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Luke Dumas, discussing 'A History Of Fear'

Tuesday, December 6, 2022 at 7 PM
Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore
All Ages

Luke Dumas discussing "A HISTORY OF FEAR"

An In-Store & Virtual Hybrid Event

This is an IN-STORE EVENT that will also be broadcasted live through Crowdcast for those unable to attend in person. This event will consist of a 30 minute discussion with the author, followed by the book signing.

If you're joining us virtually, Mysterious Galaxy's virtual events are hosted on Crowdcast. Register for the event and here to view our virtual code of conduct. Accessibility: Real-time captioning for all Crowdcast events is available via Google Chrome. For enabling captions, please follow this guide.

How to Order a Signed/Personalized copy of "A HISTORY OF FEAR" if you're not attending the event:
-Add the book to your cart.
-At checkout in the "order comments" box write "signed only" or to whom your book(s) should be personalized (i.e. "To: Ms. Galaxy"). Requests for anything beyond a name, like a note or quote, are up to the author's discretion and are not guaranteed.

Orders must be placed by Noon on the day of the event (December 6). Please call the store (619-539-7137) if you wish to purchase a book, or add/alter personalization to an existing order, after this time.

*Masks are required for all in-person attendees. We will have masks for any that may forget there's.*

About the Author:
LUKE DUMAS was born and raised in San Diego, California, and received his master’s degree in creative writing from the University of Edinburgh. His work has appeared in HOBART, LAST EXIT, and the queer anthology THE WHOLE ALPHABET: THE LIGHT AND THE DARK, among others. "A HISTORY OF FEAR" is his debut novel.


The Devil is in Scotland.

Grayson Hale, the most infamous murderer in Scotland, is better known by a different name: the Devil’s Advocate. The twenty-five-year-old American grad student rose to instant notoriety when he confessed to the slaughter of his classmate Liam Stewart, claiming the Devil made him do it.

When Hale is found hanged in his prison cell, officers uncover a handwritten manuscript that promises to answer the question that’s haunted the nation for years: was Hale a lunatic, or had he been telling the truth all along?

Unnervingly, Hale doesn’t fit the bill of a killer. The first-person narrative that centers this novel reveals an acerbic young atheist, newly enrolled at the University of Edinburgh to carry on the legacy of his recently deceased father. In need of cash, he takes a job ghostwriting a mysterious book for a dark stranger, but has misgivings when the project begins to reawaken his satanophobia, a rare condition that causes him to live in terror that the Devil is after him. As he struggles to disentangle fact from fear, Grayson’s world is turned upside-down after events force him to confront his growing suspicion that he’s working for the one he has feared all this time—and that the book is only the beginning of their partnership.​​

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Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

Mysterious Galaxy Bookstore

3555 Rosecrans St
Suite 107
San Diego, California 92110

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