Happy to announce the publication of my weird fiction novel BERGE MANOR, from Strange Particle Press. Look for print and audiobook editions coming soon! Special thanks to the publisher for such a goth cover too! Get your ebook copy here!
Read below for the blurb:
In the creepy tradition of Robert Bloch’s PSYCHO and Shirley Jackson’s WE HAVE ALWAYS LIVED IN THE CASTLE, Patrick Whitehurst cooks up a batch of weirdness and dangerously eccentric characters in BERGE MANOR.
It started with mysterious and inexplicable murders in the town of Oak Creek but led to so much worse.
In this disturbing and enthralling novel of unimaginable horrors, readers will meet:
Lounge club singer Rhombus Berge, head of the Berge family, who wants only happiness for his siblings, and isn’t above murder to make it that way
Eyeball man, his psycho brother, covered in gruesome eyeballs, who’s hell bent on murder and mayhem
Glass, the family introvert, with see-through skin that tears easier than papier-mâché and a knack for keeping out of sight
Janis, a lover of Lord Byron, who falls in love despite Eyeball man’s keen disapproval
Big Jim, a man’s man who loves cars and country music, and harbors a secret he hoped would never be exposed
Mama, the family’s caretaker, who learns firsthand of the evil under her roof
The youngest Berge, Billy, who takes his love of comic books too far when it comes to the neighborhood bullies
And newspaper editor Peter Smart, whose job leads him on a collision course with Berge Manor’s odd residents
As new murders occur in the small community of Oak Creek, and an investigation closes in, the Berge clan faces a tough decision – quash the evil under the manor themselves or risk becoming victims