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release date: Oct 14, 2014
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The Life We Bury
A USA Today bestseller and book club favorite!

College student Joe Talbert has the modest goal of completing a writing assignment for an English class. His task is to interview a stranger and write a brief biography of the person. With deadlines looming, Joe heads to a nearby nursing home to find a willing subject. There he meets Carl Iverson, and soon nothing in Joe's life is ever the same.

Carl is a dying Vietnam veteran--and a convicted murderer. With only a few months to live, he has been medically paroled to a nursing home, after spending thirty years in prison for the crimes of rape and murder.

As Joe writes about Carl's life, especially Carl's valor in Vietnam, he cannot reconcile the heroism of the soldier with the despicable acts of the convict. Joe, along with his skeptical female neighbor, throws himself into uncovering the truth, but he is hamstrung in his efforts by having to deal with his dangerously dysfunctional mother, the guilt of leaving his autistic brother vulnerable, and a haunting childhood memory. 

Thread by thread, Joe unravels the tapestry of Carl’s conviction. But as he and Lila dig deeper into the circumstances of the crime, the stakes grow higher. Will Joe discover the truth before it’s too late to escape the fallout?
release date: Oct 03, 2017
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The Deep Dark Descending
A homicide detective hunts down his wife's killers while struggling between his thirst for revenge and a twinge of conscience forbidding him to take the law into his own hands.

Homicide Detective Max Rupert never fully accepted his wife’s death, even when he believed that a reckless hit-and-run driver was to blame. Haunted by memories both beautiful and painful, he is plagued by feelings of unfinished business. When Max learns that, in fact, Jenni was murdered, he must come to terms with this new information—and determine what to do with it.

Struggling to balance his impulses as a vengeful husband with his obligations as a law enforcement officer, Max devotes himself to relentlessly hunting down those responsible. For most of his life, he has thought of himself as a decent man. But now he’s so consumed with anguish and thoughts of retribution that he finds himself on the edge, questioning who he is and what he stands for.

On a frozen lake at the US–Canadian border, he wrestles with decisions that could change his life forever, as his rage threatens to turn him into the kind of person he has spent his entire career bringing to justice.
release date: Oct 06, 2015
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The Guise of Another
Who was James Putnam? Answering that question may mean salvation for Alexander Rupert, a Minnesota detective whose life is in a serious downward spiral. A Medal of Valor winner, Alexander is now under subpoena by a grand jury on suspicion of corruption. He’s been reassigned to the Frauds Unit, where he is shunned by his fellow detectives, and he fears his status-seeking wife may be having an affair. When he happens across a complex case of identity theft, Alexander sees an opportunity to rehabilitate his tattered reputation.

But the case explodes into far more than he could have expected, putting him in the path of trained assassin Drago Basta, a veteran of the Balkan wars who has been searching for “James Putnam” for years. As his life spins out of control, Alexander’s last hope may be his older brother, Max, a fellow police detective who steps in to try to save his brother from the carnage his investigation has let loose.
release date: Oct 04, 2016
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The Heavens May Fall
Detective Max Rupert and attorney Boady Sanden’s friendship is being pushed to the breaking point. Max is convinced that Jennavieve Pruitt was killed by her husband, Ben. Boady is equally convinced that Ben, his client, is innocent. As the case unfolds, the two are forced to confront their own personal demons.
Max is still struggling with the death of his wife four years earlier, and the Pruitt case stirs up old memories. Boady hasn’t taken on a defense case since the death of an innocent client, a man Boady believes he could have saved but didn’t. Now he is back in court, with student Lila Nash at his side, and he’s determined to redeem himself for having failed in the past.
Vividly told from two opposing perspectives, the truth about the stunning death of Jennavieve Pruitt remains a mystery until the very end.
release date: Jul 18, 2020
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Skradzione zycie
Skradzione zycieJames Putnam, ktory zainscenizowal swoja wlasna smierc 15 lat wczesniej podczas wypadku na lodzi na Coney Islands, w rzeczywistosci ginie w wypadku samochodowym w Minnesocie.\nSprawa zainteresowal sie detektyw Max Rupert, ktory widzial w niej szanse na naprawienie zszarganej reputacji. Max oskarzany o korupcje i malwersacje, znajduje sie na zakrecie zyciowym. Zaczyna drazyc temat, bada zycie Putnama. Wplatuje sie jednak w sprawe, ktora zaprowadzi go az na samo dno, gdyz Max staje na drodze bezwzglednego mordercy Drago Basty, weterana wojny balkanskiej, od dawna poszukujacego Jamesa Putnama.\nJedyna osoba, ktora moze mu pomoc, jest straszy brat Maxa - Aleksander, powszechnie szanowany detektyw, znany z poprzedniej ksiazki Eskensa Pogrzebane zycie.
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release date: Jul 18, 2020
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The Life We Bury by Allen Eskens (2015-06-09)
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release date: Jul 18, 2020
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A Vida que Enterramos

