Posts Tagged ‘crime stories

29
Oct
13

Dumé Jones, a hard-bitten P.I. in 1950s MEPHISTOPOLIS — HORROR tale

Mephistopolis is a literary horror novel with strong fantasy elements, weaving the tale of the city’s leader, The Abandoner, through the stories of people from all walks of life who are mysteriously drawn to the city, unknowingly given a chance to atone for their sins.

Mephistopolis takes us on many personal journeys, poses to the reader the question “What is evil?” (And questions the ideas [and ideals] of religion.)

Another chapter is here!

This story takes place in Mephistopolis in the 1950s. It’s a crime noir tale, one of many genres the book utilizes in telling the city’s story.

Dumé Jones, P.I.

Mephistopolis was a town zooming toward a major growth-spurt.  What happened at this time altered much about the city’s future, the city’s control, the city’s life and citizenry.

Who’s to blame for this?  Who’s the one who could so powerfully alter the course of the harsh city?  Some say it was the devil himself. . .

But they would be laying that blame incorrectly.

Either way, there’s no denying that when the smartly dressed black man—his red running shoes notwithstanding—blew into town on this day, in a decade remembered for rock ‘n’ roll and poodle skirts, Mephistopolis went to Hell in a hand basket.

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