The Mysterium

Publisher: Penguin Canada
A powerful, sharply detailed story of creeping dread from one of the country's most daring and inventive novelists.

What young reporter could resist the opportunity to be the only journalist allowed into a town on which a news blackout has been imposed? When James Maxwell is invited to the town of Carrick, he discovers the entire population is suffering from a strange and unnatural plague. Is a poisoner at work?


“Think of Borges, Michael Ende, Saki, Japan's Kobo Abe. Now think of Eric McCormack. Sharp, quirky, refreshingly unemotional and macabre.” —Time Out (London)

“It says much for Eric McCormack's narrative skill that one rapidly accepts the strange conditions of his particular and peculiar world.” —The Sunday Times