comic crusaders

When a teenage cartoonist uses a magic pen to bring his superhero to life, he unwittingly unleashes a grotesque supervillain and his Dark Legion, who want to take over the world.

Published by Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications.
This is an exciting new genre, the novel/screenplay, being pioneered by Aignos/Savant!


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Comic Crusaders, Richard Rose

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Fantasy, intrigue, drama

The Gumshoe (books)

Set in Chicago circa 1947, private investigator Matt McBride runs afoul of corrupt politicians, vicious mobsters, and a trigger-happy femme fatale to prove that the supposed suicide of his best friend was murder (books).


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The Gumshoe, Richard Rose, Irene Michaels

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More drama, murder and mystery

The lazarus conspiracies

A maverick Chicago cop uncovers conspiracies that people with immense power will stop at nothing, not even murder, to keep secret. Set up as the killer of his only witness, he
must find a way to clear himself and expose the conspiracies, which have a stunning impact on the course of history.

This novel was published by Savant Books and Publications, and was released in September 2013 as a softback book.

It is an adaptation of a screenplay that was a top ten finalist in the 2000 Illinois/Chicago Screenwriting Competition sponsored by the Illinois and Chicago Film Offices.

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The Lazarus Conspiracies, Richard Rose, Irene Michaels

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The satyr candidate

A mystery set in Chicago, this novel was published by Exposition Press in 1979 as a hardback and by SOS Publications in 1985 as a softback trade edition. No longer in print.

The Satyr Candidate, Richard Rose

Additional Works

Numerous short stories, mysteries and thrillers, published by Mike Shane’s Mystery Magazine and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, THE HARD CURE, honorably mentioned in Best Detective Stories of 1972.


  • A mystery novel, THE SATYR CANDIDATE, hardback edition published 1979, trade edition 1987


  • Several screenplays and a teleplay, action/adventure, thrillers and adventure/fantasy. Some were co-authored with my brother, Charles Rose, a published author. Others co-written with producers in Chicago, Hollywood and New York City


  • One screenplay, DEATH ANGEL, was presented by the Writers’ Workshop of The American Film Institute in 1985. All were optioned from time to time by independent producers, including Don Johnson Productions and Graham Henderson (associate producer of the movie HOOSIERS)
  • One screenplay, THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES , a mystery/thriller, was a top ten finalist in the Illinois/Chicago 2000 Screenwriting Competition sponsored by the Illinois and Chicago Film Offices


  • My novel, THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES, an adaptation of the screenplay, was published by Savant Books and Publications in September 2013 as a softback edition. It received a rave review by The Huffington Post and an internationally acclaimed award in fiction at The 2015 Pacific Rim Book Festival in Hollywood. It is available at Amazon, Ingram, Barnes & Noble and Kindle
  • A revision of the earlier screenplay is being considered by independent producers.
  • My novel, THE GUMSHOE, a mystery/thriller set in Chicago circa 1947, was released by Savant in 2016. It is available at Amazon, Ingram, Barnes & Noble and on Kindle
  • My screenplay novel COMIC CRUSADERS is an adventure/fantasy, just released in book form by Aignos Publishing, an imprint of Savant Books and Publications. This is an exciting new genre being pioneered at Aignos/Savant! It is available at Amazon, Ingram, and Barnes & Noble
  • I am currently writing RETRIBUTION, a sequel to THE LAZARUS CONSPIRACIES