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]
"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)