In January, Guido Henkel’s Jason Dark, a dime novel series in the vein of the old classic monster movies, launched. The style is very retro and may even feel like a pair of comfortable jeans. Playing Victorian England, the story revolves around Jason Dark, a fearless and resourceful ghost hunter in the mold of Sherlock Holmes combined with Randall Garrett’s Lord D’Arcy. While using familiar themes and visuals, the story also tries to put a spin on various myths and genre stereotypes. Filled with plot twists and furious action, the stories in the series are somewhat sensational mysteries, just the way classic dime novels used to be.
Each adventure is 64 pages long and sells for $2.99 in a large variety of formats, such as a printed booklet, PDF and just about every eBook reader format in the market.
Volume 1: Demon’s Night
A series of bizarre deaths leaves the victims unnaturally desiccated and decaying, sending Jason Dark into the dangerous world of the London dockyards in search of a supernatural murderer. But is the paranormal investigator prepared to duel a full-fledged demon on a Hell-bent mission to create chaos and catastrophe throughout the earth, a fiend determined to wreak more death and destruction than his even more ominous Master?
Volume 2: Theater of Vampires
When stage magic isn’t what it seems, Jason Dark turns to an old friend for help. Explore the shadows of the Victorian Theater with London’s most famous Geisterjäger as he confronts a horror beyond anything yet confronted. “Theater of Vampires” is a story of betrayal, discovery, and horror in the tradition of the Grand Guignol. The only admission price needed is your courage.
Volume 3: Ghosts Templar
A well-known police acquaintance asks Jason Dark to discreetly look into the case of a missing Chief Constable, which is out of Scotland Yard’s jurisdiction. When Dark and Siu Lin arrive in Swanage, however, they find that the quaint English seaside village hides more than its share of horrible secrets. “Ghosts Templar” is filled with ruined castles, ghostly hoof beats in the night, and a series of macabre murders, which swirl amidst rumors that undead knights have awakened to exact a bloody revenge. Investigate if you dare.
Volume 4: Heavens on Fire
When our world becomes a mere pawn in an epic battle between Heaven and Hell, Jason Dark faces a challenge that threatens to shatter the very fabric of reality. As immortal angels die and harbingers of death and destruction escape the fiery pits of hell itself, the Geisterjäger and his companions receive a desperate call for help! Will they be able to save mankind in the face of an onslaught of demons or will our fate burn as brightly as the streets of London?
You can keep up with the series and order available titles here: Jason Dark: Ghost Hunter