With the revamp of my website and a host of other to-dos taking up my time of late, my poor blog has fallen by the wayside (and all my old posts - poof!). But, with so many exciting projects upcoming, and so much cool stuff going on in publishing, I'm excited to the blog back up and running - and what better way than to re-launch with a cover reveal for DARK COUNTRY (Vesuvian Books, October 12, 2021), an upcoming horror project from Bram Stoker Award® nominated author of THE BONE CARVER, Monique Snyman.
Too often people mistake monsters for gods.
When a ravaged corpse is discovered in Pretoria, South Africa, Esmé Snyder—an occult-crime expert—is called in to investigate. But she doesn’t know the scope of what she’s up against. Esmé is the target of a cat-and-mouse game with a serial killer who uses the paranormal to do his bidding, with the intent of becoming a god on Earth.
With assistance from her team—a brusque detective, eccentric millionaire, stoic priest, hawkeyed secretary, and handsome British forensic criminologist—Esmé hopes to find the killer before he strikes again.
But the clock isn’t all that’s working against them. The media catches wind of the threat against the citizens of Pretoria, and their reported speculations promise a post-Apartheid Satanic Panic.
As the body count grows, Esmé must figure out who is behind the heinous crimes before she ends up the final sacrifice.
Dark Country highlights the multicultural mythologies, magic, histories, beauty, and horror of living in pseudo-modern South Africa.
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Lindy Miller Ryan is an author, editor, and spooky things enthusiast who occasionally makes crafty things and bakes.