Raymond and Leonora Lanchester receive free tickets to the city zoo. It’s their wedding anniversary so what better way to celebrate? Except when they get there, all the animals are clockwork. Ray goes off to buy an ice cream and he comes back to find his wife has become clockwork, too. The hospital can’t help, the police point him in the direction of our PI. When the Gumshoe discovers magpie flesh under Leonora’s nails, he knows things are serious. And what is the link between the zoo and Charon, the biggest crook this city’s seen?

GRAHAM EDWARDS

Graham writes fiction. Mostly dragons and parallel worlds. There’s also this detective with a coat made of cosmic string, but he’s just weird.