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Stout Stick

Publication date: December 2019
ISBN: 978-0-578-60111-3
Kindle - $3.99
Trade - $13.95

"...the most accomplished of liars always sew in rags of real life to make the patchwork quilt of their fantastic tales look all the more true."

The fear of the dark is the fear of the unknown.

The midnight tap in the attic. The 3:00 AM thud in the basement

Convince yourself it's nothing.

Brent Monahan wants to show you it's something.

Fear comes into focus in this anthology from a master of suspense, mystery and macabre. All of your nightmares await within: from boogeymen to little green men - from childhood's monsters in the closet to adulthood's demons of the soul.

And remember - when the flash goes off, you can see your fears...and they can see you.


Brent Monahan

Brent Monahan has spent his life fascinated with and passionate about questioning the world - and arriving at unique, thoughtful, insightful and, quite often, spear-tip pointedly amusing answers that find their expression in his many novels. Whether he is offering a rational explanation to an historical haunting, as in The Bell Witch: An American Haunting, or delving into the psyches and machinations of such icons of financial and political power as J.P. Morgan in The Jekyl Island Club, Mr. Monahan does so with an unparalleled depth of research and smart, witty writing that has engaged decades of readers and garnered him considerable critical recognition from both reviewers and his peers.

Mr. Monahan has authored 15 novels, two of which have been made into movies - including An American Haunting, starring Donald Sutherland and Sissy Spacek. He has taught writing at Rutgers University and Westminster Choir College of Rider University, even though his terminal degree was in musical arts from Indiana University, Bloomington. He lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania.