Welcome to the third instalment of the adventures of Sam Spallucci – Lancaster's very own beleaguered investigator of the paranormal.
Having survived a week that never was, Sam is hoping to settle down to a more relaxing lifestyle involving Lucky Strike cigarettes and a smooth bourbon in his favourite public house. However, a frustrated grotesque from the roof of a local church is only the start of a new set of problems. From bondage-loving banshees to marauding mummies, the unfortunate Sam is dragged kicking and screaming into a world of historical hatred and prejudice as old family feuds are reawakened and one of Lancaster's loveable characters become the centre of a witch hunt, forcing Sam to question his own occupation.
By day, A.S.Chambers is a mild-mannered genealogist, armed only with a tweed jacket and a finely sharpened HB pencil. By night, he is the top-hatted creator of the long-suffering Sam Spallucci - investigator of the paranormal and all things weird.
The first outing for Sam was The Casebook of Sam Spallucci, published in 2012, where the poor chap suffered such unfortunate tasks as babysitting a new born vampire, tracking down an angst-ridden poltergeist in a local high school and overcoming a lycanthropic zoo-keeper as it bayed for his blood. Sam Spallucci: Ghosts from the Past, followed in 2014 and the third in the series, Sam Spallucci: Shadows of Lancaster, saw the light of day in 2016.
As well as books concerning his ... (more)