Who is Casper Silk?
Hotel Noir debuted last week. Critics have compared the quirky “whydunit” to the works of F. Scott Fitzgerald, Graham Greene and P.D. James “on steroids.”
The novel unfolds on St. Germaine, an imaginary island replete with vice, cults and Calypso. When the controversial American author Francis Stein is stabbed to death, the search for his murderer takes islander Bat Manley north to the other half of Stein’s double life, south to St. Germaine’s crime-ridden slums, and finally into the realm of the psyche, where the blind see and the dead speak.
As if the setting, premise and story were not mysterious enough, the book’s pseudonymous author Casper Silk has yet to reveal his—or her—identity.
Pale Fire Press provides this scanty bio: Casper Silk is the pseudonym of an award-winning author whose works defy easy categorization, combining elements of literary and genre fiction, and straying from the straight-and-narrow of chronology into a kaleidoscopic striptease of the human soul.
So, who is Casper Silk? If you would like to venture a guess, Pale Fire Press is having a contest. The first reader to correctly identify the enigmatic Silk will win signed print copies of all of the pseudonymous author’s future books.
To enter the contest, visit http://palefirepress.com and use the contact form to expose the real Casper Silk.