by William Meikle
This one is meant to be an introduction to Midnight Eye and Sigils & Totems stories also by the author. It’s short but only 99 cents.
Whether this is your first Derek Adams story or you’ve read the others, you’ll either find or be introduced to the usual formula. He gains a case from a shady person and goes off to investigate it. Lots of drinking, running around talking to interesting and usually strange characters, often with Scottish accents. The old private eye tropes run strong throughout.
The Sigils & Totems part involves the Green Door in the title. It allows one to speak with the dead and make them answer questions… it’s very creepy and calls back to Lovecraft and his essential saltes. Lots of chanting and singing, and also talk of a dreaming god…
It’s a fun and quick read and serves well as the introduction to both series as it set out to do.
**** Four out of Five Stars (Good)