Dirk Maximus
a monster murder mystery
by Sean Carner

Man found in the cemetery

The Mystery begins

This man was murdered in a cemetery by a shadowy figure. Who is he? Why did he have to die?

Creepy Silhouette

The Killer

This mysterious silhouette was the last thing the murdered man would ever see.


Sleuth without a partner

Dirk trained as Becker’s private investigation partner growing up; with Becker retiring, it’s Dirk’s turn in the driver’s seat. But does he want the wheel?


Neighbor and childhood friend

Emily is navigating the perils and pitfalls of today’s office workplace. Becker got her a flat in his office building, so now she enjoys catching up with Dirk about detective work.

Marguerite Becker

“Are you eating right, dear?”

Ma and James Becker raised Dirk. Now that Dirk has moved out, they are both contemplating how much support and space he needs.

James Becker

Former Partner

A police officer before becoming a P.I., Becker has taught Dirk everything he knows. Dirk has taken over the biz, but Becker still keeps an eye on things.

The Veiled Lady

Mystery Woman

This woman hid her face and came looking for Becker, but took off in a hurry when she only found Dirk.

Man found in the alley

Another Victim

This was the second man found stabbed to death with an inscribed pendant hung around his neck.

Officer Thatcher

Reliable constable

Thatcher goes back a ways with Dirk and Becker, often helping them by providing any information he could share.

Sergeant O'Malley

Amiable officer

One of Becker’s old friends from the force

Chief Inspector McIntosh

Antagonistic Inspector

The new sheriff in town has an agenda that will make the local police force less friendly.