Books

The Hardboiled Magic series

His business card reads “Physics Consultant,” but that’s something of an in-joke. Mister Lewis consults on things that defy the laws of physics and go bump in the night.

Your food app summons a vampire, who starts eating your customers? Ghosts are stealing your corporate secrets? You suspect there are warlocks hiding among your employees? Call Mister Lewis.

The line between private investigation and supernatural “fixing” may be blurred, but at the end of the day, it’s still unpleasant work for unpleasant clients.

An occult detective series with extra sarcasm and a satirical bent for fans of Jim Butcher, Christopher Moore, Charles Stross and Douglas Adams.

Student Loans Paid in Blood
December 2021

What does an occult detective do when a mad god owes him money?

Taking a political client on a referral, Mister Lewis discovers that not every Asgardian is deceased. A discovery that leaves him with a dead client and an unpaid bill.

Following the mad god’s trail into a world of student loans paid off by blood sacrifice, of industrial espionage that comes from beyond the grave and where urban renewal leaves a trail of corpses.

It’s a sarcasm-drenched escapade to settle up accounts across an absurdist landscape of ghosts, warlocks, gods and Human Resources.

The Cursed Apps
September 2021

What’s the lifetime value of a dead customer?

In a desperate bid to prevent being ousted from his own company, a startup founder accidentally draws the attention of necromancers looking to protect their secrets.

Occult attention spills over from the founder to his shady investor, whose entire portfolio becomes infested as a food delivery app delivers vampires, a dating app transmigrates souls and social media influencer’s video game creates literal zombie followers.

Are the apps cursed or is something even worse in play?

It’s tale of death and revenge set against a sardonic landscape of tech startups and venture capital as Mister Lewis tries to prevent metaphysically weaponized greed from burning down the world.