This is the story of a self-taught con woman, Belinda Zimmerman, who becomes quite proficient at conning, lying, stealing, and cheating people, organizations, institutions, and the government. During her endeavor, she amasses a fortune that she keeps inside the walls of her home. Although it started out to be a necessary endeavor in her mind, she soon discovers that she doesn’t really need all that she is accumulating. After a while, her conning is only a thrill, an exhilaration of possibly getting caught. Even though she is no longer poverty stricken, she continues to act like the poor destitute divorcée in much need.
As life deals some personal tragedies, she begins to change. Belinda begins to take care of others and to part with a little of her illegal material gains. She is giving of her time and of her money to worthwhile individuals and charities. Belinda finally falls in love with her fourth husband-to-be. His actions reveal to her how a person should live. He is generous, kind, and considerate to Belinda.
After marrying him, Belinda’s conscience begins to gnaw at her. She has a whole host of sins that she wants to reveal to him but is afraid to do so. She feels that many of them are unforgivable. On her deathbed, she finally confesses all of them to him. Here, he drops a bombshell that she never expected.
However, Belinda does not repent to her Creator as she does not believe in a hereafter. She repeatedly refuses to talk to any clergy. She is adamant that there is nothing after this earthly life. Finally, she passes away into eternity where she discovers another surprise.
“Good Omens . . . is something like what would have happened if Thomas Pynchon, Tom Robbins and Don DeLillo had collaborated. Lots of literary inventiveness in the plotting and chunks of very good writing and characterization. It’s a wow. It would make one hell of a movie. Or a heavenly one. Take your pick.”—Washington Post
According to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch (the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655, before she exploded), the world will end on a Saturday. Next Saturday, in fact. Just before dinner.
So the armies of Good and Evil are amassing, Atlantis is rising, frogs are falling, tempers are flaring. Everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon—both of whom have lived amongst Earth's mortals since The Beginning and have grown rather fond of the lifestyle—are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture.
And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist . . .
1. The Beast of London
Mina Murray teams up with her former paramour Abraham Van Helsing to rescue her fiancé, Jonathan Harker, after he’s abducted from a society ball...
2. Fortress of Blood
Mina and her allies have found the Transylvanian countryside dotted with empty villages and whispers of monsters who wear human skin...
3. Realm of Night
To spare humanity from the grip of looming darkness, Mina and her allies must defeat the most powerful vampire in the world...
Praise for the Mina Murray series
"...I was blown away by how much I enjoyed The Beast of London. The characters, setting and plot were all phenomenal... Honestly - if this book intrigues you at all then please read it!" - Dual Reads
"L.D. Goffigan has a great descriptive writing style that immediately captivated me . . . action-packed and filled with danger and adventure." - With Love for Horror Books
"...The Beast of London is an exceptional book with compelling characters, an intricate plot and plenty of "I didn't see that coming" moments." - Knockin Books Reviews