Mystery / Fantasy

Where Magic is as Common as Technology

February 27, 2013
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Monday and the Counterfeit CorpseMonday and the Counterfeit Corpse
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Andrew Kirschbaum

In a sprawling urban landscape where magic is as common as technology, Zack Monday is a hard-working private detective, street-smart, resourceful, and clever.

But his latest case – in Andrew Kirschbaum‘s novel “Monday and the Counterfeit Corpse” – takes him far away from the streets he knows and into a far-off magical land where all the rules are different and the slightest misstep might mean disaster.

Zack must face down immortal goblin warriors, aristocratic thieves, and all the other arrogant and powerful lords of the land to find out which one of them is a murderer.

The clock is ticking and if Zack doesn’t figure it all out in time it’ll be more than just his own neck on the line this time.

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The Indie Author Life

As you heard in our interview with Andy Kirschbaum, one of his literary influences was the late Robert B. Parker. It would appear that one of Andy’s fans, Shelleyrae, agrees:

Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker

Monday has the air of a cynical, tough guy ‘gumshoe’, and his personality merges surprisingly well such a fantastical environment. Quick witted, handy with his fists and willing to take risks he doesn’t back down, even against overwhelming odds. As a human surrounded by magical creatures, Monday has to be clever and resourceful, though being human doesn’t exclude him from the use of magic in the form or runes, charms and packaged spells. For back up he relies on his half goblin business partner, Baxter, and an eccentric warlock, Tim.

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