After being erased from history for over 400 years, a historical serial killer returns to terrify readers. In sixteenth-century France, seventeen-year-old Marie dreams of leaving behind her life at a rural inn for the excitement of Paris. But she grows anxious when her brother vanishes and then a girl from her village disappears. Rumors spread of a dangerous creature lurking near the city. Some say the villain is a crazed man. Most say werewolf. Marie refuses to be cowed by either. Then she is snatched—and discovers true evil. Marie finds herself in the grips of a ruthless monster, and giving up would be easy. Trapped in her brutal captor's deadly game, Marie must stay strong during agonizing brutality before she becomes his next victim. Filled with supernatural twists and characters from nightmares, The Demon Tailor is a chilling horror novella.</p>
I was seventeen years old when the demon tailor captured me.
Of course, he did not go by that name when he carried me away from my home. And his true name has now been erased from all of history. Damnatio Memoriae. His memory damned for all eternity. Except I know it. I know his name. I cannot scour him from my mind or my flesh no matter how hard I’ve tried these past six months.
So I shall tell my story here in hopes of freeing myself from him and the terrible things he did. And, perhaps, it will shine a light on his torturous crimes. Not to glorify or to remember him. No. But so the villagers and citizens will know what to look for should the likes of him ever walk the earth again. Yet I pray with all fervor that will never happen.
His name was Jacques Albinet. He captured me in the woods outside our home on the outskirts of Paris in November 1598.