Dead Ends: Stories from the Gothic South

Two Tales Press
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 Look at this picture. Tell me what you see…

 The American South is rife with stories of a haunted past—especially its houses. In this eclectic and impressive collection, thirteen novelists were asked to build their tales around the photo of a dilapidated mansion. They were given two requirements—the house must appear in the story, and it should be a Southern Gothic tale. And they delivered.

From childish demons to a mad novelist, from the Mississippi delta to the Appalachians, this collection from emerging voices and New York Times bestselling authors explores what happens when secrets that lie beneath the dust are disturbed—and our worst nightmares begin. 

Darkness lurks behind every corner, especially dead ends.

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About the author

 New York Times and USA Today bestselling author J.T. Ellison writes standalone domestic noir and psychological thriller series, the latter starring Nashville Homicide Lt. Taylor Jackson and medical examiner Dr. Samantha Owens, and pens the international thriller series “A Brit in the FBI” with #1 New York Times bestselling author Catherine Coulter. Cohost of the EMMY Award-winning literary television show A Word on Words, Ellison lives in Nashville with her husband and twin kittens.

Follow J.T. online at, on Twitter @thrillerchick, or on Instagram @jt_thrillerchick for more insight into her wicked imagination.

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Two Tales Press
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Published on
Sep 28, 2017
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Fiction / Gothic
Fiction / Thrillers / Suspense
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"WHAT LIES BEHIND grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go. Ellison is a great talent—enjoy." —Catherine Coulter, # 1 New York Times bestselling author

Together for the first time in one volume, the first two books in J.T. Ellison’s fan—favorite Sam Owens series

A Deeper Darkness

Since the Tennessee floods took her husband and children, medical examiner Samantha Owens has been pulled into a suffocating grief no amount of workaholic ardor can penetrate—until she receives a peculiar call requesting she perform a second autopsy on a recent murder victim.

Eddie Donovan is officially the casualty of a vicious carjacking, but under Sam's sharp eye the forensics tell a darker story. It’s clear that nobody's hands are clean, and that making sense of this murder might put Sam in the crosshairs of death.

Edge of Black

Dr. Samantha Owens is starting over: new city, new job, new man. But before she's even unpacked her office, she's called to consult on a case that's rocked the country. An unknown pathogen released into the Washington Metro has caused nationwide panic. Three people died—just three.

Sam soon realizes this is no textbook terrorist, but an assassin whose motive is deeply personal and far from understandable. But with the help of Xander Whitfield, a former army ranger and Sam's new boyfriend, Sam will learn truth…and land once more in the line of fire.

More Praise

"Shocking suspense, compelling characters and fascinating forensic details." —Lisa Gardner, # 1 New York Times bestselling author

"A terrific thriller…fans of forensic mysteries, such as those by Patricia Cornwell, should immediately add this series to their A-lists." —Booklist
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