Peter Tarkulich


Peter Tarkulich is the author behind the fantasy noir series "Mystery, Murder, and Magic", as well as the epic fantasy series "The Godblood Chronicles". Among his other ventures, Peter has been writing (and drawing) the webcomic Bardsworth since 2005.

Peter lives in upstate New York with his wife, son, and two cats. In addition to writing and drawing he also loves cooking, home brewing beer, watching movies and cartoons, and generally living life to its fullest. His goal is to be as successful a Renaissance man as he can be.

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Fantasy Noir: Three Stories of Mystery, Murder, & Magic
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 65,190. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2014. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Step into the hardboiled world of Rick Walker, a private investigator with a penchant for scotch, dames, and magic. With reluctant help from a foul-mouthed demon, a nervous young diviner, and a fiery ex-girlfriend, Rick navigates his way through several cases, only to discover that they are all connected in some way.
Angel in the Shadows
Series: Mystery, Murder, and Magic, Book 3. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 29,910. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
Life has gotten complicated for magic-using detective, Rick Walker. Hiding from it all behind bottles of Scotch, he emerges to take on a case for an old acquaintance, which may turn out to be his deadliest yet. With the help of an assortment of companions, Rick confronts his demons, both figurative and real. With danger around every corner, Rick might need more than his charm to stay alive.
Blood of the Mother
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,870. Language: English. Published: July 5, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Epic
Quentis, a young seminary student with a tenuous faith in his goddess, finds himself guided by Her hands into a journey of danger and of self-discovery. With the help of an odd assortment of companions, he will ultimately have to face those chosen by the goddess's once-lover, the god Ulos.
Dames and Diviners
Series: Mystery, Murder, and Magic, Book 2. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 18,680. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
They said it was heart attack that killed Jack Carradine, but his roommate, Walter Prescott, thinks otherwise. So Walter seeks outside help - and ends up with the magic-using, Scotch-loving private investigator, Rick Walker. The two embark on a journey for answers that leads them to a discovery that could mean the end of both of them.
Dark City, Dark Magic
Series: Mystery, Murder, and Magic, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 16,740. Language: English. Published: July 26, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
Brother of millionaire Frederick Billingsly is dead, but was it suicide or magic-assisted murder? The police are no help, so Frederick hires private eye Rick Walker. While Rick might be a Scotch-soaked womanizer, he's good at his job and an able magic user. With the help of a foul-mouthed demon, Rick takes the case. The question is - will he be able to solve the case and pay his rent on time?

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