So one of the surprisingly fun things I’ve been doing this year is writing a series of, well, vampire mysteries short stories. As in, Golden Age, Agatha Christie-ish, classical mysteries – only with vampires.
Enter Judge Dee – a cold intellect! A keen forensic mind! – and his reluctant assistant Jonathan as they investigate a series of intricate and ridiculous mysteries in the period I like to call “Medieval something-something”.
Tor.com really got behind these, with the result that several are already scheduled on the site between now and – gulp – 2022. But the very first adventure of Judge Dee is out today! Judge Dee and the Limits of the Law, with a cover illustration by Red Nose Studios, which uses actual paper puppets that, yes, were made especially for the series.
Anyway, here it is!