Nick Nightmare Investigates(2019)
(The first book in the Nick Nightmare series)
A novel by Adrian Cole
Stories of the Strange, Marvelous, and SupernaturalMeet Nick Nightmare - hard-boiled private investigator who takes on the tough cases that make the cops, the FBI, and the CIA scatter for cover.
In this first volume from his private files, Nick shoots, punches and quips his way through an outrageous world of crawling horrors, spawned by the Old Ones as they seek to rise up from their primordial oceanic depths, "when the stars are right."
Whether he is shooting it out with power-crazed acolytes in his native New York, or slipping across into other dimensions to battle the spreading plague of invasion, Nick Nightmare is never far from the long, clammy reach of ultimate night. Encountering bizarre artifacts of power, decrepit villages and citadels, magic and voodoo, life for this private eye is an endless diet of madness and mayhem.
Nick is accompanied by a host of weird characters, including the aging but still potent superhero team Vengeance Unlimited, the extraordinary Montifellini and his trans-dimensional Magic Bus, and the dazzling Ariadne Carnadine, a modern-day ninja nonpareil.
Told in his own blunt, dry words, as transcribed faithfully by British Fantasy Award-winner Adrian Cole, Nick Nightmare Investigates is a potent blend of HPL, Mickey Spillane, and the roller-coaster adventures of the golden age of the pulps.
"Adrian Cole is now at the height of his literary powers, and is currently producing the strongest work of his long career."
- British Fantasy Society
Used availability for Adrian Cole's Nick Nightmare Investigates
September 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: Nick Nightmare Investigates
Author(s): Adrian Cole
ISBN: 0-9573489-8-3 / 978-0-9573489-8-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Alchemy Press
Availability: Amazon UK
October 2019 : USA Paperback
November 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition