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The Missing
The Missing

The Missing

The Curious Cases of Will Winchester and the Black Cross



300 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $15.00 (US $15.00) (CA $17.00)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9780996890472

Rights: US & CA

Month9Books, LLC (Sep 2017)

Price: $15.00


London in the year 1890 is smitten with the dark and the curious. But nothing fazes sixteen-year-old Willow Winchester. She's been living as "Will" instead of "Willow" since her mother's disappearance, a simple ruse that makes life a lot easier most of the time. For as long as she can remember, Willow's been the indiscriminate witness to the extracurricular goings-on of what she calls the Missing—ghosts. But no one ever treated it like a good thing until the Black Cross Ministry of Mysterious Occurrences found out.  After accidentally interrupting a Black Cross ghost hunt, Willow accepts a job offer: Help them keep the peace between London's living and dead.  In pursuit of a purpose for her supernatural gifts, and whatever the Black Cross knows might about her mother, Willow learns to investigate hauntings with a patchwork team who quickly become her new family.  The truth of the Missing is worse than she feared. The Missing are the spirits of murder victims, and they're missing from all public records, too! It's as if they have now been erased from history itself. Willow struggles to piece together clues from the victims' memories. But can she and her team discover the villain's identity in time to stop him before Willow falls prey to him herself?

Author Biography

Jerico Lenk Undergraduate studying Creative Writing, Classics, Russian and Western European History, probably burning incense and drinking too much coffee at this very moment. He's out for queer representation and great sex hair, and writes Young Adult/New Adult, spec fiction, and poetry. Currently unagented.