Books & Art by Kimberly Vogel

Beloit, WI

The Drag Shergi Mysteries

These stories all center around a detective named Drag Shergi. There are thirteen short books in the series. There are three mini-collections and one complete collection of all. All are currently published. Read on and discover a world filled with mystery, adventure, and many times a supernatural twist. 

      The entire series is  published through Lulu

Living Dead Girl

Book 01

Publication Date - June 2008

First Age, Year 942
The detective Drag Shergi is presented with a curious case. There is a young girl who is an amnesiac. The only thing she can remember is the name Mary Sukii. Who is this girl? The one she referred to is dead. They both look strangely similar too...

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Threnody in the Mausoleum

Book 02

Publication Date - December 2008

First Age, Year 943

On his way out of a barbershop, Drag Shergi is lured to the graveyard. There heís pulled into a situation where the past and present intermingle. Who is this person that heís become? Why is there such pain every time he thinks about the name on the mausoleum? Who is Temenuzha?

 

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The Missing Paraclete

Book 03

Publication Date - December 2008

First Age, Year 945
Drag Shergi stumbles across a toy. It holds more of a story than what it appears to be. A broken youth appears. Rather than being a protector, he himself needs to be protected. Even so, he refuses to give up on his quest. There is someone important the youth must find, even if it costs him his existence.

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Storms on the Horizon

Book 04

Publication Date - January 2009

First Age, Year 946
Curious workings at a news station grab Drag Shergiís attention. His queries are answered in a way he suspected. The weathergirl isnít really there. Sheís a ghost. But who could have wished this gentle soul harm? The answer came in the form of more Ďaccidentsí at the TV station. Someoneís causing trouble, but why? Can Drag find out before more victims join Jeschi?

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A Collection - These Aren't Angels

Books 1-4

Publication Date - February 2009


This collection holds four of the Drag Shergi Mysteries: Living Dead Girl, Threnody in the Mausoleum, The Missing Paraclete, and Storms on the Horizon. Each holds a manner of mystery with a supernatural twist. Drag Shergi is a private detective. He sees things in an unusual way. Sometimes itís good; sometimes itís bad. Either way, justice will be done - even if it reaches out from beyond the grave!

 

Ghosts in Smoky Visions

 Book 05

Publication Date - April 2009

First Age, Year 947
This story follows Drag as he tries to get a vacation. The best thing he can do to get away is to be a bodyguard on a cruise ship. The person he guards has few visible enemies, so it goes well...that is until ghosts show up! A haunted ship sails in on a fog. Then the peaceful cruise turns into a ghost hunt. But, will they be the hunters or the hunted?

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The Shriver of Cheney Town

Book 06

Publication Date - April 2009

First Age, Year 948

Drag Shergi finds the winter to be an unsettling time. In his wandering, he finds his way to a church. Seeking sanctuary, he ducks inside. There, he becomes pulled into a strange sort of thing within. Drag didnít want to be involved, but they just wouldnít leave him alone. What is dark and what is light? Inside, the private detective has to find his own way to illuminate the problems within.

 

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The Man in the Petticoat

Book 07

 

Publication Date - March 2009

 

First Age, Year 950
One day you're going along minding your own business. The next day you're trying to figure out why a man with no enemises ended up nearly dead. The way he was treated could neverhave been mistaken as an accident. So into the theater to solve this mystery the private detective Drag Shergi goes. There lurking in the wings is a secret that could end with everyone dead! For some people fantasy and reality are too hard to distinguish from each other..

 

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To Beat or Not To Beat

Book 08


Publication Date - October 2008

First Age, Year 952
While at a concert, Drag Shergi noticed a strange little girl in the crowd. It turns out she has a connection to the musicians of the Pinstripe Crew. But how is it that only the detective can see her? Why is she so adamant to get him involved with the others? Pushed into a world he doesnít understand, Drag must walk the delicate balance between persistent and pestilent. One wrong move and more could be put into danger than just him.

