Book Series Spotlight: La Famiglia di Mostri by D.R. Perry
A Change In Crime, which was nominated for a Dragon Award along with books by Harry Turtledove and Chine Mieville.
Dragon Award Finalist for Alternate History!
In November of 1929, the last autumn leaves started a domino effect in Fall River. At a time when most give thanks, others lurk at society’s fringes, waiting for a shot at revenge. Power. Redemption.
A Mafia hit leaves Leo Riley homeless and at the mercy of Oguina, a powerful monster under an ancient curse. A hunter with skin in this game stalks the streets, playing cat-and-mouse with the creatures he’s sworn to eliminate. The capo di tutti capi with a secret gazes into a moral abyss, threatening to take his men with him if he falls. All struggle to hold on to humanity.
Unlikely allies join forces, fighting for their rights to Fall River's streets and their very survival. Some will fall, some will rise, but can there ever be a winner when crime and change come to call?
The stock market crashes, threatening to bring Plymouth’s secret magical “Wise” families down with it. When Bill and Millie’s precognitive Uncle Finn threatens to usurp their father and take control of all the Wise families, the twins realize they must stop him.
Bill’s telepathic powers and ambition aren’t enough to outmaneuver his uncle, even with help from his sister and their similarly powered friends. Uncle Finn has an alliance with the Irish Mob up in Boston. Bill needs connections and there’s only one place to do that in this town.
The Plymouth Supper Club hides hooch and rumrunners like a backdrop covers warehouse walls on Poverty Row. Bill is ready to jump in with both feet but Millie wants out of this town, not a piece of its action. Can they wise up together or will the prospect of criminal life drive their friends and family apart?
D.R. Perry lives in Rhode Island, where all her books are set. Although she's not a native New Englander, once up north she got so inspired she couldn't leave. A wild Northern Muse attacked. D.R. used Typing; it was Super Effective.
D.R. writes all kinds of things. Mostly, they have strange and unusual elements. Not strange isotopes or Strontium or anything like that, but creatures who are people or people who are creatures. Beware of the Attack Poetry and rampant puns. Keep off the grass, or the song parodies may bite.
She lives with her husband, daughter, and dog in the Ocean State, which she loves to remind people is not an island and not Long Island. D.R. is well aware that her home state has both of those things, but isn't defined by them. Maybe she likes it here so much because it reminds her that she's also more than the sum of her parts.
D.R. hopes you have as much fun reading her books as she did writing them.
Here's a link to my website, social media, Goodreads and Author Central.
A Change In Crime is also currently a finalist for the McGrath House Indie Book Award in Historical Fiction, so I'd like that mentioned and the link included. The voting closes on October 31st. I'll provide an image for that.