Darren Trott has a job, a feisty girlfriend, and a house with potential. Oh yes, he’s living the dream. Problem is, it isn’t the dream he applied for. Darren likes taking photos of plastic models in real-world settings. He calls it vinyl urban art. His girlfriend, Amanda, calls it a frivolous pursuit. She wants him to give it all up and turn his garage studio into a nail bar. Trouble is, his ‘art’ won’t let him. Because every time Darren takes a picture, something very peculiar happens. Something genuinely out of this world.
Psychopathic relatives, aboriginal demons, warrior queens, and a Brownie called George with red skin, claws and an attitude bigger than a banker’s wage, all want a piece of Darren. But they’ll have to get past Amanda first because she’s at the front of the queue.
DC Farmer cordially invites you to join him in exploring the next white-knuckle case report from the Hipposync archives series. A contemporary paranormal thriller with dark fantasy elements and a heinous crime set in an urban landscape. Metaphysical mayhem at its very best.
Once a successful doctor of medicine, DC Farmer now works two days a week for the NHS and, thanks to the wonders of Krudian physics, the other nine days a week for Hipposync Enterprises, as a scribe.
Hipposync was established in the early fourteenth century as a purveyor and publisher of rare books, the sort of stuff you are not able to get elsewhere and which contains information as varied as how to guard your castle against the Hordes of Maltasub using Harpie blood and tar, and how to change a beetle into a useful toothpick.
Of course, you will have gathered from all of this that Hipposync is, in fact, just a cover. What lurks beneath that thin veneer of respectability (yeah, right) is much, much more ... (more)