Son, Adam Stemple, and I wrote this second book of our graphic fantasy novel noir mystery trilogy. The first book, Stone Cold, set, as this one is also, in 1930s Edinburgh, Scotland. stars Silex, a talking gargoyle on top of a church in Scotland who works as a detective, assisted by a team of Scottish street urchins who do the grunt work. The other main character is a teen named Craig who has run away from an abusive father. probing a series of murders that have menaced the capital city. The authorities are no help. So along with Father Harris, a hard-edged man of the cloth, Craig steps onto the streets of Edinburgh–and toward the dangerous task of tracking the killer while stuck on the top of the church the Stone Man does the figuring out.
The moody, dramatic pictures are by Orion Zangara.
Read the first of the trilogy, Stone Cold.
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- A teacher’s guide for the first book.