Selected as one of the year's most compelling debut novels for Kobo's Emerging Writer Prize, Shadow Stitcher is guaranteed to delight.
This fast paced Noir mystery has a great cast of easily identifiable characters, a plot both easy to follow and intriguing, and an ending that will leave you satisfied.
A former pirate faces mobsters and magic in 1950s Neverland.
Basil Stark isnít the man he once was. A reformed pirate and private detective, he walks the line between criminal and hero, living in the corners of what was once the island of Neverland, its magic slowly fading into the new world of the 1950s. But when a routine missing-persons case turns into a murder investigation, Basil finds himself pulled into a tale of organized crime, murder, unstitched shadows and dangerous espionage. With only a handful of fellow outcasts and a stubborn determination to bring a killer to justice, will he survive the many people who want him dead?
About the Author:
Misha Handman has been involved in writing for most of his life. He started by writing comics for his friends in elementary school and was promptly drawn into the artistic world by their approval, moving on to produce short stories and collaborative works. He has lived in cities across Canada, including Victoria, Ottawa, and Toronto, and refuses to pick a favourite no matter how much his friends bother him about it. For now, Victoria is his home.
Misha is a firm believer in the power of genre fiction to both entertain and provoke thought and is a voracious reader of a wide variety of works. Shadow Stitcher is his first novel. [MORE]
"The richness of character developmentÖ let me repeat thisÖ THE RICHNESS OF CHARACTER DEVELOPMENT, deep pov, pacing, world-building, and plotline within SHADOW STITCHER compares to some of my best fantasy combo reads." - Jena R. Collins
"An intriguing combination of fantasy, detective story and mystery." - J. Kuipers
"Shadow Stitcher is a fast-paced Noir mystery with a great cast of easily identifiable characters, a plot both easy to follow and intriguing, and a satisfying ending." - Cunegund
"Misha Handmanís Shadow Stitcher is a rollicking mystery with a fascinating setting, a magical world with a hardboiled edge. For a novel with noir leanings, itís a surprisingly bright read; light, airy, and joyous, as if itís been sprinkled with fairy dust." - Ilana Lucas
"A fun book with a great, unique story." - Matthew L Maroon
"It is unique, vibrant, and has remarkable depth to it. ... Read the book, buy the book, love the book, so there will be more books in the setting, please!" - achelle Magil
"This novel hit all the right things for me: a mystery that was complex and satisfying without being convoluted just for the sake of it, a twist that felt earned and didn't come entirely out of left-field, characters who were interesting and whose motivations slowly unspooled in a really satisfying way, and just the right balance of magic and grime." - Wren Handman
". Very skillfully done and you are left with the thought 'why didn't I think of that .. read and enjoy." - Stuart, Morecambe
"I would wholeheartedly recommend this book to anyone looking for an easy-to-read story that blends mystery, fantasy, action, and a little splash of romance, and I eagerly await the next Everland Mystery." - Jonathan Miller
"It has enough grit to make it exciting and unpredictable, and plenty of magic to keep it fun.
If you like mysteries, if you like thrillers, if you like urban fairytales, or if youíre just looking for something new and different, youíll enjoy Shadow Stitcher." - Victoria Panos
"A fun murder mystery set in Everland, with engaging characters, a well-thought-out world, and a page-turning story, Shadow Stitcher is a great book to read! Highly recommended." - Simon Chambers
"Shadow Stitchers is a fast paced Noir mystery with a great cast of easily identifiable characters, a plot both easy to follow and intriguing, and a satisfying ending. ... An enjoyable read and I would love to read more about Basil Stark and the usual suspects." - CFriedemann, Library Thing
"I very much liked the atmosphere of the city. The snippets of history and how the islands (and people) had developed over the years were a lot of fun. The plot moved along at a good pace, with plenty of twists thrown in, and things fall into place neatly at the end." - Caroline Thaung, Library Thing
"Thrilling and unique. An engrossing mystery and inspired world building" - Ephraim Todd Ellis (Crocodile Tears)
"a very real world with vibrant and compelling characters set in a post modern fantasy world of magic" - Amazon Customer (Crocodile Tears)