Hello! And welcome to the virtual Sam Hain bookshop.
While a lot of us are probably going to be spending an inordinate amount of time confined indoors, to hopefully help pass the time - and keep entertained - through this strange period of limbo and isolation, Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Volume 1 on Kindle and as PDF ebook is reduced from £3.99 to just 99p (or 99¢, or ¥99, or 5ml of hand sanitiser, or your equivalent currency). All of my novellas are also now available for just 99p as PDF ebooks and on Kindle. They're also free to read on Kindle Unlimited.
Unfortunately, with this whole global pandemic thing going on, I'm not presently able to send out physical copies of my books personally. However, if you would like a paperback edition of any of the titles below, they are all available to order on Amazon. (The Amazon links will default to .co.uk, but my books can be bought through Amazon domains internationally).
I hope you are all keeping safe and well through these uncertain and unsettling times. Please look after yourselves and others, stay healthy and - if possible - stay home. And I look forward to seeing you at another event or comic con once we’re the other side of this chaos.
"Imagine Constantine written by Douglas Adams for Doctor Who, and you'll be roughly in the right area for this highly enjoyable series. Bron James skillfully weaves a thrilling tale of private detective Sam Hain and his plucky assistant Alice as they investigate murder, magic and other paranormal events."
-Jeremy Biggs, Subversive Comics
Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Volume I
***During the COVID-19 Pandemic, as many people are facing quarantines, digital editions of Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Volume 1 are reduced from £3.99 to 99p (or your equivalent currency) to help through the isolation.***
After leaving a party late one Halloween, Alice Carroll has a run-in with something she would much rather forget. Haunted by nightmares and visions, she tries to carry on with her life as normal, all the while feeling as if she is losing touch with reality. Just as her visions become too much to bear, she is helped by the enigmatic Sam Hain, a self-proclaimed occult detective and alleged aficionado of the abnormal.
Together, they embark on a series of adventures, investigating paranormal cases, cracking clandestine conspiracies, exploring the ethereal, and battling with forces far beyond the real. Meanwhile, in the abyss of some unworldly dimension, an evil is stirring, and from across the void a darkness is coming...
If Alice thought her world had turned upside-down on Halloween, she hasn’t seen the half of it yet.
Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Volume I is the author’s preferred text, containing the first six stories in the Sam Hain series (All Hallows’ Eve, A Night in Knightsbridge, The Grimditch Butcher, The Regents, The Eye of the Oracle, Convergence) and features original artwork by Camilla Winquist.
For more on the individual stories in this compendium, please see the -Volume I Novellas- section below.
All Hallows' Eve (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #1)
Alice Carroll is just a normal, unassuming twenty-something. She works in a retail store, serving customers and tidying displays five days a week, and likes to let her hair down at the weekend. However, on her way home from a party one Halloween, Alice stumbles upon a world she had never before believed existed. She’s haunted by nightmares and visions, and just as her life is being completely turned upside down, she meets the one man who might be able to help her: Sam Hain.
In All Hallows’ Eve, the first instalment of the Sam Hain series, Alice meets the mysterious occult detective Sam Hain, and is introduced to a world she never imagined could possibly exist.
A Night in Knightsbridge (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #2)
On their first joint case together, occult detective Sam Hain is joined by Alice Carroll to investigate an allegedly haunted house in Knightsbridge. However, their investigations rile the supernatural forces that are at work at 32 Cadmus Square, and they soon discover that they may be in for more than they bargained for...
The second instalment of the Sam Hain series of short stories, A Night in Knightsbridge follows the first case Sam and Alice embark on together, and Alice gets a taste of the unusual life of an occult detective.
The Grimditch Butcher (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #3)
When a series of murders in the East London village of Grimditch catch Sam Hain's attention, he calls on Alice to aid in his investigation. With evidence pointing to the supernatural, and occult symbols appearing on the bodies of the victims, Sam and Alice must get to the bottom of things before more lives are lost to the Grimditch Butcher.
In the third instalment of the Sam Hain series, Sam and Alice discover something far darker than they'd expected to find lurking in the east end of London...
The Regents (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #4)
Sam Hain is a wanted man. His supernatural investigations have caught the attention of the clandestine group known only as the Regents, and Sam soon finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy far beyond his reckoning. When the occult detective goes missing one night, it is up to Alice Carroll and one of Sam’s oldest friends to get to the bottom of his disappearance.
In the fourth instalment of the Sam Hain series, the usually unflappable detective is wrought with fear and paranoia, and not without good reason...
