Happy Veteran’s Day! Happy Remembrance Day!
This week, I interviewed author Christopher Huang about his novel, Murder at the Veterans’ Club. Christopher is an independent author crowdfunding his novel through Inkshares. This murder mystery is reminiscent of Agatha Christie and the golden age of detective fiction.
When the newest member of Eric Peterkin’s London club is found stabbed to death, Eric throws himself into a quest for the truth: missing nurses, mistaken identity, morphine addiction, shell shock … the Great War is over, but the memories remain….
Christopher shares with us his inspiration and love of this genre of fiction, how he decided to write about the post “Great War” era, and a fascinating approach he takes to creating characters and plots. Hint: It’s a bit like creating stories for improv – taking suggestions from the audience and seeing where it takes him.
The first three chapters of the book are available on Inkshares and are so worth your time. Take a look at the novel and place your order!
Christopher shares his love of interactive fiction, calling back to my early gaming days playing Zork. If you are interested in immersing yourself in the world of his novel, he also has three interactive fiction tales told in the same world with Eric Peterkin as the main character. I am currently working my way through Mustard, Music, and Murder, the first in his series.
Do you play games set in worlds you’ve read about? I played a few Harry Potter games on my PS2 back in the day and enjoying being part of the world I had read so much about.
Regina is the founder and lead ambassador of The Geek Embassy. Studying and writing about geeks and geek culture is Regina’s favorite thing to do when she’s not reading student papers, dancing an excessive amount of calories away, or chasing after her daughter. Inclined towards mobile and social gaming online, Regina also loves a good round of 7 Wonders, Qwirkle, Small World, or Lords of Waterdeep. Someday, she hopes to actually take part in a D&D campaign so she can officially “roll” a character and role play her as a devious, highly intelligent mischief maker, which would be nothing like she is in real life.