from Raz's past, not Painter's: an elderly pilot named Uncle Jerry.
And the more he learns about his former self, ex-disk jockey Raz Frewer, the more he begins to transform back into he once was. That should be comforting. Self-realization and all of that.
But there was a reason why he'd hidden his identity all this time-- even from himself.
Raz Frewer is being hunted.
Painter Mann and Julius enter the most dangerous realm yet.
The animals, the insects, even the vegetation is deadly. Often rageful.
A place founded by the worst elements of humanity, forged by punishing heat and twangy, yet culturally monolithic pop artists.
They are in Australia.
After they took out Voodoo Cher’s world-ending machine in Scotland, an antipodean device has now ramped up. It’s fully functional and threatens every living soul on the planet!
There is one problem. They can’t seem to find it.
And to make matters worse, Hell inc operatives are back in the mix. Helping the agents of Voodoo Cher.
Of course, Painter and Julius no longer fight alone. A good friend of Painter’s former self—Rasputin Frewer—has joined them. An elderly pilot named Uncle Jerry. But Uncle Jerry knows they’re outnumbered and calls in yet another of Raz’s old friends to help.
That said, she’s somewhat downbeat about being down under. The Aussie sun drenches the skin beneath her “britches“ in sweat. Its sand wriggles into cracks and crevices, never to be seen again.
More than anything, she’s not at all happy to be working alongside these three nutbars.
However, her motorcycle is…
To this day, he regrets turning down the choice Hollywood roles that some said were perfect for a man of his size. Like Frodo in Lord of the Rings. Or Mjölnir in the eighties-themed superhero musical Thor: Hammer Time!
Determined to turn his fortunes around, The Actor makes a deal with the Devil to become "King of Hollywood."
But he didn't read the contract carefully. He missed something, a clause, that could trap him in a role which would unleash endless misery upon billions of people.
He's now searching for the one person who might be able to help him. Raz Frewer has battled the Devil before.
And that guy could be just foolish enough to help.
What Amazon readers are saying:
★★★★★ "Our authors mind must be a fantastic jumble of oddness mixed in with a large splat of hot sauce to bring together the strangest collection of hero's and villains ever assembled."
★★★★★ "Crazy, funny and very clever."
★★★★★ "Brilliantly entertaining."
★★★★★ "Fast-paced and witty."
★★★★★ "This book is as funny as its predecessor."
★★★★★ "I really loved this book... couldn't wait to read it every night!"
★★★★★ "A mad, crazy adventure, not to mention hilarious. I laughed till I cried. That got me a look from my husband as he passed me a tissue."
All will finally be revealed in Hell Raiser!
Raz and his friends have been drafted once again to help the Old Man take down "the usurpers" Hell inc. As the gang traverses the globe on their new quest, the life of one of them hangs in the balance.
And now with the two factions of Hell on the brink of war, a new threat has emerged.
One that could destroy every living thing on the planet.
After Raz Frewer died, he became a ghost named Painter Mann with no memories of his past life.
What Painter does know is that he must destroy the realm between life and death known as the InBetween. That means taking out the one who created it.
However, this demi-god has kidnapped hundreds of ghosts to harvest their energy for machines that will destroy the living world. Before he does anything, he's got to rescue them.
But now there is another threat.
Previously, Painter had encountered dozens of other ghosts. Good and bad.
Yeah, the monsters are new.
***** "This writer has the potential to turn this story into a long series of great reads and I hope he does exactly that." Amazon 5-star review
***** "A high-octane, trippy carnival ride from start to finish.", Annie, 5-star review
***** "The end just blew me away."-- PenKay, 5-star review
***** "A great plot and edge of your seat action. I couldn't put it down." -- C. Rickard, 5-star review
***** "A great read." -- Soozee, 5-star review
***** "Another great Painter Mann book!" Jan H, 5-star review
***** "Well written story, engrossing and entertaining."-- Annarella, 5-star review
***** "Action filled, weird and fun."-- AnnieB, 5-star review
***** "Loved this book, and the series to date. Fans of Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett should give it a whirl." -- Jeremy Elwood, 5-star review
Raz Frewer entered some contract with the Devil, but he has no memory of that. No memory of who he really is.
He's now Painter Mann, helping trapped souls in the InBetween move onto whatever's next. He is the world's only dead private detective.
The problem is... he's not very good at it.
