Alma Bond’s “Mary Wells Psychiatrist Mystery” series released by Sunbury Press

Alma Bond’s “Mary Wells Psychiatrist Mystery” series released by Sunbury Press

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released the first three books in Alma Bond’s  Mary Wells Psychiatrist Mystery series titles:  The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle, Murder on the Streetcar, and Who Killed Marcia Maynard?

About the Books:

The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle: Mary’s patient, Veronica Vail, was murdered in her Park Avenue apartment. Lt. John Franklin asks for her help in finding the killer. They interview her husband Roland, his daughter by a former marriage who never liked Veronica, and Carlos de la Cuesta, a handsome, black-haired drag queen in love with Roland. Lt. Franklin hypothesizes that a stranger broke into the Vail apartment to steal a painting. Roland confirms that an expensive painting has disappeared. A maid named Lottie Lobell tells them that while looking out the window on the day of the murder, she saw a black-haired man run away from the building carrying a painting. He is found and brought in for questioning. Using purely psychological clues, Mary confronts all the suspects with the truth. The killer collapses under her inquisition, and confesses.

Murder on the Streetcar: Dr. Mary Wells is a psychoanalyst, whose patient, Cecily Johnson, is playing the part of Stella in a new production of “A Streetcar Named Desire.” Cecily gives the doctor two tickets to see a performance of the play. She invites Lt. John Franklin, a detective who is her lover, to accompany her. During a particularly rowdy scene, the sound of a shot is heard. The audience thinks it is part of the play, until the stage manager comes out and announces that a person has been shot back stage and the performance cannot continue. The murdered man is the actor playing Stanley Kowalski. Lt. Franklin takes on the case. After checking out the ballistics and interrogating the cast, he and Dr. Wells conclude that one of the actors in the play was the killer. They consider possible motives for the murder by each actor. Utilizing Dr. Wells’ psychological expertise and Lt. Franklin’s experience and perceptiveness, they are able to eliminate some performers, while others remain under suspicion. Through an idea of Dr. Wells to have the cast reenact the death scene, she and the Lieutenant are able to discover and apprehend the killer.

Who Killed Marcia Maynard?: Dr. Marcia Maynard, famous child psychoanalyst and infant researcher, was murdered in her bed at the El Dorado Apartment House in Manhattan by an unknown killer. Psychoanalyst Mary Wells helps solve the mystery with her astute analytical and psychological skills. In conjunction with her lover Detective John Franklin, they are an almost unstoppable team.

Dr. Wells and Lt. Franklin are devastated to hear that his “Auntie Marcie” and Well’s colleague and former analyst has been murdered. The pair, who are both in mourning for Maynard, need all their wits about them as they question her colleagues, staff, and friends.

Finding someone angry enough to kill Maynard was not difficult, as many people had been mistreated by the doctor. The suspects included her beautiful Indian housekeeper, Asha Rupashi, whom Maynard continually abused and who was a beneficiary in Maynard’s will, her chief associate for 30 years, Dr. James Whirter, a man her colleagues said she treated “like a lapdog,” Rogerio Chavez, a Chinese restaurant delivery man, whom Maynard had insulted and infuriated, and several suitors whom she had rejected. The book ends with the killer opening up under ingenious psychological questioning by Dr. Wells, who then falls into Lt. Franklin’s arms.

About the Author:

Dr. Alma H. Bond is the author of twenty-one published books, including, most recently, Marilyn Monroe: On the Couch, Jackie: On the Couch,  Lady Macbeth: On the CouchMichelle Obama: A BiographyThe Autobiography of Maria CallasMargaret Mahler: A Biography of the PsychoanalystCamille Claude: A NovelAmerica’s First Woman Warrior: The Story of Deborah Sampson; and Who Killed Virginia Woolf? A Psychobiography.

Dr. Bond received her Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, graduated from the post-doctoral program in psychoanalysis at the Freudian Society, and was a psychoanalyst in private practice for 37 years in New York City. She “retired” to become a full-time writer, but now maintains a small practice in addition to writing.

Dr. Bond is a member of the American Society of Journalists and Authors, the Dramatists Guild, and the Authors Guild, as well as a fellow and faculty member of the Institute for Psychoanalytic Training and Research, the International Psychoanalytic Association, and the American Psychological Association. She was one of the first non-medical analysts to be elected to the International Psychoanalytic Association.

