A body drained of blood is found on Hampstead Heath. Three nights later, a white face is seen pressed against a window in Highgate. In Hampstead tube station, something titters in the shadows of the platform. In Surrey, a phone rings.
The agents of the Westenra Fund are on the case… Continue reading “The Westenra Fund”
Over the past five (nearly six) years, I’ve written a plenitude of stories featuring the characters of Charles St. Cyprian, the Royal Occultist, and his assistant, Ebe Gallowglass. So many, in fact, that two years ago I had to assemble a story chronology, for my benefit, if no one else’s. And since I’m busy this week and it’s unlikely that you’ll be getting any substantive posts, here’s said chronology, with accompanying art by MD Jackson. Continue reading “When, Where, What, Who”
The long, slow crawl towards Halloween begins here. Well, technically, it began last November. Hey, a guy can have a favourite holiday, can’t he? Only three months. Positive thoughts. Continue reading “WIP Wednesday #27: Positivity”
The new Royal Occultist novel, The Infernal Express, has been out for about two weeks now, and I thought I’d say a bit more about it, in case anyone reading this is on the fence about picking up a copy. Continue reading “Ave Dominus Dracula”
Let’s start the week off right, shall we? With a story about a story, and the permutations thereof. Also about the barnacle-like nature of certain ideas and how you can never *quite* do them justice, no matter how many times you give it a go. Continue reading “The Shadow of Dracula”
Armies ride to war as the vampire-king stirs in his bloody slumber. The Royal Occultist races against the Devil, but no matter how swift he flees, the Devil is always just behind. For the dead have ever traveled fast… Continue reading “Ride the Infernal Express”
Yesterday brought some good news, of an eldritch bent. Eldritch Inquests, that is. It looks like the long-awaited second volume of the occult detective anthology I co-edited with Miles Boothe is finally on it’s way to the shelves. With stories by Neil Baker, Brian M. Sammons, Meredith Torre and Bob Freeman, among others, it’s sure to be a fine companion piece to the incredible first volume. Continue reading “Eldritch Update”