In this collection of short stories, Jonathan Alvey continues to battle the unraveling world of the White Dragon Black.

Interview: A rare sit-down with paranormal private investigator Jonathan Alvey.


The Play’s the Thing: When a blonde woman shows up in Alvey’s office, seeking protection, he uncovers more than a murder attempt.


The Cost of Custody: Alvey helps estranged parents rescue their daughter from a terrible fate.


Sins of the Father: A pawn shop owner risks it all by asking Alvey to recover property that is more than meets the eye.


Legerdelivre: There’s nowhere Richard Tomlin can hide when it comes to the controlling powers of a dusty grimoire, but can Alvey truly help him?


What a Nightmare: Little old ladies do deceive, and secretaries come dear, in Jonathan Alvey’s office.


Do As I Say, Not As I Did: Alvey must air a CEO’s dirty laundry before a company ghost destroys too much.


The Ties That Bind: Can Alvey control a poltergeist and maintain his promise to not fall victim to the Dragon Black?


Bindings and Spines: A first chapter sneak peek of the second White Dragon Black novel.

The author creates a vivid and believable world.

My son received this book for his birthday, and I picked it up and started reading it also. Soon we were trying to decide whose turn it was to read it. It’s been a long, long time since I loved a book so much that I would stay up late to read it. Amazon


Terrific Short Stories!

All of these stories are based on Jonathan Alvey, detective extraordinaire of the things that go bump in the night or will eat your face and spit you out then eat it again! He’s a pretty cool guy even if he does like a little bourbon in between, during, and after his jobs. In these short stories you meet a handful of well written characters including clients and unearthly baddies that will have you excitedly turning the pages wanting to know what could possibly happen next. The author does an exceptional job of bringing each and every character to life with their very own distinct personalities and issues that go beyond the regular everyday issues (hopefully) most of us face. Amazon

Shelly Hammond


Let me put it this way, this little story is so well put together, I had no way of knowing what the ending would be, though the author set it up perfectly for several endings to be possible. Amazon





R.M. Ridley lives with his wife on a small homestead in Canada, raising chickens and sheep. He has been writing stories, both long and short, for three decades, the themes of which range from the gruesome to the fantastical. As an individual who suffers from severe bipolar disorder, Ridley is a strong believer in being open about mental health issues and uses his writing to escape when his thoughts become too wild. AMAZON | WEBSITE | GOODREADS | FACEBOOK | TWITTER