Ghosts in Quicksilver

‘Ghosts in Quicksilver’ is an urban fantasy detective noir following 17-year-old Jamal as she tries to solve the first case she’s ever been offered – a missing-persons case that she already knows is a murder mystery. It soon spins out of her control and out of her hands, as it’s made abundantly clear that not only is she not the only freak in Ottawa – she’s far from the biggest or the baddest.

This webnovel is part of the Alkimia Fables universe; read about it here.

General warnings: ‘Ghosts in Quicksilver’ will contain violence, dead bodies, scenes alluding to sexual violence, and in-depth discussions of physical, emotional and sexual violence and abuse. No explicit sexual scenes will be written for this story.

DRAMATIS PERSONAE

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Chapters

BOOK ONE: SALT

(Book One can also be bought in print here, downloaded as a PDF/EPUB/MOBI here, or read on AO3 here.)

Chapter One: The Vanishing of Mr. Chaudhury
Chapter Two: Dearly Reluctant Departed
Chapter Three: Unknown Variables
Chapter Four: The Lebreton Dead
Chapter Five: Green Eyed Monster
Chapter Six: Thinking Loudly
Chapter Seven: Pretending to be Normal
Chapter Eight: The Stranger
Chapter Nine: Once More For Clarity
Chapter Ten: The Back and Forth
INTERLUDE ONE: Nach Vorn
Chapter Eleven: A Little Fucked Up
Chapter Twelve: Avoiding the Question
Chapter Thirteen: Chasing the Threads
Chapter Fourteen: Thief
Chapter Fifteen: Ophis
Chapter Sixteen: The Girl in the Empty Classroom
Chapter Seventeen: Strangers Like Me 
Chapter Eighteen: God’s Children
Chapter Nineteen: Honour the Dead
Chapter Twenty: Heartbeats Between the Match and the Fire

BOOK TWO: SULFUR

Chapter One: A River In Egypt
Chapter Two: Bleedover
Chapter Three: Be Gay Do Crimes
Chapter Four: Behind Closed Doors
Chapter Five: Action-Reaction
Chapter Six: Cognitive Dissonance
Chapter Seven: Quicksilver
Chapter Eight: Dreams of Falling
Chapter Nine: Shelter Me
Chapter Ten: …With Good Intentions
INTERLUDE TWO: WECHSELBALG
Chapter Eleven: The Road To Hell… (May 1st)
Chapter Twelve: Heavy The Head (May 15th)
Chapter Thirteen: Everybody, Everybody (June 1st)
Chapter Fourteen: Wonderland (June 15th)
Chapter Fifteen: Hurt People Hurting People (July 1st)
Chapter Sixteen: Bad Medicine (July 15th)
Chapter Seventeen: Sympathy for the Devil (Aug 1st)
Chapter Eighteen: Don’t Threaten Me With A Good Time (Aug 15th)
Chapter Nineteen: Killed With Kindness (Sept 1st)
Chapter Twenty: The Forest Between The Trees (Sept 15th)

BOOK THREE: MERCURY