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Miskatonic Mansucript by Libertarian Author Vin Suprynowicz on sale now!

• Vin Suprynowicz

The Miskatonic Manuscript / from the Case Files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens

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What if Rhode Island horror writer H.P. Lovecraft didn't just imagine the "resonator" in his 1920 short story "From Beyond"? What if Henry Annesley actually built the machine that allowed him to see into the Sixth Dimension -– and allowed creatures from The Other Side to invade us here?


Facing Draconian prison sentences, their Cthulhian Church banned by the federal drug warriors for employing holy sacraments that actually work, Windsor and Worthington Annesley turn to a desperate search for their great-uncle's resonator, hoping it may be the game-changer they need.

Does the secret lie in a lost Lovecraft notebook? Can rare book dealers Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens find it in time? If they do, the Annesley Brothers vow to finally ask the question that victims of the Drug War have been waiting a hundred years to hear:

"What if they fought a War on Drugs . . . and someone fought back?"

From the author of "The Testament of James" comes another adventure from the case files of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, complete with rampaging tyrannosaurs, naked jungle girls, man-eating spiders, and some seriously heavy drugs . . . "The Miskatonic Manuscript."

It ain't your grandpa's used book store.

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Our cover illustration, "Bidge turns to give the alarm," is copyright (c) Boris Vallejo.


Deep in the Nevada desert, in a hidden mansion full of old books and vintage clothes, guarded by four-and-a-half anthropomorphic cats and a family of Attack Roadrunners, Vin Suprynowicz went cold turkey from a 40-year newspaper career. They said he'd never write anything over a thousand words, again. But with the help and encouragement of the Brunette and a few close friends, he came back. With "The Testament of James," he proved them wrong. Now comes the second drug-enhanced adventure of Matthew Hunter and Chantal Stevens, "The Miskatonic Manuscript." In an earlier life, Vin wrote "Send in the Waco Killers," "The Ballad of Carl Drega," and the freedom novel "The Black Arrow."


"The characters who populate the book are quirky, literate, cunning and engage in snappy, irreverent and amusing dialogue — from book dealer Matthew, who must keep patiently explaining why certain books cost more than they did when new, to pink pistol packing Chantal. . . . Even the cats have personalities."

-– Thomas Mitchell, formerly The Editor, Las Vegas Review-Journal

"Testament's pace is anything but slow, proceeding like clever dinner conversation amongst your brightest friends. . . . Matthew Hunter has a love interest and partner in Chantal Stevens, characters who will continue their book sleuthing heroics in future installments. There's psilocybin use and cats with names like Mr. Cuddles and Tabbyhunter providing clues to impending danger. . . . The Testament of James is a quick, entertaining read to either remind you you're not crazy, or start you on a journey to truth and enlightenment."

-– Doug French, banker, economist, student of Murray Rothbard

"Now and then I see reviewers refer to a novel as a 'romp.' I don't know that I've ever done so before, but I'll do so now. . . . The pacing is perfect and the reader (this reader, anyway) is left both satisfied with the story and wanting more of the characters and of the world it happens in."

– Thomas Knapp

"As a mystery, this book works superbly. Its view of 'bookmen' (hunters, sellers, and collectors) is a delight."

– John Walker, programming entrepreneur, co-founder of Autodesk

"Entertaining, funny, and thought-provoking."

-– A.D. Hopkins, member, Nevada Newspaper Hall of Fame

2 Comments in Response to

Comment by Vin Suprynowicz
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Thanks, Ernie & Donna! For anyone who's interested, we've launched a four-part Q&A on "The Miskatonic Manuscript" at link text .

Comment by Powell Gammill
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Thanks, Freedom's Phoenix! I just ordered my copy today.