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Stein and Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 1: American Nightmares (Volume 1)

Michael Panush

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ISBN 10: 1620070294 / ISBN 13: 9781620070291
Published by Curiosity Quills Press, 2012
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Title: Stein and Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 1: ...

Publisher: Curiosity Quills Press

Publication Date: 2012

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition: Good

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"Part noir, part monster punk, it's like nothing I've encountered before. Full of unforgettable characters in a unique setting, the Stein and Candle Detective Agency will appeal to fans of urban fantasy adventure. It's an unforgettable read." - Vicki Keire, bestselling author of the Angel's Edge and Chonicles of Nowhere series. Mort's a hardboiled ex-paratrooper turned two-gun shamus. Weatherby's a fourteen-year-old wiz kid and heir to the greatest family of European sorcerers. Together, they form The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, employing a small arsenal and a deep knowledge of matters arcane and bizarre to solve cases nobody else would dare touch.

This time, Weatherby and Mort have cases that will take them from a vampire's decaying mansion to the mob-controlled streets of Havana. They'll take on roadside attractions gone wrong, hordes of the living dead, and ride against the Devil himself in a high speed car race to the death.

They'll need brains and brawn to survive in a world where horror, action and hardboiled noir come together in a cataclysmic mix!

More Praise for Stein & Candle:

"This young author paints with vivid colors, a sly sense of humor, and a broad knowledge of history, particularly pertaining to the occult. He mixes fictional characters, folklore, and historic figures with a strong sense of understanding the significance of each." - Leo F. Mcelroy

If you loved the "zombie noir" craziness of Stein & Candle, Vol. 1 - be sure to search for these equally wonderful titles from Curiosity Quills Press:

  • The Stein & Candle Detective Agency, Vol. 2: Cold Wars - follow seven more deadly cases for Weatherby and Mort, as they unearth the deep, unspeakable evils of the past.
  • Shadow of a Dead Star - a dark and dystopian sci-fi noir by fellow Curiosity Quills Press author, Michael Shean, set in a cyberpunk-infused Seattle of the future.
  • The Department of Magic - a nightmare gallop through a world of spooks, ghosts, and South American gods in this Washington D.C.-based urban fantasy.
  • Wilde's Fire (and its sequel, Wilde's Army) - for your YA urban fantasy fix with a romantic twist, Krystal Wade's trilogy hits the spot.

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Twenty-Two years old, Michael Panush has distinguished himself as one of Sacramento’s most promising young writers. Michael has published numerous short stories in a variety of e-zines including: AuroraWolf, Demon Minds, Fantastic Horror, Dark Fire Fiction, Aphelion, Horrorbound, Fantasy Gazetteer, Demonic Tome, Tiny Globule, and Defenestration. He is the author of Clark Reeper Tales, his first novel. Michael began telling stories when he was only nine years old. He won first place in the Sacramento Storyteller’s Guild “Liar’s Contest” in 2002 and was a finalist in the National Youth Storytelling Olympics in in 2003. In 2005, Michael’s short story entitled, Adventures in Algebra, won first place in the annual MISFITS Writing Contest. In 2007, Michael was selected as a California Art’s Scholar and attended the Innerspark Summer Writing Program at the CalArts Institute. He graduated from John F. Kennedy High School in 2008 and now attends UC Santa Cruz.

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