Winner of the Crawford Fantasy Award and the Dashiell Hammett Prize

“Inventive, atmospheric, and fiendishly delightful.”
—Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners



A Story in Cards:
Shuffle, Cut, Play, Read

In this gothic fable, a sprawling family fights to preserve itself against the wiles of the knavish bank people—and against its own deep-buried secrets. Learn more or buy now from Ninepin Press.


03.19.2015: “The Family Arcana,” a story in cards, is now available for preorder from Ninepin Press.

02.27.2015: For, Jedediah wrote about Five Books That Are Also Labyrinths.

02.17.2015: Ninepin Press has launched a Kickstarter campaign to publish “The Family Arcana,” a story in cards by Jedediah Berry, illustrated by Eben Kling.

06.30.2014: “A Window or a Small Box,” a novelette originally published by, appears in the 2014 edition of The Year’s Best Science Fiction & Fantasy, edited by Rich Horton (Indiebound | Kobo | iBooks | Amazon).

04.11.2014: “Dogs in the Snow” is among the winners of the 3 Minute Futures contest, sponsored by To the Best of Our Knowledge. A radio play adaptation produced by EST/LA is featured on this week’s episode (listen online | read the original text | more about the story).

01.21.2013: An audio adaptation of The Manual of Detection, read by actor Toby Jones, premiers today on BBC Radio 4 Extra. Additional episodes will be posted in the days ahead, and will remain available online for a limited time.

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