Jumbie Tea and Other Things by Tom Savage

Jumbie Tea and Other Things by Tom SavageWELCOME TO THE JUNGLE…

Two teenagers meet and flirt in the online chatroom, “Cyberdate.com,” where virtual romance can lead to actual danger…

A troubled young woman escapes from a mental facility to hunt down the ex-lover who put her there, intent on showing him “The Method In Her Madness”…

A group of children around a campfire tell the “Rural Legend” of a fictitious local serial killer–who may be more real than they think…

Two Mob hit men take a midnight drive out of Las Vegas, “Rolling The Bones” in the trunk of their car toward a fateful desert confrontation…

A one-eyed Obeah woman in the Virgin Islands serves her special “Jumbie Tea” to a young tourist couple, and all hell breaks loose–literally.

Collected here for the first time are seven tales of murder, madness and the macabre from Tom Savage, the acclaimed author of Precipice, Valentine, and A Penny for the Hangman. In these stories, Savage presents the bright surfaces and dark undersides of everyday life as he explores the tense, often violent ways of human nature. And there’s a bonus eighth title, his never-before-published short novel, Arden Court, in which a young concert pianist marries her Prince Charming and moves to the exclusive gated community of her dreams–or, perhaps, her nightmares. The chills just keep coming in these eight gems from a master of suspense, each with its own surprise ending.

JUMBIE TEA AND OTHER THINGS is available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.


Tom Savage is the author of five suspense novels: Precipice, Valentine, The Inheritance, Scavenger, and A Penny for the Hangman. He wrote two detective novels under the name T. J. Phillips, Dance of the Mongoose and Woman in the Dark. His short stories have appeared in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, and anthologies edited by Lawrence Block, Harlan Coben, and Michael Connelly, and many of them are included in his collection, Jumbie Tea and Other Things: 8 Tales of Mystery and Suspense. His short story, “The Method In Her Madness,” was nominated for the Barry Award for Best Mystery Short Story of 2005. His bestselling novel, Valentine, was made into a Warner Bros. film. In his younger days he was a professional actor, and he also wrote a Broadway show, Musical Chairs. Raised in the Virgin Islands, he lives in New York City, where he worked for many years at Murder Ink®, the world’s first mystery bookstore. Visit his website/blog at: www.tomsavagebooks.com

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