Suitable for Almost Mature Readers
Includes the previously unpublished third and final installment in the Coffin Rock series.
An old man leads his grandson to a secret cache of contraband firearms and the consequences follow the boy throughout his life. A mural with alarming implications is found at an archaeological dig on Mars. A robotic miner buried beneath a mountain is recovered eight centuries later. A rural police sergeant is plagued by a recurring nightmare that may be a warning . A woman makes a disturbing point in an argument with a friend. A man visits a brothel where medical technology and greed break down society’s last taboos. A miraculous revival breaks out in a death camp. A rare book leads a curious academic into horror and madness. A quiet evening at the magician’s club erupts into pandemonium with a demonstration of real magic. These tales and more in this collection of short stories and novellas by the author of Sundown at Coffin Rock.
Most of the stories in this book are very tame, and some are quite suitable for young readers…but there are a few that probably aren’t. That’s one of the problems with trying to put together a “collection” when one writes so many different types of stories.