CUNNING DEVIL (LOST FALLS, BOOK 1)
In a town where the monsters don't always have claws, someone has to look out for the little guy. That's where I come in.
They call me cunning man, conjurer, wizard, but mostly they call me Ozzy. If a witch is throwing curses your way, or there's something scary scratching at your window in the night, I've got just the charm for you.
Mostly, though, I find things. Lost treasures, missing loved ones, doesn't matter. If you want something found, I'm your guy. For a nominal fee, of course.
So when a grieving father hired me to track down a stolen family heirloom, I was happy to help. Trouble is, what started out as another garden-variety stolen property job just ended in attempted murder. Mine.
They made a mistake, though, when they put a bullet in my stomach and left me for the worms.
They didn't bury me deep enough.
PAY DIRT (LOST FALLS, BOOK 2)
In Lost Falls, nothing ever stays buried.
Look, I'm a reasonable guy. When the ghoul came to me, shaking and sweating and claiming that he'd been cursed, I did what I could to help. After all, as Lost Falls' resident cunning man, breaking curses is my specialty.
But when the ghoul took advantage of my good nature to steal some very valuable equipment from under my nose, I stopped being such a nice guy. Now I'm hunting his ass down.
Except I'm not the only one. Because the ghoul awakened something deep beneath Lost Falls. Something old. Something better left buried.
And now it wants revenge.
TOOTH AND NAIL (LOST FALLS, BOOK 3)
A murdered vampire. No witnesses. A blood feud ignited.
Some folks say the only good vampire is a dead vampire. But when the murder of a vampire threatens the fragile peace between vampires and ogres, someone has to wade into the fray to sort the truth from the lies.
Guess who gets that job.
But there's more to this murder than an ancient blood feud. Behind the scenes, someone is stoking the fires of war.
And if I can't uncover the truth soon, we'll all be feeling the heat.
BLOOD MONEY (A LOST FALLS SHORT STORY)
As Lost Falls' resident folk wizard, I can track down anyone.
It should've been a simple job. Find the girl, bring her home.
Except she's not just any girl. She's the bloodslave of one of the most powerful vampires in town.
And I'm not sure she wants to be found.
Note: This short story originally appeared in the Eight in the Chamber anthology.
ABOUT CHRIS UNDERWOOD
Chris Underwood spends an unhealthy amount of time in his imagination. Luckily, his partner and daughter are very tolerant. He writes the kind of urban fantasy he has always loved: stories set in perilous, darkly beautiful worlds filled with magic, monsters, and just a touch of hope.
Contact Chris at: firstname.lastname@example.org