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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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A cryptic call to the network’s hotline takes the crew to Savannah, Georgia, one of America’s most haunted cities. A girl who inherited her aunt’s old house finds a mysterious amulet bearing a jeweled snake that leads Landry to the Order of the Red Serpent. A spirit beckons her, but are its intentions good…or maliciously evil?
Landry learns about bizarre rituals and initiations held late at night, and as a mystery unfolds within one of Savannah’s oldest mansions, the living must call upon the dead for answers.
Secrets hidden in the city’s oldest graveyard lead Landry on a quest to learn why the mysterious Order exists, what it has protected for hundreds of years and what lengths the members will go to if their brotherhood is challenged.
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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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• 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.
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.
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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.
In Ancient, book two of the series, Brian asks Nicole Farber, his beautiful lawyer who's now his girlfriend, to join him in Central America as he explores for a vanished explorer and a legendary city of gold. When she disappears he's forced by her captors to continue the search. The quest becomes a race against time to save Nicole and find Mayan treasure.
The third book, The Strangest Thing, finds the U.S. president eager to explore a newly-discovered part of an ancient tomb in Palenque, Mexico. Deep inside the ruin, he vanishes from a room with only one exit. The Vice President calls upon his old friend Brian Sadler to unravel the mystery and find the answers. Deep in the jungles of southern Mexico Brian makes an astonishing discovery, one that might literally be The Strangest Thing - ever.
The Bones in the Pit explores the mystery of Oak Island, Nova Scotia. A current TV series has spiked interest in the ancient Money Pit, discovered by teenagers in 1795. Local legends attest to vast treasure buried at the bottom of a two-hundred-foot shaft but despite millions of dollars spent and half a dozen lives lost, no one in two centuries has beaten the shaft's complex booby-traps. Whatever was hidden in the elaborate Money Pit is still there today.
Brian and a devious Cardinal of the church are pitted against each other in a race to learn secrets protected by the Knights Templars for a thousand years. When Brian and his girlfriend Nicole become targets of a ruthless killer, the story careens to its incredible conclusion, an answer that may shake the foundations of Christianity.
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.
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.
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.
One evening in the midst of prime-time programming, networks worldwide interrupt programming to announce that Air Force Two, a Boeing 747 carrying the Vice President and Secretary of State of the USA, has disappeared after leaving Honolulu, Hawaii on a flight to Hong Kong. An extensive search and rescue effort will soon be underway.
President William Henry Harrison IV hears the news aboard Air Force One as he flies with his wife and children from the Caribbean to Dallas. The president's plane changes course, heading now to a secure military installation in Florida.
Then the unthinkable happens. Twenty minutes after the first plane disappeared, Air Force One vanishes too. Its last reported location was over the deepest part of the Caribbean Sea, an area known as the Cayman Trench. These two incidents, now unmistakably part of a single plan, harken back to that terrible morning on 9/11 when one tragic crash became two, then three, and the world realized it was all part of a massive terrorism plot.
In Washington, Speaker of the House Chambliss T. Parkes, a greedy, vulgar buffoon, is rushed to a secret location as the nation goes to DEFCON 1, the highest threat level, for the first time in history. If the planes are truly gone, Parkes will become President of the United States.
As financial markets crash, rioters take to the streets and mass hysteria threatens to destroy the framework of free-world government, the CIA must find answers. Were the two most secure aircraft in the world sabotaged? How could it have been anything else? But how could it have happened? Who is behind it and why?
Brian Sadler, a wealthy adventurer and the missing President's closest friend, becomes part of the mission to uncover a plot with worldwide implications. What could possibly get worse?
SINCE WORLD WAR II?
Paul Silver, an international businessman and amateur adventurer, arrives in Berlin looking for information about a fabled Nazi train full of priceless objects and gold. Along with answers he finds a deranged man who hated him in the past, a man who wants revenge more than life itself.
There have been rumors for decades about a train filled with so much wealth it could fund Hitler’s dream of a Fourth Reich. A Romanian family believes its patriarch, one of Hitler’s trusted officers, possesses a coded diary – a book that will lead to vast treasure hidden somewhere in Europe at the end of the war.
Paul soon learns nothing is as it should be. A hundred-year-old murderer, a gypsy fortune-teller, a trio of greedy relatives and a search for the mysterious Nazi train lead Paul Silver on the most exciting adventure of his life.