Charles Alan Long works full-time at a university and spends much of his free time writing novels, short stories, and poems. He’s published more than a dozen tales—from spy thrillers to superhero adventures—in a variety of anthologies.
His first novel, The God Killer, marries his love of detective stories and mythology, and gave him the opportunity to create a gay detective. He has written three novels in the Sheffield and Black detective series.
Their nightmare has begun again. When Detectives Vivienne Sheffield and Dylan Black find themselves standing over a dead woman—snake skins in her hair, tusks glued to her severed head, and a toga wrapped around her body—the similarities to their last serial killer case are undeniable. Once the DNA results are in, the truth is revealed: Fenrir’s brother has returned for revenge.
Detectives Vivienne Sheffield and Dylan Black are dispatched to the local university where John Randolph, a seemingly happy, healthy college sophomore, has been found dead in his dorm room. When the autopsy results are in, Randolph’s death turns out to be something out of an Agatha Christie novel: arsenic poisoning. Unexpected twists and turns keep the detectives guessing until the very end.
The first victim is hung in crucifixion position, and Detectives Dylan Black and Vivienne Sheffield are baffled by strange words and wolf hair left at the scene. The second murder is even more bloody and bizarre. While the detectives search for answers from the zoo to the morgue, Black finds himself entangled in a secret relationship with Trevor that may alter the killer's next move.