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Cities That Eat Islands Book 2 – Now Out!

Cities That Eat Islands Book 2 is now out in paperback ($19.99) and ebook formats (sale price $2.99).

A must read for Miki Radicci fans.

Mixing Sarah Paretsky and Andrew Vachss into a noir urban fantasy, the author of the Miki Radicci series continues the tense and thrilling mystery of siblings entering a dark and secretive world of criminals and anti-heroes.

He’s killed 3 young women.

The police can’t see the connection.

She can.

The events from two years ago bring the Noto twins’ psychic ability to the attention of die Auslese. They want Enzo, a non verbal autistic, for his ability to communicate through radio waves and Carmella, a brilliant artist, for her ability to experience one’s death.

The first assignment: find a maniac murdering young black women. Within the racially conflicted streets of 1963 Brooklyn, Carmella discovers that the primary suspect may also be the man who wins her heart.

Enzo, trapped in a web of twisted love, spins off onto Rikers Island where his condition grabs the attention of violent criminals. He fights the inner system to survive, hoping to return to his true love and family. But unknowing to him many conflicting shadow groups plan to get him out.

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Cities That Eat Islands – NOW AVAILABLE

$19.99 in paperback and $2.99 (limited time price) in ebook..

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Mixing Sarah Paretsky and Andrew Vachss into a noir urban fantasy, the author of the Miki Radicci series delivers a tense and twisted thriller of epic proportion.

It waits in the basement.

Feeds on children. Used them to lure more in.

But its hunger is just the beginning and not for it alone.

Carmella Noto, a brilliant young artist, experiences other’s pain and death. Her twin brother Enzo, a non verbal autistic, accesses radio waves in his head.

When their best friend’s family is murdered and turns up missing, the siblings use their psychic ability to save him.

Through the hot dark streets of Brooklyn in 1961, the siblings discover a demonic cannibal that’s only the tip of a mystery that starts in 1921 Jersey City.

New Releases and Patreon

It’s finally here. Two years in the making. Book one will be released on June 28th and then the others will follow in July and August.

Mixing Sarah Paretsky and Andrew Vachss into a noir urban fantasy, the author of the Miki Radicci series delivers a tense and twisted thriller of epic proportion.

It waits in the basement.

Feeds on children. Used them to lure more in.

But its hunger is just the beginning and not for it alone.

Carmella Noto, a brilliant young artist, experiences other’s pain and death. Her twin brother Enzo, a non verbal autistic, accesses radio waves in his head.

When their best friend’s family is murdered and turns up missing, the siblings use their psychic ability to save him.

Through the hot dark streets of Brooklyn in 1961, the siblings discover a demonic cannibal that’s only the tip of a mystery that starts in 1921 Jersey City.

You can preorder the first book now on Kindle, Nook, Kobo, and Apple.

Or…you can become a Patreon subscriber and receive the books a few weeks earlier than release date. Not only will you get all my books before release, but also a chunk of my works in progress every month.

If you join now you can start off with Cities That Eat Islands.

Latest Release!

A_Sandwich_Cant_Stop_A_BulletThis is a collection of short stories from mystery and crime writer M.E. Purfield, best known as the creator of the highly rated and long running ‘Miki Radicci’ series, which reveals Purfield’s continued talent for quirky, unconventional characters struggling through realistic, tense, and desperate situations.

A young girl trapped in a cage finds salvation in the darkest corner of an abandoned hospital, a thief with a bag full of stolen money hides under the cover of a serial killer’s rampage, a mother blinded by fame pushes her child into the shadow of modeling, and a hit man takes one last job based on morals. These are some of the tales you’ll find within the stark streets of the city to the outer reaches of South America.

Buy the Paperback, Kindle, Nook, iBook.

Also available in other ebook formats.

Safe With Your Own Kind

Watched Narrow Margin. A tense little noir with great one liners that had it all: humor, twists, violence, style, voice, and a little kid in danger. A gravel voice cop escorts a mob boss’s wife to court via train to testify but the mob wants her dead. If I see it on DVD I’ll definitely pick it up.

A lot of times people say to me:

“You hide behind your keyboard and your views, safe with your own kind and your own people.”

I’ve explained myself with the first part of the comment. I am a keyboard warrior. Being autistic, a keyboard is my preferred choice of communication. My weapon and skill.

Now, what is wrong with wanting to be with people who share your view, no matter your view? If you see black and everyone one else sees white, living in that white world is going to be hard on you, no? (no pun intended)

I grew up in a little hick town called Howell in New Jersey – Monmouth County – and it sucked. Today you would call it Trump country. It was full of Aryan, racist views. Narrow minded, stuck up middle class and white trash. Homophobic. I did not share or fit in. I was a freak, a weirdo, and a loser. I got my ass kicked a lot.

Why should I fit in? I mean, I could but who wants to vomit three times a day?

So of course I wanted to leave and find someplace to fit in, to share my views. And I did in Jersey City.

That’s not to say I didn’t learn about other points to view. I learned a lot about hate and prejudice during my childhood. I learned how sad they were. How they lived in fear. How money controlled them. I saw their POV clearly.

