East of Constantinople, West of Shanghai

Occult Detective Quarterly #4


I am proud to announce that my story Black Frog and Black Scarab is included, side by side with many excellent horror detection stories, in the fourth issue of Occult Detective Quarterly, the finest occult detective magazine out there.


In Black Frog and Black Scarab we’ll meet again centurion Nennius Britannicus and his contubernium, last seen fighting a giant stuffed crocodile in The Hand of Isfet.
It was high time the guys got their own series – and I hope this is the first of many stories.


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.

4 thoughts on “Occult Detective Quarterly #4

  1. That’s just great! πŸ™‚ More Mana for the masses.


  2. I took advantage of the Deal to get issues 2 through 4 in PDF format from the publisher. Now that I’ve seen them I’ll be getting the hard copy as well. As for your story, all I can say is ‘Long Live the Contubernium’. Looking forward to more tales of Nennius Britannicus and his merry band of Roman Legionaries!


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