With his trademark restraint and invitation, C.E. Alexander introduces us to Victor Ossis, the widower who relocates his young son to New Potomac, a small development in rural Wyoming. Soon we meet Evelyn Turner, the settlement founder, who offers much and seems to ask little in return. Next is Marta: lovely, thin and reticent. But more alluring than its residents is the town itself, with high concrete walls ideal for keeping secrets in—and for keeping them out. Within a few weeks of arriving, Victor is urged to lead a baffling murder investigation. It is his first act as a law enforcement officer.
Alexander’s fiction debut was The Music and the Spires (December 2012), also available through Zidi Publishing. Readers declared that the anthology was “dense,” “vivid” and “gorgeous.” Book of Constants offers the same ontological violence as its predecessor—with clear nods to Shirley Jackson and Edgar Allan Poe—yet with a distinctive voice all its own.
C.E. Alexander lives outside of Plano, Texas with his wife and two children. He works as a sales manager for a metal fabricator in Dallas, and tweets about everything other than his books @CAlexanderRun.