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John Paulits

John Paulits has been published fiction for over thirty years.  He writes novels both for children and for adults.  He is a native Philadelphian and taught in New York City for 34 years.  Please visit his website for a complete list of his work.

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Brownie Terwilliger looks at his opportunity to run for mayor of Philadelphia as a chance to right the wrongs of a city. He hopes to oust Milton Streezo, the incumbent, but Streezo does not take kindly to this challenge and concocts a plan to destroy...
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The Sad Case of Brownie Terwilliger
Henny and Lloyd, age mid-twenties, have completed their online course in private detecting and are now licensed PIs. They’ve found an office on Centre Street in downtown NYC, a rundown apartment each in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, and set out to ma...
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Henny and Lloyd Private Eyes
Can a homemade mummy rise from the dead? Philip and Emery’s pal Leon thinks so. He buries a tiny mummy in his backyard. When they attend a birthday party held in the Egyptian room of the museum, and a real, live, walking, talking mummy shows up...
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Philip and the Mummy
Jason, a seventeen-year-old American, sets out for the mountaintop, an act forbidden in his society, to determine once and for all the truth of his city’s beliefs. On his journey there and back, Jason runs into some unexpected and eye-opening a...
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The Mountaintop
Philip’s teacher gives the class an impossible assignment. He calls it a “scavenger hunt/research project.” Philip blames it on his classmate Cecil, who asked for harder work to do. Philip and Emery team up, and thanks to a combinat...
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Philip and the Dragon
Lanyon takes on the job of recovering a shipment of rators, weapons imported from Earth, which have gone missing from the spaceport. A not-so-merry chase begins as Lanyon has trouble detecting the true trail to follow from the false. Jophena, his 12-...
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Lanyon for Hire Volume 5 DECEPTION
Trevor Robertson has written a breakthrough book, a field guide for men who need to know how to live with women. This book is not a guide to accumulating women. It will not help you bed a woman. It will not help you snare the woman of your dreams. In...
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Robertson's Rules of Domestic Order
How far would you go to achieve revenge? Brian Martin committed an unspeakable crime and managed to escape responsibility for his act. Now, sixteen years later, not only do the effects of his crime rise up out of the past, but something much more dea...
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From Out the Shadowed Night
Fifty years of obstacles have kept Jerry Curtis from locating Father Lockhart. Now, he’s found the priest and is determined to take his revenge for the crime committed against him all those years ago.
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Prayer Preyer
Lanyon wore out his welcome on both Hobson’s Planet and Catonia, the first two planets discovered by Earth, after some harrowing adventures. He now travels the second planetary system discovered by Earth, hiring himself out to people in need of...
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Lanyon For Hire (4 Book Bundle)
Mark Louis and Kristy King become involved with murder when they visit Erin Blakely, a college friend of Kristy’s whom she hasn’t seen in half-a-dozen years. During their visit, Erin’s husband Pete is murdered just as Jeremy, an old...
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A Spider Steeped Volume 4, The Shakespeare Murders
Philip’s Christmas turns into a disaster when his troublesome younger cousin Francis shows up to stay for a few days. Nothing is safe, not the Christmas tree, not the presents, and certainly not the good cheer of the season. Philip enlists his ...
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Philip and the Miserable Christmas
Mark Foy has returned home from his surprising trip to Planet Zoron. Prince Zincor’s throne is safe. But is it? Who shows up but Zincor’s Uncle Blaylock, still determined to take over Zincor’s throne, and his partner, the evil scien...
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Rescue From Zoron
While sitting at his bedroom window staring at the moon, a burst of green light whisks Mark Foy away to Planet Zoron, where Prince Zincor and Princess Zayla need Mark’s help to regain the prince’s throne from Blaylock and Fentar, two evil...
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PLANET ZORON
At stake—the deed to The Clifton Heights Home for Children. Emmaline Gremlin wants to close the orphanage. Her runaway husband wants to turn the deed over to Mr. Bloober, Superintendent of the Home, to ensure its continuation. Mickey Allston...
