Posted on March 3rd, 2012 1 comment
Many of you know that I write noir-style murder mystery ghosts stories. Well, here’s some great news…
Yours truly is now a 5-star rated, Top 10 Amazon Best Seller! That’s right, Murder Behind the Closet Door has hit the #7 spot on the top 10 list for fiction-horror-ghosts, and the #10 spot for fiction-mysteries-hardboiled! So, in celebration…
Amazon.com is currently offering the Kindle version of Murder Behind the Closet Door: The Wildwood Paranormal Mystery by Christopher Pinto FREE.
There’s nothing cheaper than Free, baby!
You don’t even need a Kindle to get the ebook. You can read Kindle ebooks on your Mac, PC, iPhone, Android Phone, iPad and some other readers. Just download the free app from Kindle.
Murder Behind the Closet Door is a murder mystery-ghost story that takes place in Wildwood, NJ in the late 1970s, with flashbacks to the 1930s and ’50s. The book, written over a span of eight years, is a modern noir-style thriller mixing a fifty year-old murder mystery with the occult. Truly entertaining and original, Murder Behind The Closet Door opens a door on a very plausible, supernatural world where anything is possible.
About the book:
“A dilapidated house with an evil secret in the basement. An auto-wrecking yard with the devious, rusted remains of a murderer’s getaway car. An unsolved bank robbery with hundreds of thousands of dollars never found. A detective trying to solve an age old murder before his ticker runs out. A slow, agonizing death for an unfortunate victim and his soul reaching from beyond…
“Murder Behind The Closet Door” is a murder murder mystery ghost story that keeps you engaged and guessing from the first paragraph. Creepy, riveting, this story reveals another existence, one just beyond our own, where the occult and the paranormal meet reality and everyday people find themselves swept into very extraordinary circumstances.”
Read more about the book and get your FREE KINDLE BOOK at Amazon.com! Tell your friends…the Promotion ends soon!
-Tiki Chris P. reporting from the virtual library at Tiki Lounge Talk.
Posted on October 7th, 2010 No comments
Ok kids, I don’t often blow my own horn but I gotta tell ya, if you want a spooky, creepy, eerie, sometimes scary and very kool book to read this Halloween season, my book “Murder Behind the Closet Door” has it all. It’s an old-time murder mystery detective novel wrapped up in a paranormal mystery. A ghost story with a twist. Kind of Micky Spillane meets Stephen King. It’s written in that old, 50’s-70’s style that we retro kats love. In fact, the story takes place in Wildwood, NJ on the Jersey Shore in 1978-79 with flashbacks to 1938 and 1957.
If you dig my writing style here at the Tiki Lounge, you’ll dig this tome. It’s already got eight great reviews on Amazon, and everyone who reads it has been hip to it in the utmost. Here’s a little snippet of the story:
Riggins’ heart tried to jump out of his chest but his ribs got in the way.
He stumbled and backed up to a large tombstone. The phantoms where all around him now, swirling, screaming. The sky was as dark as twilight and the temperature seemed to drop to 40 below.
Swirling, screaming, moaning, closing in.
Vision hazy, breathing difficult.
The wraiths moved in for their attack.
Like a sudden flash from a fired gun the spirits pummeled Riggins from the front and back. He could feel their freezing forms fly through him, icing up his guts. He mustered every last ounce of strength just to stand there, but he wouldn’t give in, wouldn’t fall to the wrath of the phantoms. Ice bit at his face and hands. Reilly’s faceless mass tore through his chest, stopping his heart for a second. One more like that, he thought, and he’d be a gonner.
I don’t want to give too much away so that’s all you get for now. Trust me, if you like ghosts, the paranormal, the occult, and gumshoe detective stories you’ll love this book.
Happy Halloween Season, kids
-Tiki Chris P.
Posted on May 8th, 2010 1 comment
Since getting a great response and nice reviews on “Murder Behind the Closet Door,” I’ve decided to go on with another story idea I’ve had. This one takes place in 1956, and features Detective Bill Riggins from MBTCD, back when he was a young detective on the NYC vice squad. It also swings back to 1935, the action taking place on a little private island off the Florida Keys, Tiki Island. I don’t want to give too much away, but I can tell you it will have that Noir feel of the old 50s murder mysteries, and will include some kool era stuff, from the Overseas Railway to the music of time, slinky dames, seedy bars, Tiki torches and Mai Tais. Tiki lovers, you’re going to dig how I weave original early and mid-century Tiki Culture into the plot. Retro lovers, you’ll dig the Mike Hammer-style action, cars, women and grit.
“Murder on Tiki Island” is in the baby stages right now. With any luck, it’ll be ready in about a year. But just for fun I’ll give you kats and kittens updates as it goes, and will even post a few paragraphs now and then to get your opinions!
-Tiki Chris Pinto, aka Mack, from the Tiki Bar