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Gods of Gold
Chris Nickson - 2014
Leeds is close to breaking point. The gas workers are on strike. Supplies are dangerously low. Factories and businesses are closing; the lamps are going unlit at night.Detective Inspector Tom Harper has more urgent matters on his mind. The beat constable claims eight-year-old Martha Parkinson has disappeared. Her father insists she’s visiting an aunt in Halifax – but Harper doesn’t believe him. When Col Parkinson is found dead the following morning, the case takes on an increasing desperation.But then Harper’s search for Martha is interrupted by the murder of a replacement gas worker, stabbed to death outside the Town Hall while surrounded by a hostile mob. Pushed to find a quick solution, Harper discovers that there’s more to this killing than meets the eye – and that there may be a connection to Martha’s disappearance.
The Sherlock Holmes Megapack: 25 Modern Tales by Masters: 25 Modern Tales by Masters
Michael Kurland - 2014
Lupoff, Robert J. Sawyer, Mike Resnick, and many more!THE ADVENTURE OF THE ELUSIVE EMERALDS, by Carla CoupeTHE ADVENTURE OF THE SECOND ROUND, by Mark WardeckerTHE ADVENTURE OF THE MIDNIGHT SÉANCE, by Michael MalloryTHE CASE OF THE TARLETON MURDERS, by Jack GrochotTHE TATTOOED ARM, by Marc BilgreyTHE INCIDENT OF THE IMPECUNIOUS CHEVALIER, by Richard A. LupoffSHERLOCK HOLMES—STYMIED! by Gary LovisiYEARS AGO AND IN A DIFFERENT PLACE, by Michael KurlandA STUDY IN EVIL, by Gary LovisiTHE ADVENTURE OF THE AMATEUR MENDICANT SOCIETY, by John Gregory BetancourtTHE ADVENTURE OF THE HAUNTED BAGPIPES, by Carla CoupeSUN CHING FOO’S LAST TRICK, by Adam Beau McFarlaneDr WATSON’S FAIRY TALE, by Thos. Kent MillerTHE CASE OF VAMBERRY THE WINE MERCHANT, by Jack GrochotA HOUSE GONE MAD, by Sherlock Holmes as edited by Bruce I. KilsteinBE GOOD OR BEGONE, by Stan TrybulskiCUTTING FOR SIGN, by Rhys BowenTHE STAGECOACH DETECTIVE, by Linda RobertsonTHE DEAD HOUSE, by Bruce KilsteinTHE ADVENTURE OF THE VOORISH SIGN, by Richard A. LupoffTHE CURIOUS CASE OF THE PEACOCK STREET PECULIARS, by Michael MallorySECOND FIDDLE, by Kristine Kathryn RuschTHE CASE OF THE NETHERLAND-SUMATRA COMPANY, by Jack GrochotYOU SEE BUT YOU DO NOT OBSERVE, by Robert J. SawyerTHE ADVENTURE OF THE PEARLY GATES, by Mike ResnickAnd don't forget to search this ebook store for "Wildside Megapack" to see more entries in this series, covering classic authors and subjects like mysteries, science fiction, westerns, ghost stories -- and much, much more!
Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Peculiar Provenance
Derrick Belanger - 2015
A deep freeze has fallen upon London, and its citizens remain huddled indoors. But the cogs of the criminal underworld never stop turning, and Holmes and Watson find themselves embroiled in a crime that rocks the centre of the art world. Sir Wellington is disturbed in the middle of the night, apprehending a thief attempting to steal his rare and valuable 14th portrait of King Edward III. In the kerfuffle that follows, the painting is set ablaze and the thief escapes. When the police track down the criminal to take him to the station, he is fatally shot by an unknown assailant. But the labyrinth of deceit grows even more impenetrable, as the painting’s provenance is called into question and Holmes and Watson find themselves in the midst of a vast conspiracy. It seems that this incident is just one of many at the hands of a powerful crime syndicate, duping the London’s wealthy into buying imitation artwork – with the renowned National Portrait Gallery supposedly at the centre... With usurped identities, shootings, chases and conspiracies, Holmes and Watson find themselves enmeshed in a tangled web of theft, forgery and murder. Can the famous duo untangle the mystery and expose the criminal network before it is too late? Or will this case prove too complex for even their brilliant minds? Praise for The Adventure of the Peculiar Provenance: “… Derrick Belanger has once again created his own unique doorway into the world of Holmes and Watson. He makes you feel as if you’re in Victorian London, and the story’s twists are both surprising and satisfying.” - David Marcum, author of The Papers of Sherlock Holmes "... well-paced, with just enough action to balance the domesticity and deduction, and the plot is cleverly executed." - ihearofsherlock.com blog “This author truly captures the storytelling virtues with which Doyle imbued Dr. Watson. Belanger’s tale pulls you in from the first paragraph, and keeps you at Holmes’s side as this marvelous new tale unfolds step-by-step. If you love Holmes, you’ll love The Adventure of the Peculiar Provenance.” - Kim Krisco, author of Sherlock Holmes: The Golden Years Derrick Belanger is an author and educator most noted for his books and lectures on Sherlock Holmes and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Both volumes of his two volume anthology A Study in Terror: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s Revolutionary Stories of Fear and the Supernatural were #1 best sellers on the Amazon Sherlock Holmes book list, and his MacDougall Twins with Sherlock Holmes chapter book, Attack of the Violet Vampire! was also a #1 bestselling new release in the UK. Mr. Belanger’s academic work has been published in The Colorado Reading Journal and Gifted Child Today. Mr. Belanger is also a teacher at Century Middle School in the Adams 12 Five Star School District, and he resides in Broomfield, Colorado with his wife, Abigail Gosselin, and their daughters, Rhea and Phoebe. Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher. For more information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at www.endeavourpress.com. Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks. Follow us on Twitter: @EndeavourPress and on Facebook via http://on.fb.me/1HweQV7. We are always interested in hearing from our readers. Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Star of India
C.E. Lawrence - 1998
Professor James Moriarty is back to tease and torment, leading the duo on a chase through the dark and dangerous back streets of London and beyond. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. The Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.
