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The Hardline Inspection Company By Stephen Elder
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New depths in employee relations are plumbed in this hilariously scathing look at current business practices. Steve Elder has created a fictitous company, but what the company does to its workers has... More > already become reality.< Less
Ye Gods! By Stephen Elder
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“Ye Gods!” 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting... More > political commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.< Less
Ye Gods!2 By Stephen Elder
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Stephen Elder’s first collection of short stories was entitled Ye Gods! because it had several stories involving deities. Ye Gods!2 has only one such tale. Instead, this second collection... More > offers penetrating analyses of ancient and modern history (“Stone Age Tax Time” and “Lewis Books a Trip), plus pioneering essays on zoology (“The Ant Olympics” and “Interview with I’ll Have Another”). The author offers further enlightenment by explaining how appliances are sometimes possessed by unfriendly spirits. As a bonus, an excellent dragon recipe for knight stew is included. The “Life” section examines the consumer finance industry, child abduction, and the return of the Tooth Fairy. Despite the author’s best efforts, the “Death” section turns serious in “Saved” and “He finally Stopped Loving Her.” Ye Gods!2 includes three novelettes, The Writing Spider, Toby and Dervish, and Relatives. The novelettes are also available separately as Kindle Singles on Amazon.< Less
Ye Gods!2 By Stephen Elder
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Stephen Elder’s first collection of short stories was entitled Ye Gods! because it had several stories involving deities. Ye Gods!2 has only one such tale. Instead, this second collection... More > offers penetrating analyses of ancient and modern history (“Stone Age Tax Time” and “Lewis Books a Trip), plus pioneering essays on zoology (“The Ant Olympics” and “Interview with I’ll Have Another”). The author offers further enlightenment by explaining how appliances are sometimes possessed by unfriendly spirits. As a bonus, an excellent dragon recipe for knight stew is included. The “Life” section examines the consumer finance industry, child abduction, and the return of the Tooth Fairy. Despite the author’s best efforts, the “Death” section turns serious in “Saved” and “He finally Stopped Loving Her.” Ye Gods!2 includes three novelettes, The Writing Spider, Toby and Dervish, and Relatives. The novelettes are also available separately as Kindle Singles on Amazon.< Less
Ye Gods! By Stephen Elder
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"Ye Gods!" 1. exclamation of surprise 2. collection of short stories ranging from dark whimsy to scathing satire. Warning: this collection contains occasional wry humor, biting political... More > commentary, social criticism, and dire prognostication. Side effects include but are not limited to: laughter, head shaking, and 3 AM epiphanies. Occasional tears have been reported. Characters are taken from various pantheons (Zeus, Shiva), classical literature/mythology (Icarus), history (Custer), and real life (Bigfoot, space aliens). This collection is intended to relieve the symptoms of boredom and ennui. It may be taken straight or with a grain of salt. Store in brightly lit areas such as beside a comfortable chair or on a bedside table.< Less
Heart Problems By Stephen Elder
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County detective Simone Fitzhugh discovers a series of seemingly unrelated deaths that look like heart attacks but are really murders. Her husband, retired detective Michael Demidov, realizes the... More > murders are related and suggests that Simone go to the FBI. Past history with the Feds (The Unlikely Assassin) makes Simone wary, but the FBI surprisingly enlists their help. Demidov’s innovative interrogation techniques help unravel a tangled web of illegal drugs, a gunrunning militia, and a sinister terrorist plot to bring down the US government, all hatched by a shadowy figure called The Spider. The detectives’ lives are further complicated when Demidov’s Russian mafia family tries to draw the estranged son back into the fold. With Simone’s help, Demidov manages to extricate himself from the clutches of his family, but the consequences prove to be both a great boon and a heavy burden.< Less
Heart Problems By Stephen Elder
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County detective Simone Fitzhugh discovers a series of seemingly unrelated deaths that look like heart attacks but are really murders. Her husband, retired detective Michael Demidov, realizes the... More > murders are related and suggests that Simone go to the FBI. Past history with the Feds (The Unlikely Assassin) makes Simone wary, but the FBI surprisingly enlists their help. Demidov’s innovative interrogation techniques help unravel a tangled web of illegal drugs, a gunrunning militia, and a sinister terrorist plot to bring down the US government, all hatched by a shadowy figure called The Spider. The detectives’ lives are further complicated when Demidov’s Russian mafia family tries to draw the estranged son back into the fold. With Simone’s help, Demidov manages to extricate himself from the clutches of his family, but the consequences prove to be both a great boon and a heavy burden.< Less
The Unlikely Assassin By Stephen Elder
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Senior citizen Jordan Smith loses his wife to cancer. Devastated and angry, he hunts down the HMO executive who denied their medical claims, but then progresses from revenge to political... More > assassination. Michael Demidov and Simone Fitzhugh, the county detectives assigned to the initial murder, are hard pressed to keep up with the enterprising Mr. Smith. Smith's latest job causes a massive and hilarious political furor in Washington. Predictably, the FBI hijacks the case from the county detectives, but mutual blackmail provides an unexpected resolution.< Less
The Unlikely Assassin By Stephen Elder
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Jordan Smith, a senior citizen devastated by the loss of his wife to cancer, hunts down the HMO executive who denied their medical claims. Smith soon progresses from revenge killing to political... More > assassination. The detectives assigned to the initial murder are hard pressed to keep up with the enterprising Mr. Smith, whose last job causes a massive and hilarious political furor in Washington. The FBI hijacks the case from the county detectives, but the agency ends up making Smith a surprising offer.< Less
Angels, Love, & Crows By Stephen Elder
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A fascinating look at the world through the eyes of various beings, this collection has something for everyone, from humorous short stories about creature to science fiction, romance, and a... More > children’s story. As the title promises, there are also several stories about angels. “A most enjoyable afternoon,” says author Tori Napoli.< Less