Darkscope

Darkscope from NYT Best-Selling Author J. Carson Black

After photographer Chelsea McCord’s marriage falls apart, her great uncle Bob talks her into starting a new life in 1980s Bisbee, Arizona, the historic mining town with a notorious past. Bob’s father, mining magnate Lucas McCord, helped build Bisbee in the early 20th century.

Chelsea discovers an old box camera in a dusty trunk, the film still inside. She uses it to photograph the town. Is it her imagination, or does the stench of death emanate from the camera’s inner workings?

And when Chelsea looks through a viewfinder wavy with age, she sees children in gunny sack clothes, their eyes dark and grainy. Children from the 1920’s. She sees a young man and woman at a train station that no longer exists. The same young woman appears in each of the camera’s photographs.

As the past superimposes itself on the present, Chelsea learns the secret of her powerful family’s dark legacy. With one click of the shutter, she has unleashed a pure and hungry evil that will consume everyone she loves.

Pitted against a supernatural force and stalked by a psychopathic killer, Chelsea rediscovers her capacity to love as she fights to save her beloved uncle–and herself.

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Reviews

Darkscope 5.0

(J. Carson Black) has...deftly woven Bisbee’s past and present into a suspense-filled and sometimes frightening tale of lost souls, lost love, murder and deceit...No one who reads the book will be able to walk beneath the Pythian Castle on a windy moonless night and swear there are no ghosts in Bisbee.

Ignacio Ibarra, The Sierra Vista Herald

Darkscope 5.0

Skillfully blending elements of mystery, horror and a nice touch of irony, DARKSCOPE weaves a fascinating spell. 4 ½ stars.

Frank A. LoPorto, Rave Reviews

Darkscope 5.0

(J. Carson Black) exhibits quality craftsmanship . . . Buy the book and send it to people you want to visit here (Bisbee). If they aren't scared away by the plot, they'll soon come in.

Gary Dillard, The Bisbee Gazette