Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle

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“All life is a gamble . . . We go to sleep every night comfortably betting that the next day we’ll wake up.”

Demons. Sorcery. Magical playing cards. It’s anything but a fairy tale. Armed with her choice deck, her beloved book, Hoyle’s Guide to Poker and Parlor Tricks, and the skill that led her to throw away her college fund, Lilah gambles with her life—and with the lives of those around her.

Elsewhere, other players have a different idea of the rules of the game. And investigating the bizarre chain of events is Middleton PD’s finest, Detectives Dana Deupree and Walter Conway.

It’s anyone’s game. The cards have been shuffled and the stakes are high. The call has gone around the table. Others may fold, but not Lilah. She plays for keeps.

What will you wager? Will you call? Stand? Or will you fold?

Robert J. S. T. McCartney is the founder of A.B.Normal Publishing and Media Group. He likes to write unhinged—go against the grain—and continues to do so at his Knoxville, TN home.

Lilah’s Guide to Hoyle is the debut novel by Robert J. S. T. McCartney and Albert J. Debusschere III.

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