I also saw POVs of LGBT, Latinos, Chicanos, Blacks, Africans, Muslims, etc. I spent my life learning POVs since leaving Howell. And I made them my own POV. I’m still learning. I’m a fucking sponge.

So if anyone says that I’m hiding behind my kind’s pov where I feel safe, then yeah. I am. And I do feel safe. As an autistic who has been abused by neuro typical white people through out my life, I do feel safe on my side.
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PULL the Tail

Summer approaches and the heat has increased here. Today has gotten so hot that the schools decided on a half day for the kids. I think it only reached 92 as of now. Not that hot but hot enough.

Different from when I was a kid. I don’t remember schools closing because of the heat. We never had air conditioning and sometimes the teacher had a fan going in the classroom. We were allowed to make those paper fans and they kept the shades down.

Children’s rights have changed some.

No work. Had to prove rights to A Girl Closer to Death so the proof can be mailed. This is getting tedious. Still waiting for them to release it even though it was cleared yesterday. Slow.

People picking out the cover for Sandwich Can’t Stop A Bullet is going well. Looks like a contender and it’s not the one I favor. Interesting.

Watched James Whale’s Old Dark House Friday night. So fucking crazy. I loved. An eclectic group of young, contemporary, party people are stranded in this old, dark house in the middle of this absurd storm. Of course the people in the house are old, odd, and borderline psycho. Boris Karloff plays a mute butler who you don’t want to get drunk. It reminded me of a Tobe Hooper film, the tone of escalating insanity by use of characters; ala Texas Chainsaw Massacre 1 and 2.

Also saw Babysitter Wanted. A nice gory film about a Christian college girl who takes a job babysitting for this couple who live out in the boonies. The night she sits for the shy little boy, a man comes to kill him. Nothing is what it seems and there is a nice religious theme running through it. We’ve rewatched it many times. The only things that bothers me is the use of Scream jump scare music the first 45 minutes of the movie when there is nothing scary going on. Speaking of Chainsaw 2, Bill Mosely is in it as the town sheriff; a good guy!

Now I have to work on saving one of our cats. M is back to pulling her tail again and is getting way too aggressive. Even pushing at her to hear her meow. Going to try some visuals since distraction and hand-over-hand isn’t working much, or at least not fast enough. I printed out some pictures to make a don’t pull the cat’s tail sign. Hope it works.

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I’m an Anti-Social X-Man

Worked on the Sandwich paperback file. 150 pages of shorts. Love how Garamond looks. Maybe I’ll have the cover ready by the end of the month.

CS has improved their template since the last time I used it or it just works better on the writing program I used. Either way, it went a lot faster and I was able to do more this time around.

Watched Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Still a funny and risqué movie for PG that would never fly today. No way you could have an aroused, heavy, middle-aged woman straddle a man’s face at a picnic and ask, “Is this face taken?” And no, it wasn’t Elvira.

So yeah, a great movie with classic one liners in line with the best of Rodney Dangerfield’s movies about an outsider who ends up saving a town from a greater evil.

Read that this Katt Von D has been making the news because she plans to raise her child as a vegan and with no vaccinations. Now her long time customers will boycott because she won’t vaccinate her child.

First off, this is stupid in many parts.

Stupid Number One: There would never be enough boycotting that Von D would lose money to change her life principles. Case in point, the Trump boycott and the Chick-Fil-A boycott. Big business prevails because they always have their fingers in other ventures besides the main product they are pushing to help them through the lean times. And the average customer just doesn’t care.

Stupid Number Two: Von D is an idiot for raising her child a vegan. No one should push their child into doing something they don’t want to do that affects their body in such a harsh way. A child’s body goes through so many changes through the first 18 years that it needs certain vitamins and minerals and nutrients that some of them can only be obtained through meat. (Maybe I’m wrong, I’m just going by what I learned in school and from raising two kids). Yeah, I get there’s unnatural shit in meat. That’s why there is expensive meat without the shit. It’s times like this I have more respect for Protestant Christians. At least they wait for the child to be of a certain age before they baptize them. They wait until they are aware of sin. The parents wait until the child develops. But whatever. It’s stupid abuse on Von D’s, but not severe.

Stupid Number Three: Von D doesn’t want to vaccinate her child. It’s not clear if she fears autism but she does fear the chemicals in her child’s body. Apparently she doesn’t fear life-threatening diseases that can invade a child’s body and be carried over from one country to another and infect other non-vaccinated children. Or small pox, chicken pox, measles, and black plague?

But okay. That’s her choice. And there could be some secret natural vaccines out there that I don’t know about. She’s in this secret world. In this world autistic people are created by vaccines. Like me. I was once a normal little boy with wide clear eyes. I had a normal life. Vivacious. Active. Spoke clearly. Social.

Then I had the shot.

BOOM.

Glossy autistic eyes. Anti social. I have intense focus. Live in fantasy. I gained a super power. I became an anti-social X-Man.

I live an interesting life, no?
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