Broken Threads

WARNING: Murder mystery elements. Josef tries to teach Lot to use her new abilities as they investigate what happened to Sarah. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Goodington’s house was empty. According to the papers Mrs Goodington and her children had retreated to their house in the country in their time of […]

Meeting at the Mortuary

WARNING: One instance of very bad language. Lot and Bran take the first steps in their new case and get a prickly reception. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 ‘He eats people?’ I said and stopped in the middle of the street. ‘Dead people,’ Bran replied. ‘He doesn’t make them dead.’ ‘Well, […]

A Watching Case

WARNING: Contains Lot’s rude humour. Lot gets a grip on things and points Bran in the right direction. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Bran was sitting on a bench opposite the Windermere Hotel smoking his pipe while appearing to read a newspaper. No-one ever questioned how long a man with a […]

Crumpled Paper

Lot and Josef find more reasons to argue. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 ‘The terrifying… um… terror,’ the newspaper boy on the corner shouted. ‘Frightful… frights. The epidemic of death!’ I stopped beside him, he couldn’t have been more than ten but he was already as tall as me. ‘You’re […]

Stirring Embers

WARNING: Features sexual references. Lot tells Bran what she really thinks. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 It was gloomy in Bran’s study. The fire had burned low and there was only one lit candle but he didn’t seem to have noticed, sitting at his desk and staring into the distance while […]

Off To The Station

Lot and Josef set out to rescue Bran from the police station. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 The advantage of getting Josef to escort me to the police station, aside from him being able to stop me tearing the police to pieces for laying a hand on Bran, was that […]

Better Than You Know

WARNING: It’s Lot, there’s rudeness. Bran confesses a secret to Lot. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Before I met Bran I’d been so busy surviving I hadn’t considered the notion of ‘simple pleasures’. As much as I enjoyed sex with Bran, when we had it, there was a different sort of […]

Contracts

WARNING: Contains violence and some bad language. Lot sets about ticking a problem off her list. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 On my list of problems the easiest to solve was Father Brennan’s. I had to admit I was a little impressed, I’d been a notorious trouble maker and I’d never […]

Paying Bills

WARNING: Rude humour. Lot tries to get the bottom of what’s bothering Bran. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 I lingered in the mouth of an alley while Bran went to hand over the letters and collected his payment. If I went inside I’d have to be Mrs O’Connor and wear a […]

Breaking and Entering

WARNING: Mild sex references In which Bran has his first paid case as a detective-for-hire. Nine Shillings and Victorian Mistress are also available on Wattpad. London – 1843 Bran only had one case on his list that paid money, which to me seemed to be the point of being a detective-for-hire. Most of the cases on his books promised […]