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Emmaline Gremlin
What Lanyon hopes will be a simple trip to transport a prisoner who has been giving the Malcosian government trouble ends up in a deadly game of hide-and-seek after his scout cruiser is forced to crash land by the prisoner’s allies.  Help ...
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Contagion: Lanyon For Hire 4
When the AWB Theatre troupe accepts an invitation to perform on the tropical island of Illyria, they get more than they bargained for.  Sudden death.  Mark Louis, company member and amateur detective, suspects murder.  The actors, howe...
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A Dying Fall: The Shakespeare Murders Volume 2
Philip begins his summer in a bad mood.  His mother insists he clean his room. But when Philip allows Leon, the clumsy jinx-boy of the neighborhood, to help, it sends Philip and his best friend Emery off on the wildest summer adventure they&rsqu...
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Philip and the Sneaky Trashmen
Things did not stay peaceful long in Shumbus after Paul and Billy’s summer adventure there. The Critches are out for revenge. The Golden Mushroom is in danger and so is the very city where the Shumians have lived forever. With Jess Hubbard plan...
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The Revenge of the Critches
Follow Lanyon as he attacks a planet-wide drug ring; joins up with his twelve-year-old Selenian friend Jophena to rescue a team of scientists from Tellurian marauders; and seeks vengeance on those responsible for the death of Honna, his Malcosian...
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Lanyon for Hire Vol. 3: Vengeance
Soon-to-be fifth graders, Paul Drummond and Billy Sparks’ summer vacation at the beach with Lige Drummond, Paul’s grandfather, is interrupted when Lige’s best friend Jess Hubbard disappears, and the boys are off to find him in Shumb...
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The Golden Mushroom
Mayhem and mix-ups follow Bruno Brunotaglia’s murder of a hit man sent after him by a rival mob.  Panic stricken, Bruno leaves behind a briefcase of money and an important notebook.  Two down-and-out friends find the briefcase and ...
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Ant-nee's Golden Notebook
After a catastrophic invasion of elementals from "the other side" kills his grandfather and leaves him crippled, Oliver Muncing vows to follow in his grandfather's footsteps and dedicates his life to investigating other-worldly pheno...
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OLIVER MUNCING, EXORCIST
Philip and Emery dread their school assignment: perform an activity demonstrating brotherhood. Philip gets an inspiration, though, when a neighbor tells him about her women’s club fair which will raise money for charity. He and Emery decide ...
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Philip and the Loser
The director of the AWB Theatre Company, Lawrence Mickelman has alienated everyone in sight with his tyrannical manner. When his body is found in the locked theatre, a sword from Hamlet in his chest, the troupe’s owner asks Mark Louis, one o...
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The Rest is Silence
Lanyon runs into trouble when he tries to keep a crucial memory disc out of the hands of a ruthless bands of blackmailers.  If that isn't bad enough, Jophena, an 11-year-old Selenian girl and Lanyon's traveling companion, turns w...
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Lanyon For Hire: Nemesis
Philip and Emery are granted three wishes by a gypsy from the circus sideshow, but to get these wishes, they must perform a chore for the gypsy. They must recover some jewels, including a magical scarab, from a dangerous location. They undertake t...
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Philip and the Fortune Teller
Can Hayden and his fellow cats put an end to the mysterious disappearances occurring at TALULA TUPPERMAN’S HOME FOR DISTRESSED FELINES before they fall prey to the same fate?  ...
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A CAT TALE
    Philip runs into Jeanne, a new girl in the neighborhood, who defeats him at every game they play. Philip enlists his best pal Emery to help him, but even when they join forces, they los...
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Philip and the Girl Who Couldn't Lose
History records that on June 9, 1870, Charles Dickens died of a cerebral haemorrhage. History, however, is wrong. June 9, 1870, is the day on which Emile de la Rue murdered Charles Dickens. During a stay in Genoa in 1844-45, Charles Dickens, an ac...