A única coisa que Joe Talbert deseja é terminar o trabalho da faculdade: entrevistar um estranho e escrever uma breve biografia. Com os prazos se aproximando, o garoto decide ir a um asilo para encontrar o tão desejado objeto de trabalho. Lá ele conhece Carl Iverson e logo a vida de Joe vai ter mudado para sempre.

Veterano da Guerra do Vietnã, desenganado com apenas alguns meses de vida, Carl foi internado na casa de repouso em liberdade condicional devido ao estágio avançado de câncer depois de trinta anos preso pelos crimes de estupro e assassinato. À medida que escreve sobre a vida de Carl, principalmente sobre o período que o homem passou na guerra, Joe começa a ter dificuldade de conciliar o heroísmo do soldado com os desprezíveis atos do criminoso.

Acompanhado de Lila, sua vizinha cética, Joe se lança em uma busca pela verdade, mas lidar com a mãe perigosamente disfuncional, a culpa de deixar o irmão autista sozinho em casa e uma lembrança assustadora vão malograr seus esforços.

Fio por fio, Joe começa a desfazer a intricada tapeçaria do crime de Carl, mas, quanto mais se aproxima das reais circunstâncias do crime, mais nós aparecem. Joe vai conseguir descobrir a verdade ou já é muito tarde para escapar?

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release date: Jul 18, 2020
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Pogrzebane zycie
Pogrzebane zycieJoe Talbert ciezko pracuje, zeby wyrwac sie z domu i rozpoczac studia na Uniwersytecie Minnesota, ale matka alkoholiczka, ktora nie jest w stanie zapewnic nalezytej opieki jego autystycznemu bratu, wciaz domaga sie od niego pieniedzy i pomocy. Zycie Joego odmienia wizyta w domu opieki w Richfield, gdzie ma przeprowadzic wywiad z interesujaca osoba na zaliczenie z angielskiego. Joe wybiera Carla Iversona, skazanego przed laty za gwalt i zamordowanie czternastolatki. Wypuszczony z wiezienia umierajacy na raka trzustki Carl zgadza sie opowiedziec Joemu swoja historie. Za namowa Lili Nash, atrakcyjnej sasiadki i studentki, Joe zaglebia tajniki procesu Carla. Gdy dowiaduje sie wiecej o szczegolach morderstwa, odkrywa przerazajaca prawde skrywana od trzydziestu lat, i choc jego zycie jest odtad zagrozone, postanawia ujawnic te tajemnice swiatu. Nie baczac na wlasne bezpieczenstwo, Joe i Lila podejmuja kolejne kroki, by doprowadzic do uniewinnienia Carla Iversona, oczyszczenia jego imienia i postawienia prawdziwego zbrodniarza przed obliczem sprawiedliwosci. A czas ucieka?\n?Frapujacy thriller. Napiecie narasta az do zapierajacego dech finalu, ktory ani chwile nie zawodzi czytelnika. Eskens to nazwisko, ktore nalezy zapamietac?. \nBooklist\n?Wyborny kryminal! Swietna historia, wspaniale postacie, suspens? To byla doskonala lektura, wciagajaca od pierwszej strony? Jezeli szukasz dobrej lektury, siegnij po te ksiazke?.\nA. Midsummer, Night Read\n\n?Pasjonujaca fabula, barwne postacie? Intrygujace, wciagajace i satysfakcjonujace? Nie bedziecie zawiedzeni?.\nCol?s Criminal Library\n?Jezeli szukasz inteligentnej, wciagajacej powiesci z bohaterami, ktorych los nie bedzie ci obojetny, siegnij po Pogrzebane zycia Allena Eskensa. To wspaniala lektura ? nie bedziesz zawiedziony!?. \nThe Big Thrill Magazine
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release date: Jun 10, 2015
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June 2015 Issue
We are happy to announce that June 2015 Issue for Universal Creativity Inc. will be released this Monday! The best-selling author Jacob Appel be featured inside our issue and we highly recommend reading his interview! Also, we will be featuring another author, Allen Eskens, who will have his interview featured as well. Best-selling author and award-winning journalist, Bruce Henderson, will have his interview inside as well as well as new emerging author, Ryan Hill.

