Archive for the ‘mystery’ Category

My new novella, STRANGE FRUIT, published in trade paperback and eBook by Evil Jester Press, is now available on

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A whodunit murder mystery set in a carnival freakshow. When a traveling carnival comes to a small town, a local teenage boy is found brutally murdered and the suspects are the sideshow freaks. But Sheriff Danny Girdler soon discovers things are not what they seem, and he’s in for the surprise of his life when he finds out who the real freak is. Step right up for a trip that will keep you guessing through Dark Americana.

STRANGE FRUIT can be ordered on at

“DON’T STAND SO CLOSE is part erotica, part nightmare. A fantastically entertaining read from a writer with a huge horror pedigree.” –Fanpop.

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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DON’T STAND SO CLOSE is available in hardcover, trade paperback and eBook on Amazon at or from the publisher at

Here’s the cover for my new novella, STRANGE FRUIT, a murder mystery set in a carnival freakshow, coming soon from Evil Jester Press.

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

Cool artwork by Gary McCluskey.  Thanks to Peter Giglio, David Hayes, Charles Day and Taylor Grant.

“If you are looking for a sexy thriller that not only pushes all the right erotic buttons but also has you sitting at the end of your seat in suspense, then pick up DON’T STAND SO CLOSE. Highly recommended.” –Horrorworld

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

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DON’T STAND SO CLOSE is available in hardcover, trade paperback and eBook from SST Publications at

Three more wonderful blurbs for my novel, DON’T STAND SO CLOSE.

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

“Eric Red digs deep into his seemingly endlessly macabre bag of tricks to turn the tables on Nabokov, and stops at nothing to entertain. Creating a pace, a flow and mood that only a true master of his craft can. A genuine look at the troubles of teenage angst in the company of alluring deviants. It’s a heavy dish of blood, lust, death and debacle, yet it will only leave you craving more.”—James B. Carter, author of “The Dying Season” and 2014′s The Last Blue Sky

“Don’t Stand So Close by Eric Red is a prime example of art imitating real life. I mean that in a good way. Red brings true horror to the reader in a classic tale of teenage hormones gone awry. Be careful not to ‘stand so close’ to this one, as you might end up drenched in all sorts of gooey bodily fluids. Then again, isn’t that part of the fun? I think so. Highly Recommended!” —Ty Schwamberger, author of The Fields, Dinin’ & The Killing Club

“Eric Red’s debut novel, DON’T STAND SO CLOSE, is an intoxicating tale of seduction, anxiety and courage, nudging the reader to explore their own emotional vulnerability and consider the complexities of the human psyche, no doubt leaving many thinking to themselves Thank God it wasn’t me!”

–- Terry Erwin “Horns,”  Author of CHOPHOUSE and STATIONHOUSE NO. 1.

Available in hardcover, paperback and eBook from SST Publications at

My new novella, STRANGE FRUIT, is being published by Evil Jester Press in March 2014.

Friday, September 20th, 2013

It’s a very different kind of murder mystery!