Dead Men Rise Up Never

Dead Men Rise Up Never is the second book in the series about Afton and her partner, Jerome, who work the weirder cases at the Prosperity City Police Department on the quiet colony planet of Siobhos.

A man is killed on the streets of Prosperity City, stabbed through the heart by a unicorn, In the cold light of dawn, the glamour fled, the creature is just a shaggy pony with a tin-plate horn.
Detective-Inspector A. Afton Lamont and her not-quite human partner, Jerome, are handed the case and follow the trail to Avalon, a private estate owned by the last son of one of their colony world’s founding families. It’s also home to a strange community of bohemian artists, plus a controlling AI who can inhabit a variety of bodies.
In a tale of deception and illusion, of an idyllic rural paradise underpinned by technology, of dreams made flesh, can Afton and Jerome discover the murderer in a tangle of lies, secrets and outright magic?

The book also contains a bonus short story, Five of Humours; one of Melancholy; one of Honey

What do our intrepid detectives do after solving a high-profile murder case? Get drunk in a local bar with their colleagues from Forensics, that’s what. This short tale also includes another of the mysterious Treebone clan, Chrysoprase, who can find the lost with a pendulum and a map.

Dead Men is published by Pro Se Press and is available in paperback and as an e-book from Amazon UK and US, and Smashwords

It tied at 19th place in the Science Fiction and Fantasy Novel category of the 18th Annual Preditors and Editors Readers’ Poll. I didn’t even know I’d been included in the list of nominations for this, so it was a very nice surprise. Thanks to everyone who voted for me.

Dead Men Cover

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