Sean McLachlan

Member Since: January 2022

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This is a library of books and writings that Sean McLachlan has published.

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 dar

The Case of the Dastardly Djinn (A Masked Man of Cairo Prequel)

A homeless boy. A hunted girl. Cairo, 1917. In a city plagued by poverty and war, ten-year-old Faisal begs and steals to survive, hiding at night from the things that prowl after dark. The nimblest and most clever of the street boys, he’s terrified of t

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Writing Secrets of the World’s Most Prolific Authors

Book / Non-Fiction

What does it take to write 100 books? What about 500? Or 1,000? That may sound like an impossibly high number, but it isn’t. Some of the world’s most successful authors wrote hundreds of books over the… Read More

After the Raid

Short Story / Horror

After a young woman's father is killed by Confederate raiders, she faces a hard choice between honoring her father's legacy and seeking revenge. Read More

The Fish Eaters

Short Story / Science Fiction

After the fall of civilization, a husband and wife fish in a polluted ocean for a meager, toxic catch. But when their net brings up something unexpected, their entire lives change. Read More


Last Updated May 13, 2022

A new mystery series!

I just released the print and ebook editions of A Winter Murder in Berlin, book one of The Berlin Murders. A blurb is below.


The voyage of a lifetime turns into a nightmare. When Katherine Schmidt sails for Europe in late 1929, she looks forward to a year of carefree travel thanks to an unexpected inheritance. But when a companion on her steamer is murdered and she becomes a suspect, she needs to find the real killer before the police close in. Now she must delve into Weimar Berlin’s decadent nightlife and radical politics in order to clear her name. Can an innocent young woman from Missouri outwit fascists, communists, and the denizens of Berlin’s notorious shadow world? Welcome to book one of The Berlin Murders, a new historical mystery series by award-winning author Sean McLachlan.


Sean McLachlan is an archaeologist who has excavated in the Middle East, Europe, and the United States. Now a full-time writer, he specializes in history, travel, and fiction. He won the 2013 Society of American Travel Writers Award for his Iraq reportage.

Sean is busy working on several fiction series including Toxic World (post-apocalyptic science fiction), The Masked Man of Cairo (neo-pulp detective adventure), the upcoming Tech Scavengers science fiction series and and a mystery series set in Weimar Berlin.

Half of Sean's time is spent on the road researching and writing. He's traveled to more than 30 countries, interviewing nomads in Somaliland, climbing to clifftop monasteries in Ethiopia, studying Crusader castles in Syria, and exploring caves in his favorite state of Missouri.

Sean is always happy to hear from his readers, so drop him a line!

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