East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Rainy nights with Sgt. Janus


sgtjanusIt must be the season – it’s cold and rainy, and the countryside looks deserted and dreary.
I feel like ghost stories.
And while I’d like to go and write some, I’m having lots of fun reading the first book in the Sgt. Janus series, by Jim Beard, published by Airship 27.
Sgt. Janus, Spirit Breaker is a solid collection of stories that are at the same time very traditional and yet very original and fresh  and new.
This is exactly what I needed in these lonely rainy nights.
Sgt. Janus – the man himself – is a fine addition to a long gallery of occult detectives, and I’ll certainly check out the other books in the series (there’s one out, Sgt. Janus Returns, and more to come).


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Author: Davide Mana

Paleontologist. By day, researcher, teacher and ecological statistics guru. By night, pulp fantasy author-publisher, translator and blogger. In the spare time, Orientalist Anonymous, guerilla cook.

7 thoughts on “Rainy nights with Sgt. Janus

  1. So glad and gratified that you’re digging it – and I hope you enjoy RETURNS! Thank you!


  2. Thanks, Jim!
    I’m probably finishing Spirit Breaker tonight, and I’ll start on Returns! tomorrow – then I’ll do some proper posting and reviewing 😉


  3. Did you ever finish the book(s)? Did you review them?


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