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About Bill Thompson
If variety is the spice of life, author Bill Thompson’s life so far has been spicy for sure! Over the years, and in no particular order, he’s been
• an international insurance broker
• a mayor
• head of a state prison board
• a stockbroker
• a newspaper reporter
• a Bourbon Street piano player
• a corporate entrepreneur
• presented to Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip
• in jail (briefly … and wrongly!)
• a goat herder
• a church organist and choir member
• a real estate broker
• a world traveler
• president of an animal shelter
• a husband, father and grandfather
• an observer at a knighting in Westminster
• a fluent Russian speaker
• a passenger on the Concorde
• a caregiver
• a lifetime dog lover
• an award-winning novelist
Pick up one of Bill's haunting ghost stories or thrilling archaeological adventures today!
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Deep in the Louisiana bayou, an ancient mansion sits empty and abandoned.
Callie Pilantro inherits the house and finds a mysterious child there who appears and disappears at will.
Even the walls of the mansion hold long-forgotten secrets.
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Follow Callie as she struggles to find the secrets of her house even as someone or something tries to stop her. It all ends one eerie night. Will it be too late for Callie?
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• A family ripped apart on one horrifying afternoon
• A father who seeks help from a friend who will take everything from him
Paranormal investigator Landry Drake and his team take on a malevolent child spirit seeking revenge at Merilee Plantation, an ancient mansion on Bayou Teche. When several people are found hanged from the same chandelier in an upstairs hallway, Landry goes to Merilee, only to become a pawn in a bizarre game. He is kidnapped and taken to a rusty trawler near the Gulf of Mexico. When he escapes, he learns he’s a suspect in yet another bizarre death inside the decaying mansion.
From a senator’s smoky den in Washington to the spooky bayous of St. Martin and Iberia parishes, The Atonement is a race to learn who’s behind a massive cover-up and string of murders inside Merilee Plantation. How many must die before the ghost is satisfied? Can powerful men keep their secrets hidden away? And will ghost hunter Landry Drake solve the enigma before more people hang at Merilee? Not until the end—when time runs out and the secrets are revealed—will the phantom exact atonement for the sins of so many.
SOON AFTER THEY ARRIVE, THEY REALIZE NOTHING IS AS IT SEEMS. A PROTECTIVE GHOST WARNS THEM OF A CURSE, THE MATRIARCH OF THE FAMILY PROVIDES MYSTERIOUS CLUES TO A TREASURE, AND THEY MUST DECIPHER THE SECRET OR LOSE EVERYTHING – INCLUDING THEIR ANCESTRAL FAMILY – IN JUST SIX MORE DAYS.
Four adult children of Benevolence Dayne who are different in every way receive an all-expenses-paid invitation to return to Torcall Castle in a remote part of northwest Scotland. Benevolence has never been close to any of them, but each comes home for a different reason.A set of inexplicable clues leads the Daynes on a Christmas hunt for an old clock and treasure that dates back to the battle for Scottish independence at Culloden. The phantoms in the castle want to help, but an ancient curse will bring down the Dayne clan and its ancestral home if they are unsuccessful.
The once-famous Hotel Iberia was where society’s finest gathered in the days before 1859 when Victory, Louisiana became a ghost town. A building where people had laughed, dined and passed the time among friends became something dark, sinister and evil.
The town was dead, so no one complained when the Victory Institution for the Criminally Insane opened in the old hotel. The state sent its problems to the Asylum — violent, disturbed men who entered the gates of hell and never came back.
Hundreds died inside those walls before scandal closed the prison in 1907 and the corpses of those forgotten men were buried in a cemetery at the back of the property.
For a century, the building has been abandoned. But only by the living.
The dead couldn’t leave. Their tormented spirits couldn’t escape the horrors they had experienced. Unspeakable things kept them locked in the ancient cell blocks, doomed to haunt the building forever.
Rookie deputy sheriff Landry Drake spends a frightening afternoon inside the Asylum, investigates a series of apparently unrelated, unsolved murders inside the prison. He and a friend are caught in a trap. Kidnapped and chained in the old prison’s underground torture chamber, they know what fate awaits them at the hands of a maniacal sociopath. He’s killed many times before, and they will be next.
Landry must solve a puzzle before more people die, and he must find a way to keep himself from becoming the next name on the list of terrifying crimes at the Asylum.
EVERYONE IN TOWN THINKS SO, BUT NOAH’S NOT TALKING.
Proctor Hall is one of Lafourche Parish’s oldest sugar cane plantations. After Noah murdered his parents and little sister in 1963, he went away to an institution while caretakers maintained the place. Twenty-six years later the man who never spoke returned home. A girl disappears and people believe Noah’s up to his old tricks.
Four college students visit the now-abandoned farmhouse as part of a class project, and they fall victim to whoever – or whatever – still resides within its walls. Famous paranormal investigator Landry Drake conducts a séance there, uncovers long-hidden secrets and learns that the horror of Proctor Hall is still at work.
One night in 1880 a band of drunken vigilantes went down the Vermilion River, burned a town and committed horrific acts against its citizens. Their identities remain a secret to this day.
TV investigator Landry Drake hears an odd voicemail - a girl’s cryptic plea for help that makes him want to know more. He visits a friendly little town in a rural Louisiana parish that’s full of people who seem to have something to hide.
