Here’s the cover of one of my next books. Hope to get it out before the end of the year. It will feature a character that will first appear in a short story of mine next year in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.
The book’s an urban fantasy. (Some would even call it a paranormal whodunnit — a mash-up of a straight mystery with elements of witchcraft and ghosts.)
As always if anyone would like to review the book, contact me and I’ll send you a free copy when I’m ready to release it. I don’t ask for anything more than an honest review.
Here’s the pitch:
In an ancient chapel in an ancient land, an old woman screeches a warning:
“Beware the touch of Job—he’s cursed!”
Matteo Scarpone is a man more sinned against than sinning.
Once a cool-headed logician and the pride of Rome’s carabinieri, he’s devastated when disaster rocks his world.
He is a lost man. Beaten. Shaken.
Shunned as an embarrassment, he is exiled to a tiny village in the sticks—a hamlet, a burg, a borgo.
But in this land of vineyards and olive groves, life is far from idyllic. Murder, witchcraft and hate taint the soil once tread by the Etruscans.
Now the young captain must unravel a series of murders that pit him against a cynical evil and force him to use a power
— A CURSE
that he has long denied.
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THE MARSHAL OF THE BORGO
A full-length urban fantasy by the author of The Mesmerist.
Cover by Jeroen ten Berge