The truth isn't stranger than fiction. Truth is fiction! For your whole life, secrets have been kept from you. Science and history books have gotten it wrong. They tell only part of the story. Maybe someday these books will be rewritten, but only if Diogenes Ra's secret gets out. If you only knew what Diogenes Ra knew. He knows something the rest of us don't. Fiction is real. All your favorite characters exist, their stories overlapping in one grand, timeless narrative. Diogenes Ra can access that narrative.
Beat it, Beatles! Move over, Monkees! Roll it up, Rolling Stones! Here comes the greatest, grooviest, gearest rock-and-roll group of all time: The Lemon Herberts, launching themselves on their very first world tour - and straight into more danger, more peril, more sheer adventure than they ever bargained for! In six kicky, pulpy, far-out tales, you'll meet drummer Ellroy, guitarists Honor and Dilly, bassist Ally, and the gorgeously fab Her Majesty - trouble-magnets that even their long-suffering manager, the mysterious Brighton Hawks, can't hope to contain.
Diogenes Ra, Joseph Lamere's breakout character of 2013, returns in Dramatis Personae: Character Flaws. Diogenes Ra is using his unique talents as a half-fictional character, working for an auction house that deals with the disembodied consciousness of famous - and infamous - fictions. Up for sale is the consciousness of Praed Pontine, so-called Master of Detection and heir to the memories and inner workings of the Great Detective himself, Sherlock Holmes. Security is tight. Tensions are high.