Carrion Moon

Private Investigator, Brig Ellis, is on his way to spread the ashes of a friend with which he once soldiered. His nostalgic journey soon becomes a nightmare however, when hideous murders begin to occur and Ellis is labeled the prime suspect.

The more information that comes to light, the more it looks as if the killings might have something to do with a military mission that went off the rails years ago. Soon, Ellis is on the run, trying to solve the mystery and stay out of the authorities clutches at the same time.

His pursuit of the real killers, while the police are in pursuit of him, takes Ellis not only across the country but deep into the past as well.

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Short story collection featuring tales about
dark places and tight spaces. Mayhem,
murder, and more

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Critical Praise for Carrion Moon and Previous Novels

Hollywood Book Reviews says, “Memorable, entertaining, and adrenaline-fueled, author Joe Kilgore’s Carrion Moon is a must-read suspense thriller. The shocking twists and turns the story takes, as well as the haunting narrative of the protagonist’s past make this the perfect read.”

US Review of Books writes, “Kilgore has crafted an adrenaline-packed tale from the very start…an intriguing whodunit that will keep many readers on their toes until the very end.”

“The writing style will make this book impossible to put down. The novel is perfect for readers who enjoy books that will keep you guessing while thinking about existential questions.” –Online Book Club

“In Cast Them Dead, the surprise ending shows the talent of Kilgore’s writing skill. Highly recommended, along with the other book, Fool’s Errand, in this series.” –Réal Laplaine, IWIC.

Hollywood Book Reviews says: “Cast Them Dead is an exciting book which has all the necessary elements that make up a great mystery. It’s a modern day whodunit novel that even Agatha Christie would be proud of.”

“Fool’s Errand, by Joe Kilgore, is an entertaining and engrossing read. Well-written and chock full with colorful language that paints a lucid picture from start to finish.” So says International Writers Inspiring Change.

Hollywood Book Reviews says: “A gripping, thought-provoking, and phenomenal read, author Joe Kilgore’s INSOMNIAC is a must-read collection of short stories. The vast variety of locations, time periods, and genres blend well with the themes of karma, choices, and consequences.”

The US Review of Books on Dying Art: From the onset, Kilgore wastes no time in separating his narrative from run-of-the-mill whodunits…The plot accelerates at a breakneck speed in a tale imbued with an electric energy that ultimately pits age old themes of morality, envy, and creativity against each other with deadly consequences.

International Writers Inspiring Change writes: “The Horse Killer is a good western adventure told in classic western style, but with an unusual twist. This is a bizarre tale, one that challenges the reader to figure out who is behind the killings and why; and rest assured, it is not what you think.” See review at:

Midwest Book Review calls A Farmhouse In The Rain “a consistently compelling page-turner of a read and highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections.”

The US Review says “Kilgore has penned a well-written book with an almost Shakespearian feel to it. Filled with suspense, sacrifice, and subplots that interlock smoothly, the author’s dark chronicle of lives bound together by fate is a solid addition to the World War II thriller genre.”