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The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal

Saturday, June 5, 2021

The Secret Casebook of Simon Feximal (2013) KJ Charles

The Secret Casebook of Simon FeximalSet in England 1894 to 1914

He was covered in writing. It was scrawled in black and red ink, from wrist to shoulder of both muscular arms, across his broad, powerful shoulders and chest. None of it was in a language I recognised, or could read, but it was unmistakably writing… and it was still being written.

I gaped. The lines, some spidery, some looping, still others jagged, etched themselves over his skin, a constant silent chatter of messages.

“What—” My voice failed.

“The stories write themselves,” he said, very matter-of-fact. “I serve as their page.”

“Why thank me?” I demanded.

“How did that happen?”

“It’s called sortes. A form of divination, seeking guidance in books, by the operation of chance. I thought you might have the knack.”

“I do not have any such thing. I have never in my life just opened a book and found what I needed. I should have been a rather more successful journalist with that up my sleeve.”

It is always a little unnerving to be told that one knows a man if one’s knowledge is in the Biblical sense.

It is surprising how fast a man can fall when there is nobody to extend a hand to him.

Publisher : KJC Books
Rating: 7.5/10




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