OUT NOW: “Mouse Trap”

My newest book, MOUSE TRAP, is now available.



It’s the last school trip young Emily will ever get to go on. Not because it’s the end of the school year, but because the world is coming to an end. Teachers, parents, and other students have been slowly dying off over the past several months, killed in mysterious traps that have been appearing across the countryside. Nobody knows where the traps come from or who put them there, but they seem to be designed to exterminate the entirety of the human race.

Emily thought it was going to be an ordinary trip to the local amusement park, but what was supposed to be a normal afternoon of bumper cars and roller coasters has turned into a fight for survival after their teacher is horrifically killed in front of them, leaving the small children to fend for themselves in a life or death game of mouse and mouse trap. There appears to be a hope for salvation when eighth grader Clyde Donner, a boy Emily has had a crush on ever since she was a little girl, enters their lives and promises that all the children will be safe as long as they do exactly as he says. But when it appears that Clyde does not have everyone’s best interests in mind, it’s up to Emily to put her feelings aside in order to ensure the safety of those younger and more vulnerable than her.

Available at amazon.com

5 Responses to “OUT NOW: “Mouse Trap””

  1. Mousetrap is a brilliantly dark view on the evolution of the commercialism of major theme park peddlers (Disney, Six Flags etc) or maybe it’s just a really cool look at what Breakfast Club would be like if we let CM3 do a rewrite – either way it is a fab read

  2. I’ve been a fan of your work for a long time and was wondering if you ever had time to talk to a fan ? This is my favorite type of reading and want to get into it and have ideas. I’m just reaching out for that but also just saying thanks. I love your work.

    • carltonmellick Says:

      No guarantees but you can always try me on social media or through my email (listed on this site). Thanks for reading!

  3. Such a wild and dark ride! I enjoyed its adventure and creativity (if not the tragedies) immensely. And actually have to thank you for making some of the deaths bizarre/made up as well as fast; since most of the characters are kids, idk if I could have read it otherwise.

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