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Copyright © 2011 James R. Clifford. All Rights Reserved.
A two-time National Indie Excellence Award-Winning Finalist 
Welcome to James R. Clifford

                   Award winning finalist in historical fiction 2007 Indie Excellence Awards
                   American Numismatic Association books of the year for 2007

DOUBLE DAGGERS is the story of a curse that spans the ages . . .

The curse begins with the assassination of Julius Caesar on the Ides of March. The chief conspirator in the assassination is Marcus Brutus who mints a coin celebrating his role in the heinous plot.

Today, that coin is known as the Eids of March or Double Dagger Denarius and it is the most famous coin in all of ancient antiquity. DOUBLE DAGGERS is the story of four men's unrelenting obsession to acquire the coin, and what befalls them once they finally have it in their possession.

The four men are: Marcus Brutus, a knight traveling on the Crusades, an SS lieutenant under Hitler, and a modern day Wall Street trader. But these men have something more in common than just their obsession to possess the famous coin---
And that is the true mystery and curse of the Double Daggers. 

Welcome to the website of James Clifford a two time award winning finalist for the National Indie Excellence Awards.

James Clifford has been graced with a fertile imagination.                       Ten Days To Madness is an intriguing twist of psychological fiction, 
​Midwest Book Review                                                                                highly recommend.
                  -Norman Goldman, Editor, Book Pleasure                                                         -Midwest Book Review

Double Daggers is strongly recommended as a complex, superbly             The Unraveling is where 1984 meets Alice in Wonderland in 
crafted, thoroughly entertaining novel from beginning to end.                The Matrix.
         -James A. Cox, Editor-in-Chief, Midwest Book Review                                       -JR Rutherford, Reviewer, Dan River Anthology


"A great feat of introducing the classics to young minds."
    - Souzana Sterverding, Director
       Ancient Coins in Education

2009 Award winning finalist in the Indie Excellence Awards for Juvenile Fiction.

Only Charlie Parker knows that his image as a successful, well-respected family man is a complete lie and with his life collapsing around him he travels to the secluded mountain house that has been owned by his family for generations. Hidden in his father’s library Charlie unearths a bizarre diary that claims a rogue tribe of Cherokee Indians stole a fortune in gold coins before the Civil War and hid the treasure in an ancient burial cave in a remote part of the Appalachian Mountains. 
Compelled by forces he doesn’t understand, Charlie embarks upon a self-destructive march to uncover the truth as he discovers his family's darkest secrets.  His ancestor’s heinous crimes force Charlie to face the demons unleashed by his family from so long ago and he is haunted by nightmares, tormented by a strange man claiming ownership of the diary and terrorized by Cherokee spirits known in Indian mythology as The Nunnehi.  The horrifying encounters send Charlie spiraling into an alcohol fueled frenzy to find the Cherokee gold, no matter the cost.  

Does the gold exist? Are the bizarre events really happening to Charlie or has his mind finally collapsed under the pressures of mental illness, alcohol abuse and a failed business? Those questions linger in the reader’s mind until the final page as Charlie battles internal demons and external monsters to discover the truth about himself, and the legend of the Cherokee Gold.   
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I love unsolved mysteries, things that go bump in the night, quantum physics and I believe in most  conspiracies. Sometimes I write novels and stories, they don't make any money.
My novels range across the literary spectrum: From good old fashioned adventure stories, supernatural mysteries, historical fiction, to dystopian conspiracy thrillers. 
I hope that my stories take you on an entertaining journey and remember wherever you go, there you are.

One reader described The Unraveling: "It is where 1984 meets Alice in Wonderland in The Matrix."

West Collins is a disgraced New York City journalist obsessed with solving the Grand Unified Conspiracy Theory. A theory, he believes, will explain why the world seems hell bent on self-destructing.
His desperate search for answers entangles him with a centuries old, mysterious shadow group called The Dracun who have succeeded in controlling society by creating a virtual prison where freedom is a manufactured illusion.

As West falls further down the rabbit hole, he battles a cadre of vicious state agents secretly controlled by The Dracun. The world might have been conquered by the elite ruling class but it is owned by The Dracun. And with no one left to fight, The Dracun has declared war on its last remaining enemy—America.

Welcome to the world of our future. Where the crash hasn’t yet occurred, only a slow, agonizing crumble. With the world teetering on the abyss and The Unraveling rapidly approaching, West makes a remarkable discovery that will change everything. The Unraveling is a dystopian conspiracy thriller where good and evil, freedom and tyranny are false realities in a society locked in perpetual upheaval and decay. 

Welcome to the the Bizarre World of The Ford Files.... 

The Ford Files is a novel project set in the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. Charleston is located on the 33rd Parallel, the Bloodline of Earth, where many unexplained mysteries have occurred throughout history.

Alex Ford is a typical college student until her world is thrown for upside down when her eccentric grandfather goes missing. The police investigation only raises more questions about his strange and dark past. With the authorities seemingly stonewalling Alex teams up with a conspiracy theorist and mystery investigator aS they set out to discover the truth about her grandfather's strange disappearance and the dark secrets of the 33rd Parallel.  

If you like the paranormal, conspiracies, alternative dimensions, unexplained mysteries or simply the weird, then these entertaining stories are for you. Each chapter installment chronicles Alex's journey to find her grandfather as she falls deeper into the bizarre world of The Ford Files. 

If you like X-Files, Tales From the Dark, The Night Stalker, or The Twilight Zone, you'll love The Ford Files. One listener described The Ford Files as "Alice in Wonderland falls into The Matrix and discovers Twin Peaks."
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