About Author David Gatesbury

A fictional novelist and lifelong resident of St. Louis, Missouri, Gatesbury was born in 1955. He is married and his wife’s name is Marianne. He is quite proud of his two grown children, Matthew and Juliet. Writing for over twenty-five years, he is a very private person who would prefer that his writing speak for who he is, as writing is an extension of one’s self.

Gatesbury is currently working on several novels and these are some of his written works that are available:

Walking on Mars

The Haunting of Strathmoor Heights

The Triad Conspiracy

Enter the Parallel Chamber

Walking on Mars:
A Journey to the Red Planet

Walking on Mars II:
Returning to the Red Planet

It is the year 2037 and Stan Rhodes is the American captain of Endurance III, a V-shaped spacecraft on the last leg of a 56-million-kilometer journey to Mars. It's crucial to the success of the Mars mission that Rhodes and his crew land their ship within ten kilometers of an emergency ascent vehicle and a cargo ship that had previously landed on the surface of the Red Planet. They succeed in landing at the designated site. But when they reach the cargo ship, they discover unknown architectural wonders from an ancient civilization. Rhodes and his crew breach a magnificent pyramid, finding statues and cryptic writing that chronicle the life of a revered Martian king. Inscriptions tell how the monarch played a major role in ridding the region of monstrous, predatory beasts, and a statue depicts him bravely facing off with one. The text also foretells the coming of distant travelers from afar and threatens the lives of those who dare disturb the eternal resting place of this legendary ruler. Join this team of explorers as they go Walking on Mars; venturing deep into the subterranean passageways of a shrine from a lost world and encountering things they never imagined possible.

In the year 2042, Captain Stan Rhodes returns to planet Mars with a fresh crew and resumes exploring a region called the Cydonia Complex. Investigating architectural wonders from an ancient civilization, they revisit a magnificent five-sided pyramid discovered on the first mission and survey its subterranean passageways. When searching for the ruins of a city called Gaugamar forever buried in the sand, the team is asked by mission planners to penetrate the outer shell of another monument. This leads to them breaching a burial shrine from an older kingdom built for a monarch named Nemnasu. Within the funerary chamber of this monument, they encounter an extraordinary life force, and a text explains how this entity, comprised of a mass of energy, came to be interned in the tomb. The mission is further threatened when one of the team contracts an ancient disease. Coping with horrifically monstrous changes in this individual's physiology causes this crewmember to become mentally deranged, and in this altered state, this person is soon no longer recognized as human, but is seen as something entirely different. Come and join this crew of five as they make new discoveries while struggling to survive on the red planet.

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How about cuddling up with a great Mystery/Ghost Story?


For those of us who believe in and hold fast to the idea of an afterlife, we can agree that whatever awaits us beyond this present life will be far different than anything we can imagine. Even the strictest atheist will often take an abrupt change in attitude when death is at his or her door.

In our attempt to comprehend what comes after this present existence, we've formed a ceaseless fascination for ghosts. What are they, and if they are a restless spirit, what keeps them bound to our world?

There are many theories to this natural phenomena and what it suggests. Scientists in the field of the paranormal have formed various opinions for these manifestations.

The first theory is that an individual’s soul is restless because he or she has left some earthly commitment undone. Until this obligation or particular task is accomplished, the soul must carry on.

An additional theory suggests an abrupt, untimely death may cause one not to understand that his or her time here is done. Not fully realizing he or she is dead, the soul lingers on, bound to a familiar or unfamiliar environment, carrying on what it perceives to be as a normal routine.

Strong evidence suggests a dramatic event—hostile or violent and usually linked to this individual’s death, but not necessarily—might bind the spirit of a person to a particular place. When certain circumstances or atmospheric conditions arise or are repeated, this occurrence is replayed and/or reenacted. In the paranormal field, this phenomenon is known as a residual haunting.

All these ideas are based upon theory and conjecture, but are backed by sound reason and logic.

Whatever these images or lost souls are, they remain an unsolved, intricate part of the mystery of life....

The Haunting of Strathmoor Heights
by David Gatesbury


The Triad Conspiracy
by David Gatesbury

About the book

Ruthless people abduct Linda Moreland, the single mother of a five-year-old boy with a liver disorder, from a Manhattan street corner in broad daylight. They take her to a deserted building and inject her with a powerful drug before interrogating her. Concluding they have the wrong person, her abductors realize others can make the same mistake and kidnap her son. While her mind is in a vulnerable state, they resort to using a hypnotic suggestion for strengthening her convictions in order to get her to comply with their demands.

