Three short, slightly alternate histories, all exploring the world of Pandemonium and all set in the same fateful year.
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Red in tooth and claw!The Whitby Mermaid has been stolen from Cruickshank's Cabinet of Curiosities and consulting detective Gabriel Wraith is on the case. And he's not the only one, for wherever there is a mystery to be solved, Ulysses Quicksilver is never far away. What does the theft of the mermaid have to do with the mysterious…
Marc Aplin sends a gunslinger to China and poses him an impossible question, Jonathan Green raises an ancient and hungry evil in Mexico City and Laura Graham writes of an Edinburgh overshadowed by more than factory smoke.
The globe-trotting companion to A TOWN CALLED PANDEMONIUM, this short volume can be read on its own or as part of the same shared world.
"1853 is basically three 'snapshot' stories that show the reader a world where horror and weirdness can be as close as just past the corner of your eye.... I could waffle on about how great 1853 is but I would say give it a read (free download and all that) and let it speak for itself; I think that you'll be glad that you did." - Graeme's SFF
"A great way to spend a couple of commutes or lunch breaks and for a small bite is quite satisfying" - A Fantastical Librarian
"These stories are unlinked, and each stand alone. They come in hard, hit fast, but refuse to fade away." - Glen Mehn's 100 Word Review