Landry finds danger everywhere as he uncovers a string of unsolved disappearances over many years. Teenaged girls vanish but three bodies turn up, each horribly mutilated in the same manner. Locals whisper the legend of Billy Whistler, a fearsome creature who captures his prey and drags them off into the darkness.
Billy Whistler will have you wondering why the sheriff wants Landry out of town, the undertaker refuses to answer questions about long-dead bodies, and a secret group called the Conclave blocks Landry at every turn.
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A house that sat empty for fifty years as its dead owner instructed. A locked room with no key. A single father with eight-year-old twin girls. A nursery from long, long ago that no child ever played in.There are eerie things going on at The Arbors in St. Francisville, Louisiana. Architect Jordan Blanchard is joined by his friend Callie Pilantro (“Callie – The Bayou Hauntings 1”) and Landry Drake (“Forgotten Men – The Bayou Hauntings 2”) to learn the secrets of a domineering matriarch whose two husbands died in bizarre ways. They explore the house as someone watches from a hidden place high above. The Nursery, the third book in the series, will keep you up late at night wondering what’s behind the next door, what lies beyond the mirror and who hides and waits at The Arbors.
New Orleans is one of America’s most unusual and interesting cities. Some of its residents go about their lives just as everyone else does, but there is one startling difference – they are practitioners of the Dark Arts.
These people have extraordinary powers. They can cast spells, hex their enemies, compel others to do their bidding and even kill those whom they wish to harm.
Many of the city’s founders came from Haiti. One brought an ancient relic – a mystical object called the Black Cross that once belonged to Christopher Columbus. There were rumors it was a voodoo artifact, one that could prolong life for centuries. That cross disappeared hundreds of years ago.
Brian Sadler hears an intriguing story from an old friend in New Orleans – a tale that could reveal the whereabouts of the cross. His friend enlists Brian to go to Haiti and Guatemala, where he encounters two Americans – an old man and a child – who are conducting a seminar on rejuvenation. Hidden in a cavern, Brian watches a secret ceremony and learns a shocking truth.
Desperate people will risk anything to possess the ancient relic and access its powers. Brian soon discovers that neither friends nor enemies are what they seem. His search for the fabled Black Cross of Columbus becomes a race to save his own life in the shadowy world of voodoo.
"The Crypt of the Ancients" takes the protagonist into the jungles of Guatemala, where a rebel leader captures a busload of tourists and holds them for ransom. When he begins killing them one by one, something must be done quickly. A beautiful archaeology student discovers an astonishing connection between two civilizations and secrets in a cave that will help free the prisoners.
In "Ghost Train," our hero arrives in Berlin looking for clues about a rumored trainload of wealth stolen by the Nazis and hidden in a cavern. A cache that would fund Hitler's Fourth Reich lies hidden, and a Romanian family believes its patriarch has a coded diary that tells where he helped hide the train. Nothing is as it should be; a hundred-year-old murderer, a gypsy fortune-teller and greedy relatives lead Paul Silver on the most exciting adventure of his life - a search for the mysterious Ghost Train of the Nazis.
A TREASURE TROVE OF GOLD AND ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS
LIES HIDDEN FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS IN THE RAIN FORESTS OF GUATEMALA.
POWERFUL MEN WILL DO ANYTHING TO GAIN A PRIZE ONCE THOUGHT LOST FOREVER – A PRICELESS COLLECTION OF MAYAN RELICS.
Former Dallas stockbroker and owner of a New York gallery specializing in artifacts and relics, Brian Sadler continues the adventures that began in the award-winning book The Bethlehem Scroll.
The wealthy antiquities dealer and amateur archaeologist asks his companion Nicole Farber, a beautiful criminal lawyer from Dallas, to join him in Central America. She goes missing as Sadler begins the search for a vanished explorer who has spent a lifetime searching for a legendary Mayan city of gold.
Mystery surrounds Brian Sadler’s search as he discovers that powerful and dangerous people are interested in what could be the archaeological discovery of the century. They will do anything to get it, including kidnapping and murdering whoever stands in their way.
Follow the intrigue and adventure from New York to London to Dallas, then to Belize and Guatemala, home of the ancient Mayans, in this exciting archaeological mystery.
Bijan Rarities' upcoming auction of the sarcophagus of Inkharaton, a pharaoh whose tomb was discovered in 2005, was making headlines worldwide. This amazing tomb was the first intact burial site ever found in Egypt's Valley of the Kings, and held a unique surprise for those who unearthed it.
The auction was televised worldwide and catapulted the gallery to new heights as Bijan's name became a household word in the rarities field.
In a bizarre turn of events, Brian finds himself owning the gallery and searching for a scroll, written by a young boy, that would put Brian on the map as one of the world's top dealers in antiquities. Knowing he has to raise millions of dollars to buy the artifacts, he finds a solution in a plan outlined by mob boss John Spedino.
If you deal with the Mafia, things have to go exactly right. When events begin to unravel, Brian Sadler could lose his gallery . . . and his life.
Jetting from Dallas to New York and London, Egypt's Valley of the Kings and the French Riviera, this fast moving archaeological adventure will keep you turning pages to learn the outcome of the world's most important document, The Bethlehem Scroll.