Night's Plutonian Shore by Jack Mangan
Series: Tale from the Archives.
Approx. 8,980 words.
Published on November 8, 2011 by
A short story by Jack Mangan
In 1849 when a poet is murdered in the streets of Baltimore. The man behind the seemingly random murder manages to elude the law until — in 1889 — Agents Bruce Campbell and Brandon Hill track him down. The assassin, Mikael Scharnusser, gives the slip to the agents on revealing his “talent” and the madman’s intentions to bring down the House of Usher.