More than 20 New York Times best-selling authors team up to create a first-rate serial novel -- a collaboration that combines the skills of America’s greatest storytellers to produce a gripping, spellbinding mystery.
"Not as good as expected"
Four best-selling authors. One hell-raising premise. What if the dead could be summoned from their graves - for a price? What if a quartet of distinctive storytellers took a stab at this deceptively simple idea - on a dare? The answers lie here, in Four Summoner’s Tales, as these acclaimed writers accept the challenge and rise to the occasion - in four brilliantly chilling ways. It’s all in the execution….
"Only one tale was good!"
A song half-heard. The murmur of a voice singing in the dark. There it is again...a few words set to an old melody filled with mystery, heartbreak and horror. Out of Tune gathers a collection of original dark fantasy tales inspired by folk ballads. Here you'll find stories of strange creatures and strangers humans, treachery and love, murder and monsters.
Novelist Tom Oliver is not the most popular man in the world and he isn’t much missed when disappears at the end of a week tutoring at a writers’ centre in rural Shropshire. However, it eventually falls to DI Frank Kavanagh and his colleague DC Jane Salt to ascertain whether one of his literary enemies, a former lover, or perhaps a humiliated husband has finally exacted revenge. Is his disappearance an innocent affair, or has he himself been “written out”?
"Would have liked some earlier works"
In the long, hot summer of 1969, two young men are involved in the accidental killing of their foreman on a Shropshire building site. Traumatized, they conceal his body and vow to never mention the horrific incident again. Four decades later, DI Frank Kavanagh and DC Jane Salt’s relationship is in trouble and she escapes to a friend’s home in that same Shropshire town. Here, whilst trying to avoid her own relationship problems, Salt gets herself embroiled in her friend’s love life and finds herself in serious danger.
In 1986, on a country lane in Shropshire, a newspaper boy appears to have been abducted. Some 20 years later, Sarah Clement, a once successful novelist, disappears from her houseboat on the Grand Union Canal. Her submerged body is found a few days later by a volunteer working on the canal restoration. DI Frank Kavanagh is seconded to the case, along with his lover and colleague, DC Jane Salt.