Are you ready? The last and final piece to Enid is now here! What will happen next inside this thrilling piece written by Lucy Mitchell?

Free excerpts from Modern Girl will be featured for readers to get a taste of what the latest novel by Universal Creativity Inc. is like.

Pitch Slam for the summer starting this month will include a free open submission for all genres that contain universal themes such as family sagas, love, heartbreak, etc.. Details are inside the issue, which will be released this Monday!

Need help with your writing? Inside June’s 2015 Issue there is information aboutWriting to Publish, a creative writing course to help writers navigate through the writing, editing, and publishing process. A self-paced online course with lessons and assignments sent to you via email. Acertification of completion will be given via PDF format for those who complete the entire course.

A list of new literary agents inside as well as publishers seeking new submissions. Must read the issue to find out the details.
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release date: Jun 24, 2016
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Al posto di un altro (Italian Edition)
Minneapolis. Il detective Alexander Rupert sta vivendo il periodo più duro della sua vita: declassato dalla Narcotici all’unità Antifrode dopo essere stato ingiustamente accusato di aver sottratto beni e denaro durante alcuni arresti, si muove come un paria tra i corridoi del dipartimento, evitato dai colleghi e oberato da pratiche inutili o noiose. Davanti a sé ha ora la prospettiva di un doloroso doppio confronto: con il Gran Giurì – correndo il rischio di venire comunque condannato e sospeso dal servizio – e con sua moglie, della quale ha da poco scoperto una relazione clandestina.
In preda allo sconforto, quando si trova davanti alle domande di uno squallido avvocato per un caso di un incidente stradale mortale dalla dinamica bizzarra, è rassegnato all’ennesima ordinaria amministrazione. Se non fosse che la vittima, James Putnam, risulta morta da quindici anni…
Per Alexander quest’indagine potrebbe rappresentare l’inizio della riscossa. Una riscossa pericolosa, poiché il teatro degli eventi si allarga dalle Twin Cities a New York e all’Iowa, e il supposto furto di identità assume contorni sempre più foschi. L’ex militare jugoslavo Drago Basta sta infatti a sua volta seguendo a ritroso le tracce di Putnam per recuperare una scottante registrazione, e non ha intenzione di fermarsi di fronte a niente e nessuno.
L’investigazione sembra muoversi su un sottilissimo strato di ghiaccio, in cui ogni stentato passo verso la verità rende più vicino il rischio di sprofondare nell’abisso, e le risposte da trovare appaiono nascoste ben al di sotto delle apparenze: qual è la vera identità di Putnam? qual è il motivo degli enormi bonifici che riceveva ogni anno? perché per tutto questo tempo ha vissuto in incognito?
Per venire a capo dell’intricata vicenda, Alexander avrà bisogno dell’aiuto di suo fratello, Maximilian, e di Billie, una poliziotta newyorkese piena di personalità e spirito d’iniziativa. Storia dalla suspense tesa e tagliente, Al posto di un altro è un thriller che penetra nella psiche dei personaggi e, coi suoi continui colpi di scena, incolla il lettore alla pagina, coinvolgendolo in un appassionante vortice narrativo.

«Una storia tesa, intelligente, che esplora i luoghi più oscuri della psiche umana».
William Kent Krueger

«Eskens cattura il lettore e non abbandona più la presa».
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