Other Fiction

I have two novels and three shorter works out as ebooks.


He came to Tangier to die, but life isn’t done with him yet.

Tom Miller has lost his job, his wife, and his dreams. Broke and alone, he ends up in a flophouse in Morocco, ready to end it all. But soon he finds himself tangled in a web of danger and duty as he’s pulled into scamming tourists for a crooked cop while trying to help a Syrian refugee boy survive life on the streets.

Can a lifelong loser do something good for a change?

A portion of my royalties will go to a charity for Syrian refugees.

This book is based on interviews with Syrian refugees and my experiences on many trips to Tangier. It won the Kindle Scout program (thanks to everyone who voted!) and won a publishing contract with Kindle Press. It's available on Amazon, Amazon UK, and all the other Amazons.


This Western is unusual in that it is written from the
Apache point of view and dispels some commons myths.

Arizona 1846
Nantan, a young Apache warrior, is building a name for himself by leading raids against Mexican ranches to impress his war chief, and the chief’s lovely daughter. But there is one thing he and all other Apaches fear—a ruthless band of Mexican scalp hunters who slaughter entire villages.
Nantan and his friends have sworn to fight back, but they are inexperienced, and led by a war chief driven mad with a thirst for revenge. Can they track their tribe’s worst enemy into unknown territory and defeat them?

Available on Amazon, Amazon UK, and all the other Amazons.



 My latest short story collection, The Rat Killer and other Weird War Tales, is out now on Amazon and Smashwords. A blurb is below.

A rat hunter on the Western Front suspects his prey are plotting against him…
A routine trip through the trenches leads to an unexpected insight…
A soldier discovers the most dangerous enemy can't be killed…
A bereaved woman performs a forbidden ritual to avenge her father’s murder…
A doomed militia is offered a path to victory that leads to damnation…

Here are five tales of war from the pen of military historian and novelist Sean McLachlan. From the bushwhackers of the American Civil War to the trenches of WWI, these stories walk the line from the strange and paranormal to the frighteningly real.



 My novella, The Quintessence of Absence originally appeared in Black Gate magazine. It's a mix of swashbuckling adventure, mystery, alternate history and magic.

Can a drug-addicted sorcerer sober up long enough to save a kidnapped girl and his own Duchy?

In an alternate 18th century Germany where magic is real and paganism never died, Lothar is in the bonds of nepenthe, a powerful drug that gives him ecstatic visions. It has also taken his job, his friends, and his self-respect. Now his old employer has rehired Lothar to find the man's daughter, who is in the grip of her own addiction to nepenthe.

As Lothar digs deeper into the girl's disappearance, he uncovers a plot that threatens the entire Duchy of Anhalt, and finds the only way to stop it is to face his own weakness.

Special thanks to Jack Badelaire for the cover design!

The Quintessence of Absence is available Amazon, Amazon UK, and all other Amazon outlets. It's also available on Smashwords





Then there's my other short story collection, The Night the Nazis came to Dinner, and other dark tales.

A spectral dinner party goes horribly wrong. . .
An immortal warrior hopes a final battle will set him free. . .
A big-game hunter preys on endangered species to supply an illicit restaurant. . .
A new technology soothes First World guilt. . .

Here are four dark tales that straddle the boundary between reality and speculation. You better hope they don’t come true. 


These genre-bending tales mix fantasy, science fiction, horror, and a dose of satire. A special thanks goes to Dale Roberts, author of Irrefutable, for doing the excellent cover art.

The Night the Nazis came to Dinner is available at Amazon, Amazon UK, and all other Amazon outlets.


More books coming soon. Stay tuned!
Looking for more from Sean McLachlan? He also hangs out on the Civil War Horror blog, where he focuses on Civil War and Wild West history.

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