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I'm an author of suspense, horror, and thriller fiction. Visit my website, EdwardTrimnellBooks.com, for free short stories, online serials, and information about my latest titles.
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◆Supernatural terror with an American gothic twist!◆
Book One of the ‘Rockland Horror’ saga
One night in March 1882, a young Indiana woman named Ellen Sanders hears a terrifying voice outside her bedroom window.
She believes it to be the ghost of her long-dead sister.
In reality, it is something much, much worse.
Days later, Ellen meets Theodore Briggs, a semiretired railroad tycoon who presents her with an offer she cannot refuse—and which she will forever regret.
Filled with evil spirits, zombies, and plenty of human villains, The Rockland Horror is a multigenerational horror saga about the evil that resides in one accursed house in rural Indiana.
A must-read story for fans of character-driven supernatural horror.
◆The last Halloween of childhood is the most terrifying one of all! A scare-packed coming-of-age supernatural thriller.◆
One last Halloween…
The year is 1980. Jeff Schaeffer, Leah Carter, and Bobby Nagel decide to go out for "one last Halloween" before adolescence takes away their childhood forever.
But this Halloween is different, they soon discover. An outing that was supposed to be light-hearted and fun becomes a battle for sanity—and perhaps even survival.
A Halloween curse
A sinister teenager known as “the ghost boy” declares that Jeff Schaeffer and his friends will endure “twelve hours of trial” on Halloween. The three young people subsequently find their once familiar surroundings transformed into a bizarre and terrifying landscape.
They discover that just beneath the surface of their suburban neighborhood lies a secret realm of haunted houses, demonically possessed trees, and spirits with unfinished business.
One entity, called the “head collector”, stalks through the darkened streets in search of grisly trophies.
Jeff is also forced to confront new feelings for both of his old friends.
He believes that he is in love with Leah; but does Leah feel the same way?
Meanwhile, his friend Bobby, who had always protected him from local bullies, now seems to harbor a dark agenda that threatens to divide and possibly destroy them all.
◆’12 Hours of Halloween’ will awaken your childhood fears. Be prepared for sleepless nights!◆
A supernatural thriller that will keep you awake at night! The ultimate "haunted road" story!
Jason Kelley is a young, struggling filmmaker looking for his first big break. When the semi-famous cable television ghost hunter Simon Rose approaches him about a freelance project, Jason is understandably thrilled.
He isn’t fazed by the fact that his assignment is a walk down the Shaman’s Highway, an eleven-mile stretch of rural Ohio roadway that is reputed to be haunted by malevolent spirits, hellhounds, and demonic forces. Jason is an agnostic in regard to the supernatural.
He isn’t prepared for the reality that awaits him on his walk through eleven miles of night—nor the more human violence and heartbreak that he will face along the way.
After the war in Iraq, Lee McCabe just wants to get on with his life in Hawkins County, Kentucky.
But while Lee has been away, Hawkins County has been overtaken by meth dealers, backed by the Chicago mob.
When Lee attempts to intervene in a drug-related double homicide, things go horribly wrong.
Soon Lee is on the run, pursued by ruthless men on both sides of the law.
But Lee McCabe knows that he cannot run forever. He will face all of his pursuers in a climactic showdown, in a besieged Kentucky town called Blood Flats.
A horrifying twist on an old American legend! Be prepared for sleepless nights...
The year is 1976, and the Headless Horseman rides again!
Steve Wagner is an ordinary Ohio teenager in the year of America’s Bicentennial, 1976.
As that summer begins, his thoughts are mostly about girls, finishing high school, and driving his 1968 Pontiac Bonneville.
But this will be no ordinary summer. Steve sees evidence of supernatural activity in the area near his home: mysterious hoof prints and missing persons reports, and unusual, violently inclined men with British accents.
There is a also a hideous woman—the vengeful ghost of a condemned Loyalist spy—who appears in the doorway of Steve’s bedroom.
Filled with angry spirits, historical figures, and the Headless Horseman of “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” Revolutionary Ghosts is a terrifying coming-of-age story with a groovy 1970s vibe.
**The terrifying second installment in the multigenerational saga about a cursed house in Southern Indiana**
In 1882, twenty-one-year-old Ellen Sanders finds herself trapped in a macabre marriage to Theodore Briggs, a semiretired railroad tycoon, Civil War hero, necromancer, and murderer.
She resides in a luxurious Victorian mansion filled with evil spirits, supernatural creatures, and the undead.
As Ellen begins an extramarital affair with an Italian laborer named Silvio, she sets in motion a chain reaction that will lead to murder and suicide.
With blood spilled, the full horrors of the haunted mansion are unleashed on the town of Rockland, Indiana.
Only three people know the truth: a local lawman, a young woman with psychic powers, and an agnostic Roman Catholic priest.
But can they solve the secrets of the Briggs House in time to prevent another wave of death and destruction?
You are about to enter a world inhabited by a host of diverse characters, including: samurai, frogs, snakes, merchants, sparrows, thieves, tigers, devils, and fools.
A guide to the most useful and common Japanese proverbs. The proverbs are given in kanji, hiragana, and romaji. English definitions and cultural explanations are included. Recommended for all students of the Japanese language, and anyone with an interest in Japanese culture.
High-stakes action in an Indiana casino. A young couple must face down a ruthless Mexican drug lord in order to win a fortune—and stay alive.