But he's found a mentor of sorts in a retired detective named Ellie Walsh, who is investigating a series of murders in her previously quiet neighborhood.
Initially, Painter was following the Irish detective like some ghost apprentice. Just observing. But soon it becomes clear that this case is personal to Painter Mann.
And one that will finally unlock the secret of who he was before he died.
A secret that will change everything.
Raz Frewer is dead. However, that's the only part of the plan that went right.
The memories of his past life have been wiped out. Who he was. The people he loved. However, one tiny scrap does remain: A compulsion to " do good.'
He has no idea why.
Raz is now a ghost named Painter Mann, trapped in an unnatural realm between living and dead called the InBetween. With this "do good" mantra Painter's only directive, he's now helping other ghosts move on to whatever's next.
That requires finding out the identity of the murder who killed the person he's trying to help. So he gets a job.
Painter Mann is the world's only dead private detective.
He's helping desperate souls, freeing them from the InBetween. He's doing good!
So why is he being hunted by a supernatural serial killer?
If you like Jim Butcher, Richard Kadrey, Kevin Hearne, Orlando A. Sanchez, Michael Anderle, or K.F. Breene, you won't be able to put down this "genius" series.
"A totally original and amazing supernatural thriller. Edgy and fast-paced, The InBetween is a hell of an idea. What a great read!" -- Brad Meltzer, New York Times Bestselling Author
What Amazon Readers are saying:
★★★★★ "I'm a fan of Jim Butcher, Dean Koontz, Charlaine Harris, B.C.Johnson. Dick Wybrow deserves to be in that group of my favorites in that genre."
★★★★★ "I was cackling to myself all through this book, and pre-ordered the second. I never do that! Well, I can count on one finger how many times I have actually done it."
★★★★★ "Christopher Moore meets Stephen King."
★★★★★ "It takes a genius (or a madman) to think this stuff up. Believe me, you will love this book."
★★★★★ "One part Ghost story, 2 parts wise cracking detective, add mystery, murder , humor and action!"
★★★★★ "This is the most original story I've read in a long time!"
★★★★★ "Smart and snarky writing, just like I like it."
★★★★★ "Well written, pacey and very entertaining. Like nothing I have read before.
Not from the grave, mind you. They just fall down a lot. And drive. They love driving. They're in constant gridlock and, fyi, if you're a commuter expect to get eaten.
That's why Hal avoids the interstates.
This is a strange time. Not quite life as we know now; not quite total zombie apocalypse.
This is that awkward in between stage where it could go either way.
After his girlfriend infects him with the virus, Hal seeks out a way to end it all and breaks into a closed-up pharmacy. But instead of drifting off with a handful of oxycodone, he mistakenly grabs dozens of little blue pills.
With that tiny bit of blood now directed away from his brain, he's not only saved from turning full-on zombie... he's imbued with special near-zombie abilities.
Abilities which could help him pull the world back from the brink! But, before that, he'll have to track down the mysterious group behind the virus' spread.
First though... he'll need to find some help.
"Boy, oh, boy was this ever a fun romp! I get stuck trudging through an amazing amount of dreck. Then, once in a couple blue moons, along comes !!! GENIUS !!!"-- LargeMarge Amazon review
"Certainly the funniest zombie novel I've ever read." -- G. Kreger, Amazon reader
"Some of the jokes are fast and sophomoric, while others weave their way brilliantly through the entire (book)!" Jack White, Amazon reader
"Loved this book... Fabulous! The whole idea is wonderful and it was super funny!"-- Natasha Schmidt, Amazon reader
"This was too funny... Laughing just thinking about it!"-- LadyP, Amazon reader
"Must read, laugh out loud book!-- Rene, GoodReads reader
This-- it may go without saying-- is not the best time Dexter's ever had in a van.
As he struggles to escape, one thought is rattling around his panicked brain: Why is this happening?
A relentless stranger has turned Dex's life upside down. To Dexter, the guy seems to be a former military man and current sadistic psychopath. Every few days, the young man wakes up in some new life-threatening situation with a vague memory of the Mentor's "lesson"-- a handful of obscure facts Dex will have to use if he wants to get out of whatever nightmare he's been dropped into.
The Mentor is pushing Dex to his limits for reasons unknown. But, even The Mentor doesn't realize, if he pushes too hard, he'll trigger a mental gift in the young man that could change the world.