Michael Panush’s books

These are some of the books I’ve published. Please check them out. If you enjoy horror, mystery, fantasy, the occult, history and adventure, I think you’ll find something to like. The books are written to be acceptable for young adult audiences, but I feel that readers of all ages can enjoy them.

Contact me at m.panush@yahoo.com

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Rot Rods: La Cruz looks like an average Southern California small town in the 1950s Post-War Boom, but it has some dark secrets – and its guardians. They are the supernaturally adept drivers of Donovan Motors, including former Okie bank robber Wooster Stokes, Zoot Suiter and part time shaman Angel Rey, college girl and burgeoning sorceress Betty Bright and – their latest member – an amnesiac zombie known only as Roscoe.


Volume 1: Dead Man’s Drive: The drivers stand between La Cruz and chaos with only their wits and some fast hot rods to help them hold back the darkness. But an onslaught of demonic attacks heralds a new danger. Reed Strickland, a ruthless tycoon with unholy assistance, seems intent on making La Cruz his. Only Roscoe and the drivers can stop him. But Strickland’s allies stir painful memories in Roscoe – and even an undead gearhead is no match for his own past. Roscoe will need to overcome his memories, stand with his friends and keep his motor as the battle for La Cruz begins in a tale of white hot vehicular action, arcane Noir, and Hollywood horror that reveals the rotten heart of California’s Golden Age. Available at: http://www.amazon.com/Dead-Mans-Drive-Rods-Novel-ebook/dp/B00IJH8ZEO/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1393788251&sr=8-2&keywords=Michael+Panush

The Stein and Candle Detective Agency:  Morton Candle is a hardboiled ex-paratrooper just back from storming across Europe. Weatherby Stein is a fourteen-year-old boy genius and scion to the greatest occult family in Europe. Together, they form the Stein & Candle Detective Agency—ready to take the weirdest jobs in the Freewheeling Fifties.

Stien and Candle cover

Volume 1, American Nightmares: featuring vampire bikers, zombies in Havana, monster mayhem at a gothic movie set and more. Available at http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007IOH42S/ref=s9_simh_gw_p351_d1_i2?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=1QYCNYJP7HFKE3ENKASP&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_p=1389517282&pf_rd_i=507846

Stein and Candle 2

Volume 2, Cold Wars: the story of the Stein and Candle Detective Agency’s founding, as well as stories about crime and corruption in a Lovecraftian New England town, horrors in Hawaii and WWII action. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Stein-Candle-Detective-Agency-ebook/dp/B008E95C6G/ref=pd_sim_kstore_2

Stein and Candle 3

Volume 3, Red Reunion: the action-packed conclusion of the Stein and Candle story, featuring a dark evil from the past of the Stein Family along with Dracula himself. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Stein-Candle-Detective-Agency-ebook/dp/B009JT6SPY/ref=pd_sim_kstore_1

The Bloody Ballads of El Mosaico: Clayton Cane was made – not born – in the Civil War. A Confederate plantation owner-turned-madman stitched pieces from a dozen different body parts together and then used Voodoo magic, depraved science and arcane power to bring the patchwork soldier to life – and as Union river cruisers shelled the plantation, the patchwork man escaped and ran into the swamp.Since then, Clayton Cane has been traveling the brutal frontier of the American West, living by the gun as the bounty hunter known and feared by his scarred face and the nickname El Mosaico.

El Mosaico 1

Volume 1, Scarred Souls: from monster-haunted bayous to the shadowy back alleys of London and the bloody high plains, bounty hunter Clayton Cane experiences danger and adventure as he struggles to find his place in a Weird Wild West. Available at http://www.amazon.com/El-Mosaico-Scarred-Souls-ebook/dp/B00A3OLIRM/ref=pd_sim_kstore_3

El Mosaico 2

Volume 2, The Road to Hellfire: Cane has always longed for something different – an end to living from day to day and bullet to bullet. And in the town of Hellfire, Texas, he just might find it. His only allies include a slippery snake oil salesman, a strong-willed schoolteacher and a brash Mexican bandito, while his foe is the very man who created him, years ago. The battle for Hellfire – and for Clayton Cane – is about to begin. Available at http://www.amazon.com/El-Mosaico-Road-Hellfire-ebook/dp/B00C7MEGL8/ref=sr_1_2?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372381840&sr=1-2&keywords=El+Mosaico+Michael+Panush

The Jurassic Club : Acheron Island is a land lost to time — a Lost World packed with dinosaurs and prehistoric creatures, mysterious ruins and a race of primitive humans known as the Ape Men. After its discovery in the Victorian Age, Acheron Island experiences the tumult of the Twentieth Century as a prehistoric world is dragged to modernity.

Dinosaur Jazz

Dinosaur Jazz: Sir Edwin Crowe, son of the world’s last Gentleman Adventurers. When ruthless American businessman, Selwyn Slade, brings an army of corporate cronies and modern industrial power to conquer this world from the past, it’s up to Sir Edwin to protect these prehistoric lands.Jazz Age meets Mesozoic Age in a world where cave men, gangsters, zeppelins, pirates, warlords and dinosaurs clash for a chance of survival. Available at http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Jazz-Novel-Jurassic-ebook/dp/B008BK2EXW/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372382048&sr=1-1&keywords=Dinosaur+Jazz

Dinosaur Dust

Dinosaur Dust: Times have changed for Acheron Island and the world. The decadence of the Jazz Age has given way to the desperation of the Depression, as war looms over the horizon. Acheron Island finds itself divided between a newly aggressive Japanese Empire, the legend-obsessed spies and agents of Nazi Germany and a burgeoning native independence and union movement in the form of the Communist International-backed Acheron Workers Party.  Strikes and spies fill Acheron’s capitol as Victoria City becomes home for a plot that could bring the world to war.The next chapter in the tumultuous history of the modern Lost World starts here – with gangsters, raptor movie stars, Nazi agents, loyal triceratops pets and much more! Available at http://www.amazon.com/Dinosaur-Dust-Novel-Jurassic-ebook/dp/B00DLVUBTK/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1372382209&sr=1-1&keywords=Dinosaur+Dust


A fantasy crime webcomic written by me and beautifully illustrated by Sami Kiyono.

Read Taking Tomes here: http://curiosityquills.com/looters-taking-tomes/

Read Never Trust a Goblin here: http://curiosityquills.com/looters-never-trust-a-goblin/


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