Geoffrey Sykes Vermillion, occult detective and master of the acrane, is joined by his spirited young protege Audrey Hawkwoode and longtime friend and colleague Allegra Barlow, mistress of Anubis Lodge in The Case of the Signet Ring. A young widow is deeply troubled by the memory of her late husband whose revolting proclivities won’t stay buried in the past. Will the presence of the notorious Aleister Crowley help the cause, or muddy the waters? Is everything as it seems in this twisted tale?
Aaron Vlek is a storyteller whose work focuses primarily on the trickster as bringer of delight and proponent of disquieting humors. Many of her short stories, delve into around the goings on of the jinn, and of a universal imagining of the Native American character, Coyote. Some works are historical in setting while others hail from the contemporary and urban landscape. She indulges from time to time in the reimagining of classic themes of Lovecraftian horror and the occult. Aaron is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College where she spent most of her time writing.