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Hexslinger Series, The Hexslinger Series

An omnibus edition of the trilogy that’s “chock full of hellish horrors” (Mike Allen, author of Unseaming).

Saddle up for a wild ride through “boundary-busting horror-fantasy . . . [that] fully delivers both sizzling passions and dark chills” (Publishers Weekly).

A Book of Tongues
Pinkerton agent Ed Morrow is going undercover to infiltrate an outlaw gang led by former Confederate chaplain Asher Rook. But there is someone else who has Rook in her sights: the Lady of Traps and Snares, a bloodthirsty Mayan goddess who will stop at nothing to satisfy her own desires.

A Rope of Thorns
Infuriated at being betrayed by Rook, his former lover, and sacrificed in the name of the Mayan goddess who is Rook’s current consort, Chess Pargeter leaves a trail of death and destruction in his wake. But there is a resurrected lawman with a bone to pick with Chess—and a final judgment to deliver . . .

A Tree of Bones
A new Civil War is brewing, forcing Pinkerton-agent-turned-outlaw Ed Morrow, spiritualist Yancey Kloves, and even “Reverend” Asher Rook to choose what ruin or redemption means to each of them. Meanwhile, Chess Pargeter gears up for the greatest fight of his life—and death. A battle out of hell itself . . .

Plus three bonus stories set in the Hexslinger universe!

Praise for the Hexslinger Series

“Ridiculously vivid . . . A magic-riddled, horror-strewn West with hexes running around wrecking reality and a spectrum of queer characters.” —

“Truly one-of-a-kind: violent, carnal and creepy.” —Fangoria

“Paints a stark, vivid, and gory picture of the ‘wild west’ in the years following the Civil War.” —Library Journal

Gemma Files

Gemma Files, a former film critic, journalist, screenwriter, and teacher, has been an award-winning horror author since 1999. She has published two collections of short work; two chapbooks of speculative poetry; the “weird western” Hexslinger Series; a story-cycle; and the standalone novel Experimental Film, which won the 2016 Shirley Jackson Award for Best Novel and the 2016 Sunburst Award for Best Adult Novel. Files also has several story collections and a collection of poetry forthcoming.

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