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Hurricanes in Exile By Claude Brickell
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Murder, mystery and mayhem in madcap New Orleans! When ex-Marine Tobias Cochran arrives in New Orleans after his discharge, he right away encounters a murder of the pretty female bartender he has... More > taken a liking to. And he is determined to solve the crime... if it kills him!< Less
Assassins' Trail By Claude Brickell
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When art historian and stolen art and artifacts sleuth Michael Bennington arrives in Paris to give a lecture on the famed 'Mona Lisa,' he is approached by a young Russian curator from the Louvre,... More > Natalie Sherbakova, who invites him to a private meeting with the museum's general director. Once there, it is revealed to him that when the 'Mona Lisa' was stolen back in 1911, what was found and returned to the museum was simply a copy, a fake. And that copy, unbeknownst to the public, has been on display at the Louvre ever since. Now, Soviet-era declassified documents purport that the original is actually hidden somewhere in Russia, and it is Bennington's assignment, along with curator Sherbakova, to delve into the heart of the Russian hinterland, find the masterpiece and bring it back safely to the Louvre in total secrecy. This is a world of assassins, multiple twists and turns and FSB (former KGB) political intrigue.< Less
Blood Quest By Claude Brickell
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BLOOD QUEST follows art historian Michael Bennington as he investigates the potential cloning of Christ. Legend has it, while removing Jesus’ body from the cross, Joseph of Aramathia collected... More > a sample of the prophet’s blood which was then transferred to a vial and sealed with wax. The artifact is detailed in an ancient document from the 1200s stating: sacred blood in sacred image lies. The Vatican believes the sacred image refers to an icon purportedly painted by the Evangelist Luke which disappeared soon after the document’s mention of it. Fast forward to the present and there are at least six venerated icons throughout Christendom purported to be the one lost. It is Bennington's task to locate the icon containing the vial before a sinister Jesuit fraternity within the Vatican finds it first. This fraternity’s unscrupulous aim is to use the contents of the vial to clone an exact copy, body and blood, of Jesus Christ and, with this individual, contest the papal throne.< Less
The Brotherhood Wars By Claude Brickell
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The Brotherhood Wars, a modern-day adventure and the final in The Jewel Trilogy, has young, accomplished art historian Michael Bennington off this time to Florence to view the famed... More > recently-rediscovered Florentine Diamond and finds him in yet another thrilling pursuit this time of a legendary ceremonial sword purported to have belonged to the Emperor Charlemagne. This curious assignment then leads Bennington to Germany, and along with a vivacious young co-accomplice named Sabina, he tracks the artifact's whereabouts first to Munich and Berlin then to Amsterdam on behalf of a 600-year-old secret organization with its roots in the Holy Roman Empire. The two at last arrive at the Louvre in Paris for a life and death finale sure to excite mystery buffs everywhere and satisfy the thirsts of art enthusiasts, as well, as only Bennington's escapades can do.< Less
Carlota's Legacy By Claude Brickell
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Rooted in a rich, historical past, this adventure finds young and accomplished art historian Michael Bennington approached at a New York jewelry auction by a pleasant enough couple, nobility... More > actually, who wish to engage him in a curious assignment. He must track down the whereabouts of a priceless necklace the couple thought they owned but have discovered theirs is only a cut-glass fake. Michael accepts the assignment with heightened passion--his specialty is 19th century jewels--and he's off to Mexico City where the real necklace originated. From there, he traces the path of this artifact to various international locales including St. Petersburg, Paris, Los Angeles and New York and ends up in Brussels for a harrowing life-and-death finale. The quirky former owners of the necklace are all beyond belief but historically accurate nonetheless and their exotic and lurid pasts both astound and captivate the reader.< Less
The Napoleon Connection By Claude Brickell
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The Napoleon Connection is an adventure mystery set in the French Quarter of present-day New Orleans. Hired by one of that city's more prominent denizens, young, accomplished art historian Michael... More > Bennington must discover the whereabouts of a priceless artifact--believed to be a rare jewel--curiously missing from the city's famed Cabildo historical museum. Bennington dives into the assignment with an uncanny passion--his specialty is 19th century jewels--and ends up taking a virtual roller coaster ride through the city's fascinating historical past, uncovers both real and purported--if not positively bizarre--local legends, descends into the city's sexually-alternative underground and encounters a quasi-religious, homoerotic Roman Catholic cult. The first installment in The Jewel Trilogy, The Napoleon Connection is an introduction into the entertaining exploits of the likable Bennington character.< Less
The Womb Obsession By Claude Brickell
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A theory of sexual preferences and orientation. Why we do the things we do and their origins.
Edward Snowden in his Own Words By Claude Brickell
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Edward Snowden is experiencing the irony of the whistleblower: a man who released vast troves of secret information has had his own story redacted. What has been reported on Snowden until now... More > has focused primarily on the damage the American government believes he has done to the intelligence community. But his own message has largely gone unreported. While his generation overwhelmingly supports his actions, they rarely read newspapers, magazines or watch network TV news–and they’re missing the core of his philosophy. This book wraps up the Snowden doctrine into one single source—short, to the point, and as provocative as you’d imagine.< Less
Screenwriting: How to Write a Professional Screenplay and Sell it to Hollywood! By Claude Brickell
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Screenwriting: How to Write a Professional Screenplay and Sell it to Hollywood is an indispensable primer for all aspiring screenwriters. It is not only what you need to know about screenwriting, but... More > everything you need to know to become a successful screenwriter in the professional film industry today. Paperback from Lulu.com< Less

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