Ray Irish Supernatural Thrillers

A drifter lands in a corrupt city ran by a political machine and a masked blood cult seeking to release a demon.
The Ray Irish supernatural thrillers consists of characters who reflect the less-than-ideal social, moral, and ideological standards of pulp fiction suspense stories. These books include offensive language and innuendo used during the 1940s.

A Shot of Irish:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 1

A Shot of Irish:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 1

In the months following World War II, Ray Irish travels from town to town trying to drown the memories of pain and carnage with bottles of whiskey. He is a tramp, and his mode of transportation is the inside of railroad cattle cars. When Irish drifts into Oyster City, a struggling, crime-ridden town nestled along the Chesapeake Bay, a chance encounter in a back alley gives him an unanticipated job as a private detective along with a couple of new suits. Working for the corrupt man he saves, Irish quickly discovers his new home has a polished veneer that barely conceals layers of betrayal and deception. Thugs and masked, robed figures haunt the alleys at night while the city sleeps. Paired with a conniving woman photographer named Cat, Irish descends into a world of grifters, racketeers, and cops on the take. Something more ominous lies behind the tranquil image that is projected by the town elders. The grisly murders of a chauffeur and a policeman are only part of a web of odd occurrences involving strange people wearing the masks of tarot card characters. While Irish battles with gangster thugs who have him in their sights, the ex-Seabee follows a chain of unusual events which might lead to a murderer or his death. He will need the luck of the Irish to survive in a city that hates outsiders.

Die If You Want Praise:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 2

Die If You Want Praise:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 2

Private detective Ray Irish descends into dark and twisted cases involving artists, narcotic pushers and users during the 1940s! Brought in to investigate a fiendish killing, which leads to another, the hard-boiled detective tries to sort out the sinister motive. Paintings with eerie depictions of the murders hang near the bodies, and the police believe it's the work of a madman. They also suspect the involvement of his former flame, Samantha Carter. At the same time, Irish stumbles into another case. However, he can't stop the kidnapping of his new client and the loss of an unusual ring. Ray only knows that the mystery behind his missing client points to two wealthy cousins who've hired him to retrieve a ring. As the pressure from the two cases takes their toll, Ray rekindles his relationship with Samantha. She brings out buried emotions that are as difficult to manage as his business relationship with his mercenary partner, Cat Bennett. It doesn't help that nightmares and ghosts invade his sleep, reminding him of unfinished business. The atmosphere around Oyster City grows black with each passing day as Ray discovers his friends have similar uncanny dreams. The tarot cards of the Shadows foreshadow their evil presence as they continue bloody and violent rituals. While the citizens go about their daily lives, little do they understand that a dark period of history is about to return to a terrifying climax.

Drink with the Devil at Midnight: Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 3

Drink with the Devil at Midnight: Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery Book 3

Ray Irish must save a client who escaped from a mental asylum while Andras spreads his control over a city!

When Irish stumbles across Florence Rice who appears ready to commit suicide, he enters a dark conspiracy. Seeking to prove his new client is sane, Ray unleashes a series of increasingly terrible events. Soon, the police accuse Ray of killing his lawyer after Florence disappears. Like a bull in a china shop, Irish saves his client from certain death. However, the shamus finds the dark secrets of others leaves him even more cynical about trusting people. While Irish tries to save his neck from the police and hired killers, the tentacles of Andras extends into the city. Blood sacrifices and seemingly random murders put the citizens of Oyster City on edge. As Andras, in the guise of Peter Smyth asserts his control over his pool of demon followers, he joins forces with a notorious gangster, Jacobi. One cult member confides her fears to Catherine Bennett as the demon’s followers begin to have doubts about their role in the new world. However, Ray’s photographer partner doesn’t realize she now has a target on her back. Returning to Oyster City, Irish must confront Jacobi in a deadly battle that changes his life and those closest to him. 

No Remedy Against Death:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery 4

No Remedy Against Death:
Ray Irish Occult Suspense Mystery 4

His back against the wall, Ray Irish faces the ultimate evil in a no-holds-barred finale.  

Ray Irish finds himself in hot water trying to keep a state senator's daughter out of the newspapers as his relationship with Orella takes a turn for the worse. Arizona, his new partner, appears more interested in a bottle than trying to stop those who helped kill Cat. On top of the daily turmoil, Oyster City is changing for the worse. Andras continues his demonic quest and he's brought forth witches to help his cause. The demon is now mayor and in control of the police who insure that Irish and Arizona must keep their guard up at all times. In their quest to recover the Singsing Ring, the witches seek out those close to Irish, including his good friend, Pappy. As the events spiral downward, Irish uses a ruse to save those who care for him the most. However, he and his partner are fully exposed to the wrath of a demon and his minions. One deadly encounter after another leads Ray Irish along a torturous path against demonic forces and unexpected saviors in a thrilling climax. 

Ray Irish Mystery Omnibus Edition

Exclusive to Amazon, this ebook contains the four novels of the Ray Irish Occult Supernatural Mystery.
A SHOT OF IRISH
DIE IF YOU WANT PRAISE
DRINK WITH THE DEVIL AT MIDNIGHT
NO REMEDY AGAINST DEATH