Dr. Bond grew up in Philadelphia, where she obtained her undergraduate degree in psychology from Temple University, and following voluntary military service, moved to New York, where she earned a Ph D. in psychology from Columbia University.

A longtime resident of New York City, she lived for nearly a dozen years in south Florida, and now resides in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

The Deadly Jigsaw Puzzle

Authored by Alma H. Bond

List Price: $12.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
196 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067703
ISBN-10: 1620067706
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Murder on the Streetcar

Authored by Alma H Bond

List Price: $12.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
186 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067741
ISBN-10: 1620067749
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths
Who Killed Marcia Maynard?

Authored by Alma H. Bond

List Price: $14.95
5″ x 8″ (12.7 x 20.32 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
232 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067727
ISBN-10: 1620067722
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Women Sleuths

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Max Klinger details over 10,000 descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch

Max Klinger details over 10,000 descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch

KLINGERSTOWN, Pa. – Sunbury Press has released the 4th edition of Max Klinger’s The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch.

About the Book:

4th Edition

This book details over ten thousand descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch – most of them from the Pennsylvania Dutch region – including most of the prominent families of the historic Mahantango Valley. The origins of Klinger’s Church and Klingerstown are discussed as well as numerous photos of historic homes and gravesites. This book is a “must have” for anyone interested in Mahantango/Lykens Valley history or genealogy.

About the Author:

Max E. Klinger, born and educated in Pennsylvania (B.A., Gettysburg College, J.D., Villanova Law School), has been collecting family history information for many years. A love of the outdoors drew Max westward, first to Colorado, and then to Laramie, Wyoming, where he now makes his home. In addition to genealogy, Max’s interests include astronomy and a variety of outdoor activities. Max is a retired tax attorney.

The Descendants of Johann Peter Klinger and Catharina Steinbruch
Written by Max Klinger

  • Hardcover:
  • List Price: $74.95
  • ISBN-10: 1620067692
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620067697
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4 pounds
  • BISAC:
  • HISTORY : Reference / Genealogy
  • Trade Paperback:
  • List Price: $39.95
  • ISBN-10: 1620067684
  • ISBN-13: 978-1620067680
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 1.3 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.4 pounds
  • BISAC:
  • HISTORY : Reference / Genealogy

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Jess Steven Hughes’ latest novel, “The Broken Lance,” draws high praise

Jess Steven Hughes’ latest novel, “The Broken Lance,” draws high praise

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Sunbury Press has released the Jess Steven Hughes’ The Broken Lance, his fourth Roman historical novel.

About the Book:

In Rome, when shaking hands with a stranger, you’d best count your fingers to see if they are still attached.

In 44 AD ancient Britannia is wild, unpredictable, and merciless. The dusty streets of Rome are chaotic and dangerous, home to incredible opulence, deplorable poverty, and a political web that catches anyone who dares to question the empire. Both places call to young Roman cavalry sergeant Marcellus Reburrus, who must survive a world of political treachery, in which one’s life can be taken in an instant—by friend or enemy.

After enduring a ravaging storm, Marcellus’s boots hit the shore of Britannia under the orders of Roman Emperor Claudius only to face deplorable conditions and a commander who would rather see Marcellus dead than reporting for duty. Despite the circumstances, Marcellus quickly makes a name for himself, earning awards for bravery, promotion to centurion, and further alienating himself from the evil commander.

Marcellus’s arrival in Rome brings a whole new set of problems, the least of which are dodging assassination attempts, unraveling conspiracies, and falling in love. From the underground caves of beggars beneath the city to the magnificent homes of the Roman elite, Marcellus uncovers an elaborate plot of betrayal―one that can bring down the entire city. Can he find the conspirators before they find him . . . and destroy everything he holds dear?

This beautifully descriptive novel brings to life the remarkable worlds of ancient Britannia and Rome—while following the brilliant Marcellus, whose entire life is turned upside down as he must solve a complex mystery . . . and stay alive amongst backstabbing senators, murderous traitors, and an extraordinary city whose legacy is both inspiring and duplicitous.

