Princess Barfly, Birmingham, El Paso and Ole' Yellow Shoes are some of the people and places Dave Palicheck comes across on his cross country bus trip from Miami to Seattle. After a three month party that started in St. Thomas, Dave found himself broke and on a bus for the next three thousand miles and was in for a ride. Dave is traveling with his girlfriend, Kelley Di Martini, he's been with her since they met earlier in the year at a local Seattle rock show. They have five and a half days to kill from Miami to get back home to Seattle and Dave does so by watching the scenery go by, observing and eavesdropping in on his fellow bus travelers and he writes it all down. As Seattle closes in for Dave and he is nearly home, he takes a look back at his trip and finds a little insight about himself... his biggest trip yet.
A New Orleans businessman and white-collar criminal is celebrating his early release from prison. But his freedom will be short lived . . .
Modern travel adventure doesn't always take place in a far off swamp. Keith Jones journeys from the polluted streets of Manila to an elegant Bishkek ballroom. He sleeps upon a lonely beach in Baja, Mexico and is enlightened at a forest temple in Thailand. Along the way ghostly encounters bring new meaning to the phrase "travel adventure." - A remote forest temple in Thailand. A scream in the night. A ghost roams the temple grounds. - In a bustling Manila neighborhood, next to a busy funeral home, ghosts lurk in the hallway of Keith's apartment building, while outside he is set upon by a ragtag gang of munchkins. - A typhoon drenched weekend in the coffee growing region of the Philippine Islands where the Ghost of the Coffee Farmer's Daughter crosses Keith's path. - In Kyrgyzstan a colleague complains that the bride's price of 40 sheep and $1,000 dollars paid by her father-in-law, was insultingly low. While that snowy night the ghost of the Alta Sara Ballroom keeps Keith awake. - In China a mid-morning mountain hike and the quest for a fabled dinner plate sized peach sends a ghostly shiver down Keith's spine. - On a remote Baja shore, in the dark of the night Keith helps a stranded baby whale, while a ghostly apparition waits offshore. True life travel stories about real people, but with some mysterious happenings along the way.
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When an LA private investigator heads to Colorado to see an old buddy and get in a little fishing, he finds that he can't really get away from it all. It's like he never left home. He walks in on a murder and his buddy, the editor and publisher of the local paper wants it solved. A small town reporter with aspirations of being an investigative journalist has been killed. The Sheriff is a good fisherman, and an elected official. There are few suspects, not much in the way of substantial motives, and hungry trout calling to him. This is a short murder mystery in the style of the old pulp magazines, with tough guy heroes, rude and crude police work and plenty of blind alleys.
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