Two Tocks Before Midnight eBook Cover
I’m about to release a 9,500 word novelette. It will also include the 500 word The Handkerchief (click to read here).
Here is the cover:
Here is my tentative product description:
TWO TOCKS BEFORE MIDNIGHT
The Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859
A flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors. The members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, have taken it upon themselves to stop the rogues.
But among the forgers, there is a murderer.
I have never been fond of sentimental ramblings so I will keep this short. Indeed, if not for the insistence of my friends, I would just as soon let the matter slip away with the sands of time. But repeated pleas from the curious and the morbid compel me to share with you the strange affair of October 24th, 1859.
Nearly forty years after the incident, Carl Brooke recalls his part in unravelling a mystery that was for decades left unresolved.
A member of the Agora Society goes missing only to reappear months later with a stranger and an ancient parchment. The scroll is thought to be the lost Book of Jasher and dated 9th century B.C.
The Paleo-Hebrew was consistent; the gevil sheepskin scroll was as one would expect. It seemed authentic.
Then I saw something that would lead to the death of three souls…
On the night of October 24th, 1859, death, lies, and jealousies abound. Only one man, Carl Brooke, has the knowledge and expertise to stop the murderer. But will he succeed?