About the Author:

Jess Steven Hughes brought his lifetime’s fascination with ancient Roman history into his debut novel, THE SIGN OF THE EAGLE. Jess is a retired a police detective sergeant, Long Beach Police Dept, Long Beach, CA. He holds a Masters Degree from the University of Southern California in Public Administration with a minor (my first academic love) in Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations. He also served four years United States Marine Corps (1962/66). As a retired person, Jess believes in keeping very busy. You must stay active mentally, physically and socially. These are a few of the keys to a long and healthy retirement. Writing novels has contribute greatly to my quality of life. He lives with his wife, Liz, on a four acre mini-farm in Eastern Washington. His hobby is outdoor model railroading. He has an outdoor model railroad that was featured in the June/July, 2010 issue of the regional magazine PRIME NORTHWEST (www.primenw.com). Check their website for the article.

Jess is a member of the Pacific Northwest Writers Association (PNWA), the Public Safety Writers Association (PSWA) and is active in two writers groups in the Spokane, WA area (Spokane Novelists and Spokane Valley Writers).

Praise for Jess Steven Hughes:

Brilliant Celtic Britain historical novel

By Janet Morris

This review is from: The Broken Lance (Kindle Edition)

I read this novel as an Arc. On the last page of the Broken Lance by Jess Steven Hughes, the legend reads: To Be Continued. When you reach that point, you’ll be thrilled to know another volume is coming. Hughes’ Celtic Britain historicals have all a reader craves: love, hate, revenge, betrayal, and pathos. This book is staggeringly good. You fall asleep holding it; you awake thinking about it. Your normal life fades to a pale shadow of the world Hughes creates. If you’ve read “The Sign of the Eagle,” or the two-volume “Wolf of Britannia,” I needn’t say more. If you haven’t yet read Hughes, start here, and have your faith in the novel restored. It grabs you by the throat, with women as compelling as the men. He brings politics at their worst to life, and teaches you why things were the way they were then. If you are searching adventure and a better understanding of human nature, The Broken Lance is your book. Once you’ve read it, you’ll go looking for the previous volumes in this series.Hughes is an American Ecco, writing for his time. His background as a Marine, a horseman, a police detective, all enhance his stories.

SO, if you love historical adventure, heroes of both sexes, and a story to make you think differently about modern life, here it is. Grab it and run — and get it autographed if you can.

Review by Michael Connery, The Written Word, July 23, 2017

By Michael Connery

This review is from: The Broken Lance (Kindle Edition)

Jess Steven Hughes’s The Broken Lance is a fascinating glimpse into the Roman military, politics, and culture of the mid-first century. From the wilderness and outposts of Britannia to the dangerous streets of Rome, Hughes’s latest venture into the ancient world is a gripping read.

The tale centers around a young Iberian cavalry sergeant, Marcellus Reburrus, who is swiftly rising through the ranks. In turns battle-hardened and compassionate, clever and foolish, Marcellus is dedicated to the men he leads and the empire he serves, even as he faces racial prejudices and a commanding officer with a family vendetta. Marcellas is an engaging protagonist, swift-thinking, relentless in battle, and driven to uphold his family’s honor. Fallible and passionate, he is a hero who is fully human, and all the more so relatable for it.

The amount of thorough research Hughes undertook for the story is evident on the page as the reader is drawn into the ancient world. The streets of Rome are as dangerous as the wilds of Britannia, and the culture of the era and the varying people groups are described in vivid detail. Hughes excels at creating memorable, rounded characters and at lacing the pages with subtle humor. While there are some anachronisms, the author manages to convey a sense of the era while still making it accessible to a modern audience.

Filled with murder, politics, and danger, the tale is a gripping, compelling read that breathes new life into an intriguing era. The Broken Lance is a tale of adventure and intrigue with an end that will leave the reader anticipating the next installment in Marcellus’s story.

The Broken Lance
Written by Jess Steven Hughes

List Price: $16.95
5.5″ x 8.5″ (13.97 x 21.59 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
292 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067192
ISBN-10: 1620067196
BISAC: Fiction / Historical / General

Also available on Kindle

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Updated edition of “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks” now available in paperback

Updated edition of “Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks” now available in paperback

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Sunbury Press has released a revised paperback version of Clair Clawser’s, Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks.

About the Book:

Author and field researcher N. Clair Clawser has spent over 50 years traveling the highways and thoroughfares of Pennsylvania to capture images of the cast iron road signs placed there in the early days of automobiles. Many of these signs are long gone, but quite a few remain and have been restored.

