by Trevor Hopkins

Findo Gask - Underworld Investigations book cover The caverns of the Goblins are to be found deep underground, out of sight of the teeming humans on the surface - and mostly out of mind, too.

Secure in their own world, a whole society lives and dies in the shadows and silences of the Lower Realms; a society rich and complex, enlivened with gossip and intrigue, politics and power, and all bound by ancient laws and customs. It is a sociey where many labour long and hard to earn their living and to make their law-abiding way in the world. And, inevitably, there are those who break those laws, defrauding and stealing from those who toil in honest work.

But there are darker crimes, more subtle crimes: crimes of passion and prejustice; crimes of magic and misdirection; crimes where it cannot always be said for certain who is the perpetrator and who is the victim.

Through this twisting maze of crime and glamour, this confused and uneven landscape of closing doors and hidden traps, one Goblin walks alone: Findo Gask. An honest investigator and relucant detective, one who invariably sees too much, hears more and says nothing. A Goblin who, for the princely sum of twenty-five dollars a day - plus a little for those inevitable expenses - will guide you through the labyrinth of morality and danger and into the moonlight.

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Findo Gask - Underworld Investigations is the third book in the Findo Gask sequence. The series currently comprises nine books, all in various stages of completion:

A chapter-by-chapter summary for Underworld Investigations is under construction. An index of characters for all books is available here.

New Bridge to Lyndesfarne Book Cover Bridge at War Book Cover Death on the New Bridge Book Cover Bridge of Stone and Magic Book Cover Why not take a look at my Lyndesfarne Bridge series of novels: New Bridge to Lyndesfarne, Bridge at War, Death on the New Bridge and Bridge of Stone and Magic.

Four Square Less One Book Cover You may also like my collection of fifteen interlinked fantasy and science fiction short stories under the title Four Square Less One. Can you work out the connection between the stories?

Then a Miracle Occurs Book Cover I am now working on a second (and still growing) collection of short stories under the title ...Then a Miracle Occurs. An eclectic collection of science fiction, fantasy, horrow, romance and ghost stories - often more than one at a time. Includes my favourite short-short story Hearts and Flowers.

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