Master of Horror

First Release for Whimsical Publications

‘The Devil’s Opera’ will be my 38th publication, and revolves around a really nice and really talented composer named Olivier Luchario, son of a famed operatic star, and set in Vienna in the 1850’s.

it’s historically correct, which is something I pay attention to, and tells the story of poor Olivier and his slight problem with knives and pretty girls…and the efforts of a London detective and a retired Bobby who set out to catch him before anyone else runs foul of his blade.

Whether they’re successful or not is the McGubbin of the story, as my favourite producer Alfred Hitchcock used to call the ‘guts’ of a plot.

So…while they’re galloping around the watery city, chasing a man who sometimes seems to become a ghost, blood flows and the innocent die…and all because of a composition of Olivier’s he wrote at the age of around 5 or 6 years, which was first laughed at and then acclaimed worldwide. The only problem is he wrote a certain part of it while a real jerk was doing things to his mother no self-respecting man should ever do to anyone.

Hope you like it. If you don’t, be sure to tell me, and I promise I’ll try to do better next time.

Adrian Scott 


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