Author: Tony Richards

I'm the author of 7 novels (Harpers, Tor, Pan) and nearly one hundred professionally published short stories, and have been shortlisted for both the Bram and British Fantasy awards.

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Tropic of Darkness

Tropic of Darkness
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: B00A280YIS
  • Release: 2013-09-16
  • Author: Tony Richards
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Horror
  • Publisher: Pocket Star
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Available on ebook, an original full-length supernatural thriller set in Havana, Cuba, from an acclaimed Bram Stoker Award-nominated author.

Jack Gilliard is a man with a dark past, and he hasn’t been back to the United States for more than a decade. But when he washes up in Havana, Cuba, he finds himself being drawn into a business darker than he ever dared think. Ancient passions, ancient treacheries, an age-old curse, and the evils of his past are now consuming the present—and Jack is caught in the midst of it all. To survive, all he has to do is leave the country—a prospect much more difficult than anticipated. But the real question is: can Jack escape before the darkness claims him altogether?


The Desert Keeps Its Dead

The Desert Keeps Its Dead
  • Stars
  • Number: B007457P7K
  • Release: 2012-01-31
  • Author: Tony Richards
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Suspense: Action / Thriller, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Independently Published
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Tammy McClane was a runaway that he’d been hired to find. But when he finally tracked her down, it was to a shallow grave in the Sonora desert outside Sunset City, Arizona.

Now he’s searching for her killer, but Sunset City keeps on posing Matt Barrett an awful lot of questions. Why does he feel like he’s constantly being watched? Why are some of the local cops acting so aggressive? What is it with that huge, palatial mansion outside the town line? And most importantly of all … how many other girls have met their ends this way?

Matt Barrett doesn’t know it yet, but he is on a journey that will lead him to the deepest recesses of this town’s past, its darkest secrets. It’s an unstoppable voyage into the hidden regions of the human soul, with an explosive finale.


Touched by Magic

Touched by Magic
  • Number: B0058DUTMI
  • Release: 2011-06-26
  • Author: Tony Richards
  • Genre: Romance
  • Tags: * Romance: Speculative / PNR, Collections & Anthologies, Romantic Elements, * Fantasy, * Under 45k Words
  • Publisher: Tony Richards
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A Western businessman meets a beautiful Japanese girl during a rainstorm in the seething heart of Tokyo and falls for her ... but once the storm ends, she vanishes. A young woman finds that she can see through other people's eyes in London town. A pair of lovers keep their romance alive beyond death on the island of Penang, Malaysia. While, out on the wild Devon moors, an angel is occasionally spotted, and begins to affect a couple's lives.

Stories of relationships, conflict, and romance -- all with tinges of haunting strangeness -- by a writer nominated for the British Fantasy Award. Novella - 17,500 to 29,999 words


Yuppieville

Yuppieville
  • 3 Stars
  • Number: 9781906852104
  • Release: 2010-03-26
  • Author: Tony Richards
  • Genre: Mainstream
  • Tags: Supernatural
  • Publisher: Screaming Dreams
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Stand-Alone Novella
 
Frank and Joannie want a better life than the one they currently have in Los Angeles. A quieter life. A safer one, in the sort of place where they can bring up children. So they move out of the city, to the new community of Youngesville, Nevada,
 
Welcome to a brand-new way of life ... and death. Welcome to Yuppieville.
 


Night of Demons

Night of Demons
  • 4 Stars
  • Number: 9780061474675
  • Release: October 2009
  • Author: Tony Richards
  • Genre: Paranormal
  • Tags: Urban Fantasy / Paranormal
  • Publisher: Eos
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Centuries ago, the Salem witches founded the village of Raine's Landing, then cloaked it in magic to hide it from sight. Many of their descendants still practice the supernatural arts—and no one who lives here can ever leave.

Now evil has breached its boundaries once again . . .

A serial killer with a corrupt and twisted soul, Cornelius Hanlon has freely entered Raine's Landing, undeterred by the ancient magical safeguards. And when he chooses the town's oldest adept as his first victim, the maniac inadvertently gains possession of a powerful "gift" more terrible than anything he could have sadistically dreamed.

Ex-town cop Ross Devries and his Harley-riding sometime-partner, Cassandra Mallory, have no supernatural abilities. But they are the last line of defense in this village of secrets and shadows—facing a psychopath who now wields the power to bend the living and the dead to his will.