‘Only Ten Sleeps ‘Til Christmas (Eve, That Is)’

As if this week hasn’t seen enough rampant and shameless self-promotion, I figured I might as well close it out big. Christmas is closing in like a reindeer on a collision course with your elderly grandmother, and I have many wares spread out across my electronic blanket in this vast marketplace we call the Interwebs.

So, if you’re still doing your holiday shopping, and you’re looking for something for that literary-type on your list, why not give a gander to these fevered scrawlings and fanciful fictions? 

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THE BEAST WITHIN 3: Oceans Unleashed

Contains my story, ”The Wedding Seal”, which finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass dealing with a selkie under domestic duress and her fierce kin in the Orkney Islands in 1922. Excerpt HERE.

TALES OF THE SHADOWMEN, VOL. 9: La Vie En Noir

Contains my story, “Nestor Burma Goes West”, which sees French sleuth Nestor Burma hunt down a runaway girl only to run into a certain Super Detective during his investigation, and to run afoul of Les Vampires and their deadly queen, Irma Vep.

HILLS OF FIRE: Bare Knuckle Yarns of Appalachia

Contains my story, “Saxon and the Stand-Down”, which sees Pinkerton Detective James ‘Jimmy’ Saxon entering a rough and rowdy coal mining camp on the hunt for a murderous drifter, only to wind up in an old-fashioned, bare knuckle Irish stand-down with said drifter while an angry crowd of coal miners looks on.

A CAT OF NINE TALES: Occult Detective Stories, Vol. 1

Contains my story, ”An Ounce of Prevention” which has St. Cyprian and Gallowglass taking on an avian entity of the Pictish persuasion in rural Cornwall in 1920.  Excerpt HERE.

HORROR FOR THE HOLIDAYS

Contains TWO of my stories–”Krampusnacht”sees Charles St. Cyprian and Ebe Gallowglass battle the demonic Krampus in London on Christmas Eve, 1920.  Excerpt HERE. And ”The Dreaming Dead” finds St. Cyprian and Gallowglass facing down a trauma-eating entity in Bethnal Green Infirmary in 1919. Excerpt HERE.

BLACK BAT MYSTERIES, VOL. 2

Contains my story, “The Black Bat at Bay!” which is a chunky little story that sees the eponymous vigilante run afoul of the Super Detective, Jim Anthony, the police and the Mob, resulting in gun-play and lots of it. Excerpt HERE.


And there’s more besides! Check out my WORKS page for more links.

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