THE THIRD TIMES THE CHARM!

THROUGH THE DRINKING GLASS  

Patrick Thomas

ISBN 1-890096-19-9,  $14 US 

 

 

Follow the rainbow to its end and you will discover a place where magic is as real as hope and legends dwell.

For the troubled, it is a place to find those who will help them in beating back the darkness.

For those lucky enough to find it, their lives will never again be the same.

The name of the place is Bulfinche’s Pub. These are their stories. 

This is Murphy’s Lore.

 

   The gang from Bulfinche’s Pub is back in this new collection in which a hitman attempts to cheat the devil; a knight tries to save a dragon in the sewers under NYC; Death witnesses a murder so foul that even he cannot allow the killer to go free; a gothic princess stalks vampyre Lucas Wilson; two teams face off in the bar hockey semifinals; Uncle Sam is found to be real & running a not so secret government agency; Coyote answers a prayer & takes on a con man; Hex confronts a serial body snatcher as Guardian Angels try to capture the renegade seraph Mathew & his succubus wife Ryth; Nemesis reveals why Zeus has fled the mortal plane & we learn why vegetarians go hungry in Bulfinche’s Pub on Arbor Day; the Devil tries to take his revenge on Paddy Moran and friends; & Paddy finds the ultimate billboard-the Moon.

 

The patrons  of Bulfinche’s Pub speak out on THROUGH THE  DRINKING GLASS:

“Murphy’s Lore just keeps getting better & better with each book.” -MURPHY’S MOM

“IT’S  GOOD. How good? I could tell you, but then I’d have to kill you. Or at least crash your hard drive.” -THE WORLD WIDE SPYDER, cyber entity, federal agent

“MURPHY’S DONE IT AGAIN. Of course, if he keeps doing it, I may just have to have a chat with him and tell him to stop.” NEMESIS, legendary enforcer

“Shorter than the bible.”  -FATHER MIKE RYANN,  priest

“IN A CHOICE BETWEEN a GARLIC enema AND MURPHY’S LORE, MURPHY WINS HANDS DOWN.”   -LUCAS WILSON, vampyre

 

 

Critical Praise for the Murphy’s Lore Series:

  “Patrick Thomas  once again entertains us at the pub we all wish we could hang out in.  Murphy’s Lore: Through the Drinking Glass is an entertaining ride that leaves you  wanting more. The cast of characters at Bulfinche’s Pub is always chang-ing, bringing  new laughs, perils, & adventure.  Don’t miss the  latest installment of this wonderful series.”  -Edward McFadden, FANTASTIC STORIES

“SLICK... ENTERTAINING.” -Paul Di Filippo,  ASIMOV’S

    “HUMOR, OUTRAGEOUS ADVENTURES,  & SOME CLEVER PLOT TWISTS.”    -Don D’Ammassa, SCIENCE FICTION CHRONICLE 

“JOIN HEX, PADDY & THE GANG IN THEIR RACE TO UNDO THE FUTURE IN PATRICK THOMAS’S FOOLS’ DAY, PART OF HIS COMIC MURPHY’S LORE SERIES.”  -PUBLISHER’S WEEKLY

  “Patrick Thomas takes us into a world where magic is the norm, where gods roam the Earth and faeries aren’t so cute... we see that gods and other supernatural beings are just like us, if not more twisted... an exciting read with great dialogue, interesting ideas and great depth, each page was packed with action, intensity, and wit.”     -Jon Minners, BANDWIDTH

“A delicious cocktail of humor, fantasy & heart with a dash of suspense that you won’t be able to put down.” Beth Hannan Rimmels, THE LONG ISLAND VOICE

“I was thoroughly enchanted... An off the scale book.”  -Leann Arndt, THE BUZZ BOOK REVIEW

“Outrageous...” THE TIMES BEACON RECORD

“Amusing Stuff. Wonderful Stuff.” -Andrew Andrews, TRUE REVIEW

“Want to leave your life behind? Then follow me to Bulfinche’s Pub... the clientele  will  never cease to amaze you.” -Michael Laimo, PIRATE WRITINGS

“Here magic is the norm... Murphy’s Lore offers the reader a look  at  the world beyond."   -Alan Zimmerman, THE NEW YORK PRESS

 

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Murphy's Lore, Bulfinche's Pub, shot o' gold logo and all prominent characters and settings are © & ™  Patrick Thomas.