In "Dark City, Dark Magic", brother of millionaire Frederick Billingsly is found dead, but was it suicide or magic-assisted murder? Frederick hires private eye Rick Walker to answer the question. With the help of the foul-mouthed demon, Beluosis, Rick takes the case. The question is - will he be able to solve the case and pay his rent on time?
In "Dames and Diviners", Walter Prescott is told that it was heart attack that killed his roommate, Jack Carradine, but he thinks otherwise. So Walter seeks outside help - and ends up with the magic-using, scotch-loving private investigator Rick Walker. The two embark on a journey for answers that leads them to a discovery that could mean the end of both of them.
Finally, in "Angel in the Shadows", life has gotten complicated for Rick Walker. Hiding from it all behind bottles of scotch, he finally emerges to take on a case for an old acquaintance. But the case may turn out to be his deadliest yet. With the help of an odd assortment of companions, Rick confronts his demons, both figurative and literal. With surprises around every corner and danger lurking in the shadows, Rick might need more than his charm to get out of this one alive.
Fantasy Noir collects the "Mystery, Murder, and Magic" series together. So grab a glass of scotch (neat, with just a splash of water) and follow Rick through all three cases.
About the author
Peter Tarkulich is the author behind the fantasy noir series "Mystery, Murder, and Magic", as well as the epic fantasy series "The Godblood Chronicles". Among his other ventures, Peter has been writing (and drawing) the webcomic Bardsworth since 2005.
Peter lives in upstate New York with his wife, son, and spaz of a cat. In addition to writing and drawing he also loves cooking, home brewing beer, watching movies and cartoons, and generally living life to its fullest. His goal is to be as successful a Renaissance man as he can be.