Sundark: An Elle Black Penny...
Who is Elle Black?
Elle Black, an unconventional psychic detective in an unconventional Victorian marriage, leaves her lovely lesbian wife to answer a desperate plea. Guests are vanishing in a mechanical hotel known as the Sundark, and Elle must use her 'anomalous perturbationist' gift–the ability to move objects with her mind–to save herself and the remaining hotel residents from malevolent, sidereal powers. But with apparitions appearing, magnetic lines disrupted, and clairvoyant guests lurking, who is the true murderer . . . or murderess?
“A smart, solid, satisfying pulp Gothic.”
Nathan Long, author of the Ulrika the Vampire and Jane Carver of Waar series
An F/F romance and historical fantasy in a Victorian, supernatural London, follow the telekinetic Elle Black, a twenty-two year old, happily remarried widow, as she solves mysteries in the same paranormal world as the Dark Victorian series by Elizabeth Watasin. Where Secret Commission agents Artifice and Jim Dastard haven't time to tread, Elle Black will take up the lead and follow.
A lesbian female sleuth series:
Deep in London's Chiselhurst lies the Sundark, a magnificent, mechanical manor built in earlier times by a master illusionist and his occultist wife. Its guests have been known to stay, only to never be seen again. Now converted into a hotel, is the rumor some publicity lure or a cover for fleeing, non-paying residents? Elle Black, a housewife and telekinetic among London detectives and Secret Commission agents, is summoned to solve this mystery as more victims vanish, faster than before.
What Gothic horror awaits as the psychic sleuth leaves her beautiful wife Faedra to investigate the seemingly harmless, clockwork turnings of Sundark's rooms and towers? During her first night’s vigil, Elle slips into the chilling, preternatural past as ghosts walk, gaslamps become candles, floors and walls mechanically move, and yet another unlucky guest screams in terror and vanishes.
But whatever is behind the vanishings did not count on making Elle angry...