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J. Scot Witty

Award Winning Author


New Release

The Lurker in the Dark

Set in the jazz age of the late 1920’s, private detective, Maurice Landgrave, is accused of killing his friend and partner, David Archer. With only three weeks before his trial, he and budding detective, Emmeline Quinn, must navigate through the plots, intrigue, and conspiracies of international thieves, occultists, gangsters, and modern day robber barons as they follow the footsteps last case of their dead friend in order to discover who the true murder is. As they dig deeper into the madness things go awry, their only refuge is with members of the underworld while even the police are hot on their trail. With so many suspects and so little time, their only hope is to solve an ancient mystery before time runs out.

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Arriving on a distant shore, guided only by a mysterious book he found of a dead man, Dar LaCross journeys to join the famed Knights of Hibernia. But he soon finds that things are not how he expects as he clings to a knightly code of honor obsolete in the world he encounters. A young woman, Fayette, on a mission for the Duchess of the Eamhain, finds herself in midst of an invasion.

Fayette convinces Dar to help her cross the wilds of the Marche to reach Eamhain before it is too late. Hunted by the invaders, Dar and Fayette must use their wit and skill to cross the wilderness of an untamed world. As they learn to work together, bandits, witches, invaders, and the creatures of the deep forest stand between them and the castle at Eamhain many miles away.

The Hibernia Chronicles

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Still unaware of the impending threat of the invasion of Hibernia, Dar and Fayette travel to Baile on a secret mission for the duchess of Eamhain to get a message to Lord Aviticus. One of his generals intercepts the message and Aviticus never receives it.


Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier in the Imperial Army, is sent to the duchess on a mission of peace but it falls on deaf ears because the duchess believes that the Caledonian army has started expansion into her kingdom. With treachery on every step, Clebis must join forces with Dar and Fayette to discover the truth behind the raids in the Kingdom of Eamhain and to forge a lasting peace through the land.


Locked in the long frozen winter of Hibernia, Fayette, the dress maiden of the duchess of Eamhain, awaits for the return of her beloved, Dar LaCross. Still unfamiliar with the magical powers that surge through her, she struggles to wield the magic within her. Clebis DeGalis, an aging soldier charged with the protection of the kingdom, sent Dar to the land of the elves on the far side of the island to forge an alliance against the northern barbarians who had invaded the countryside. They seem very alone in their struggle until one of Clebis’s rangers returns to the kingdom with good news.

News that the Caledonian regent is still alive and is in the independent city-state of Providence to the south with his army has come to light. Clebis takes this as a good omen, while the duchess he serves finds a moment of dread within it and secretly makes a deal with the enemy chieftain, who may become her undoing. Clebis sends his trusted officers, Toran and Dar LaCross, to meet with the regent to convince him to move his legions to Eamhain.

See Upcoming Appearances

April 27, 28 2024

Ithacon 46

Ithaca College,

Ithaca NY 14850

May 24 - 26, 2024.

Geekdom Con.

Philadelphia PA

June 1, 2, 2024.

3 Rivers Comic Con

Pittsburg, PA


About J. Scot Witty

An adventurous soul having hiked across the United States in his early life, J. Scot Witty became rooted in ideas rather than places. With a fascination for words, storytelling became second nature at a young age. Using his rampant imagination, he has created new worlds in his writing with a strong focus and preoccupation on character building. Currently living in Ithaca NY, when not writing, Witty enjoys time with his wife and children, and playing fantasy role-playing games with the local children at the elementary schools.

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