Curse of the Four

Curse of the Four

Illustration By Ben Templesmith

Dust jacket by Ben Templesmith

Subterranean Press is proud to present Caitlin Kittredge’s first novella-length foray into her Black London series, with an all-original tale of dark magic and darker shadows.


Jack Winter used to be a bad man, but he left black magic and wickedness behind him for a simpler life exorcising ghosts in London. Then Fiona Hannigan, the girl he abandoned to a life of depraved sorcery, turns up murdered and it's not long before Jack finds himself accused of the crime, along with three other slayings. Someone is hunting London’s black magicians—and they’ve decided Jack is going to pay the price.

Running from the police and pursued by his own ghosts, Jack must go back to the supernatural underworld he left behind to find who wanted Fiona dead, who framed him for the deed and why the spirit of Aleister Crowley is turning up in his living room. Because it’s not just Jack’s ghosts who are running free in London—older, darker spirits are stirring, and the same person who murdered Fiona has their sight set on performing a binding ritual to gain unimaginable power. Jack’s out of options and out of time, and his past may be the only thing that can save him…if he can survive the trip.

Trade: Fully cloth bound hardcover edition
Limited: 250 numbered copies, bound in leather, including the nearly 12,000 word bonus original chapbook, The Names of Hell, signed by author

Praise for Caitlin Kittredge:

From Publishers Weekly:
“The first in the Black London series, this dark tale takes supernatural shadows to the next level—Kittredge knows how to create a believable world, and her fans will enjoy the mix of magic and city grit.”

From Jim Butcher:
“Kittredge is a winner!”

From Darque Reviews:
“Kittredge introduces readers to the dark side of life and magic in a well-formed fictional world with characters that you can&lrquo;t help but like. Street Magic jumps right in to non-stop supernatural action, taking urban fantasy fans on a wild and bumpy ride. I’ll be looking forward to seeing where Pete and Jack lead us next.”

Praise for The Curse of Four:

From Publishers Weekly:
“Kittredge returns to the world of her Black London trilogy (Street Magic, etc.) with this supernatural locked-room mystery slated for an appropriate Halloween release… Kittredge fans will welcome this tension filled short work.”

Ben Templesmith
Caitlin Kittredge
144 pages
United States
Out of Print