Wade Fowler’s historical JFK novel “The Compass Island Incident” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for December

Wade Fowler’s historical JFK novel “The Compass Island Incident” tops Milford House Press bestsellers for December

MECHANICSBURG, Pa. —  Sunbury Press has released the bestsellers list for November for its Milford House Press fiction imprint. Wade Fowler’s The Compass Island Incident, a thriller that incorporates the JFK assassination, took the top spot. Wade also nabbed fourth place with his Harrisburg-based thriller The Honey Trap. Marie Sontag’s historical young adult novel The Bronze Dagger was second. Sontag also took the 15th position with The Alabaster Jar, another novel in the series. Jess Steven Hughes took the third spot 15 with his historical novel set in Ancient Rome, The Broken Lance. The humorous Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill by David Parmalee, a young adult novel about unusual substitute teachers, was fifth. Parmalee also took the 14th slot with his historical novel The Sea Is a Thief.  Mark Mitten took 6th and 1th with his two Western novels, Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave and Hard to Quit.  Sherry Knowlton took two spots with her Alexa Williams murder mystery novels that have political twists, Dead of Autumn and Dead of Summer.

MILFORD HOUSE PRESS – Bestsellers for December 2017 (by Revenue)
Rank Prior Title Author Category
1 4 The Compass Island Incident Wade Fowler Detective Thriller
2 9 The Bronze Dagger Marie Sontag Historical YA
3 7 The Broken Lance Jess Steven Hughes Historical
4 The Honey Trap Wade Fowler Detective Thriller
5 Miss Feesenschneezen Is Ill David Parmalee Humorous YA
6 8 Sipping Whiskey in a Shallow Grave Mark Mitten Western
7 11 Dead of Autumn Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
8 Winter of the Metal People Dennis Herrick Historical
9 12 Dead of Summer Sherry Knowlton Detective Thriller
10 14 Three Rogues in Gettysburg J Geoffrey Barber Historical
11 2 Hard to Quit Mark Mitten Western
12 Where Elephants Fought Bridget Smith Historical
13 6 Emeralds of the Alhambra John Cressler Historical
14 10 The Sea Is a Thief David Parmalee Historical
15 The Alabaster Jar Marie Sontag Historical YA

Fowler’s novel The Compass Island Incident took the top spot due to author activities. Sontag’s book, The Bronze Dagger, benefited from orders from schools. Jess Steven Hughes’ The Broken Lance made the list due to his ongoing book signings. The others were helped by ebook and online sales
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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.

Secret missile test witnessed by JFK off the coast of Cuba tied to his assassination in “The Compass Island Incident: November 1963”

Secret missile test witnessed by JFK off the coast of Cuba tied to his assassination in “The Compass Island Incident: November 1963”

MECHANICSBURG, PA – Sunbury Press has released The Compass Island Incident: November 1963 a novel by Wade Fowler, under its Milford House Press imprint.

About the Book:

John Franklin Kincaid clocks out at 4 PM on Thursday, August 27, 1953, after his shift at New York Shipbuilding Corporation’s sprawling shipyard in Camden, New Jersey, never to be seen or heard from again.

A little more than a decade later, a little girl is assailed by a terrible recurring nightmare. She dreams she is a man, buried alive in a dark compartment in the bowels of a ship under construction.

On November 16, 1963, President Kennedy helicopters to that ship, now a US Naval vessel called the USS Compass Island, as it steams off the coast of Florida to witness the firing of a Polaris missile clandestinely targeting Cuba’s Fidel Castro.

And so topple the first dominoes in a chain of events leading inexorably to the president’s assassination one week later in Dallas, Texas.

Who killed JFK — the president and shipyard worker? The answers abide on the Compass Island as the old ship casts off on its final voyage to the scrap yard in October of 2003 with descendants of John Franklin Kincaid on board and determined to solve not one, but two murder mysteries.

About the Author:

Wade Fowler is a career journalist with more than thirty years of experience with daily and weekly newspapers. He was a copy editor, feature writer and beat reporter for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA, for 10 years before leaving to become editor of the Perry County Times in New Bloomfield.

