"A skillfully woven, amusing mystery, reminiscent of Steve Martin and Chevy Chase." -Authors Reading
Other people just think they're "haunted by the past." In Vi's case, it's true.
Clairvoyant Viola Thorne wants to forget about her days of grifting and running errands for ghosts. The problem? Playing it safe is dull. So when a dead stranger begs for her help, Vi jumps at the chance to dust off her hustling skills. The unlikely companions are soon tangling with bandits, cheating at cards, and loving every minute.
Then she finds out who referred him, and Vi has to face both a past and ex-partner that refuse to stay buried. Though she betrayed Peter, his spirit warns her of the plot that cost him his life. Vi's guilty conscience won't let her rest until she solves his murder. Though she's spent her whole life fighting the pull of the paranormal, it holds the key to atoning for the only deception she's ever regretted--breaking Peter's heart.
About the Author
Phoebe Darqueling is the pen name of a globe trotting vagabond who currently hangs her hat in Freiburg, Germany. She writes curriculum for a creativity competition for kids in MN and works with both fiction and nonfiction authors as an editor. She loves all things Steampunk and Gaslamp Fantasy, but dabbles in a variety of fantasy and science fiction genres. Her first novels, Riftmaker and No Rest for the Wicked: Mistress of None Book 1, were released in 2019. You can find her short stories in the Chasing Magic, The Queen of Clocks and Other Steampunk Tales, Harvey Duckman Presents Volumes 2&3, and Cogs, Crowns, and Carriages anthologies.
2019 Maxy Awards "Runner-Up SciFi-Fantasy"
PenCraft Award 2019 Winner - Gaslamp Fantasy
Historical fiction with a supernatural flare... a solid introduction to the Mistress of None series." -JLP Reviews
"...an action-packed, spectacular good time." -Leanna Renee Hieber, award-winning author of the Strangely Beautiful and Eterna Files series