Demon-chaser Johnny, along with his partner, Cerise, head for the small town of Carroll Fork after Cerise sees daemonflash, the telltale sign of demonic presence, in the video made by a local preacher. Something very strange is going on in the quiet, rural town. Low-order demons seem to be everywhere- bound in hats, scarves, even jewelry worn by the townspeople. They trace the source of the demons to Miss Lucy’s Emporium, a second-hand shop run by an elderly woman.
Investigating the shop, Johnny and Cerise discover it is populated by an assortment of imps, sprites, and other nuisance demons. One goes home with each article sold in the shop, causing a series of small accidents, clumsiness, and general mischief. And Miss Lucy herself turns out to be much more than the sweet, tea-and-cookies grandmotherly type.
It’s a devil of a spot to be in, and even Johnny’s trusty yo-yo may not be enough to handle this problem. He’ll need all his skills, the help of a local waitress, and maybe a bit of divine intervention to free Carroll Fork and its townspeople from Miss Lucy and her demonic army.
About the Author
M.A. Kropp is a writer and blogger. She writes science fiction, fantasy, and urban fantasy, and is fascinated by mythologies and folklore. She also blogs several times a week at makropp.com. When not writing she is often found serving as Chief Scorekeeper for International Chili Society chili competitions, where she still competes occasionally. She has also been accused of reading anything and everything that comes in front of her eyes: books, old newspapers, cereal boxes, and, yes, even the instruction manuals that come with things. Most of all she enjoys eating good food, drinking good wine and other spirits, and spending time with good people. She is married, has three grown daughters, four awesome grandchildren, one dog, and five cats. She lives in MA.