A Different Kind of Devil: An Enver Karadag Short Story.
A short story.
There should be more blood, thinks Enver Karadag, inspector with Istanbul’s Special Crimes Division, as he stands over the mutilated body. It unsettles him, too, that the wounds on the man’s neck seem to have been made by something other than a human. But most disturbing of all is the look of horror frozen on the victim’s face.
It is just one in a trail of dead bodies left across the city, and soon Enver discovers not only the connection the victims share, but also the troubling connection they have to him. He realizes that in order to bring the brazen killer to justice, he will have to offer up his own life as bait.
“A Different Kind of Devil” takes the reader on a journey through the complicated and often contradictory modern city of Istanbul, where progress has failed to banish the demons of the past and tourists share the streets with creatures thought only to exist in legend.
J. Matthew Saunders, a native of Greenville, South Carolina, is the author of numerous published fantasy and horror short stories. He received a B.A. in history from Vanderbilt University and a master's degree from the School of Journalism at the University of South Carolina. He received his law degree in California and practiced there as an attorney for several years.
He is an unapologetic European history geek, enjoys the Celtic fiddle, and makes a mean sundried tomato-basil pesto. He currently lives near Charlotte, North Carolina with his wife and two children.