Writer's Cramp launches new E-Book Bookshop


(Toronto, January 10, 2004)

Welcome to Writer's Cramp's new Bookshop. Here you will discover some of the finest original fiction on the Internet or in hard copy print. These first collections, The Cobston Mythos and The One True Detective, have been gathered over the past five years from the WC Archives and are now presented in E-Book format so our readers can finally have they're own printable copies of these remarkable tales of mystery and terror.

The Cobston Mythos

This masterful collection of terror includes; Nourishment for the Dead, Cemetery Dance, Shells of the Dead and Piper's Dues.

In and around the small rural town of Cobston, in southern Ontario, things are far from the way they should be.

The horror of Cobston refutes the rational, scientific world of ordered sensibility. The storyteller is faced with the awe and horror that must have confronted ancient man who was wise enough to know that the physical world was but an island in the sea of reality. The iceberg tip of that hidden reality is more than the merely human mind can accept, save that it dissolves into madness.

One story from very different angles becomes many stories about many people facing the same dread. The four stories in this collection are complete and whole as they stand, each independent of the others as works of fiction. But as a whole, one somehow doesn't believe the saga of Cobston is over. And the possibility of a second volume is becoming as real as the masticating dead or the Imaginal Realm.

The One True Detective

"From the day of our birth till we leave mortality behind us the hand of fate is weaving unseen threads into the pattern of our lives, binding together events in such a way that an episode in one life may unexpectedly influence the next. For most these tenuous links are of no more consequence than a chance meeting - but for one such as Sherlock Holmes, whose skein is wound tightly with the threads of so many remarkable events and people, every day brings with it the chance some invisible strand will pull him into the heart of a surprising criminal affair." Here then are The Case of the Too Obvious Clues, The Case of the Imitation Thief and A Case of Reflection.

In his lifetime Dr. Watson published memoirs of his illustrious friend, and surviving him a valise stuffed with bundles of yellowed paper reveals the depth of this perpetual commitment. In ragged manuscripts and marginal notes are told further tales of their remarkable time together, and through them we may again play audience to Watson the faithful chronicler. Perhaps more importantly, we might once again experience the art and science of detection as orchestrated by its greatest practitioner, the one and only man who rightfully bears the title of "The Great Detective".

Over the coming months Writer's Cramp will offer other collections from its files, each at the low price of $8.95 plus processing. Writer's Cramp uses PayPal to receive payments and confirm your order. PayPal is a safe, fast, and easy way to pay using your bank account or credit card. Simply click on the Buy Now button and PayPal will send WC an email confirming you have made the purchase and your E-Book will be sent to you immediately.

Coming Soon . . . Half Past Sane. A collection of horror and sheer terror to chill your blood and quicken your heart.

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