Get these dark historical mysteries from author Chad Miller


Today, LitNuts is shining a spotlight on the work of Chad Miller, author of dark/gothic historical mysteries. Imagine a cross between Arthur Conan Doyle and Bram Stoker. If that sounds intriguing, read on to learn more!

★★★★★ "Unique, imaginative, and shocking." on the writing of Chad Miller

Prisoner of Despair: A Dark Historical Mystery

4.6 stars, 36 ratings
Paperback: From $12.99
Ebook: $0.99 (Free via Kindle Unlimited)

The year is 1889 and a private investigator John Doyle spends his nights in terror. He is tormented by a desperate fear: his mortality. In the mysterious streets of Philadelphia, Doyle is on a quest not only for answers but for his very soul. Along with his partner, Thomas Braham, Doyle investigates unsolved cases, sightings, and obscurities that fall through the cracks from the local authorities.

When an esteemed colleague suddenly vanishes, Doyle and Braham embark on the case of their lifetime. With a shroud of horror looming over him, John is forced to confront his moral compass as he descends down dark pathways and opens ominous doors. Will he find refuge in his search for answers, or will he be a prisoner of his own despair? Find out in this thrilling supernatural adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat.

If you enjoyed the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes or the stories of Edgar Allan Poe, you'll love this spine-tingling mystery.

★★★★★ "Brutal, well-written and twisty." ~Amazon Review

★★★★★ "An awesome page-turner." ~Amazon Australia Review

The Confession

New release: April 26, 2024
4.3 stars, 19 ratings
Paperback: From $11.99
Ebook: $2.99

The year is 1887 and in the quaint Pennsylvania town of Temple, Isabella Strohmeyer stumbles upon a gruesome scene: her father and stepmother brutally hacked to death. As the police investigation unfolds, gossip and rumors swirl through the tight-knit community. The Strohmeyer household, always steeped in simmering tension, harbors secrets that echo within its halls.

As an arrest is made, the town becomes embroiled in the trial of the century. Grisly truths emerge and no one is prepared for the shocking conclusion of this dark tale.

This harrowing story, loosely inspired by the Lizzie Borden murders, will send chills up your spine.

★★★★★ "A vivid reimagining of the Lizzie Borden murder trial." ~Amazon Review

★★★★★ "Dark and intriguing." ~Amazon Review

About the Author

A pharmacist by day, Chad Miller has been writing dark fiction, horror, and mysteries for more than 25 years. Deeply inspired by the works of Conan Doyle, Bram Stoker, and Kurt Vonnegut, Chad created his own unique voice as a writer via such novels as The Prisoner of Fear, The Prisoner of Despair, and The Confession. In his spare time, Chad enjoys playing guitar and going to the theater, museums, and being immersed in culture that large cities can provide. Learn more by visiting, get a free ebook when you sign up for email updates from Chad (scroll down to bottom of his home page to sign up), and be sure to follow him online:

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