The Eye of the Oracle (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #5)
When two seemingly unconnected and undeniably unusual incidents occur on London’s Southbank, it immediately catches Sam Hain’s attention. With a sudden surge of localised Akashic energy, a very pointedly possessed tourist, and evidence of other dimensions starting to bleed through into reality, it’s up to Sam, Alice and James to set things right. However, not all is as it seems, and the case takes them to some unexpected places, with unexpected company, as they come face-to-face with elements from their past...
The Eye of the Oracle sees Sam, Alice and James on their most otherworldly adventure yet.
Convergence (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #6)
There has been a sudden and inexplicable increase in problematic paranormal events across London. With the amount of spectral sightings, metaphysical monsters and ethereal entities on the rise, Sam Hain knows that there is something sinister going on behind the scenes. As he and Alice Carroll begin to look deeper, it becomes clear that everything up to this moment has been linked, and now it is all converging on one place...
Could this be the coming darkness that they have been warned about?
The sixth and final episode in Volume I of the Sam Hain series, Convergence ties together the web of elements in the story so far...
Everything is Connected.
Dead Men Sell No Sales (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #7)
On the opening night of Halperin, a brand new shopping centre in the heart of Mayfair, Alice Carroll begins the first shift of her new job in the high-end store. With discounts, drinks and live entertainment laid on for the customers, it promises to be a night to remember. However, it’s not just the exclusive event which makes it an unforgettable evening. When staff begin to talk of a ghostly presence, and Sam Hain turns up for something more than just some new socks, it’s clear that there’s more in store than a special sale. And something about the mannequins doesn’t seem quite right...
Beginning Volume II of the Sam Hain – Occult Detective series, Dead Men Sell No Sales sees things start to go from bad to worse, as Sam and Alice find themselves fighting against forces far more sinister than stroppy shoppers.
Storm in a Teacup (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #8)
In the midst of a heatwave, while the rest of the city enjoys the peak of summer, west London is wracked by strangely sudden storms. At the same time each day for almost a week, Hammersmith finds itself shrouded in thick clouds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning. Believing there to be a supernatural cause behind this inexplicable weather, Sam Hain heads to the heart of the storm to investigate. However, the occult detective discovers that there is something more than a thunderous deluge waiting for him. Something beyond belief...
The second story in Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Volume II, Storm in a Teacup sees Sam facing a thunderous temper of godly proportions.
The Curse of Marehill Manor (Sam Hain - Occult Detective #9)
Marehill Manor harbours a dark and sinister secret…
Somewhere on the border betwixt London and Essex stands the once stately and venerable house, now decaying and long since abandoned to time. For over a century, anyone who has set foot within the cursed mansion has been tormented with nightmarish visions and insurmountable terror. Many do not dare to tread within Marehill's haunted halls, and those who do soon flee in fear. So of course, when Sam Hain learns of the manor and its dreadful reputation, he can't resist the promise of a new adventure. Together with Alice Carroll and James Mortimer, the occult detective sets out to delve deeper into Marehill's macabre mysteries.
In the third story in Volume II of the Sam Hain - Occult Detective series, the trio are plagued by a formidable and fearsome force as they begin to shine a light on the darkness which grips Marehill, and uncover its horrific history…
A Krampus Carol (Sam Hain - Occult Detective: Christmas Special)
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Sam Hain is looking forward to enjoying a quiet and relaxing Yuletide season. However, only a few days before Christmas, a teenage boy comes to seek Sam's help to save his family from an ancient supernatural evil...
A one-off Christmas Special short story in the Sam Hain series.
Far Beneath the Distant Stars
I urge whoever receives this to take note of my experiences, of the fate that befell the Endeavour and all who served aboard her, and to take heed so that the same doesn't happen again. May no-one else be forced to suffer the same fate.
Do not return to Lyrae 438b.
The Endeavour Expedition was to be a journey of discovery, carrying a crew of researchers to a world 500 light-years away. It promised to be a mission that would pave the way for the future of extrasolar colonisation. However, when members of the expedition start going missing, the crew of the Endeavour discover that something beyond their darkest nightmares lies just beneath the surface of this remote, forbidding planet...
A cosmic horror sci-fi novella set 150 years into the future, Far Beneath the Distant Stars catalogues the mission of the starship Endeavour through the logs of an exogeologist as he witnesses the fate of the expedition unfold before him.
Far Beneath the Distant Stars was voted among the top 10% of stories in Inkitt's Beyond Time Sci-fi Literature.
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