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Looking for a Wickedly Entertaining Read?

Maybe something dark, or exciting, or funny? Or maybe you are interested in true crime and the psychology of killers? Check out our catalog of books, and you'll find exactly what you came for. 

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You're an author? Great! If your book meets our submission requirements, we want to read it. And if your book is Wickedly Entertaining, we may even want to publish it! Good Luck!

New Releases

Broken Samurai Second Edition

Broken Samurai Second Edition

Al Carlisle

Danny joined the Marines after high school, and they shipped him to Vietnam. Two weeks later, he was caught in the worst fighting of the Tet Offensive. He survived, but in many ways, the old Danny died at Khe Sanh. When he returned home, Danny couldn't leave the war behind. So he did the only thing he could. He kept fighting.

Butcher Bird

Butcher Bird

Robert Leslie

Sion Michael came to Rhodesia to fight someone else's war. He and his elite team were given a single task: find the madman who called himself the Butcher Bird, and stop him. Sion knew the task would be almost impossible. He never expected it to be this personal.

HUNTED: The Zodiac Murders

HUNTED: The Zodiac Murders

Mark Hewitt

Book 1 in the Zodiac Serial Killer Series

The hottest topic in true crime research today, the Zodiac is America’s most enigmatic serial killer. No serial killer has done more to capture the public’s imagination since London’s Jack the Ripper carved up 5 helpless prostitutes in 1888.

Mark Hewitt's series on the Zodiac serial killer painstakingly examines the murders (HUNTED, 2016), the evidence (PROFILED, 2017), and the Zodiac killer himself (EXPOSED, 2018).

Upcoming Releases & Preorders

May 2017

PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined


Jon D'Amore

We are pleased to announce that we will be publishing Deadfellas by Jon D'Amore. Jon is the author of the excellent mob memoir The Boss Always Sits In The Back, and he has brought his real life experience to this new mafia/zombie mashup. 

June 2017

Ghosts of Manor House

Ghosts of Manor House

Matt Powers

We are pleased to announce the signing of Matt Powers to the Genius Books family of authors. His novella, Ghosts of Manor House, will be released June 16, 2017. More information soon.

September 2017

PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined

PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined

Mark Hewitt

Book 2 in the Zodiac Serial Killer Series

PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined discusses the case files of the Zodiac Serial Killer case. Included is an extensive profile of the killer that just may lead to his identification.

PROFILED will be released on September 27, 2017. Preorder it today!

PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined

Ted Bundy: The Psychological Assessment

Al Carlisle

Al Carlisle is currently working on a new Ted Bundy book that includes previously unreleased psychological profiles of Bundy. The release is tentatively scheduled for September, 2017. More information soon.

November 2017

Ghosts of Manor House

The Incursion

Brett Pew

Book 1 in the Incursion Series

We are pleased to announce the signing of Brett Pew to the Genius Books family of authors. The first novel in his series, The Incursion, will be released near Thanksgiving, 2017. More information soon.

News and Events

The Hungry & The Wrath of God
Bundle Deal

We are now offering both The Hungry and The Hungry 2: The Wrath of God paperbacks for a special bundle price. $14.99 plus tax and shipping. The regular price is $24.47, which means you're paying $9.48 less! That's almost the cost of one book. Find the deal here!

Preorder PROFILED Now,
Get It Before The Release Date

If you are a fan of Mark Hewitt's HUNTED: The Zodiac Murders, you can now preorder PROFILED: The Zodiac Examined in both paperback and limited edition hard cover versions. We will ship your copy to arrive on approximately September 14, 2017. See the PROFILED page for details. 

Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
USC Campus
April 22-23, 2017

Genius Books is honored to be at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books at the USC campus on Sunday, April 23, 2017, from 2-5pm. We will be at the Horror Writers Association table (table number soon). We will have special offers on several of our books, including The Hungry, I'm Not Guilty, and HUNTED. 

StokerCon 2017
Queen Mary, Long Beach, CA
April 27-30, 2017

StokerCon2017 is the Horror Writers Association's annual convention and awards banquet, and is taking place at the historic Queen Mary this year. The guest of honor is George R. R. Martin. Genius Books will be tabling in the dealer's room for the entire event, and we will be offering a special giveaway. Please come check out one of the best (if not the best, IMHO) horror conventions on the West Coast, and visit Genius Books in the dealers room. 

Mark Hewitt to Speak About the Zodiac
Napa Public Library
May 6, 2017 at 2:30pm 

Mark Hewitt will be at the Napa Public Library in the San Francisco Bay Area on May 6, 2017 at 2:30pm. He will be discussing the Zodiac serial killer, Charles Manson, and other related topics. More information soon. 

Hunted Limited Edition Signed Hardcover
Now Available

We are pleased to announce the creation of a limited, signed, hard cover edition of Hunted: The Zodiac Murders. These beautiful first editions are available for shipping now. Please visit the HUNTED book page for more information.

Broken Samurai Second Edition
Now Available

Broken Samurai has received a facelift and a new edit, including an updated Preface and Epilogue, and some more information about Danny and his PTSD. If you or someone you know has PTSD, you need to read this book.

Broken Samurai Audiobook
Available Now

The audiobook of Broken Samurai has been approved by ACX. You can find the link on the Broken Samurai book page.

Hunted Audiobook
Coming Soon

Our next audiobook, Hunted: The Zodiac Murders, will be launching in March 2017. We've had some delays, but we will be submitting to ACX soon, and it will be for sale as soon after that as possible. Our apologies to those of you who have been patiently waiting. More updates soon.