Eldritch for Hire

Eldritch for Hire

Eldritch for Hire

Short Story Collection by James Palmer



Sam Eldritch is not your ordinary private eye. When a Chinese snake demon killed his partner, it gave Sam a terrible gift. Now he sees the magic just beneath the mean city streets. And he hires out this dubious talent to those who need his services. Here are two of his strange cases.

Slow Djinn When a mysterious businessman hires him to retrieve a priceless magical ring, Sam realizes he may have bitten off more than he can chew. With his only allies a Chinese sorcerer and the ingenue of a jealous crime lord, can Sam find a force so powerful it destroys everyone it touches before it falls into the hands of the local mob?

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Entities? Hired to retrieve a powerful magical tome from the estate of a deceased pulp writer named Frank Orliss, Sam finds himself stuck in a creepy old house with a gaggle of eccentric, self-centered wordsmiths, each of them more interested in getting their due than paying their respects. But when the clock strikes midnight, all hell will be let loose in upstate New York if Sam doesn’t do something quick. It will take everything in his magical bag of tricks to survive until daylight, when one of the most evil and powerful forces he’s ever confronted shows up, Frank’s ex-wife! 

Over 32,000 words of pulpy occult action.


James Palmer is a writer of science fiction and pulp adventure. His latest novel is Ix Incursion, the second book in his Chaos Wave space opera series. A recovering comic book addict, James lives in Northeast Georgia with his wife and daughter.

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