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Robert Swartwood is the USA TODAY bestselling author of The Serial Killer's Wife, The Calling, Man of Wax, and several other novels. His work has appeared in The Los Angeles Review, The Daily Beast, Chizine, Space and Time, Postscripts, and PANK. He created the term "hint fiction" and is the editor of Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer. He lives with his wife in Pennsylvania. Visit him at www.robertswartwood.com.

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The Calling: A Supernatural Thriller
by Robert Swartwood
When eighteen-year-old Christopher Myers’ parents are murdered, something is written on his bedroom door, a mark in his parents’ blood that convinces the police the killer has targeted Christopher as the next victim. To keep him safe, he travels away with his estranged grandmother and uncle to the small town of Bridgton, New York....
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Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer
by Robert Swartwood
A story collection that proves less is more.The stories in this collection run the gamut from playful to tragic, conservative to experimental, but they all have one thing in common: they are no more than 25 words long. Robert Swartwood was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's possibly apocryphal six-word story—"For Sale: baby shoes, never...
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Hollow Point - Holly Lin #3 (Holly Lin Series)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood comes the latest in his bestselling Holly Lin thriller series. Holly Lin has a new life. A new identity. It's been almost a year since she walked away from being a non-sanctioned government assassin. She now lives in a small Texan town, spending her nights as a bartender, her days...
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Muse (A Short Story)
by Robert Swartwood
Every writer needs a muse. Some are needier than others. Some are hungrier. Some demand blood. A new story of suspense, from USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood. PRAISE FOR ROBERT SWARTWOOD "Robert Swartwood is the next F. Paul Wilson — if F. Paul Wilson's DNA was spliced with Michael Marshall Smith. If you haven't...
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Categories: All Horror
Wayward Pines: Nomad
by Robert Swartwood
This is a Wayward Pines-inspired story. Like other nomads before him, Tobias has left Wayward Pines. With only the clothes on his back and a few supplies and weapons, he’s headed west on a mission of the utmost importance. He knows his life is in constant danger. That abbies are all around him. Any false move, and they’ll tear him...
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Giotto's Circle (A Short Story)
by Robert Swartwood
In this new wildly imaginative tale by USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, a young man learns his grandfather's shocking secret — and in the process becomes tasked with helping his grandfather find the only thing that will save the world.This ebook includes an excerpt from Robert Swartwood's forthcoming novel NEW AVALON.
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Man of Wax (Man of Wax Trilogy Book 1)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood comes the exciting first book in the Man of Wax Trilogy ... Ben Anderson goes to bed Sunday night, lying next to his wife in the comfort and safety of their Pennsylvania family home, to wake up the next day in a rundown motel in California — alone. He doesn't know how he got there...
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No Shelter - Holly Lin #1 (Holly Lin Series)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, the first book in the Holly Lin series. "Excellent—memorable and something I’ll read more than once." —Roxane Gay, New York Times bestselling author of An Untamed State MEET HOLLY LIN. NANNY BY DAY. ASSASSIN BY NIGHT. Holly Lin is living two lives. To her friends...
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Walk the Sky
by Robert Swartwood
DEAN KOONTZ MEETS LOUIS L'AMOUR IN THIS WEIRD WESTERN BY ROBERT SWARTWOOD AND DAVID B. SILVAThings are bad for Clay Miller and George Hitchens.For starters, they’re on the run from a posse out for blood. Then, as they ride through the Utah desert, the two come across the crumpled body of a young boy on the brink of death. The boy...
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Categories: All Horror; All Westerns
New Avalon
by Robert Swartwood
In a small Pennsylvania town, one of the most famous women in history — a woman who the world has believed dead for almost two decades — is dying. John Chambers walked away from his life eighteen years ago to become the woman's bodyguard. He gave up everything — including the woman he loved — because he believed that was his...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Women's Fiction
The Inner Circle (Man of Wax Trilogy Book 2)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA TODAY bestselling author Robert Swartwood comes the exciting second book in the Man of Wax Trilogy ...Two years ago Ben Anderson woke up in a rundown motel, three thousand miles from home, his family missing, and the words LET THE GAME BEGIN written in blood on the back of the bathroom door.Now, with his past life gone, Ben has...
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Spooky Nook
by Robert Swartwood
A writer whose wife has been missing for eight months encounters a familiar old woman with an odd request — a request that will introduce him to a surprising evil. SPOOKY NOOK is a 10,000-word “prequel of sorts” to THE CALLING, a supernatural thriller by Robert Swartwood.
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The Man on the Bench (Novella): A Tale of Suspense
by Robert Swartwood
In the summer of 1922, nine-year-old Ethan's only worries are chores, having fun, and keeping out of trouble. But a shadow soon falls over the tiny backwater town of Benton, Pennsylvania that threatens to change everything.First the cats disappear. Then the little girls. After that, the real horror begins.THE MAN ON THE BENCH is a...
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Two Shot: The Serial Killer's Wife and No Shelter
by Robert Swartwood
TWO SHOT brings together two of Robert Swartwood’s most exciting and suspenseful thrillers for the first time in one pulse-pounding volume.THE SERIAL KILLER'S WIFE Five years ago Elizabeth Piccioni's husband was arrested for being a serial killer. Her life suddenly turned upside down, she did what she thought was best for her newborn...
