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

A haunted house, a deck of cards, a sprawling family bound to their decaying home by a web of passions and strange obsessions. Now available for preorder from Ninepin Press.



“Inventive, atmospheric, and fiendishly delightful. If you’ve ever fallen under the spell of Borges, Ray Bradbury, or Angela Carter, I urge you to acquire your own copy of The Manual of Detection.”
—Kelly Link, author of Magic for Beginners and Pretty Monsters


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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