Though I am still working on the first draft, I’ve reached a point where it’s time to give you all a sneak peak of what’s heading down the literary transom. Submitted for your approval, I give you… the unofficial blurb for “That’s What Shadows Are Made Of” the newest mystery-thriller now in the works by yours truly.
Funeral director Dan Walden finds himself in a very tight place; bludgeoned and suffocated in one of his own display caskets. But who would want such an upstanding member of the village of North Valley dead? His son stands to gain control of a thriving family business. The owner of the new funeral home on the other side of town could benefit without the competition. Maybe his invalid wife really did cast a spell that created a supernatural accomplice powerful enough to kill.
None of this should have anything to do with the coven in nearby Barnesville until Nell Miller, the High Priestess, starts seeing things and when family and friends all begin reporting they are experiencing unusual dreams and visions as well. To darken matters, a pendant from beyond the grave appears at Nell’s place and her new kitten Familiar won’t go near it.
As the skeins of truth begin to unwind, the Coven members become convinced they must act to find and stop whatever devilry has been unleashed and in the process aid the authorities with their case. No one doubts there is a killer on the loose, but whether it be one of shadow or substance remains to be seen. Even on the brightest of days, shadows, like some secrets, always seem to remain. In this case, however, they have also turned deadly.