Lilli Ashler was an actor who found fame in a play called A Lunatic’s Laugh, then she disappeared from public view. When Lilli dies, her granddaughter, Dominique, inherits her Gothic Irish mansion, which stands opposite a notorious asylum where the writer of A Lunatic’s Laugh spent time as an inmate before he dashed his head against the wall, his blood and brains seeping into the stone. The writer’s death led to rumors he was a practitioner of black magic and that the asylum is possessed. Now Dominique fears the asylum is somehow laying claim to her, as she begins to suspect the nightmarish bargain Lilli Ashler made for her stardom.
A Lunatic’s Laugh is a sinister family saga that delivers a unique twist on the classic haunted house story. $0.99 on Kindle.