Cover art by Stephen Bryant
It's the late 70s and Max and Little Billy are back from Vietnam trying to mind their own business when they stumble onto the murder of a local boy. With organized crime and violent thugs on their trail, it's up to these two local heroes to solve the murder. What they find will shake the foundation of their entire community.
"Nickolas Cook's recipe includes all the right amounts of violence, humor, tough, crackling dialogue and a generous helping of juicy stortytelling talent." --Ray Garton, author of Live Girls
"Nickolas Cook has an eye for detail and an understanding of the craft. Cook writes with passion and skill and knows the biggest monster lies within the darkness of the human heart." --Scott Nicholson, author of The Red Church
"Welcome to Poe country. Cook gives readers a harsh landscape that mirrors the turbulance of the characters' inner lives. Nickolas Cook possesses a welcome appreciation for all the nearly forgotten traditions of dark literature. He evokes a creeping sense of dread. One hears echoes of Lovecraft and Blackwood and Machen, right alongside the best Southern noir writers, like John D. MacDonald. If only more of the new crop of writers displayed as much love for the language and the craft of writing." --Robert Dunbar, author of The Pines
"Dead Dog is a sharp, intelligent thriller, reminiscent of the Hap and Leonard series. A very satisfying read!" - Ryan C. Thomas, author of Hissers.
Read an Excerpt of DEAD DOG
3/14/13: MUTE by Jeffrey Hale is officialy out in paperback and ebook formats!
2/20/13: SORCERER by Geoffrey James is officialy out in paperback and ebook formats!
2/11/13: On Thursday February 14th, 2013 The Hermetic Hour with host Poke Runyon will interview the distinguished scholar and author Geoffrey James whose historical novel "The Sorcerer" on Elizabethan magus John Dee has just been released by us. It should be noted that Geoffrey James is also the author of "Enochian Evocation of Dr. John Dee," and "Angel Magic', both factual and practical works on the magical art. Geoffrey brings a unique combination of talents to his novel: he is an historian, a magician and a masterful story teller. Tune in here: The Hermetic Hour
1/14/13: We've got AUDIO BOOKS! A Pack of Wolves, Last Stand in a Dead Land, and Dead Dog, are currently available from Audible.com More audio books are on the way!
12/26/12: We are having a 99 cent Kindle sale for the next five days! Details HERE
12/25/12: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all.
12/01/12: We will be releasing ANGEL STEEL by Randy Chandler and THE DEAD BOY by Craig Saunders.
11/31/12: Through the In Between, Hell Awaits by Robert Essig is now out! If you like demons this book is for you.
10/31/12: Happy Halloween! Grab some of our spooky books to put you in the mood.
6/25/12: We will be publishing Robert Essig's novel Through the In Between, Hell Awaits
6/25/12: We will be releasing the horror novel MUTE from Jeffrey Hale. More info to come.
4/10/12: We've accepted a great sci fi/mystery novel from Cliff Johns. More info to come.
3/01/12: Check out this awesome trailer for A PACK OF WOLVES.
2/23/12: THE FLESH OF FALLEN ANGELS and DEAD THINGS should both be out in March.
1/03/12: Happy New Year! Look for Craig Saunder's hilarious novel, SPIGGOT, due out in a couple weeks!
12/05/11: Eric S. Brown's newest novella, A PACK OF WOLVES, now available!
12/01/11: Iain Robert Wright's ANIMAL KINGDOM now available on kinde. Paperback coming soon!
9/21/11: New novels on the way from Iain Robert Wright and Craig Saunders, two great authors from across the pond!
8/29/11: New books on the way from Eric S. Brown and Nick Cook.
5/9/11: The detective horror antho is out. We've also accepted books from Gregory L. Norris, Randy Chandler, and David T. Wilbanks. Our first Mystery Novel is on the horizon, written by Robb White.
4/23/11: The Detective Horror antho is now CLOSED to submissions. Thank you.
3/31/11: We are almost done filling the detective horror antho. Cover design should be up in a couple weeks. And we are still open for novel submissions.
12/15/10: The Detective Horror anthology has been reopened to submissions. If you submitted during the last period we will be contacting you very soon. We apologize for the delay.
12/08/10: WE ARE NOW OPEN FOR NOVEL SUBMISSIONS. See our submissions page for more info.
12/07/10: We are back to working on the Hard Boiled Anthology. We hope to have the TOC in a week or two. Thanks.
10/12/10: PLEASE NOTE: The Hard Boiled Horror anthology is backed up. We will get back to you as quickly as possible. The Alien Horror anthology table of contents should be released by next week. Thanks!
10/01/10: Submissions have closed. Thank you.
8/9/10: Grand Mal Press is now accepting submissions to our first TWO anthologies. Details on our submissions page.