Whale Mail is available on my web store now! It’s available in all formats: ebook, audio, paperback and hardcover. The print versions are the special illustrated edition that will not be available anywhere else.
If you’re looking to get it on retailers, it will go live there on 8 December.
Whale Mail is the second book in the Bureau of Magic Abuse series. It’s a cozy fantasy mystery. You don’t need to have read the first book to enjoy this one, but of course it helps if you have.
Here is a sample:
Perrin crossed the street and climbed the low step to the door.
He half expected—or hoped?—it to be locked, but it opened with nothing more than a creak. Right. The bell didn’t work.
Behind the grime-covered door in desperate need of a coat of paint, he found a cluttered shop with bare floorboards, shelves and tables full of randomly stacked items, ranging from old books to blackened silver cutlery, to dusty mismatched glasses, to little tables and chairs. Some were still in boxes, some of them stacked on top of each other and shoved under the display tables.
The owner of the shop sat behind the counter at the back wall. He was an old man with wispy grey hair. His face was utterly unfamiliar to Perrin. He shrunk into the corner, wide-eyed, when Perrin came in.
“I didn’t buy anything from them, I swear,” he said. His voice cracked with age.
“I haven’t even asked my question yet,” Perrin said.
“No, but you’re here because of those weird people who came in here just now, right? I have nothing to do with them, I swear!”
“Calm down, calm down. I did see them coming in, but I’m not interested in your business, but I’d like to know what they’re after and what they asked you.”
“I don’t know, I swear. I have nothing to do with them.” His eyes were wide. “I’m an honest man. I don’t have anything to do with that… magic stuff. You can search my shop if you want.”
Here are a few illustrations: