New Novella: “A Stranger from the Storm”

A STRANGER FROM THE STORM
By William Burton McCormick

Period Mystery/YA (168 pages)
Available in paperback and ebook formats.

The year is 1900. The port city of Odessa on the Black Sea is being terrorized by a brutal killer called the Specter. With five people already dead, the murderer promises more.

One family, the Karadopoulinas, run a boarding house. Sisters Tasia and Eleni feel certain the killer is a scarred, shambling Londoner who took lodging with them one night during a thunderstorm. Furtive and threatening, Henry Humble, stalks Odessa’s labyrinth of interlocking courtyards and foggy docks at night, armed with weapons and skeleton keys.

As the body count rises, so do the questions…
Who is the mysterious figure haunting the catacombs below the streets of Odessa?
Why won’t Eleni’s police constable sweetheart investigate?
Who will be the next to die?

A Victorian-style murder mystery with elements of horror, adventure, and Hitchcockian black humor. “A Stranger from the Storm” by William Burton McCormick is a novella published by Mannison Press, LLC.

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About the Author
William Burton McCormick is a Shamus, Derringer, and Claymore awards finalist whose short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen’s Mystery Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine, Black Mask, CWA Anthology of Short Stories: Mystery Tour, and elsewhere. He is the author of the historical novel of the Baltic Republics, Lenin’s Harem, as well as the modern thriller KGB Banker (the latter with whistleblower John Christmas). He is a graduate of Brown University, earned an MA in Novel Writing from the University of Manchester, and studied Russian history and language at Lomonosov Moscow State University. He is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Crime Writers Association, International Thriller Writers, The Short Mystery Fiction Society, and was elected a Hawthornden Writing Fellow in Scotland in 2013. A world traveler, William has lived in seven countries including Ukraine, the setting of A Stranger from the Storm. He is enamored with the city of Odessa. Learn more at www.williamburtonmccormick.com.


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