He has won Keystone Press Awards for investigative reporting, feature series writing, and headline writing and is a former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.

Fowler is a native of North Carolina, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.

He and his wife, Sharon, live in New Cumberland, PA. They have three children and two grandchildren.
by Wade Fowler
MILFORD HOUSE PRESS
Trade Paperback – 6 x 9 x 1
9781620060063
258 Pages
Fiction / Historical
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Historical

Also available on Kindle

For more information, please see:

http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Compass-Island-Incident-November-1963-9781620060063.htm

"The Honey Trap" is Wade Fowler's latest Rev Polk mystery set in the Keystone state

HARRISBURG, Pa. — Sunbury Press has released Wade Fowler’s The Honey Trap, the latest Rev Polk Mystery set in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

About the Book:
Investigative reporter Revere Polk of the Daily Telegraph is stunned when Pennsylvania Governor Casey Lawrence, a liberal Democrat, suddenly reverses course and decides to back the privatization of the state lottery, a proposal of the far right.

When a colleague is murdered while investigating whether the governor is being blackmailed, Polk picks up the gauntlet. Catastrophes pile up like a chain-reaction accident on Interstate 95.

Polk narrowly survives a bomb targeting a topless dancer alleged to be sleeping with the governor.

His National Guard unit is called to service in Afghanistan.

And his live-in girl friend, New Cumberland Chief of Police Olivia Pearson, announces she is pregnant.

Meanwhile, Polk is paralyzed by the certainty that he is not alone within his own skin. His great granduncle, Jake Addison, speaks to him from within. Jake, a notorious and profane naval aviator, died forty years ago.

Is Rev crazy, or is he Jake Addison reincarnate?

The answer is ensnared in The Honey Trap.

About the Author:
Wade Fowler is a career journalist with more than thirty years of experience with daily and weekly newspapers. He was a copy editor, feature writer and beat reporter for The Patriot-News of Harrisburg, PA, for 10 years before leaving to become editor of the Perry County Times in New Bloomfield.

He has won Keystone Press Awards for investigative reporting, feature series writing, and headline writing and is a former president of the Pennsylvania Society of Newspaper Editors.

Fowler is a native of North Carolina, a veteran of the U.S. Navy, and a graduate of Guilford College, Greensboro, N.C.
He and his wife, Sharon, live in New Cumberland, PA. They have three children and two grandchildren.

Excerpt:
2:30 p.m., Monday, January 2, 2012, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
“Why are you here?”
“Now there’s a deep question,” Revere Polk said. “I’ve asked God, and he hasn’t gotten back to me on that one yet.”
Henrietta Winslow laughed. “This is going to be fun.”
“What?”
“Cracking you open like a walnut.”
“I’m already cracked.”
She laughed again.
They were seated across from each other in comfortable armchairs positioned on the wide side of a five-by-seven foot faux oriental carpet, the centerpiece of a conversation nook in Dr. Winslow’s office.
“Talk to me,” she said.
“I’m dreaming.”
“Nothing unusual about that. In fact, it’s healthy.”
“These dreams aren’t. They belong to someone else.”
“What makes you think that?”
He shook his head. “It’s just when I wake up, it seems like I’ve been . . . I don’t know, violated somehow.”
“What wakes you up?”
Rev lied: “I don’t know.”
Winslow stroked her chin. “If you can’t be honest with me this intervention isn’t going to work. You’re at a crossroads here. Choose your path carefully.”
“That sounds like a warning.”
“Nope. Just friendly advice.”
Rev shuddered. “OK. Here it is. I’ve been having dreams of flying.”
“Like Icarus?”
Rev caught the allusion. “No. I’m not sprouting wings. I’m at the controls of an airplane—a PBY Catalina.”
“What’s that?”

The Honey Trap: A Rev Polk Mystery
Authored by Wade Fowler
List Price: $19.95
6″ x 9″ (15.24 x 22.86 cm)
Black & White on Cream paper
306 pages
Sunbury Press, Inc.
ISBN-13: 978-1620066812
ISBN-10: 1620066815
BISAC: Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Amateur Sleuth

For more information, please see:
http://www.sunburypressstore.com/The-Honey-Trap-978162006…