Joan West’s detective thriller “Dying for Vengeance” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for January

Joan West’s detective thriller “Dying for Vengeance” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for January

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for January for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. Joan West’s Dying for Vengeance a detective thriller based in the Carlisle, Pennsylvania, area took the top spot. Joan also took 5th with Had a Dying Fall, 7th with Courting Doubt and Darkness, and 8th with Darkness at First Light. Marie Sontag’s historical young adult novel The Bronze Dagger was second. Jess Steven Hughes took the third spot with his historical novel set in Ancient Rome, The Sign of the Eagle. Mark Mitten took 6th and 9th with his two Western novels, Hard to Quit and Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave. Dennis Herrick took two spots with his two novels the historical Winter of the Metal People and the murder mystery  A Brother’s Cold Case.  The humorous Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill by David Parmalee, a young adult novel about unusual substitute teachers, was 10th. J. Geoffrey Barber’s romantic Three Rogues at Gettysburg, a historical novel set after the battle, was 11th.  Wade Fowler’s The Compass Island Incident, a thriller that incorporates the JFK assassination, dropped from the top spot to 12th. Patchtown by Jolene (Busher) Fay and Blood Moon by S J Vermillion rounded out the top 15.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for January 2018 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 Dying for Vengeance Joan West Detective Thriller
2 2 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag Historical YA
3 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
4 11 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
5 Had a Dying Fall Joan West Detective Thriller
6 8 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical
7 Courting Doubt and Darkness Joan West Detective Thriller
8 Darkness at First Light Joan West Detective Thriller
9 6 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
10 5 Miss Feezenschneezen Is Ill David Parmalee Humorous YA
11 10 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
12 1 The Compass Island Incident Wade Fowler Detective Thriller
13 A Brother’s Cold Case Dennis Herrick Detective Thriller
14 Patchtown Jolene Fay Historical
15 Blood Moon S J Vermillion Detective Thriller

West’s four books were greatly helped by author events. Sontag’s books continue to sell well to secondary schools. Hughes’ books continue to sell well through bookstore events in the Pacific Northwest. Mitten’s books have been selling well online. Herrick continues to hold author events to maintain his sales. The others were helped by publisher publicity and/or Kindle sales.

C. James Gilbert’s historical novel “A Second Revolution” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

C. James Gilbert’s historical novel “A Second Revolution” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for November

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. C. James Gilbert’s A Second Revolution, the 3rd book in The Langdon Trilogy about American Civil Rights took the top spot. Mark Mitten took 2nd and 8th with his two Western novels, Hard to Quit and Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave.  Jess Steven Hughes grabbed three spots on the top 15 with his historical novels set in Ancient Rome. Sherry Knowlton took two spots with her Alexa Williams murder mystery novels that have political twists. Wade Fowler’s newly released Compass Island Incident, providing an alternate history to the JFK assassination, debuted at 4th.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for November 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 A Second Revolution C James Gilbert Historical
2 15 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
3 Ded Reckoning William F Lee Espionage Thriller
4 NEW The Compass Island Incident Wade Fowler Detective Thriller
5 3 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
6 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
7 10 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
8 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
9 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag Historical YA
10 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
11 8 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
12 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
13 7 The Wolf of Britannia Part II Jess Steven Hughes Historical
14 1 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
15 Patsy! Doug Brode Historical

Gilbert’s novel A Second Revolution took the top spot due to author activities. Jess Steven Hughes had three titles on the list due to his ongoing book signings. The others were helped by ebook and online sales.

Sherry Knowlton’s thriller “Dead of Spring” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for September

Sherry Knowlton’s thriller “Dead of Spring” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for September

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for September for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. Sherry Knowlton’s Dead of Spring, the third book in the Alexa Williams series, took the top spot. Mark Mitten’s recently-released western, Hard to Quit, placed second.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for September, 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Title Author Category
1 Dead of Spring Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
2 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
3 The Silver Coin Marie Sontag Historical YA
4 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
5 The Sign of the Eagle Jess Steven Hughes Historical
6 Going Home Sharon Marchisello Murder Mystery
7 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
8 Dying for Vengeance Joan West Detective Thriller
9 Who Killed Marcia Maynard? Alma Bond Detective Thriller
10 Embattled Freedom Jim Remsen Historical
11 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
12 Murder on the Streetcar Alma Bond Detective Thriller
13 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
14 Home Is a Long Time Ago William F Lee Historical
15 Courting Doubt and Darkness Joan West Detective Thriller

Sherry Knowlton’s detective thriller Dead of Spring took the top spot due to author activities.  Mark Mitten’s western Hard to Quit grabbed the second spot due to regional sales. Marie Sontag’s The Silver Coin placed third due to author activities.  Jess Steven Hughes had two titles on the list from his historical novels set in Roman times. Two of Alma Bond’s and two of Joan West’s detective thrillers made the list due to author activities.