Wednesday, March 11, 2015

The Weeping Lore

Great news!

The first book in my series Witte & Co. Investigations is available for pre-order at Amazon and Smashwords. It should populate at other sites (, Kobo, etc.) by the release date (3/31/15).

Here's the cover:

And here's the description:

December 1925. St. Louis, Missouri.

Out of cash, out of luck, and soon to be out of a home, Cian Shea scours the Irish neighborhood of Kerry Patch for work. When a job falls into his hands, it seems easy enough: deliver a small, unmarked box to a rich man’s home. The job, however, proves far from simple. Framed for the murder of the local mob boss, Cian’s only chance at clearing his name is to recover the mask and identify the killer. Unfortunately for Cian, he discovers that many people want the box—and, more importantly, the secret it contains.

Being hunted by gangsters, bootleggers, and Prohibition agents is bad enough, but Cian finds his steps dogged by sorcerers and spiders and golems who wouldn’t mind pulling him apart (something he’d prefer to avoid). His search leads him to the beautiful Irene Lovell, suffragette and flapper, who is determined to find the box for herself. When a team of supernatural investigators comes to their rescue, Cian learns that there is a great deal more to the world than he had ever imagined and that the box holds an artifact that will rouse an ancient and terrible evil. Before that evil can awaken, they must recover the mask—and they must do so without succumbing to the madness of the weeping lore.

I'm really proud of this book. I think, in production terms, it's the best-looking book I've released. It's also a great deal of fun. It mixes elements of mystery and Lovecraft horror (but with a lot more action than Lovecraft ever used). Witte & Co. Investigations is a four book series, and all four books are written. They will be going up for sale over the next few weeks so that, hopefully by the end of April, you will be able to buy all four volumes.

I hope you enjoy reading this new series as much as I enjoyed writing it!