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May 11 , 2010

The Cistern


It isn’t always what’s in the dark that you should be afraid of…

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When Chrys asks her brother, Spencer, for help to clean a foreclosed house for the bank, neither expects their lives to be on the line.  It’s supposed to be a simple Sunday; take pictures…clean out the house…collect the cash.  Chrys and Spencer are plunged into a fight for their lives when the house reveals unspeakable horrors.

…sometimes things in the light are even more deadly.


She will never admit it, but her mother disappearing when she was 3 and being fostered to the Alcrest family was the best thing to happen to her.  The half Aboriginal beauty lives her life the way she wants it.  Server at The Alcrest, dance instructor…and Chrys is always in search of the next adventure whether it be in her personal life or something more.  Smart, sexy, curious, fearless, foul-mouthed and often wild are the best ways to describe her.  Chrys Alcrest has a yearning to solve whatever mystery comes along until she gets to that one solution which has plagued her for her entire life.


Chef and owner of The Alcrest Gastropub, Spencer Alcrest has done his best to continue the legacy started by his father.  He went to culinary school with big dreams of chef stardom only to return home to transform the family pub into something bigger.  Beleaguered by inner fears of commitment and his foster-sister’s antics Spencer struggles to keep the business in the black while keeping himself and his sister alive.


With a constantly changing menu, depending on what is available from local purveyors, The Alcrest is a blast of flavor and excitement.  With the open kitchen design customers are wowed by sauté pans exploding in balls of fire.  A meeting place for local artisan groups it also features local entertainment on the weekends.  The occasional headless body in the oven or homicides on its doorsteps should be overlooked .  The fantastic food, family drama and employee antics by far make up for the murder, mystery and mayhem.  


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