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Jesse Millette and the Phantom's Curse is a mystery fiction novel and the first volume in the Original Jesse Millette Mystery Stories series written by Cometan. It was first published in 2017 under Cometan's alternate authorial name Brandon Taylorian but an updated book cover in 2023 instead displays Cometan's sigil.

The book had been originally titled Jesse Millette: Murder in Rialto Theatre but was changed in 2017 prior to publication.

It is also the first published work depicting the characters of Jesse Millette, Ellena Chadwell, and Zara Litchford, who make up three of The Five Millettarian Characters.


The Phantom's Curse Precursory Edition Cover

Original book cover of the Precursory Edition (2017).

The precursory edition of The Phantom's Curse was published on 7th November 2017 by Cometan.

An updated first edition of the title is expected in 2023 along with the relaunch of the series with subsequent instalments.

Plot summary[]

Jesse and his two friends, Ellena and Zara, are travelling on The Tube in central London on a night out to the theatre to see Jesse's friend, Jacquelyn, perform at the Rialto Theatre. Their night doesn't go as planned when Jesse's wallet is stolen aboard The Tube and the night devolves even further when Jacquelyn drops dead on the stage during the middle of her performance.


Main characters[]

  • Jesse Millette (protagonist)
  • Ellena Chadwell (deuteragonist)
  • Zara Litchford (tritagonist)

Suspect characters[]

  • Darryl
  • Hazel
  • Martin Lopez
  • Maxine
  • Oscar

Other characters[]

  • Chief Inspector Lane
  • Jacquelyn (victim)
  • Madelyn Hurst
  • Rose Hurst

Original artwork used for the precursory edition of Jesse Millette and The Phantom's Curse.


The artwork for the front cover of the precursory edition of Jesse Millette and the Phantom's Curse was commissioned by Cometan in 2017 prior to the edition's release later that year and was illustrated David Young.

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