Rex Merchant - Writer & Publisher
THE DEALER & THE DEVIL ISBN9781902474267
An occult thriller set in rural Rutland.
The old vicarage in Barrowick village is sold and becomes a Psychic College. This brings more people into the village. A Psychic Night is arranged at the local pub, but strange things happen.
There is a suspicious death in the nearby Rutland Water reservoir, a Black Mass is held at the vicarage and necromancy is practised in the nearby churchyard.
Chris Doughty, a local antique dealer, becomes very concerned when Sara, the barmaid at his local pub, becomes involved with the College.
At Halloween, another Black Mass is planned in the village. Chris gets involved to protect Sara but there is a death and the police are called in.
Price £9.00 + pp.
DEEPING FEN ISBN 9781902474243
In the early 1600's an attempt was made to drain the
30,000 acres of Deeping Fen in South Lincolnshire. Thomas Lovell, an adventurer with experience of land drainage on the
continent, offered to undertake and pay for the task in return for a share of the new land.
The local slodgers, fen men who fed their families by wildfowling and fishing on the fen, were opposed to the scheme. Riots followed and the fen was returned to its wild state. Lovell failed in his attempt and was ruined.
The story follows Annie Owen, a young single mother,
her son Toby, and their neighbour, Jake Fowler, an ex soldier who had recently returned to the village of Cubbit from
the wars in Ireland. They were caught up in the troubles with fatal results.
Price £7.00 + pp.