The Love-Haight Case Files: Book Two
Jean Rabe & Donald J. Bingle
The Love-Haight Case Files #1, Seeking Supernatural Justice
- ASIN : B098K6SG49
- Publisher : Craig Martelle, Inc (September 20, 2021)
- Publication date : September 20, 2021
Supernatural beings are willing to fight for their legal rights!
Since the Summer of Love, the Haight-Ashbury district of San Francisco has been known for attracting weird and unconventional souls, but things got even stranger when the monsters moved in.
Magic has returned to the world and with it a host of supernatural creatures—not just vampires and ghosts, but sentient gargoyles, ghouls, sprites, faeries, and more. The frightened citizenry, holier-than-thou bigots, headline-seeking reporters, and harried police refer to them as OTs (Other-Than-Humans), but Thomas Brock and Evelyn Love believe even supernatural creatures have legal rights.
Delve into their case files for a genre-bending mix of mystery, horror, suspense, thrills, courtroom drama, and romance. The city’s OT element is sometimes malevolent, sometimes misunderstood, and often discriminated against. Brock and Love represent them all, dead, undead, or alive—whatever the case, whatever the species.
**Winner of three prestigious Silver Falchion Awards **
for mysteries, thrillers, and suspense novels: Best Fantasy, Best Urban Fantasy, and Best Multi-Genre Novel.
“Who are you? Where are we? What do you want from us?”
The men ignored Manny Ortun’s questions as they manhandled him off the cattle truck in the darkness and pushed him toward a shadowy doorway. Wispy fog obscured distant lights, making it impossible for him to get his bearings. The fog suggested the derelict building looming before him was near water, but when he tried to lick his lips to see if there was any salt tang clinging there, a desiccated layer of skin peeled off onto his swollen tongue. He spat it out onto the dirt and gravel underfoot.
He faked a stumble, accidentally breaking off a toe in the process. Zombies fell and lost bits of themselves all the time, so he didn’t think his captors would get suspicious. But, like most of his kind, he wanted to remain as whole as possible for as long as possible. In fact, his greatest fear was to fall limbless in a dark alley where, unable to defend himself, he would be gnawed down to the bone by rats, conscious until much too near the very end. Still, the stumble was worth it; he wanted a few more precious seconds to try to get his bearings as to where his squad—almost all of Kaytong’s zombie horde—was being taken.
The soft breeze kicked up and he glimpsed heavy equipment and an old crane in the foreground, the darkness of lapping water in the midground, and a blur of lights still shrouded by mist farther back. He swiveled his head right and left—not so quickly as to dislodge any loose, flapping scalp—and saw much the same on either side, with a few low, dark buildings nearby. Looking back past the truck as he struggled to stand, despite the cuffs around his hands preventing him from counterbalancing, he saw the bright lights of modern apartments, maybe condos, not that far away.
About the Authors:
Jean Rabe writes with dogs wrapped around her feet. She wears mismatched clothes and 18-year-old worn-out (but seriously comfortable) sandals to work. When the weather is fine she writes on her back porch. Jean loves summer.
She calls herself a mutt because she writes bits of this and bits of that, not sticking to one genre. She writes mostly mysteries, but also urban fantasy, high fantasy, and sometimes science fiction.
She began getting published when in the sixth grade, studied journalism at Northern Illinois University, then went to work as a news reporter…eventually for Scripps Howard, where she managed their Western Kentucky bureau. Getting itchy feet, she moved to Wisconsin and went to work for TSR, Inc., the then-producers of the Dungeons & Dragons game. She dipped her itchy feet into the fiction pool and wrote Dragonlance novels for several years. Now she’s back in Illinois, surrounded by train tracks that offer music to write by. And there are plenty of dogs in the neighborhood to provide an accompaniment.
She is a recipient of the Faust, the grand master award of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers, and the Illinois Author Project’s Soon-to-be Famous Award. She’s won three Silver Falchion awards from Killer Nashville, with co-author Donald J. Bingle. Jean has also been on the USA Today’s Bestseller list several times.
She’s written more than forty fantasy, mystery, and adventure novels (including some ghosted projects), more short stories than she’s bothered to count, and edited magazines and anthologies. She is a member of the International Association of Media Tie-In Writers (IAMTW), and the International Thriller Writers (ITW). Her website: http://www.jeanrabe.com.
When writing, she listens to classical guitar and 60s rock. And at every good opportunity she tosses tennis balls for her cadre of dogs.
- The Faust, the grandmaster award from the IAMTW (International Association of Media Tie-In Writers) for lifetime achievement
- The Illinois Author Project’s Soon-to-be-Famous award for The Bone Shroud
- Three Silver Falchion Awards from Killer Nashville mystery writers’ convention for The Love-Haight Case Files written with Donald J. Bingle
- Finalist for the International Thriller Writer’s novel contest for Pockets of Darkness
Donald J. Bingle
Donald J. Bingle is the author of eight books and more than sixty shorter works in the horror, thriller, science fiction, mystery, fantasy, steampunk, romance, comedy, and memoir genres, including the Dick Thornby Thriller series (Net Impact; Wet Work; Flash Drive), Frame Shop, a murder mystery set in a suburban writers’ group, Forced Conversion, a near future scifi thriller, GREENSWORD, a darkly comedic eco-thriller and (with Jean Rabe) The Love-Haight Case Files, Books 1 & 2, a paranormal urban fantasy series about two lawyers who represent the legal rights of supernatural creatures in a magic-filled San Francisco. He also edited Familiar Spirits, an anthology of ghost stories. More on Don and his writing can be found at http://www.donaldjbingle.com.