The Irregular Inquests of Professor Peppercorn
An American Gothic Poetry Series
Welcome to Midlandia
Expert inquirer. Gentleman sleuth. Tenured professor of Humanities and Occult Sciences at Midlandia University. Professor Peppercorn is a private investigator who isn't afraid to peer behind the veil and yell into the darkness - which has garnered him quite the reputation. Join the professor on six of his most irregular inquests as he travels through the grim underbelly of Midlandia and reports from the frontlines of the war between life and death.
Follow the Professor!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ This is a bizarre and irreverent work, replete with literary insight, fascinating metrical and phrasal patterns, and subtle thematic undertones. You can’t go wrong!
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I’m typically more a sci-fi prose kind of reader. Brennan McMahon has a writing style that flows well and makes me discover more on every reread. He writes poetry for the rest of us non-poetic reading types, and that makes it easier to stay tuned-in, at least for me.
⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ I enjoyed reading this eight poems book. It took me about 40 minutes. It was easy to read even though I can only imagine how difficult it has been for the author to write about curses, crimes, death, and pacts with evil in such a fresh way. My favorite stories are “The Castle” and “The Creature.”
⭐⭐⭐⭐ It is a nicely composed little gem, and an enjoyable work to read, spiced with a warm and welcome hint of genuine darkness.
About the Author
Brennan McMahon grew up in a small town and did small town things.
He spent half of his youth playing outside, and the other half stuck inside his own head. Before video games, it was action figures that spurred on his imagination. A love of writing emerged and he soon found himself gravitating towards the works of William Shakespeare and Edgar Allan Poe.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Literary Studies from the University of Texas at Dallas. Since then he has written a handful of other published books, penned a few produced movie screenplays, and currently lives with his wife and kids just 30 minutes or so from his hometown.