Stephen Mertz

Stephen Mertz

Stephen Mertz is an American fiction author who is best known for his mainstream thrillers and novels of suspense. His work covers a wide variety of styles from paranormal dark suspense (Night Wind and Devil Creek) to historical speculative thrillers (Blood Red Sun) and hardboiled noir (Fade to Tomorrow). Mertz is also a popular lecturer on the craft of writing and has appeared as a guest speaker before writer’s groups and at universities.

During high school and college, Steve regularly scandalized his “literary, well-intentioned” creative writing teachers with “thud and blunder melodramas.” Throughout military service, travel, and a wide variety of jobs, his goal remained to become a publishing, full-time freelance professional. “It was never a question for me of if, but always when.” His first national sale was to a mystery magazine, and his first novel, a detective thriller entitled Some Die Hard, was published under the pseudonym of Stephen Brett. Another Brett novel followed, as did a string of mystery and suspense short stories.

Steve’s writing output increased dramatically when he emerged as one of the country’s most in-demand writers of adventure paperback novels, averaging four books per year for ten years. His work on Don Pendleton's Mack Bolan series is regarded by fans as some of the best in that series. He also created the Mark Stone: MIA Hunter and Cody's Army series, written under the pseudonyms Jack Buchanan and Jim Case respectively.

Stephen Mertz has traveled widely and is a U.S. Army veteran. He presently lives in the American Southwest, and he is always at work on a new book.


 

Novels 

The Moses Deception — More Info | Purchase

Blood Red Sun – More Info | Purchase

Dragon Games – More Info | Purchase

The Korean Intercept – More Info | Purchase

The Castro DirectiveMore Info | Purchase

Hank & Muddy – More Info | Purchase

The Dark of Midnight & Other Stories – More Info | Purchase

Jimi After Dark – More Info | Purchase

Sherlock Holmes: Zombies Over London – More Info | Purchase

North of Tombstone – More Info | Purchase

The King Of Horror & Other Stories – More Info | Purchase

Homicide: Saigon – More Info | Purchase

Night Wind Series

Night Wind (#1) – More Info | Purchase

Devil Creek (#2) – More InfoPurchase

M.I.A. Hunter

Stone: M.I.A. Hunter (#1) – More Info | Purchase

Cambodian Hellhole (#2) –More Info | Purchase

Hanoi Deathgrip (#3) – More Info | Purchase

Mountain Massacre (#4) – More Info | Purchase

Exodus From Hell (#5) – More Info | Purchase

Blood Storm (#6) – More Info | Purchase

Saigon Slaughter (#7) – More Info | Purchase

Escape From Nicaragua (#8) – More Info | Purchase

Invasion U.S.S.R (#9) – More Info | Purchase

Miami War Zone (#10) – More Info | Purchase

Crossfire Kill (#11) – More Info | Purchase

Desert Death Raid (#12) – More Info | Purchase

L.A. Gang War (#13) – More Info | Purchase

Back to ‘Nam (#14) – More Info | Purchase

Heavy Fire (#15) – More Info | Purchase

China Strike (#16) – More Info | Purchase

Hostage Town (#17) – More Info | Purchase

Kilroy Mystery

Cold In The Grave – More Info | Purchase

The Devil's Music – More Info | Purchase

Sweet Blackmail – More Info | Purchase

Some Die Hard – More Info | Purchase

Steve Madison Mysteries

The Vampire Chase (#1) – More Info | Purchase

Fade To Tomorrow (#2) – More Info | Purchase

Cody's War

Dragonfire! (Book 1) – More Info | Purchase

Camp David Has Fallen! (Book 2) More Info | Purchase

The Fires of Allah (Book 3) More Info | Purchase

Day of Reckoning (Book 4) More Info | Purchase

The Last Refuge (Book 5) – More Info | Purchase

 

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