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  1. Rec 20

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    Venice, 1870. The heart of winter. The once great city republic is on its knees. The banned institution of Carnevale lives on discreetly in the masked balls that light up the grand palazzi of the rich and the well-born.

    Mr Will Graham, detective, travels to Venice from London to give a lecture on the Hobbs case. His desire to remain in the city only briefly is soon scuppered by matters both bloody and sentimental.

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  2. Rec 16

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    Sometimes, he gets psalms on his skin, and it makes him wonder how much of a believer his soulmate actually is.

    Psalm 63:3: “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”

    It appears on his collarbone, inked into his flesh in the most delicate of ways, the ghostly touch of a lover he's never met before. In the early hours of the morning, Marcus gently traces it with his fingers and, for a few forbidden seconds, allows his mind to wander.

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  3. Rec 79

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    Tomas lets a demon in his head, and it gives him what he wants. Marcus and Tomas try to do right by each other in the aftermath, without ever asking each other what "right" is.

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    18 Jul 2018

  4. Rec 38

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    The murmuring of the crowd withers into a concerned hush as Bennett kneels beside the body. He touches the preacher’s sun-scarred wrist, then his swollen neck. The congregation knows what Bennett will say before he says it; they can see it in the sudden deflation of his posture, and his low, stern exhale of disappointment.

    Bennet stands up slowly, leaning heavily on his cane to steady himself.

    “It seems,” he says, in a tone suggesting some great and terrible inconvenience, “that we shall have to find a new preacher.”

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    A Southern Gothic AU in which Tomas finds himself in the unenviable position of being the only priest in the isolated town of Snakespring, until a wandering exorcist rides into town and moves into his house.

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    16 Jul 2018

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    “What the hell, Tony?” Rhodey demanded brusquely. Tony winced and drew the phone away from his ear. “You’ve got cops and Feds all over the hotel. I’m watching you perp walk out of the police station on repeat on CNN. They’re saying you tried to bribe Stern? Fox News has you selling weapons on the black market, and God that picture they’re using is the one from Bali in ’09. You look like shit. They wheeled Stern out and put him in an ambulance, by the way. Got some paparazzi swearing you decked the guy. Now they’ve got ‘copters following it like he’s OJ.”

    “Yeah, don’t worry, Sourpatch, I’ve got it covered. Uh, though, I should probably tell you that, purely in the interests of national security and the greater good, I kind of had to fake marry that stripper-gram you sent. Thanks for that, by the way,” Tony added quickly.

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