A STRANGER FROM THE STORM TESTIMONIALS

"A SLY, WRY LOOK AT MURDER, WILLIAM BURTON MCCORMICK HAS GIVEN US THE PERFECT READ FOR HALLOWEEN-AND THE WHOLE YEAR. WITH A PAIR OF QUIP-TRADING TWINS FOR SLEUTHS, ENOUGH RED HERRINGS TO FILL A LAKE IN ODESSA, AND A VILLAIN YOU WON'T READILY GUESS, A STRANGER FROM THE STORM GIVES THE READER A FAST, SNAPPY TOUR OF TIMES GONE BY IN A PLACE LADEN WITH HISTORY AND SECRETS KEPT FAR UNDERGROUND."

JENNY MILCHMAN / MARY HIGGINS CLARK AWARD WINNING AND USA TODAY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF COVER OF SNOW AND THE SECOND MOTHER 

“UNIMAGINABLE EVIL STALKS THE DARK, LABYRINTHIAN STREETS IN THE GREEK QUARTER OF VICTORIAN ODESSA. MEANWHILE ANOTHER HAUNTS THE EERIE CATACOMBS BELOW. ONLY THE KARADOPOULINAS TWIN SISTERS CAN SOLVE THE STRING OF GRISLY MURDERS THAT HAVE TERRORIZED THE CITY - BUT THEY'LL HAVE TO STOP SPARRING WITH EACH OTHER FIRST AND WORK TOGETHER AS A TEAM. A DELIGHTFUL AND GRIPPING GOTHIC MURDER MYSTERY WITH A PAIR OF HUMOROUS, COURAGEOUS AND REFRESHINGLY DIFFERENT YOUNG SLEUTHS.”

KAREN CHARLTON / AUTHOR OF THE DETECTIVE LAVENDER MYSTERIES

“AS DARK AND LABYRINTHINE AS THE TUNNELS BENEATH ODESSA, AND WITH AS MANY TWISTS. ENTHRALLING."

CLIO GRAY, / AUTHOR OF  BOOKER NOMINATED & BAILEY'S LONGLISTED THE ANATOMIST'S DREAM

“A ROLLICKING GOTHIC-HORROR COMEDY MAGICALLY SET IN 1900 ODESSA."

JUDITH CUTLER / AUTHOR OF THE HARRIET AND MATTHEW ROWSLEY SERIES

“A STRANGER FROM THE STORM IS A PERFECT ONE SITTING READ, PREFERABLY ON A DARK WINTER NIGHT WHEN YOU’RE IN THE MOOD FOR A CHILLING TALE. DO CHECK THE DOORS AND WINDOWS ARE LOCKED FIRST HOWEVER – OH, AND YOU MIGHT WANT TO LOOK UNDER THAT RUG.
IN THREE WORDS: ATMOSPHERIC, INTRIGUING, SUSPENSEFUL."

"

“FOR THOSE WHO ENJOY READING HISTORICAL MYSTERIES WITH A VICTORIAN-ERA VIBE, A STRANGER FROM THE STORM IS A WELL-TOLD, ENGAGING STORY THAT IS AN ENTERTAINING READ YOU’RE SURE TO ENJOY."

“THE TENSION IN THE NOVELLA STEADILY BUILDS TO THE POINT WHERE THE BOOK IS UNPUTDOWNABLE AND LEADS TO A TWISTY ENDING THAT I DIDN’T SEE COMING. A QUICK, VERY ENJOYABLE READ "

CHRISTINA HOAG / AUTHOR OF LAW OF THE JUNGLE

“AN IMPOSING HORROR STORY ALSO FEATURING ELEMENTS FROM OTHER GENRES AND THE FINAL RESULT IS A SHORT, DENSE READ THAT GROUNDS THE READER AND OFFERS HIM PURE ENTERTAINMENT AND EXCITEMENT. "

“THERE IS A WICKED SENSE OF HUMOUR IN THIS ENJOYABLE SLIGHTLY MACABRE TALE WHICH CONTRASTS NICELY ALONGSIDE THE MIST SHROUDED DOCKS AND IMPENDING SENSE OF THREAT HANGING IN THE AIR. THERE IS A SLIGHT WHIFF OF FRITZ LANG'S "M" WITH PETER LORRE, CONAN DOYLE'S VICTORIAN ERA STORIES, EDGAR ALLAN POE'S "MURDERS IN THE RUE MORGUE" AND MOST INTRIGUINGLY THE COEN BROTHERS FARGO. A BEAUTIFULLY BALANCED, SLIGHTLY CREEPY, UNUSUAL TALE IN AN UNUSUAL SETTING IN AN UNUSUAL ERA. "