WESTERN

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"THICKER THAN WATER"

Marcus Clayborn—a doctoral candidate struggling to finish his dissertation about women of the American frontier—discovers a handkerchief with the power to send him back to the Old West whenever his blood touches the cloth.

 

In the past, Marcus overhears a plot to kill Clara O’Connor, widower and owner of a coveted gold claim. Believing Clara may solve his dissertation problems, Marcus develops a friendship with the woman. However, when their relationship turns romantic and Clara comes under attack, Marcus must discover what it means to be a man of the frontier before it's too late.

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"A gritty tale of the Old West, of gold hunting in bear country at the end of your rope. A tale told like only Lincoln Reed can tell it."

— Havok Publishing

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ROLAND CHADWICK

DEPUTY US MARSHAL

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"THE ETERNAL FLAME"

Roland Chadwick pursues Hayden DuPont's gang into the wintery Montana wilderness.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Thriller Thursday in October 2022. 

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"TO DRAIN THE STREAM OF LIFE"

Roland Chadwick is tasked with solving a case involving a murderous vampire in a mining town.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Mystery Monday on May 2, 2022.

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"THE HAND THAT FEEDS"

Roland Chadwick and Dr. Vernon Mortimer must solve a medical mystery when miners start dying of rattlesnake venom without being bitten.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Techno Tuesday on April 12, 2022. 

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"DEMON COYOTES"

A young Roland Chadwick seeks to defend his family from a killer coyote. 

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Mystery Monday on January 31, 2022. 

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"THESE DARK MEDICINAL ARTS"

With the assistance of a taboo medical operation in a burning hotel, Roland Chadwick must evade gunmen and death in this flash fiction thriller.

 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Thriller Thursday on August 19, 2021. 

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"OUT OF HELL"

Union Army officer Roland Chadwick and his men attempt escape from a Confederate prison in this flash fiction thriller featured in Havok Publishing on July 29, 2021. 

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"THE INKY OUTLAWS"

Roland Chadwick is tasked with solving a case of frontier vandalism in this flash fiction mystery released by Havok Publishing on July 12, 2021.

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"WHY THE SHIP BURNS"

Xia is a warrior of legend who commands a schooner that sails the Pacific. When her crew saves a stranded American castaway named Chadwick, Xia plots to use this man as a pawn to help retrieve her brother who has been wrongfully imprisoned by railroad workers in Utah.

Featured in Valiance, an anthology released by Dragon Soul Press in May 2021.

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"WOLFSBANE"

Roland Chadwick must solve a wedding murder in a mining town. Featured in Havok Publishing on May 3, 2021.

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"TO KILL A DRAGON"

When a cannibal kidnaps the governor's daughter, Roland Chadwick, US Marshal, enlists the help of inventor Lizzie Ozark and Sheriff Tiller for a rescue mission. 

Featured in Imperial Devices, an anthology released by Dragon Soul Press in March 2021.

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"PRIMAL LAW"

During a Yukon blizzard on Christmas Eve, Roland Chadwick risks his life to save a small child from the clutches of a murderer. 

Published in Havok's Thriller Thursday on December 3, 2020. 

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"A SENSE OF GUILT"

Roland Chadwick, US Marshal, uses his sense of smell to solve a case in this mystery published by Havok on November 16, 2020. 

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"LAST RITE"

Roland Chadwick, US Marshal, hunts an elusive killer with with an unknown alias in this frontier story featured in Zimbell House Publishing's The Marshal anthology. 

 

Released in November 2019, this is Lincoln Reed's first published short story. 

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SLADE CARTWRIGHT

TEXAS RANGER

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"THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN"

Slade Cartwright ambushes a stagecoach transporting an evil passenger. 

Featured in Havok Publishing's Mystery Monday on September 19, 2022. 

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"DARK SIDE OF THE MOON"

Slide Cartwright confronts a shape-shifter in this mystery published by Havok on December 27, 2021. 

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"THE WATCHER"

When a demonic killing occurs in a frontier town, Slade Cartwright and a fallen angel team up to solve the case. 

Published by Dragon Soul Press on July 30, 2021.