Blackgang: The Trickerjack Trail – Chris Tetreault-Blay

Follow the trail. Play the game. Save your soul.

Betrayed by those he holds dear, Taylor Pike is in need of a change. A chance meeting with a psychic sends him on a mysterious trip across the water to the Isle of Wight. His only clue is a simple playing card; the Jack of Spades.

A cryptic trail of similar cards leads him to the village of Blackgang, where he soon meets Papa Loco, a man shunned by the villagers due to his crazy stories of evil lurking in the village. Through the strange old man, Taylor soon learns of the horrors contained within Blackgang’s dark history – and its links to a man known as Trickerjack.

Following on from his debut appearance in House of Courtenay, the legend of the Trickerjack returns with three all-new short stories (‘Passenger 29’, ‘Road to Nowhere’ & ‘Queen of Scars’), depicting his transformation from man to collector of souls. Each story is told against the backdrop of Taylor Pike’s own journey from the Isle of Wight to the depths of hell.