The second novel in Mark N Drake’s Glennison Darkisle Cases Series was released by Aethos Publications on April 12, 2021. It’s called Those Under the Hill, and it picks up eight months after the events in the first novel, The Gathering of Shadows.

It’s May 1922, and a visitor from Darkisle presents Jack Glennison with a case that will pull him back to the island. A doctor reports that a young boy has disappeared without trace from the family farm. Any hopes Jack had that this might be a regular missing person case soon evaporate in the unseasonal heat of a Darkisle spring. Why haven’t the boy’s parents raised the alarm? What is the source of their unexplained wealth? And what links the uncanny events that have happened recently on nearby Slee Top hill?

As Jack’s investigation takes him across the island, he realises that if he thought he knew just what Darkisle could throw at him, he was sadly mistaken. For Darkisle holds more ancient magical secrets than he ever expected. And some secrets are best left buried.

This second book in the Glennison Darkisle Cases delves deeper into the hostile Lovecraftian world of Darkisle, where nothing is quite as it seems….

The book is available on Kindle and as a paperback. It is free to Kindle Unlimited subscribers.

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Additionally, the first book in the series, The Gathering of Shadows, can be bought as a Kindle Download at a discount price from both and from April 13-20.


About Scarlett R. Algee

Scarlett R. Algee is the managing editor for JournalStone Publishing and Trepidatio Publishing and author of the collection BLEEDTHROUGH AND OTHER SMALL HORRORS.

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