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Keep Me Company

Nothing but Blackened Teeth

By Cassandra Khaw  

12 Mar, 2021

Doing the WFC's Homework


Cassandra Khaw’s Nothing but Blackened Teeth is a standalone ghost story.

Phillip has money, lots and lots of money. When he decides to treat his friends to a lavish getaway, he doesn’t just book them into a five-star holiday resort. Instead, he pulls strings to get access to Heian-era mansion. 

Because Phillip has more money than he knows what to do with, the mansion he selects is, of course, haunted. Because what could go wrong with a quiet weekend out in the woods in a haunted mansion?

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Sing It Out Loud

A Song for Quiet  (Persons Non Grata, book 2)

By Cassandra Khaw  

8 Oct, 2020

Doing What the WFC Cannot Do


2017’s A Song for Quiet is the second volume in Cassandra Khaw’s Persons Non Grata series. 

Blues musician Deacon James leaves his father’s funeral and discovers that he is being stalked by a persistent madman. Life in Jim-Crow-era America is already hard enough for a black musician; there’s no room for complications. Whatever the lunatic wants, Deacon wants no part of it.

What John Persons would like to do is save Deacon, but Persons’ communication skills could use some work. 

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You Get To Meet All Sorts In This Line Of Work

Hammers on Bone  (Persons Non Grata, book 1)

By Cassandra Khaw  

26 Jan, 2017

Miscellaneous Reviews


2016’s Hammers on Bone is the first work in Cassandra Khaws Persons Non Grata series.

The sign on his door says John Persons, PI”. It doesn’t say John Persons, Killer for Hire.” Abel, the kid currently on the other side of Persons desk, wants a killer, someone who will deal with his stepdad McKinsey before the stepdad can kill Abel and his brother James.

Persons has killed, but only in self-defence. Just like any other completely normal person. Persons is trying very hard to be a normal person. Abel is convinced that there’s more to Persons than meets the eye and he’s a very persuasive kid. Persons agrees to take a look at the stepdad and proceed as seems … ethical.

A faint mewling voice in the back of Persons’ head thinks that this is the right choice.

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