The Devil’s Copper
by Jamie Crothall
They came at night, and abducted Billie’s boyfriend Jack. They said no cops, so she found Walter. He has a sixth sense about danger. And he may be her only hope of learning who took Jack, and why. The more they unravel Jack’s secret life, the more Billie wonders which side anyone is really on. This speculative thriller tied for 2nd in the 2020 3-Day Novella Contest. With its thrilling twists and turns, and unique bonding character Walter, this story left a lasting impression with the judges. As it will with you. At 40,000 words, it was our longest entry in 2020. So gripping, you’ll just wish it was even longer!