"The carousel turns,
immortal coil undone.

Beneath whispering wings,
shadows mourn the sun

Echoes of futures,
present and past.

Ghosts in the machines,
reflections on glass."

- Excerpt from Neon Butterfly,
Terry James Thorpe, 2023

Terry James

"Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly they'll go through anything. You read and you're pierced."

- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

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The Devil’s Gambit is the first in a series of  thrilling detective romps with an occult twist.

When the beautiful daughter of a powerful man is abducted, Occult Detective, Devlin Flynn is called upon to help investigate the mysterious disappearance.

Teaming up with an ambitious young detective, they uncover a dangerous occult organisation at the heart of the British Empire. They must risk their lives and their very souls in a battle of good vs evil to save the day and protect the realm from the powers of darkness.


First, find out what your hero wants, then just follow him. 

– Ray Bradbury


The creations of a great writer are little more than the moods and passions of his own heart, given surnames and Christian names, and sent to walk the earth.

– William B. Yeats


An actor without a playwright is like a hole without a doughnut.

– George J. Nathan