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War hero. Private Dick. Mountain Dwarf: SIRGRUS BLACKMANE DEMIHUMAN GUMSHOE by William Schlichter

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A dwarf detective suffering from shell shock must solve the murder of his dead partner during Prohibition in 1923 in this fantasy mystery where humans and otherworldly creatures co-exist.

LIVONIA, Mich. - eTradeWire -- Bacardi and Coke. Neat. Not the usual drink of choice for a mountain dwarf. Then again, Detective Sirgrus Blackmane is no ordinary dwarf—at least not since the Great War. Being a gumshoe during 1923 Prohibition might appear glamorous, with secret speakeasies, all-night cocktail parties, and scantily clad women displaying their knees, but crime and conspiracy lurk beneath the city's shining illusion.

When the human half of the Mason and Blackmane Detective Agency is found dead, Sirgrus Blackman vows to find the killer. But this quest for justice leads him straight into a tangled web of underhanded deals with demihuman mobsters who are fighting for control of the city's rum supply. And when two more corpses turn up, Sirgrus must work double-time if he wants to find the killer—and avoid turning up dead at the next crime scene.

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Releasing worldwide on May 27, 2021, the novel will appeal to a large demographic, including readers who enjoy reading fantasy, mystery, alternative history, and detective series.

Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and The Dark-Elf is published by BHC Press and is available for preorder in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook at all major booksellers. Booksellers, retailers, and librarians may order direct from Ingram, Baker & Taylor, Gardners, Overdrive, Perma-Bound, and the publisher's website: https://www.bhcpress.com/

Advance Praise
"Readers are in for some fun." —Publishers Weekly

"The world building is rich, letting unusual fantasy elements compete with realism, as with agents who use cars instead of dragons, and with revolvers that supplant wands…a unique blend of fantasy and noir that is, at turns, hilarious…" —Foreword Reviews Magazine

"Colorful settings, demihuman characters with depth and a plot full of fun twists make this book an enjoyable and quick read. I'm ready for more." —Lee Goldberg, Librarian and NetGalley Reviewer

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About  BHC Press:
 BHC Press is an award-winning independent publisher of fiction and nonfiction for the adult, teen, and children's market. Based in southeast Michigan, their books are published in hardcover, trade softcover, and ebook, and have been favorably reviewed and featured in Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, Booklist, Library Journal, Parade Magazine, and many others. To learn more, visit www.bhcpress.com.

On-sale: 05/27/2021
Sirgrus Blackmane Demihuman Gumshoe and The Dark-Elf by William Schlichter
Hardcover: 978-1-64397-183-4, $26.95, 212 pages
Softcover:  978-1-64397-184-1, $15.95, 212 pages
Ebook:        978-1-64397-185-8, $7.99
LCCN: 2020936735

Contact
Media, foreign rights, TV/film, or other inquiries:
Joni Firestone, BHC Press
www.bhcpress.com
***@bhcpress.com


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