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Welcome to the web home of Stacia Kane and her heroine Chess Putnam!

The Chess Putnam series is a cross between Ghostbusters and Escape From New York, with an awesome punk rock soundtrack, black magic, greasers, drugs, human sacrifices, and a black 1969 Chevelle. It kicks off with UNHOLY GHOSTS, which is now available from Del Rey Publishing, with the next two books in the series, UNHOLY MAGIC and CITY OF GHOSTS, coming in July and August.
SACRIFICIAL MAGIC, Book 4 in the series, will be released March 2012!

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November 2014 FIVE DOWN is available! This collection of four previously-published Downside short stories plus one brand-new never-before-published novella is available in ebook for $3.49. Click here for more details.

August 2011 » Downside ebooks at promotional prices! Starting on August 23rd, you can buy ebook editions of all three Downside books at great low prices; UNHOLY GHOSTS for NINETY-NINE CENTS(!) and UNHOLY MAGIC and CITY OF GHOSTS for $4.99 each, at your favorite ebook retailer (sorry, North America only). That’s $10.97 for all three books combined! Click here for more details.

May 2011 » SACRIFICIAL MAGIC (Downside #4) has a release date! It will be released March 27, 2012 in the US (and I imagine roughly the same date in the UK). You can preorder the book at your favorite bookstore online or in person now!
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From the Blog

On Mysteries
Wednesday, August 5th, 2015

Around 7 pm on the evening of November 30, 1948, a man and his wife took a walk along Somerton Beach in Adelaide, Australia, and noticed a man slumped against the seawall about sixty feet away. As they watched, he lifted his right arm–rather weakly–and let it fall to his side again. The two didn’t think much of this, and kept walking.

About half an hour later, another couple noticed the man. This time he didn’t move; in fact, insects were visibly flying around him. The couple figured he was just drunk, and moved on.

The next morning–around six-thirty–a group …

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