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The Blackburn & Scarletti Mysteries

An omnibus of novels by

An all-new Slayer collection featuring the novellas "Sins of the Father" and "The Hyde Effect" by acclaimed industrial gothic author Karen Koehler, plus a never-before-released bonus story, "The Sign of Six" featuring the Slayer Alek Knight.


It began with blood, death and a cryptic missive to the police carved with eerie precision into the flesh of a victim's body. What it became was a deadly game of cat-and-mouse between an elusive nightstalker and the determined hunters set to his trail. Paranormal investigator January Blackburn knew instinctively that they were dealing with no ordinary killer - and that the stalker's reign of terror on the velvety night streets of Chicago had only just begun. As death followed unspeakable death, Blackburn became ever more enmeshed in an investigation that would test the very limits of her psychic skills, while Scarletti, her new and frustratingly eccentric partner, worked at testing the farthest limits of her patience! But despite his contemptuous nature, Dorian Scarletti had knowledge of an underworld beyond mortal understanding, knowledge gleamed over centuries during which he'd mastered his own fantastic powers. And unless he and Blackburn worked together to find the key to the killer's twisted logic, the ancient force of chaos which had been loosened on their world would continue to consume the city one unsuspecting soul at a time...


A body slashed to pieces. A handful of wolf hairs. A murderer who possesses animal savagery as well as cunning human intelligence. These are Blackburn and Scarletti's only clues to the latest wholesale slaughter going on in the busy industrial backstreets of Boston by night. Their investigation of the increasingly violent crimes leads them to Dante's, a downtown nightclub that caters to werewolves, and its owner, the ever-enigmatic Legion. But Legion and his people are crying innocent even as the rest of the city cries wolf. And as the bodies begin to pile up and the city slides into a state of mass panic, Blackburn and Scarletti find themselves infiltrating an underworld full of beasts and men, where it's difficult to tell one from the other.

"Okay, please ignore the shaking & sweating...I seem to be having withdrawal symptoms. You see, I'm addicted to Blackburn & Scarletti." - Horror-Web

"Koehler blows the dust off this tired genre with some fierce prose, instantly likable characters and three truly original, yet connected, tales..." - The Horror Fiction Review


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Paperback Editions

June 2006 : USA Paperback

Title: The Blackburn & Scarletti Mysteries Volume I
Author(s): Karen Koehler
ISBN: 0-9767914-7-1 / 978-0-9767914-7-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Khp Industries
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA