The Book <<
by R.J. Hore
The Housetrap Chronicles
In a world ruled by committees of wizards, and packed with every creature, imagined or un, at least in the sleazy backstreets of Central City you can always count on Randolph C. Aloysius to solve your problems, for a price.
That is, assuming his trusty Girl Friday (a Banshee actually, name of Bertha Wildwater) can track him down and steer him on to the case. Randy is a sucker for a pair of long legs, and that is what the Elf displayed when she came into the office, in need of assistance to locate a missing boyfriend. Sounds like a simple case, right?
Of course, nothing is ever simple in Randy’s life, what with avoiding commitments to his long-suffering lady friend, an attempted murder, an actual murder, stolen baubles, and another damsel in distress, what’s a private eye supposed to do? Simple really, follow the clues off-world, avoid demons, vampires and other assorted miscreants, and hope he comes home with enough coin left over to meet Bertha’s back wages.
>> The Author
A reader of genre fiction since a very early age, got down to serious attempts at writing over thirty years ago, although employment kept getting in the way.I did write a considerable amount of non-fiction during my business career, enough to be listed as a professional writer by the Canadian Authors Association.Hobbies include trying to keep on the good side of my wife, keeping track of my children and grandchildren, and wrestling the blasted cat off of the keyboard. In my diminishing spare time I sail on Lake Winnipeg and try not to get lost.