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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