Book Of The Day – Curse of Kali

by Rachelle on February 20, 2012

Today’s Book of the Day is a highly rated Supernatural Mystery novella by Guido Henkel. Curse of Kali, a Jason Dark supernatural mystery has an impressive 4.6 star rating and is only $2.99!

“For a fun romp through a pseudo-Victorian England murder mystery, you can’t go wrong with The Curse of Kali. If you or your teens enjoy mysteries or the supernatural, this is a must-read and I can’t wait to read the sequel, “Fu Man Chu’s Vampire.”” V. Dixon – Amazon Reviewer

Curse of Kali, a Jason Dark supernatural mystery
by Guido Henkel
Rating: 4.6 Stars
Category: Supernatural Mystery Novella
Price: $2.99

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Beheaded by a statue that came alive?

In Victorian London, the head of a rich writer in the hands of Hindu goddess Kali would certainly indicate so and raises some peculiar questions.

Trying to find out whether the killer was even human, Inspector Lestrade decides to consult two detectives — one, the premier authority in the crime field, the other, famed ghost hunter Jason Dark.

Despite the overwhelming evidence, Dark and Siu Lin reckon there might be an even more sinister force at work than they originally suspected — and a nemesis returns!

Filled with enough mystery, drama and suspenseful action to transport you to the sinister streets of gaslit Whitechapel, the digs of Jack the Ripper, your encounter with the extraordinary awaits.

Here’s what the reviewers have to say:

This was my first work to read by Mr. Henkel. I had no trouble following the story even though I hadn’t read the earlier stories. It was a fun little read, novella length, and at the price a steal. The story moved along, the action was nicely paced, and I thoroughly enjoyed the partnership of Dark and Siu Lin. The addition of Mr. Holmes and Dr. Watson was a fun twist. I plan to go back and start this series at the beginning.


If I had only one word to review this book, I would say: Fun! The story, much like the preceeding “Jason Dark” mysteries, is a loving, carefully homage to the pulp fiction that many of us grew up on, and Guido Henkel nails it perfectly. “Curse of Kali” is a dense, atmospheric supernatural mystery that manages to stay true to its pulp roots without ever succumbing to genre clichés or becoming predictable. If you liked pulp as a child, you will love what Guido Henkel is making of it here.


Henkel has created a series for the paranormal junky that has multiple gothic elements and rivals Poe’s Sherlock Holmes series. This is a fantastic end to such a great series, and I am eagerly awaiting more.

Get Curse of Kali here: Curse of Kali, a Jason Dark supernatural mystery

About The Author

Well, my work has been varied. I have been working for over 25 years in the computer games industry and have been part of the development a number of award-winning games, including the “Realms of Arkania” series, “Fallout 2” and “Planescape: Torment” to name just a few.
Then, of course, there are the mobile games I programmed and released. In fact, we are currently preparing the launch of a new mobile game to hit Verizon soon, so keep your eyes peeled. I’ll report more on this here on the blog as things develop.

I am also an accomplished musician and composer. I am a guitarist at heart and have played in heavy metal bands for many years during the 80s. Unfortunately technology wasn’t nearly as advanced in those days as it is today so sadly there is little material available to document this era or the work.
Later I branched out from the guitar and took an interest in orchestral scoring and I have recorded and released two audio CDs featuring the soundtracks for the computer games “Star Trail” and “Shadows Over Riva.” I loved working on these orchestral scores because they really forced me to expand my musical horizon and gave me the chance to work with different textures and musical themes.

For the past two years my main focus has been my writing. As you are certainly aware, I am the creator and writer of the “Jason Dark: Ghost Hunter” dime novel series that I also publish through my own publishing company, G3 Studios. The series has been a wonderful outlet for me as I have been wanting to write for many, many years. While writing non-linear fiction for computer games like the text adventures and role-playing games I’ve been doing over the years is fun, I had always wanted to write something resembling a novel. The “Jason Dark: Ghost Hunter” series is that. A fast-paced supernatural action adventure series that allows me to explore various horror-based themes and pack them into supernatural detective mysteries. In essence, it contains everything I love – plus I based the series in Victorian England, which to me is the epitome of all things gothic horror.

Thank you for considering today’s Book Of The Day – Guido Henkel and ENT appreciate it.

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