by Keith R.A. DeCandido
Cassie Zukav always knew she was a bit of a weirdness magnet. Ever since she came to Key West for a short vacation and never left, she's dealt with strange creatures, odd happenings, and the remnants of the Norse pantheon when she stopped Loki from destroying the world. It was then that she found out that she's one of the Dísir—a Norse fate goddess. At least now it all makes sense...
Well, kind of. She still has to deal with weird stuff like all the ghosts on Key West becoming more active. Ernest Hemingway is throwing people out of the Hemingway House, Harry S Truman is starting poker games in the Little White House, and another ghost is killing people right and left. Cassie has to find out which ghost is committing murder and who's supercharging the ghosts.
If that wasn't enough, after sixteen months of wondering when she was going to come home, Cassie's parents have shown up on Key West unexpectedly, and they're looking for answers...
by Kevin J. Anderson
Back from the dead…and back on the case!
Even being murdered doesn't keep a good detective down, and in the Unnatural Quarter—inhabited by ghosts, vampires, werewolves, mummies, and all sorts of creatures that go bump (or thud!) in the night—a zombie P.I. fits right in. Dan Chambeaux, a.k.a. "Shamble," solves a string of madcap cases with his ghost girlfriend Sheyenne, his Best Human Friend Officer Toby McGoohan, and his firebrand lawyer partner Robin Deyer.
Working Stiff contains seven cases from the files of Chambeaux & Deyer Investigations. Dan Shamble has to solve the mystery of a stolen deck of fortune-telling cards and the undeath-defying feats of a vampire trapeze artist, finds himself sealed in a coffin in the back of a truck with no idea where he's being taken, and is even hired by Santa Claus to find his lost "naughty and nice" list. Being trapped in an unbreakable monster-proof crypt, deciphering a string of mysterious zombie graffiti, investigating the murder of a costumed fan at a science fiction convention where the monsters are the normal attendees, or tracking down a kidnapped hellhound for legendary vigilante werewolf cop Hairy Harry—it's all in a day's work for Dan Shamble, Zombie P.I.
For This is Hell
by Aaron Rosenberg and Steven Savile
London, 1593. Christopher Marlowe, playwright, spy, and renowned womanizer, is desperately working on what could be his greatest play. But inspiration eludes him, until a chance encounter with a dark temptress rekindles his passion and the words start to flow with that famous passion.
But forces are arrayed against Marlowe. Something doesn't want him finishing, and Marlowe suspects there is a foul, unnatural agency at work. Can the incandescent playwright stop the chaos before it overwhelms the entire city?
This occult thriller from bestselling authors Aaron Rosenberg and Steven Savile combines Elizabethan theatre, ancient mythology, and ageless seduction to create a dark, gripping tale that is both as old as time itself and wholly original.
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