Since I am still determined not to post snippets of the novel, or even reveal the title, because I promised not to, but since I am quite jealous of all of the enticing prose fragments the others are posting, for your oohs and ahs, I have decided to cheat just a bit and post one thing I didn't promise to forego -- a list of the chapter titles so far. Here they are:
Chapter One: In which we meet our hero and the fellows who might want to hire him.
Chapter Two: In which we determine to hold steadfast to the Bogey doctrine.
Chapter Three: In which we discover something about vampires and a passenger liner.
Chapter Four: In which we scout Indian country.
Chapter Five: In which we learn that Martin likes trains and alien invasions.