When releasing her, she’s informed they have her son, and to gain his freedom she’s compelled to steal classified information from an aeronautical defense installation in Washington D. C. Acting as Evelyn Werner, the original target these people had mistaken her for who’s one of the architects of a technologically advanced satellite, Moreland achieves this goal.

Before releasing her son, the kidnappers squeeze her to deliver more, and she must compete in a world of espionage before turning to the authorities for help. Defense intelligence puts an agent on this hushed case, and the two soon find themselves pursued by a determined band of killers bent on getting their hands on a valuable computer disc.


Enter the Parallel Chamber
by David Gatesbury

About the book

Physics professor Paul Weingarte finds himself caught in an alternative dimension with no memory of his past. When coming upon a V-shaped spacecraft he encounters alien Greys with enlarged brainpans and huge, black glossy eyes.  Red caped alien guards soon appear wielding wands that deliver a paralyzing charge to take him down. Weingarte recovers to stray beneath their ship, and in one instant, he sees a blank faced black couple just before transitioning to the world he once knew. He later ends up at a hospital where acquaintances arrive to take him home and he’s taunted by remembrances of a time when he believed he was the last human on Earth.

When alien Greys swarm his home, he eludes them and becomes convinced these aliens developed a time warp called the Parallel Chamber to probe our world undetected. They hunt him because he’s once trespassed into this strange void and they regard him as a threat to their ambitions to bring down our civilization. Struggling to recall how he discovered a portal to this dimension, his memory eventually returns and he devises a way to smash the alien’s technological apparatus, but to accomplish this he must enter the Parallel Chamber.

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Looking for an outstanding whodunit in a suspenseful detective story?


Here is a set of books featuring a determined, modern-day detective.

Sam Spade and Phillip Marlowe make way for Leonard Harris, a dynamic, tough, hardnosed investigator.

Vanished:
Searching for Amanda

The Springfield Murders

Detective Leonard Harris investigates the disappearance of a beautiful woman he once loved. His relationship with Amanda Kramer unraveled years ago when he was a uniformed cop. Amanda’s brother Mark, who was his partner at the time, was killed when the two went on a burglary call and afterwards she quit seeing him. Years later, after his wife’s death, he took up studying criminal behavior pertaining to serial killers to control his drinking habit. Prostitutes disappearing from the St. Louis metropolitan area are drawing the FBI’s attention, and while Amanda Kramer is not a prostitute, she’s still considered the victim of a serial killer. Sympathetic to the Kramer family, while searching for Amanda he finds himself attracted to her younger sister Rhonda. Amanda was secretary to Anthony Tokar, a casino owner with a nefarious reputation, and known to be romantically involved with Tokar, she wanted out of that relationship. While probing Tokar’s connections to organized crime, Harris must contend with a prowling sinister figure, and a hit-man contract killer stalking him. His tough, no-nonsense way of dealing with criminals gets him into hot water with authorities and as suspects are eliminated, a trail of murder and bloodshed are left behind.

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Detective Leonard Harris moves to Springfield, Missouri, a midsize Midwestern city, and gets embroiled in a rash of felony crimes. When Assistant District Attorney Elliott Hobson is shot to death on the street, panic ensues. Witnesses say a white Ford Crown Victoria pulled up, and the driver, dressed in a tan police officer’s uniform, exited the car wearing a wide brimmed Texas Ranger styled hat and sunglasses. He drew a revolver and cold-bloodedly fired twice into Hobson’s chest. The list of suspects is endless, and a theory quickly emerges that he was assassinated as a revenge killing to leave police concerned for other public officials. The investigation hits a brick wall, but when others connected with the district attorney’s office are murdered, including a judge, rumors of a hit list persist. The murders get nationwide attention when the FBI classifies the murderer as a serial killer. Springfield’s lead investigator, who inadvertently used the phrase the Springfield Murders to describe the killings, is murdered along with his wife in their home late at night. Thinking they have a thrill killer on their hands, but a jogger killed on a hiking path takes the investigation in a new direction.

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