Pennsylvania is unique with this type of town sign, which could become a thing of the past. (New York State has many cast iron signs, too, but they are on many subjects and not necessarily on town names.) Almost from the start Clair noticed some of these signs were being removed, even as he discovered that many still remained. Originally cast from about 1929 until 1942, these signs were made largely in either the Carlisle Foundry in Carlisle or Geiser Manufacturing Company in Waynesboro. Both companies are long out of business. There are a small number that were produced elsewhere, but not many. (Allegheny Foundry.) Jack Graham of the Keystone Markers Trust stated that the Department of Highways report for 1928-1930 said, “During the biennium 1,359 information signs were placed including historical, stream, state institution, speed limit and parking restriction signs.”

Many of these signs endure to this day, but are in constant danger of removal. A few new ones have been posted, but many more should be. The aforementioned report does not say how many were town signs. If the total was all towns and divided by 4 that would only be 339 towns. There are numerous stream signs still in existence today. These are 2-sided with just the name. Town signs are one-sided. We can only imagine that each town that had a cast iron sign may have had 4, one for each direction. Very few towns, that still have a sign, have more than two today. Hanover, a rarity, has six. Gettysburg has 4, as does Jonestown. York New Salem has 3, as does Lemoyne. Rothsville had 4, but one was removed. Schoeneck has 4 new ones installed by the Keystone Markers Trust, and Mountville has 3.

Signs from 67 Pennsylvania counties are listed, including the known contents each sign. Pictures are shown where available.

Cast Iron Signs of Pennsylvania Towns and Other Landmarks

Authored by N. Clair Clawser

List Price: $14.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
156 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067673
ISBN-10: 1620067676
BISAC: Travel / United States / Northeast / Middle Atlantic

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Vietnam memoirs dominate. “Call Sign Dracula” wins the Sunbury Press bestseller race for June

Vietnam memoirs dominate. “Call Sign Dracula” wins the Sunbury Press bestseller race for June

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for June. Joe Fair’s Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves: April 1969 to March 1970 took the top spot. Doug Beed’s Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam: My Year as a Black Scarf  was runner up.

SUNBURY PRESS – Bestsellers for June, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Last Month Title Author Category
1 8 Call Sign Dracula Joe Fair Military Memoir
2 1 Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam Doug Beed Military Memoir
3 5 Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last, 2nd Ed. Mike Campbell History
4 9 Seinsoth Steven k Wagner Sports Biography
5 6 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen History
6 The B Team Alan Mindell Sports Fiction
7 Solomon Screech Owl’s Kangaroo Caper Beth Lancione Children’s Fiction
8 NEW The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
9 18 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical Fiction
10 2 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag YA Historical Fiction
11 32 Tories, Terror, and Tea John L Moore History
12 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
13 Forts, Forests, and Flintlocks John L Moore History
14 41 Bows, Bullets, and Bears John L Moore History
15 Cannons, Cattle, and Campfires John L Moore History
16 Traders, Travelers, and Tomahawks John L Moore History
17 History of Lykens Township, Volume II Gratz Historical Society History
18 A Year of Change and Consequences Mark Singel History
19 47 Rivers, Raiders, and Renegades John L Moore History
20 16 The Wolf of Britannia Part I Jess Steven Hughes Historical Fiction
21 Pit Bulls Anthony Julian History
22 39 Keystone Corruption Continues Brad Bumsted History
23 17 Jesus the Phoenician Karim El Koussa History
24 34 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
25 Warriors, Wampum, and Wolves John L Moore History
26 42 The Ripper’s Haunts Michael Hawley True Crime
27 33 Tigers by the River Wylie McLallen Sports History
28 14 Living in the Afterlife Michele Livingston Spirituality
29 37 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Thriller Fiction
30 Pioneers, Prisoners, and Peacepipes John L Moore History
31 NEW Touring America by Automobile in the 1920s William Cook History
32 40 Messages from Beyond Michele Livingston Spirituality
33 Beagle Tales 6 Bob Ford Pets / Humor
34 History of Lykens Township, Volume I Gratz Historical Society History
35 19 Freemasons at Gettysburg Sheldon Munn History
36 46 Beagle Tales Bob Ford Pets / Humor
37 The Keeper of the Crows Kyle Romines Thriller Fiction
38 Keystone Tombstones Volume 2 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
39 38 The Segregated Georgia School for the Deaf Ron Knorr and Clemmie Whatley History
40 36 Hidden Dangers Robert Stout Current Events
41 The Journey Called Life Christina Burns Memoir
42 31 That Night at Surigao Ernie Marshall History
43 Settlers, Soldiers, and Scalps John L Moore History
44 10 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical Fiction
45 24 Lost in the Shadow of Fame William Lemanski History
46 Pit Bulls 2 Anthony Julian History
47 Keystone Tombstones Sports Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
48 Keystone Tombstones Volume 1 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
49 Keystone Tombstones Volume 3 Joe Farrell and Joe Farley Biography
50 The Complete Story of the Worldwide Invasion of the Orange Orbs Terry Ray Paranormal

