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Randall Silvis Books In Order

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Publication Order of Edgar Allan Poe Books

On Night's Shore (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
Disquiet Heart (2002)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Ryan DeMarco Mystery Books

Two Days Gone (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
Walking the Bones (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Long Way Down, (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
No Woods So Dark as These (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
When All Light Fails (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

Luckiest Man in the World (1984)Description / Buy at Amazon
Excelsior (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
An Occasional Hell (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Under the Rainbow (1993)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dead Man Falling (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mysticus (1999)Description / Buy at Amazon
Doubly Dead (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
In a Town Called Mundomuerto (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Hangtime (2009)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Boy Who Shoots Crows (2011)Description / Buy at Amazon
Blood & Ink (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon
Only the Rain (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon
First the Thunder (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Deepest Black (2022)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Incident on Ten-Right Road (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

The 50 Greatest Dads of All Time (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Heart So Hungry (2004)Description / Buy at Amazon
North of Unknown (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
From the Mirror: Reflections on Living, Writing, and Dying Well (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

Twilight Zone Magazine, December 1985(1985)Description / Buy at Amazon

Randall Silvis is internationally bestselling author of plays, historical mystery and thriller books best known for Edgar Allan Poe and Ryan DeMarco Mystery series. Silvis is also a prolific essayist, prize-winning playwright and a screenwriter and his numerous articles, essays, short stories, and poems have been featured in Discovery Channel Magazines, Manoa, The Writer, Short Story International, Prism International, and many prints and online magazines.

Silvis became a published author in 1988 when he released his short story collection titled The Luckiest Man in the World. In 2001 he published On Night’s Shore, the first book in Edgar Allan Poe series and a sequel Disquiet Heart in 2002.

Two Days Gone

If you enjoy reading the darker, grittier, deeper side of literature with detailed descriptions, you will love reading this grisly, atmospheric, moody, disturbing, graphic, tale with thought-provoking twists. Two Days Gone is a story not for the faint-hearted.

What could cause a man at the peak of his career snap and destroy everything he’s worked to build all his life? This is one question continually haunts Sergeant Ryan DeMarco after the wife and kids of a well-known college professor, and award-winning author Thomas Huston is found butchered in their home. Huston himself is nowhere to be found, and the cops term him the main suspect.

DeMarco instincts have him thinking that Huston didn’t commit the murder- but if he’s innocent why has he run away? Does the unfinished manuscript left behind contain some hints to the mystery his wife and daughter killer?

The first book in Ryan DeMarco Mystery series is a beautiful read, a character-driven story of two deeply troubled and flawed main characters. The police sergeant lives alone, but Huston didn’t. The two have a complicated relationship with other- DeMarco’s world is empty, only kept busy by puzzle after puzzle and one case of tragedy after another.

DeMarco has seen his share of despair, malicious acts, and violence. From strip clubs to college students, the streets to the woods, there lies a vicious killer in disguise. A man turned beast, a man gone insane in the blink of an eye. A killer, one of their own and someone they all trusted turned a murdered.
Claire Huston, one of the most beautiful women in this idyllic town, is now dead with a deep cut on her throat. Thomas Jr., Claire’s sixth grader lies beside his mother killed the same way and his sister Alyssa, a fourth grader is also killed, and little David lays dead in his crib with a blade through his heart.

The perfect house, the ideal family the entire community knew- all gone in just a snap of fingers. Why was the little David murdered differently than the others? Why was a blade sent through his heart twice?

The bodies of the perfect family had been found. From neighbors, friends, and family, all shocked and grief-stricken and all the eyes turned towards the father, the husband, the bestselling author, the professor who was nowhere to be found.

Sergeant DeMarco had met the prolific writer Thomas Huston previously. He had read all his bestselling books. Thomas, a professor who loved his students, a writer famous across town was working on his latest book- a book that featured a trooper as one of his main characters.

However, calm Huston everyone knew had a tragic and troubled past. From the robbery of his family hardware store, the blast that sliced his mother’s throat and his father’s suicide just two weeks after his mother’s death was the horrors that haunted Thomas. These memories seemed to overwhelm him- did he murder his family or was someone else responsible?

On the other hand, there’s sergeant DeMarco a man haunted by past demons- demons of his son’s death, ruined marriage, aggressive behavior, anger, frequent demotion, his drinking and the accident that took his son away from him. He and Thomas Huston had connected.

DeMarco begins researching for Huston, his books, his parents, his reviews, articles and his latest book The Desperate Summer. A novel published just three years after his parent’s death. It’s upon him to investigate and figure out who killed this family, and the more he discovers, the more he wonders if Huston had become the characters in his book, The Desperate Summer. Had the deaths of Huston’s parents spawned a rage or loosened something he struggled with?
Two Days Gone is like no other book you’ve ever read. Randall Silvis immediately grabs the reader attention from the first page to the last. His ferocious storytelling fills the reader with an array of emotions. If you’ve read Trust No One by Paul Cleave, you will find Two Days Gone utterly satisfying.

On Night’s Shore

On Night’s Shore is the first book in Edgar Allan Poe series in 1840 in New York City. The city of New York is enthralled by the mysterious killing of a beautiful shopgirl. This shocking discovery of Mary Rogers body parts n Hudson River triggers a young journalist named Edgar Allan Poe to search for the truth and the motive behind this murder. Joining him in his investigation is a street urchin named Augie Dubbins who becomes Edgar’s most trusted partner. Using both rational and intuition thinking, Edgar and Augie simulate the final days of Mary Roger’s secret life.

On Night’s Shore is narrated from Augie’s point of view and the story swings from the glittering bungalows of Fifth Avenue society to the streets of Five Points slums. As Edgar and his apprentice gather investigative information, a barbarous killer threatens to destroy everything they have worked for ultimately. With time running out, they must solve the complex murder mystery, or they become victims themselves.

Randall Silvis’ did a wonderful job of creating a steadily paced mystery novel, well researched and with rich details from the Victorian times showcasing the lives of the historical figures such as Edgar Allan Poe. Auggie’s gutter rat insight and Poe’s privileged background work different angles and help them finally unravel the truth and solve the murder mystery. Poe and Auggie complement each other well, and it’s beautiful to watch them play off each other.

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