Two couples—one idealistic, one criminal.
A ruthless narcotics kingpin.
A gym bag filled with heroin and cash.
They all come together one night at an Indiana casino called Venetian Springs.
A young couple in trouble...
Mark and Gina Baxter are two second-year public high school teachers who are down on their luck. When they win an all-expenses-paid night of gambling at the Venetian Springs Casino & Resort, they believe that a windfall might be headed their way.
Then the Baxters learn that there’s no such thing as free money, and they find themselves in debt to the casino—a debt they cannot pay.
In their most desperate moment, they cross paths with another couple, who are on the run from a murderous drug lord of the Sinaloa Cartel.
The criminal couple makes the Baxters’ an offer they can’t refuse. Their backs against the wall, the Baxters decide to go for broke. But they may lose their lives in their desperate bid to get out of debt.
Jane Hughes is an American executive who is visiting Thailand for a routine business trip. When she sees her Thai colleague’s ‘luk thep' doll, she has dark premonitions about what is actually inside it. When Jane later receives the same doll as a gift, she begins a ghostly nightmare that will lead to terrifying supernatural encounters on two continents.
A workplace thriller that will keep you guessing!
What would you do if you overheard three of your coworkers planning a murder?
Frank Joseph has a quiet life, a daughter he loves, and a “typical boring desk job” in the purchasing department of Thomas-Smithfield Electronics.
One day he overhears three of his coworkers plotting the “elimination” of another coworker.
Frank is both shaken, and uncertain of exactly what he has overheard. But he is also incapable of standing by and doing nothing, while an innocent person’s life is in imminent danger.
Frank attempts to intervene. But he soon discovers that he has the situation all wrong, and now he is the next target of a complicated and deadly conspiracy.
★The most oppressive regime on earth has taken you prisoner. And they have a mission for you!★
An ordinary man caught in a trap...
Barry Lawson is an American marketing consultant traveling on business to Osaka, Japan. After striking up a conversation with a woman in a bar, he agrees to accompany her back to her apartment.
But the mystery woman is not who she seems. Days later, Barry wakes up in a cell in North Korea.
He discovers that the North Korean government has abducted him for a specific purpose. The North Koreans don’t plan to ransom him. They want him to work for them.
But Barry is determined to escape—whatever the cost.
His allies are a Japanese abductee, and a beautiful American woman who understands the North Koreans, and speaks their language.
With a U.S.-North Korean summit fast approaching, a coup plot shakes the very foundation of the Pyongyang regime. Barry chooses this moment to make a desperate dash for freedom. But he and his fellow escapees risk death at every turn.
‘The Consultant’ is a thriller ripped from real-life headlines, with unforgettable characters and nonstop action!
- In the present day, a software salesperson discovers that he can commune with the dead at airports.
- A business trip is cut short when three corporate colleagues stray into a den of vampires near a major interstate.
- A Russian gangster makes a killing in America---murdering romantic rivals for hire.
These are just a few of the bizarre scenarios that you will find in the pages of Hay Moon and Other Stories…
Sixteen modern tales of horror and suspense. 270+ pages in print.
In the summer of 1932, the undead invaded a corner of rural Ohio. Nearly eight decades later, one man still lives with the nightmares, and a horrible promise left unfulfilled.
***Giants in the Trees***
Jim knew that his older coworker, Paul Taulbee, had a checkered past. But he was unprepared for the horror he discovered on the night he gave Paul a ride home from the office.
***The Vampires of Wallachia***
Three corporate employees on a business trip stop at the wrong place for a late-night dinner: a restaurant in central Ohio that hides a terrifying secret.
Have you been wronged in love? An Internet company promises to make things right for you---for a price.
Traveling software salesman Josh Gardner had never been afraid of airports---until he discovered that some of his fellow travelers were not what they appeared to be.
***By the River***
The old man who lived on the houseboat warned people about the shadows lurking beneath the waters of the Ohio River. But some failed to heed his warnings.
***The Girl She Used to Be***
Thirty years ago Allison disappeared on the night that her college boyfriend was planning to give her an engagement ring. Now Allison is back--- but she’s not the girl she used to be.
When a terrorist organization stages a bloody takeover of a Canadian city, two friends are forced to confront their innermost demons---and each other.
Leo had always been afraid of wasps---especially wasps that learn to assume human form.
***The Red Devil***
A security guard at a car dealership learns that death lurks in the nocturnal hours in a city torn by gang warfare.
***The Robots of Jericho***
Pete Greer suspected that the industrial robots purchased by his company were more than mere machines. Alone in a West Virginia factory with them over an extended summer weekend, the robots threaten his sanity---and his life.
***Last Dance with Emma***
University of Minnesota graduate students Eric and Randy travel back in time for hedonistic purposes. But when they visit New Year’s Eve 1978, Randy unexpectedly falls in love. Determined to secure an impossible future with a doomed young woman named Emma, Randy battles his friend, and the cruelty of a random universe.
***Gaia Cried Out***
When Kara Teller met Nicholas Naretti in the student union of her university, she believed that she had found the ideal man. But there is something horribly wrong with Nicholas’s friends…And Kara reluctantly discovers that Nicholas harbors sinister intentions of his own.
Robert and Susan Craig discover that the politics of the twenty-second century in America can be deadly.