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The Mystery of Charles Dickens: A Tale of Mesmerism and Murder
After Philip solves a few neighborhood mysteries, he decides to open a detective agency with his best pal Emery. Their classmate Jason starts making fun of their efforts, though, and being a detective suddenly isn’t so much fun. But soon Jas...
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PHILIP AND THE THIEF
OUR LADY OF PERPETUAL VEXATION The calendar has turned to 1964, and it is the final semester of high school for Mouse, Smitty, and Kelso. The boys encounter young ladies beautiful and otherwise as well as friends alive and otherwise. Eight sa...
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Our Lady of Perpetual Vexation
Toby Manders is a bored sixteen-year-old Earth immigrant to Hobson’s Planet who is tired of living the quiet life of a farmer. After running away from his father and home, he becomes close friends with Jar Kensch, a native Walber boy. He and...
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Toby's Trek
 Philip runs into an awful streak of bad luck at the same time as his best buddy Emery runs into a streak of good luck. When Emery reveals that he's been using a newly acquired luck charm, Philip sets out to find one of his own, but what ...
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Philip and the Deadly Curse
Could the Frankenstein monster, Dracula and the Wolfman actually move into someone’s respectable neighborhood? Philip and his best friend Emery are convinced it has happened when a suspicious new family moves in down the block. The boys have...
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Philip and the Monsters
Philip and Emery are scared out of their wits when they learn their community service assignment involves dealing with a haunted house, but it gets worse! Circumstances force the boys to sneak inside the haunted house, and when they do, they recei...
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Philip and the Haunted House
Lanyon wore out his welcome on both Hobson’s Planet and Catonia, the first two planets discovered by Earth, after some harrowing adventures there. He now travels the second planetary system discovered by Earth, hiring himself out to people i...
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Lanyon For Hire
The Director hires nine-year-old Tommy Whitaker to be a character in a book set in 1957. Tommy readily agrees and soon becomes involved in a gang of thieves ...and a murder. 
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The Director
How is Philip ever going to get a pet, the one thing he wants most in the world, when his parents say no to his every request? Angel, a very smart neighborhood girl, gives Philip a plan to change his parents’ mind, but the plan ends in disas...
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Philip and the Angel
On Guardon, a planet singular in its religions beliefs, legislated suicide sends believers to their God.  The rebel Glorbot, however, deems this merely organized murder and sets out to destroy their planet's religion.
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Beckoning Eternity
   Emery’s clumsy and monumentally unlucky cousin Leon is coming to visit for a whole week!  Philip and Emery, best friends, are desperate to find ways to keep Leon out of their way, but Leon’s bad luck?and disaster?foll...
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Philip and the Superstition Kid
This thought provoking sci fi novel demonstrates how someone with natural leadership skills will usually rise to the top in most any scenario. Culp Robinson wins the US presidential election; however, his victory is stolen from him. When he protes...
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Hobson's Planet
In Philip and the Case of Mistaken Identity Philip and his best friend Emery, detectives on the trail, try to cope with a mystifying little girl who runs them a merry chase.  ...
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Philip and the Case of Mistaken Identity
By accident at an art show in which they are entered, Philip Felton and Emery Wyatt offend Johnny Visco, the toughest boy in sixth grade, and he promises to get even. When Johnny Visco’s attacks show no sign of stopping, Philip, Emery and Mr...
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Philip Gets Even
There's a new boy in Philip's class who acts quite a bit differently from Philip's other classmates. Philip and his best friend Emery set out to discover why. This book deals with hearing loss and curiosity.   ...
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Philip and the Boy Who Said, "Huh?"
Kristy King, 26-year-old actress and member of New York City’s AWB Theatre Company, barely misses being struck by a hit-and-run driver while on a visit home to Brunton, Pennsylvania.  A week later, her brother is killed by a hit-and-run dr...
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To Prove a Villain: Volume 3 of The Shakespeare Murders


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