The Cursed Mage Case Files

The Cursed Mage Case Files

Meet Manny, an arch-mage and spy for the Gallantean Empire who can handle anything.
At least so it seems.
Aware of a hidden threat to the empire, Manny begins an investigation that leaves him cursed and out of a job.
What does he do?
Start his own private investigation firm with an out of work copy writer in hopes of clearing his name and regaining his old position.
Nothing is simple as Manny discovers far more than international intrigues as he uncovers an unseen nemesis leading a covert organization – all with murky intentions.
Investigation leads to few clues and mounting danger.
Follow Mandlefred Mandeheim and his un-magical sidekick, Wishton Ackford, as they find themselves enmeshed in danger and intrigue leading into betrayal, loss, and, maybe, death.
Nothing an arch-mage can’t handle…
Except for that pesky curse that just might kill Manny.

The Cursed Mage Case Files


Series Includes
The Changeling Incident
The Order of the Dark Rose
The Unseen Hand – TBA
The Nine Jewel Heist – TBA


The Changeling Incident
The Cursed Mage Case Files – Prequel

Meet Manny, an arch-mage and a spy-master with his hands full between his cheeky paramour, a mysterious smuggling ring, and an elusive source of political turmoil. Nothing an arch-mage can’t handle, unless there’s a vague warning of unforeseen danger. Thwarting a smuggling operation is easy – until it’s not…

Manny’s job is simple, apprehend smugglers and confiscate their mysterious contraband. Plans are set, his team deployed, the trap poised for execution.

But intrigue swirls like magic as the planned raid nears. Who warned Manny of danger? Why did his team lead enter the warehouse too soon?

All is not as it appears for a simple raid. When unforeseen danger erupts, will Manny escape?

An arch-mage confronts intrigue with his wits, magical talent, and a vague warning of danger. This debut story spins a fresh take on epic fantasy in a gaslamp setting where “magical world-building and brilliant characters” weave the tale of a hero who battles sudden personal loss tangled with rising threats from a mysterious criminal mastermind.

The Order of the Dark Rose
The Cursed Mage Case Files – Volume 1

Meet Manny, an arch-mage who can handle anything. Unless he’s cursed, lost his job, and facing a hidden nemesis. Dangers circle like vultures. Nothing an arch-mage can’t handle. Unless the curse limits how much magic he can use or kills him outright. Can Manny survive long enough to break his curse? Or will the arch-mage’s mysterious foe escape him?

Arch-mage Manny Mandeheim fell under a curse, watched his fiancé die, and then lost his job as a spy. What’s an unemployed arch-mage to do? Start his own magical investigation service while he works to clear his good name and avenge his lost love.

With his very un-magical partner, Wish Ackford, Manny discovers the menace of a conspiracy looming behind his curse. But the limitations from the hex leave him at a distinct disadvantage as he and Wish investigate.

Assassins lurk at every corner or in every tram car. The threat of a dangerous mastermind with murky intentions lingers just out of sight. A questionable source offers the hint of a secret order hounding Manny’s footsteps. A murder leads to a wrenching discovery.

The Unseen Hand
The Cursed Mage Case Files – Volume 2

The Nine Jewel Heist
The Cursed Mage Case Files – Volume 3