John Moger Stories

Here is an irreverant voice from Canada: Stanley Lunan. I’ve known Stanley most of my life and have never been able to figure out why he’s not famous. The answer is probably simple: he’s ahead of his times. Not everyone can keep up his brand of acerbic humour. But what a fantastic sense of humour it is! Especially when you’re dealing with life’s BS. Stanley is that guy who makes you laugh when your world is falling apart. He’s the guy who made my whole family laugh that year the house burnt down on Christmas Eve (seriously). And man did he make us laugh.

And that’s exactly the kind of humour you’ll find in the Moger Stories, as John and Jane jump from one outrageous family disaster to the next, accompanied by their anthropomorphic friends, who are always there (not so much to help as to keep life interesting).

My favourite story has got to be “The Saints Be Praised, John Moger”, with “It Isn’t Whether You Win or Lose” a close second. And, of course, “The Mystery of the Merde la Chaise Cemetary” – the first City of Dark fan fiction ever!!!

Anyway, if you feel like plunging into a world of absurd catastrophes, make sure you check this out.

Available in libraries

City of Dark is now available to borrow from certain libraries. In Paris, you’ll find it in the public library on rue Mouffetard in the 5th arrondissement. In Quebec, it can be found in the English-language library at the Morrin Centre in the historic old town.

Morrin Centre, Québec City, Canada

Take a walk in the dark

What would happen if the tunnels below the city were taken over by the wrong people? Come below Paris to discover the City of Dark, a thriller set in a netherworld.

Free download from Amazon, September 25th to 27th

KDP Countdown

From August 6th to 13th, City of Dark will be available for the reduced price of 0.99 from and This is a story set in the Paris catacombs,  a realm of history and legend.  As the top inspector on the counter-terror squad, Khalid Sadiqi thought he knew everything there was to know about the City of Light’s weak spots.  But this is new.  This is the City of Dark.

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Many thanks to for their review of “City of Dark” in their March edition.

Subterranea Review

Many thanks to Subterranea Britannica for their review of City of Dark in the April edition of their magazine.

a recommended read that incorporates underground exploration into a contemporary storyline…

… shaped by realistic glimpses of French history, politics and bureaucracy

Martin Dixon, Subterranea Britannica, Issue 53

Thanks for coming


Many thanks to everyone who came to the book signing on Wednesday. It was great to see familiar faces and even more wonderful to meet some new book lovers. It’s very exciting to know that one copy of “City of Dark” will be heading across the Atlantic to the States, while others will going even further – one to Australia and one to South Africa! Very cool! The only silly thing is that I forgot to take any photos of the evening. At least the up-side of that is that we’ll always remember it as a beautiful sunny day.

Thanks again!

Book signing

Come and join C.H. Dickinson at the Bombardier Pub in Paris. February 19th, from 5pm to 8pm. Enjoy a drink in the shadow of the Panthéon and pick up a signed copy of “City of Dark”. See you there!

The Bombardier Pub, 2 Place du Panthéon, Paris 5th

IndiesToday Best Thriller Award 2019

Free Kindle Giveaway

From December 29th to 31st, two titles by C.H. Dickinson are free to download from Amazon.

Two very different ways to discover Paris’ darker sides:

“Old Kurt” is a treasure hunt across the city for 7 to 14 year-olds, while “City of Dark” will let everyone else discover the mysteries that lie below the City of Light.

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