Author: Bruce A. Sarte

Bruce lives just outside of Philadelphia with his wife and four children. In addition to writing, he enjoys baseball, playing guitar, reading, church, cooking and being a dad.

Bruce grew up at the Jersey Shore (the picture is at Point Pleasant Beach, where Sands of Time is set) and graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy in Pine Beach, NJ where he first became enthralled with reading and writing. From his early influences Bruce was introduced to and fell in love with Shakespeare, Marlow, Henry James and Nathaniel Hawthorne.

Bruce has published the vampire thriller Sands of Time, the paranormal murder mystery Towering Pines Volume One: Room 509, the heart-warming story of how God selected The Star of Christmas, has a story in the horror anthology Bump in the Night 2010 and 2011 -- plus the Kindle only offerings -- the historical mystery of Sweet Nessie, the story of the undead performing at the Walnut Theater The Show Must Go On, and the top selling short-story Best Friends Forever about two friends who have been kidnapped by a secretive cult.

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The Insider's Story - A Lance Carter Detective Novel, #2

The Insider's Story
  • Number: B00A1QPJZY
  • Release: 2012-11-03
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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An Amazon Hard Boiled Detective Top 20 Bestseller (November 2012)

Lance Carter is bringing back the classic detectives like Spenser, Dick Tracy and Dirty Harry all rolled into one - Kindle Soup Reviews (about Philadelphia Story)

When Lacey Ramsey walks into Lance Carter's office she wants to hire him to get her boyfriend out of trouble. Lance thinks she's nothing more than a girlfriend with an over active imagination... until he learns he is a Philadelphia Police Officer. When he learns he is an elite POINT team member, he is sure he wants nothing to do with this case.

When he learns Lacey's boyfriend is cheating on her and that is why he is ignoring Lacey, Lance thinks case closed.

But when the body count begins to mount he knows this case is far from closed...

Follow Lance and Linc Diesel through an adventure that takes them through the gang-riddled streets of South Philadelphia and into the historic buildings of Olde City. They fall into the world of dirty cops, gang violence and ultimately find themselves on the run and wanted for murder!


Philadelphia Story - A Lance Carter Detective Novel, #1

Philadelphia Story
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  • Number: 9780983598534
  • Release: 2012-01-25
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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When Detective Lance Carter sipped his cup of coffee, he never imagined where it would take him. With each sip of the blazingly hot brew, his past comes closer and closer pulling him back to one moment in time that he thought was over. With his partner, Linc Diesel, Carter's well-meaning conscience keeps digging holes that they can't fill. Who knew a ten year old little girl could bring the full force of Philadelphia's Asian Mafia down on top of Lance? Join Lance as he endures the pain of his lost love, good deeds gone wrong and his battle with the seedy underbelly of Philadelphia's streets in Philadelphia Story!


The Show Must Go On

The Show Must Go On
  • Number: B005U6ZCN4
  • Release: 2011-10-09
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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The stage at The Walnut in Philadelphia has seen some truly gifted performers over the years. Lionel Barrymore... Fred Astaire.... Lynne Redgrave... Unfortunately, Scarlett Saiche isn't one of them.

And Frank Lucas knows it.

What he doesn't know is that this production of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night is meant to be the last production ever at The Walnut. But when Richard Walden Winchester shows up out of nowhere he is determined to make sure the performance of Viola is the best the theater has ever seen and he will stop at nothing to make that happen... even bring back his long, dead wife to play the part.

The Show Must Go On will be available on October 10th as a short on your Amazon Kindle and Nook plus it is included in the Bump in the Night 2011 Horror Anthology on October 15th in Paperback, Kindle and Nook!


Sands of Time - Sam Shepard

Sands of Time
  • Number: B0047GMHHM
  • Release: 2010-10-15
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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In one tragic moment, Sam Shepard's family was gone. His wife and children taken from him in a tragic accident following a bitter

argument. Sam is left alone struggling with a mountain of guilt and a chasm of grief that can only be filled with alcohol. When a young, attractive woman comes to stay at his inn, Sam thinks his luck might be changing. She brings him comfort and a kindred spirit suffering through her own loss. Is she the answer to everything he has been wrestling with for all this time? Soon after, Sam begins to have dreams about his dead wife and have hallucinations of her speaking tomhim. Has the alcohol finally gotten the best of him?

With the help of his manager Natalie, his best friend Curtis and his

Pastor; can Sam follow the clues that will save his future -- or will he just become another victim of The Caealitus?


Best Friends Forever

Best Friends Forever
  • Number: B0042X9A20
  • Release: 2010-09-13
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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Where is Samantha? That's what Cassie wants to know... but when a strange boy approaches Cassie after the football game her entire world gets torn apart. She finds her self tied up, naked and blindfolded... and still has no idea what happened to Samantha... Can she find her best friend? Can she get out alive?


Towering Pines Volume One Room 509

Towering Pines Volume One Room 509
  • Number: B003X27T0G
  • Release: 2010-07-22
  • Author: Bruce A. Sarte
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: * Young Adult, Suspense: Action / Thriller
  • Publisher: Bucks County Publishing
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When high school superstar basketball player Liam Rider is sentenced to military school to serve out an aggravated assault charge, he thought his life was over. But when Lisbeth Harrington comes into his life she sparks feelings in him he didn't know he had. Suddenly pulled into the past of the historic school by nightmares of his own suicide, Liam and Lisbeth are catapulted forward into the hidden history of ghosts, suicide and murder.

Can they solve the mysteries of the military school before Liam becomes the next victim of the paranormal murderer?


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