Stephen Blackmoore is a Los Angeles-based writer of crime and horror. His short stories have appeared in the magazines PLOTS WITH GUNS, SPINETINGLER, THRILLING DETECTIVE, SHOTS, and DEMOLITION. He has also written essays on Los Angeles politics and crime for the website LAVOICE.ORG (http://lavoice.org) and the LA Noir true crime blog (http://la-noir.blogspot.com). His work also appears in the anthology UNCAGED edited by Jen Jordan through Bleak House Books. CITY OF THE LOST is his first novel.
Books by Stephen Blackmoore
City Of The Lost
A debut dark uban fantasy. Fast-paced, funny and creatively violent. Joe Sunday’s dead. He just hasn’t stopped moving yet.
Sunday’s a thug, an enforcer, a leg-breaker for hire. When his boss sends him to kill a mysterious new business partner, his target strikes back in ways Sunday could never have imagined. Murdered, brought back to a twisted half-life, Sunday finds himself stuck in the middle of a four-hundred-year-old revenge plot centered around an ancient stone with the power to grant immortality. With it, he might live forever. Without it, he’s just another rotting extra in a George Romero flick.
Everyone’s got a stake in finding the stone, from a psycho Nazi wizard and a razor-toothed midget, to a nympho-demon bartender, a too-powerful witch who just wants to help her homeless vampires, and the one woman who might have all the answers—if only Sunday can figure out what her angle is. Before the week is out he’s going to find out just what lengths people will go to for immortality. And just how long somebody can hold a grudge.
World Rights: DAW Books
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