Dr. Lily Robinson is a brilliant physician with an encyclopedic knowledge of all toxins and poisons, and a penchant for stilettos. In an unforeseeable twist in her life, the United States Government appeals to her patriotism–and her knowledge of how to kill without bloodshed, to rid the world of threats to our nation. Emotionally blunted and flawed, she struggles to move between assassin and healer, yet still able to fulfill her competing objectives. Now asked to assassinate a terrorist threatening New York City, she quickly realizes the Russians have already released a deadly toxin in a surprisingly innocuous medium.
ENCIRCLE LITERARY FICTION
“Lara Tupper’s Off Island is a beautiful accomplishment, unlike any other work of fiction I can recall. The two narratives intertwine in such a way as to both demystify historical celebrity and elevate contemporary plainfolk. The prose is seductive and elegant, the story smart, enlightening, and oh so satisfying.”
– Antonya Nelson, author of Funny Once.
FOR BETTER OR WORSE
John Bekker is finally enjoying life in semi-retirement. His relationship with his daughter is better than ever after moving into their new home, his close friend Oz is on the mend from a recent minor heart attack, and Bekker’s romance with Sheriff Jane Morgan is in full bloom.
Bekker is called back into action when his friend and former partner Police Captain Walt Grimes, on the eve of his retirement, is unexpectedly charged and arrested with extortion and racketeering.
Death of a Guitarist
Thin Edges—a California rock group of the early ’70s
who have been divided for more than a decade—has an
opportunity to re-enter the spotlight and relive their rockand-
roll glory days, but that hope is threatened when their
guitarist, Blue Crosby, turns up dead, and Cal Lambert,
their lead singer, is the prime suspect.
An offer by a movie producer to use the band’s music—written
largely by Cal—would bring royalties, renewed interest in their
early records, and the possibility of a group revival. However,
Crosby, clinging to old grudges, had schemed to upend the
windfall for Lambert and the other band members.
Now, almost broke and near arrest as the key suspect, Lambert
seeks the help of his estranged son to clear his name and
protect the producer’s offer.
ENCIRCLE HISTORICAL ADVENTURE THRILLER
I AM CUBA
I Am Cuba is a historical adventure thriller with a splash of romance. This captivating real-life revolution follows a small band of guerrillas, led by Fidel Castro, as they attempt to bring about significant social change by toppling a corrupt dictatorship in1950’s Cuba.
The fictional character of Vicente Bolívar is utilized to represent all of Cuba in casting a spotlight on Fidel Castro and the Cuban Revolution. The novel begins with Fidel’s botched insurrection, capture, imprisonment, amnesty, and exile. He returns with an invasion of eighty-two men and is annihilated, with only eighteen survivors. Holed up in the rugged environment of the Sierra Maestra, these rebels grow in strength and capture the imagination of Cuba and the world, compelling the dictator, are victorious and change history.
THE TOWER HILL TERROR
Unorthodox PI James Leipfold and his technophile assistant Maile O’Hara are back with a brand new case.
The Tower Hill Terror is on the loose, a serial killer with a grisly M.O., and Maile and Leipfold must work fast to take him down before another body is found. But while the duo are chasing clues on social networking sites and the police are waiting for forensics, the Terror sends a message to the journalists at The Tribune. A message written in blood.
Can Leipfold, Maile and Cholmondeley catch the Tower Hill Terror before it’s too late? Or will the Tower Hill Terror claim their final, familiar victim?
AND A UNICYCLE
Tom Tibbets, takes a job at a small weekly newspaper in Portage, New Hampshire, and an apartment in the old Cooper Building where the residents form a kaleidoscope of the odd, interesting, and insane.
One believes in aliens, another is a pothead philosopher, while still others play with illegal explosives for fun. A vegan pacifist lives there, along with nomadic born-again Christians, a schizophrenic unicycle rider, and a mysterious wise man.
At first, Tom feels like the only “normal” person in the building. However, he soon believes that the very people he at first considered unstable and strange have become a lens through which he gets a new look at himself and everything else.
EXCEPT FOR LOVE
Publication date: June 23, 2019, the one-year anniversary of Donald Hall’s passing.
Editor Cynthia Brackett-Vincent.
Introductory tribute by Wesley McNair, former Poet Laureate of Maine.
Thirty-five New England poets share their poems inspired by literary giant Donald Hall, former Poet Laureate of New Hampshire and of the United States.