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A Collection - There Are Walls Between Us

Books 5-8

Publication Date - April 2009

This collection holds four of the Drag Shergi Mysteries: Ghosts in Smoky Visions, The Shriver of Cheney Town, The Man in the Petticoat, and To Beat or Not to Beat. Each holds a mystery with a supernatural twist. Drag Shergi is a private detective who sees things in an unusual way. Sometimes itís good; sometimes itís bad. Either way, he finds a way to muddle through things to bring the light into the darkness to illuminate the truth.

Wrath of the Scapegoat

Book 09

 

Publication Date - March 2009

First Age, Year 953

Though Ron Masters is an excellent policeman, sometimes he gets on peopleís nerves. A fight where he cannot win happens. Drag Shergi is shocked by his death. Nearly everyone believes that it is a tragedy, but not mysterious at all. With the appearance of his ghost, Drag learns there is more to the story. Can the former policeman keep his friends at the precinct while poking into the death of one of their own? Rumors of a haunting at the police station turn into undeniable reality. Can anyone stop the vengeful spirit before it claims another?

 

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Kings, Queens, and All Their Things

Book 10

Publication Date - February 2009

 

First Age, Year 955

An invitation by an old friend brings Drag Shergi to the museum for a display of crown jewels. Though Everly was a country rather than a kingdom, the chieftains had their own wealth. The display is attacked though. Who did it? Why? Is it simply theft, or something more?

 

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Dual Rondo on the Sharne Train

Book 11

Publication Date - May 2009

First Age, Year 960
It wasn't quite a vacation, but it wasn't work either. Drag Shergi ended up on a train going south through the country of Sharne. His intention was to try and find someone he might be related to. The west turned quite wild as bandits tried to take over the train. The train only goes one way though, so how do they plan to escape? How will the passengers escape? Drag has to think quickly when he becomes caught in the crossfire.

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Persona of Persuasion

Book 12

Publication Date - July 2009

First Age, Year 962
Detective Drag Shergi is out with Oswald for a birthday weekend. Though out in the boonies, the big city comes to visit. The two Shergi men are invited to a party. Like them, the politicians came out to relax. Neither set has their wish as a third person brings in violence. In the aftermath with the political climate as it is, heads will roll, but will Dragís be next? He doesnít have only himself to worry about, either. What will happen to the meddling detective and his cousin? Hopefully no rogue spirits will make an appearance...

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A Collection - This Isn't Home

Books 09-12

Publication Date - July 2009

This collection holds four of the Drag Shergi Mysteries: Wrath of the Scapegoat, Kings Queens and All Their Things, Dual Rondo on the Sharne Train, and Persona of Persuasion. Each holds a curious adventure with a supernatural twist. Drag Shergi is a private detective. Itís a little twisted with the way he acts at times; due to the unusual way he sees things. Sometimes itís good; sometimes itís bad. No matter what though, things will be set right, even if help comes from the most unlikely place - the dead.

Seeds of Blood

Book 13

Publication Date - July 2009

First Age, Year 982
Drag Shergi has decided to go on vacation. He thought it would be a nice trip to a cheaper tourist spot in another country. Little did he know that it would turn out to be his most dangerous case yet. One would think a child would have no enemies. Sadly, age is no shelter against hatred. Drag has to keep the babe safe despite his failing body. The old man still has some tricks in him though. A stranger joins in and they flee the country in search of safety for the newborn.

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Drag Shergi Mysteries - The Complete Collection

Books 01-13

Publication Date - July 2009

This collection holds all thirteen of the Drag Shergi Mysteries. From the beginning we meet Drag, a private detective, in his first case trying to discover the identity of an amnesiac. It turns from a simple case to a complex one. The series swings in and out of the natural and supernatural realms as Drag canít keep from being pulled into all sorts of messes. Such is the nature of each case as he goes from the beginning to the end where he tries to rescue a child from an unjust fate.

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