I Have Demons

I Have Demons

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

A jaded young priest of a dwindling parish faces a man with a terrible secret. A lonely pensioner spends a Thanksgiving she'll never forget at a local diner, served by an acerbic waitress who has finally found her ticket out of there. A recent university graduate from small-town Ontario leaves home with nothing to his name but the hope of a new life in the city and places all his trust in a charismatic yet dubious life coach. Lyrical language, at times haunting, and moments of dry humour weave through the three novellas in this collection. Set in and around Ottawa, Ontario, these stories examine the peripheries of society. In the characters' journey toward the centre, they navigate flawed human relationships, seek to encounter a divine presence that is at once implicitly present yet dreadfully distant, and struggle to negotiate the conditions of redemption.
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Made to Kill

Made to Kill

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

It was just another Tuesday morning when she walked into the office—young, as I suspected they all might be, another dark brunette with some assistance and enough eye black to match up to Cleopatra. And who am I? I'm Ray, the world's last robot, famed and feared in equal measure, which suits me just fine—after all, the last place you'd expect to find a Hollywood's best hit man is in the plain light of day.Raymond Electromatic is good at his job, as good as he ever was at being a true Private Investigator, the lone employee of the Electromatic Detective Agency—except for Ada, office gal and super-computer, the constant voice in Ray's inner ear. Ray might have taken up a new line of work, but money is money, after all, and he was programmed to make a profit. Besides, with his twenty-four-hour memory-tape limits, he sure can keep a secret.When a familiar-looking woman arrives at the agency wanting to hire Ray to find a missing movie...
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Brisk Money

Brisk Money

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

Raymond Chandler famously hated science fiction, saying "They pay brisk money for this crap?" However, it has recently come to light that Chandler secretly wrote a series of stories and novels starring a robot detective. He then burnt all the manuscripts and went on writing his noir masterpieces. Unknown to Chandler, his housekeeper had managed to save some of these discarded manuscripts from the grate in his study, preserving the tales for future generations.The first of these stories was recently unearthed by author Adam Christopher. On the topic of how the manuscript made its way from Chandler's study in California to Christopher's home in England, Christopher is suspiciously quiet.Ray Electromatic MysteriesBrisk MoneyMade to KillStandard Hollywood DepravityKilling is My BusinessAt the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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Dishonored--The Corroded Man

Dishonored--The Corroded Man

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

A strange, shrouded figure appears in Dunwall, seeming to possess powers once wielded by the assassin known as Daud. Faced with the possibility that their deadliest foe has returned, Emily and Corvo plunge headlong into a life-and-death race against time. If they fail to learn the truth about this mysterious enemy, the result could be destruction on an unimaginable scale.
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Standard Hollywood Depravity--A Ray Electromatic Mystery

Standard Hollywood Depravity--A Ray Electromatic Mystery

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

INCLUDES SPECIAL BONUS NOVELLA BRISK MONEYThe moment Raymond Electromatic set eyes on her, he knew she was the dame marked in his optics, the woman that his boss had warned him about.Honey.As the band shook the hair out of their British faces, stomping and strumming, the go-go dancer's cage swung, and the events of that otherwise average night were set in motion. A shot, under the cover of darkness, a body bleeding out in a corner, and most of Los Angeles' population of hired guns hulking, sour-faced over un-drunk whiskey sours at the bar.But as Ray tries to track down the package he was dispatched to the club to retrieve, his own programming might be working against him, sending him down a long hall and straight into a mobster's paradise. Is Honey still the goal—or was she merely bait for a bigger catch?Just your standard bit of Hollywood depravity, as tracked by the memory tapes of a less-than-standard robot...
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The Age Atomic

The Age Atomic

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

The Empire State is dying. The Fissure connecting the pocket universe to New York has vanished, plunging the city into a deep freeze and the populace are demanding a return to Prohibition and rationing as energy supplies dwindle.Meanwhile, in 1954 New York, the political dynamic has changed and Nimrod finds his department subsumed by a new group, Atoms For Peace, led by the mysterious Evelyn McHale.As Rad uncovers a new threat to his city, Atoms For Peace prepare their army for a transdimensional invasion. Their goal: total conquest -- or destruction -- of the Empire State.File Under: Science Fiction [ Splitting the Atoms | Angry Robots | Crossing | Universal Destruction ]
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I Only Killed Him Once

I Only Killed Him Once

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

Another Hollywood night, another job for electric-detective-turned-robotic-hitman Raymond Electromatic. The target is a tall man in a black hat, and while Ray completes his mission successfully, he makes a startling discovery―one he soon forgets when his 24-hour memory tape loops to the end and is replaced with a fresh reel...Time is running out for Ray and Ada, and if Ray and Ada want to survive their enemies, they need to do exactly what the man in the black hat says. A man that Raymond Electromatic has already killed.
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Dishonored--The Veiled Terror

Dishonored--The Veiled Terror

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

The official new novel set in the world of Dishonored, the award-winning video game. Billie Lurk has acheived the impossible: the Outsider has fallen. But now the Void is unbalanced, and soon the fate of the world is at stake. From Tyvia to Serkonos, mysterious rifts in the fabric of reality have appeared—portals into the Void, with the potential to tear the world apart. Billie's search for the source of their instability sends her far from Dunwall, to a city cut in half by a rift, and to a kingdom recovering from civil war, where an uneasy truce reigns. A former assassin, smuggler, and bounty hunter, Billie's a born survivor, and she's the only one who can set things right—but to do so she must confront her own past, with world-altering results.
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The Return of Daud

The Return of Daud

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

The official new novel set in the world of Dishonored 2, the award-winning video game.As Empress Emily Kaldwin flees Dunwall after the coup by Delilah Copperspoon and Duke Luca Abele of Serkonos, a lone figure watches, the Mark of the Outsider burning on his hand.Daud—legendary assassin—has returned to Dunwall, a city in turmoil. He is seeking a mythical weapon, said to have the power to kill the Outsider, and will go to any lengths to find it. But there are those who are watching his every move. Travelling the Isles to complete his mission, Daud will soon discover that old enemies have been waiting for him, and new enemies are easy to make...
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Hang Wire

Hang Wire

Adam Christopher

Science Fiction & Fantasy / Mystery / Thriller

Ted Hall is worried. He's been sleepwalking, and his somnambulant travels appear to coincide with murders by the notorious Hang Wire Killer.Meanwhile, the circus has come to town, but the Celtic dancers are taking their pagan act a little too seriously, the manager of the Olde Worlde Funfair has started talking to his vintage machines, and the new acrobat's frequent absences are causing tension among the performers.Out in the city there are other new arrivals -- immortals searching for an ancient power -- a primal evil which, if unopposed, could destroy the world!File Under: Urban Fantasy [ Tensile Strength | Dual Identities | The Greatest Show | Bandits ]From the Trade Paperback edition.
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