Joe Fair’s Vietnam memoir Call Sign Dracula: My Tour with the Black Scarves: April 1969 to March 1970, was #1 due to rekindled interest with the eBook release. Doug Beed’s Vietnam memoir Chasing Understanding in the Jungles of Vietnam, was #2 due to brisk sales, especially on the Kindle platform. Both memoirs have ranked in the top 10 of their Amazon category for many months. Mike Campbell’s Amelia Earhart: The Truth at Last experienced renewed interest due to the History Channel documentary on the topic, coming it at #3. Steven Wagner’s baseball biography Seinsoth took #4 due to seasonal interest. Jim Remsen’s Embattled Freedom continues to sell steadily, coming it at #5.

The company released only one new title in June:

SUNBURY PRESS – New Releases for June, 2017
The Lost Island of Columbus Keith Pickering History

 

Benjamin Anderson’s debut novel, “Middle of the Road,” is anything but

Benjamin Anderson’s debut novel, “Middle of the Road,” is anything but

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Sunbury Press has released the Benjamin Anderson’s debut novel,  Middle of he Road.

About the Book:

Jobless, Gordy Naylor is hopeless, living off his relatives in a Phoenix mansion, though he believes his future remains at least hopeful. Fate holds no promise until prospects choose Gordy, though they are thieves, whom he must stop. Since a life does not exceed itself without serving to all human life, he finds that in order to save himself, he must save others.

About the Author:

Benjamin Anderson grew up in Mechanicsburg, where he continues to reside. When he was seventeen, he completed a book of science fiction, Sirens of Morning Light. Yearning for adventure, he toured the US from coast to coast, which became the basis for his memoir, Eighteen In Cross-country Odyssey. He received two degrees while he was an undergraduate at Shippensburg University. Middle of the Road is a novel about late fulfillment.

 

Middle of the Road 

Authored by Benjamin Anderson

List Price: $16.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
228 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067437
ISBN-10: 1620067439
BISAC: Fiction / Literary

Also available on Kindle

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Tory Gates’ new novel “Live from the Cafe” captures life in a small Quebec village

Tory Gates’ new novel “Live from the Cafe” captures life in a small Quebec village

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. – Sunbury Press has released the Tory Gates’ Live from the Cafe, his novel about life in a small Quebec village.

About the Book:

What did you dream today?”

Harlandsville, Quebec—look up the definition of small town in a dictionary, and you’ll find its picture.

A one-stoplight village, Harlandsville doesn’t have a lot to offer, or so it seems. Old homes, an abandoned mill, a gas station, one Chinese takeout joint, and a former pub turned into a coffee shop. For the latter, one learns never to judge a book by its cover.

One step through the doors of Le Cafe, and you enter a world where the coffee is brewed one pot at a time through a strange machine, the pastries are homemade, and the music is a roadmap of Canada’s history.

Presided over by Luc, the son of one of Harlandsville’s most loved residents and his partner Emily, the cafe is home to natives and visitors alike. Where the coffee is strong, the spirit of friendship stronger, and occasional strange (and famous?) characters show up to hang out, and play music.

Small-town life, love, change, prejudice, pasts and futures are examined and experienced. The heartbeat of Harlandsville is right here. You never know who’ll show up, or what will happen next, Live from the Cafe…

About the Author:

Live from the Cafe is the third novel by Tory Gates. A veteran broadcaster, Tory is a presenter, reporter, journalist and producer for various radio and Internet outlets, including the London-based Radio-Airwaves Station. His first book, Parasite Girls is available through Amazon.com and Smashwords.His second book, A Moment in the Sun, is a Sunbury Press release.

A native of Vermont, Tory lives in York, Pennsylvania with his five cats and the herd of deer that sleep on his lawn every evening.

 

Live from the Cafe 

Authored by Tory Gates

List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on Cream paper
328 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620067147
ISBN-10: 1620067145
BISAC: Fiction / Cultural Heritage

Also available on Kindle

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