Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as one of their “Great Indie Books Worth Discovering.”

“The popcorn movie of novels. Unadulterated fun.”
– Literary Titan

“A free-wheeling, enjoyable blend of real history, derring-do adventure and early cinematic comedy.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This is creativity at its best. Very highly recommended.”
– Readers’ Favorite

Acclaimed by Kirkus Reviews as one of their “Great Indie Books Worth Discovering.”

“The popcorn movie of novels. Unadulterated fun.”
– Literary Titan

“A free-wheeling, enjoyable blend of real history, derring-do adventure and early cinematic comedy.”
Kirkus Reviews

“This is creativity at its best. Very highly recommended”
– Readers’ Favorite

Preview The Purgatory Equation

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SYNOPSIS: The untold saga of Thomas Edison’s greatest invention: a machine designed to penetrate the barrier between life and death. Edison is accompanied on his metaphysical quest by John Dawkins, his heroic, young assistant with a tragic past, Emily Auburn, a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl and her wise-cracking rehearsal pianist, the teenage George Gershwin. Destiny propels them from the mind-boggling marvels of Edison’s secret library to the Captiva Island compound of the Seminole Indians, to the frontlines of the Great War where they journey into the dark heart of the dead zone and wage a decisive battle for the soul of mankind.

Preview The Lazarus Vessel

SYNOPSIS: Join Thomas Edison, John Dawkins, Emily Auburn and George Gershwin as they reunite to realize Edison’s final invention, the simu-dermis, a manufactured vessel of skin capable of housing a soul and allowing the dead to rise again. Accompanied by their new companions, Groucho Marx and Eleanor Roosevelt, their quest propels them from the Hollywood dream factory, to the metaphysical vortex of Sedona, Arizona, to the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair, and finally to Andros Island in the Bermuda Triangle, where they battle a cabal of terrorists and come face to face with one of the greatest villains in human history.

PRAISE FOR THE EDISON TRILOGY


“Hang Onto Your History Books!

Only David Church could make Thomas Edison into an action hero and populate his adventures with rich characters and brilliant plot twists rooted in actual events. It’s the most cinematic and satisfying read I’ve devoured in years.” 

Larry Dean Harris, Artistic Director, Strong Words

“Very Highly Recommended.

With colorful and vibrant characters and a fast-paced plot, there’s not a single dull moment in the entire book. The result is pure unadulterated fun.”

 – Readers’ Favorite 

“The Whole Caboodle Fizzes with Energy.

Church spins a madcap yarn, but it is grounded in an earnest appreciation of history. Real life-personages, rather than being suborned or repurposed are treated with respect and remain, as it were, in character. Indeed…the historical figures – notably (Groucho) Marx and Mrs. Roosevelt – shine with genuine personalities.”

 – Kirkus Reviews

“Enjoy The Ride!

As an innovator and author who admires and has written about the iconic Edison, I can’t think of a more creative treatment of his genius. This brilliantly crafted book will keep you turning the pages until the final twist.”

Lorraine Marchand, Author, The Innovation Mindset

“A Gripping Page-Turner… A Fun and Action-Packed Romp.

A historical thriller with some sci-fi and fantasy here and there that twists the story in fascinating directions. Highly recommended.”

 – Literary Titan

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The Author

David Church is the author of the award-winning adventure novels, Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation and Thomas Edison and the Lazarus Vessel, the first two installments in his ‘Edison Trilogy.’ A former advertising executive, he has written for publications as wildly diverse as Soap Opera Digest and Interview, authored an environmental children’s book, Larue and the Brown Sky (illustrations by Toby Bluth), co-authored the cult-musical, Judy’s Scary Little Christmas (with Jim Webber and Joe Patrick Ward) and developed a variety of films for United Artists, CBS and NBC, including Psychic Housewife, and Saving Grace. David is a member of the Dramatists Guild and the Writers Guild of America West. He lives and works in Southern California.

Explore the history behind The Edison Trilogy with author David Church

Edison’s Greatest Quality? David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, selects Edison’s most outstanding quality. Hint: it’s not his genius.
Sources Behind Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation: David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, details some of his primary sources in creating the historical backdrop of his new novel.
Edison’s Disappearance in 1918: David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, reveals the official, but still mysterious, story behind Edison’s month-long disappearance in February of 1918.
Fact or Fiction? David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, details which elements of his new novel are factual and which are pure invention.
Did Edison Visit the Afterlife? David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, explains the true story behind Edison’s decades’ long obsession to create a ‘Spirit Box” to communicate with the dead.
Inspiration for the Story? Thomas Edison…an action hero? And an explorer of the afterlife?  David Church, the author of Thomas Edison and the Purgatory Equation, reveals the intriguing clues that led him to create his new novel.

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