Mystery, Murder, and Magic is a three-part story arc chronicling the adventures of Rich Walker, a private investigator who knows a thing or two about magic. Unfortunately, he also has several vices that tend to leave him with more enemies than friends.
Fantasy Noir: Three Stories of Mystery, Murder, & Magic
Step into the hardboiled world of Rick Walker, a private investigator with a penchant for scotch, dames, and magic. With reluctant help from a foul-mouthed demon, a nervous young diviner, and a fiery ex-girlfriend, Rick navigates his way through several cases, only to discover that they are all connected in some way.
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.
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Dark City, Dark Magic
Henry Billingsly, brother of millionaire Frederick Billingsly, is found dead with a gun in his hand. The police are convinced it was suicide, but Frederick is unconvinced and has evidence that points to magic-assisted murder. Desperate for help, he turns to someone who specializes in cases involving magic – private investigator Rick Walker.
An indulging lover of Scotch and women, the smooth-talking Rick is also a darn good private eye. With the reluctant help of the foul-mouthed demon Beluosis, Rick searches for the pieces of the puzzle regarding Henry’s death. Was it murder? Is Rick’s life now at stake? And will he solve the case in time to pay his overdue rent?
Dames and Diviners
Walter Prescott returns to his apartment one afternoon to find the lifeless body of his roommate and friend, Jack Carradine. The police chalk it up to a heart attack, but something about the explanation isn’t right. So Walter seeks outside help and winds up with Rick Walker, a private investigator with penchant for magic. And Scotch.
In the course of their journey for answers, Rick and Walter find themselves staring down the barrel of a gun, encountering a mysterious woman with questionable connections, and uncovering deeply buried secrets – including one about Walter himself.
Angel in the Shadows
The life of magic-using gumshoe Rick Walker has gotten a lot more complicated than usual. Unhappy with where his life is headed, and with a potential killer on a revenge trip lurking in the shadows, Rick finds solace at the bottom of a Scotch bottle. But when an old acquaintance hires him for a dangerous but well-paying job, Rick pulls himself up by his bootstraps and, with the encouragement of his good-natured assistant, decides to get his life in order.
When Rick receives a warning from the very person he’s supposed to be gathering information on, however, he soon finds himself between a rock and hard place.
With the help of an odd assortment of companions, Rick confronts his demons, both figurative and literal. Will he have the chance to redeem himself before his time runs out?