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Real Illusions: Stories
by Robert Swartwood
A mysterious man appears in town ... a man only children can see. A young boy’s heart does not beat ... just like everyone else’s in the world. A group of teenagers find an old woman in a cavern ... and a tunnel that leads to another dimension. Two boys on the run from an abusive father stumble across an empty farmhouse ... a...
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Categories: All Horror; All Science Fiction
Robert Swartwood: Two Complete Novels (Legion & Man of Wax)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, two top-notch thrillers filled with the author’s signature storytelling genius. LEGION A message courier pushed into the path of a train. A young woman commits a terrible act of violence. A family man puts a gun to his head. John Smith suspects these aren't random events —...
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Robert Swartwood: Two Complete Novels (The Calling & Land of the Dead)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, two supernatural thrillers that defy the genre. THE CALLING When eighteen-year-old Christopher Myers’ parents are murdered, something is written on his bedroom door, a mark in his parents’ blood that convinces the police the killer has targeted Christopher as the next victim. To...
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At the Meade Bed & Breakfast
by Robert Swartwood
Ashley and Kyle come to the Meade Bed & Breakfast searching for a ghost -- Charles Buford, the Civil War's most notorious mass murderer. What they find will change everything. AT THE MEADE BED & BREAKFAST is a 10,000-word ghost story by Robert Swartwood and David B. Silva. This ebook includes an excerpt from WALK THE SKY, a weird...
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Categories: All Horror
Phantom Energy: [Very Short] Stories
by Robert Swartwood
From Robert Swartwood, the editor of the critically acclaimed Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer, comes a collection of twenty-six very short stories, ranging from the real to the surreal. Phantom Energy is 11,000 words long. Praise for Phantom Energy: "The zip fictions of Robert Swartwood's gorgeous Phantom...
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In Solemn Shades of Endless Night
by Robert Swartwood
USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood presents a new kind of Halloween tale ...Raleigh is trapped in perpetual night. Forced to walk through darkness, going town to town, searching for escape. Until he finds an extraordinary young girl who may give him a chance to see the light again—but at what cost?“Halloween night. A...
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Wayward Pines: Nomad (Kindle Worlds Novella)
by Robert Swartwood
Like other nomads before him, Tobias has left Wayward Pines. With only the clothes on his back and a few meager supplies, he’s headed west on a mission of supreme importance. And danger!The abbies, millions of them, are all around the lonely seeker. A false move, one broken branch, a moan not stifled, and the monstrous reminders of a...
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Robert Swartwood: Two Complete Novels (Abducted & Bullet Rain)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, two pulse-pounding thrillers that will keep you reading through the night. ABDUCTED "Scream and I'll cut your throat." In an instant, Ashley's life changes forever. Two dangerous criminals have escaped from maximum-security prison. Taken as their hostage, Ashley has to play their...
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First Kill: A Holly Lin Novella (Holly Lin Series)
by Robert Swartwood
In this new novella from USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, available exclusively as an eBook, a young Holly Lin comes face to face with danger for the first time.Oahu, Hawaii. Paradise to some, but to seventeen-year-old Holly Lin it's a place she'll never forget. A place where she's kidnapped by masked men. A place where she...
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Temple: A Thriller
by Robert Swartwood
WATCHMEN meets Jason Bourne in the latest genre-defying thriller from USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood. Elijah Shepherd isn’t like most people. He never gets sick. He doesn’t age as fast as others. And he heals quickly, sometimes within seconds. Because of this, Elijah, now sixty-five years old, has hidden himself in the...
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The Devil You Know - Holly Lin #2 (Holly Lin Series)
by Robert Swartwood
Holly Lin returns in the highly anticipated sequel to No Shelter from USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood.Javier Diaz is dead. Holly Lin knows this because she killed Javier and his men. Now, to protect her family, Holly must travel to Mexico to take out Javier's father before he learns about the death of his son.It should be a...
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Full Throttle: Six Thrillers
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, a collection of six breathtaking thrillers. Included are the USA Today bestseller The Serial Killer’s Wife , No Shelter , Bullet Rain , Legion , Man of Wax , and The Inner Circle .
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Double Impact (No Shelter & Bullet Rain)
by Robert Swartwood
From USA Today bestselling author Robert Swartwood, the first two books in the Holly Lin series bundled together for the very first time!NO SHELTERHolly Lin is living two lives. To her friends and family, she's a pleasant, hardworking nanny. To her boss and colleagues, she's one of the best non-sanctioned government assassins in the...
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Bullet Rain - A Nova Bartkowski Novel (Holly Lin Series)
by Robert Swartwood
WHEN IT RAINS, IT POURS Nova is a free man. Having just walked away as a non-sanctioned hit man for the U.S. government, he’s purchased a classic Mustang to drive across the country. But when his car breaks down in the middle of the Nevada desert, Nova ends up in the small town of Parrot Spur. There’s something strange about Parrot...
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Categories: Action and Adventure; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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