Paid Companion of Johns Wilkes Booth and The Shooting of
Montezuma by Jan Merlin
Jan Merlin guest starred as Bill Enders in
the episode, "The Ride"
books may be purchased directly from Xlibris.com/bookstore or on
ordered through local bookstores... cheapest is to order from Xlibris.
He has some books at his home and will autograph them if requested.
requests to Debbie Beshears and she will let you know which books are
available directly through him. Her email is DLB1248@aol.com
Once it has been established which books are
available through Mr. Merlin, Debbie will provide his home
address for those interested in ordering directly through him.
copies for $35 and paperbacks for $25...BUT also
for PRIORITY MAIL.
The following novels by Jan Merlin are available in hardcover or
paperback from: Xlibris.com/bookstore
or ordered through your own
African story, GUNBEARER comes in
two volumes, Part One and Part Two, so
that is double the price of one.
stars and a legendary director make a film with a secret they cannot
GUNBEARER...Part One and Part Two. These two volumes concern actual historical
Victorian Era Africa, as told far more revealingly by an African who
present than what was published in their journals by the British
tragic criminal existence of an AmerAsian boy born and raised in
(1946 thru 1952).
DON’T LIE... An
immigrant woman struggles to raise her son and daughter in New York City during the Great Depression Era and World War
separate tales of odd treasures in the Fifties, having nothing in
common but Pacific Ocean
shores: THE BAKLA’S CROSS (Of a
film company in
the Republic of the Philippines) and THE HIGH PRIESTESS
residents of a notorious hillside in Hollywood, USA)
THE PAID COMPANION of J.
Wilkes Booth... Was he a young
Rebel deserter? An American Lincoln myth
haunts and scandalizes as it explodes into final moments of guilt and
CLIPPINGS - Feb.2004
by Terry Harris) Jan Merlin, the excellent character actor who appeared
numerous western movies and TV series, usually in villainous roles, is
author who has written several books. His latest, with co-author
THE PAID COMPANION of J.Wilkes Booth focuses on the life of
the man who conspired with John Wilkes Booth to overthrow the Federal
Government at the end of the Civil War. The novel deals with the events
up to Paine’s attempted assassination of Secretary of State William
Paine’s capture, trial, and execution by Federal authorities. What
Russo do so well is to take a potentially repugnant character, Lewis
present him in such a way the reader is rendered sympathetic to him.
War and its effects on the teenage Paine make him an object of
Merlin says, “Slavery made him immoral, war made him a murderer, and
revenge and delusion made him an assassin.” In many ways, Paine is like
except he was taught to believe things we know to be wrong, were right.
novel’s searing indictment of the dehumanizing evil effects of a
War on a young man’s psyche is compelling and sticks in your mind long
finishing the book. Highly recommended, deserves to be ranked among the
Civil War novels. Available with a special discount ($18.69) direct
publisher Xlibris <www.xlibris.com/bookstore. or call (888) 795-4274
Texas Review of:
A Plunge into the Pit
is notorious that
American history has many dark, terrifying places, but this new and
researched historical novel by actor/writer Jan Merlin and Professor
Russo plunges headlong into one of the darkest of those places. The
focuses on a remarkable and enigmatic individual who is usually
simply as 'Lewis'--- his real name is not revealed until toward the
end. As if to demonstrate over and over that truth is stranger than
few if any writers could have invented anyone even vaguely like the
from whose viewpoint we observe the people and events leading up to,
following, the Lincoln Assassination. The novel is full of minor
about which history does not preserve much information. Jan Merlin,
sure actor's instinct, brings even the smallest parts to life.