Our victim was spread too awkwardly on the floor for him to have been simply knocked out by a piece of falling debris. He could have died from the smoke, but the fire had not traveled much beyond the bed. I cleaned the grime from my own spectacles with my handkerchief and moved to where I could examine him more closely. That’s when I saw the bullet holes. One entered through the back of his head, ranged downward, and removed the lower portion of his face. The other shot had been fired into his back.
Concealed in Ash is now available in print and Kindle format. You'll notice that the cover for the print novel is slightly different from the Kindle cover; it features one of the secret societies active in the novel.
We received the proof yesterday, and were very pleased with the product. We think you will be, too.
The book contains an appendix with historical notes about the fire (one of several) at the Phoenix Hotel, the Red Strings, and Adamstown (a community of newly free blacks). You don't need the notes to enjoy the story, but if you'd like to learn more about Nessa's world, this section will add depth.
Take a look. We think you'll enjoy it.