Let There Be Blood
Jane Jakeman - 1997
In its wake comes the first of the Lord Ambrose historical mystery series, a "cleverly executed" (Yorkshire Post) tale of turn-of-the-last-century murder-and, perhaps worse, wrongful blame.Lord Ambrose has returned to England from the battlefields of Greece to heal his wounds in the peace and quiet of his country mansion. But when a nearby farmer and his son are shot dead, and the villagers accuse a local gypsy, Ambrose must attend to the matter before he can rest.A trip to the farmer's house reveals some very strange facts: the new widow appears to have a dangerous addiction to laudanum-and the governess's expensive dress is soaked in blood. The young woman's eyes bespeak dark secrets-and Ambrose has an eerie suspicion that these first two murders will not be the last.
Shadow of the Serpent
David Ashton - 2006
1880, Edinburgh, Election fever grips the city. But while the rich and educated argue about politics, in the dank wynds of the docks it's a struggle just to stay alive. When a prostitute is brutally murdered, disturbing memories from thirty years ago are stirred in McLevy who is soon lured into a murky world of politics, perversion and deception—and the shadow of the serpent.
The Blue Girl
Alex Grecian - 2013
October 1889: Constable Colin Pringle is a man of few illusions, but there is something about the girl in the canal, her skin a delicate shade of blue, that bothers him more than he expected it would. Perhaps it’s because Dr. Kingsley’s forensic examination suggests that she was a just-married bride. Someone needs to find out just who she was and what happened to her, Pringle decides, and he sets out to do exactly that. But the answers will not be anything like what he expects. In fact, they will shake his view of the world to the core.
The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes
Carole Nelson Douglas - 2012
. . She’s one of the most mysterious women in literature, an American and the only woman to have outwitted the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes.ON FILM . . . You've seen Irene Adler as the fetchingly treacherous minx paired with Robert Downey Jr.’s in his portrayal of Sherlock Holmes as an action hero and human calculating machine.You can see her as an apparently naked dominatrix in the BBC's modern take on a young, totally wired Sherlock Holmes.Or you can read about her further adventures after she bested Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia," as written by New York Times Notable Book of the Year author Carole Nelson Douglas, author of the acclaimed Good Night, Mr. Holmes and seven other novels following the adventures of Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes after “Scandal.”This novella, “The Private Wife of Sherlock Holmes,” reports the pair’s most recent and intriguing encounter in post-Jack the Ripper London, from Baker Street to a high society brothel. Shocking, my dear Holmes!
Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years
Michael KurlandRichard Lupoff - 2004
Until, that is, he reappeared in London in 1894. Holmes remained mostly quiet on the events of those years and for over a century speculation has run riot about what really happened during the 'hidden years.' Now in this original collection, the truth is finally revealed. Including stories by Peter Beagle, Rhys Bowen, Bill Pronzini, Carolyn Wheat, Gary Lovisi, and others, Sherlock Holmes: The Hidden Years is a must-have book for every fan who has ever wondered what really happened to the world's most famous consulting detective during his mysterious missing years.
Chorus of the Dead
Tracy L. Ward - 2012
Peter Ainsley is familiar with the smells of the dead and the dying but when the brilliant, young doctor is summoned to a small English town in the north his ability to keep his patients at a cold, comfortable distance is put to the test.Convinced the untimely death of a twelve year old girl, Josephine Lloyd was an act of poison, Ainsley and the local physician Dr. Bennett must battle the wealthy and stubborn Lloyd family to gain access to the body of the girl, knowing an autopsy is their only chance to detect what ended the young girl's life. Even as her older sister, Lillian, languishes in bed fearing the poison will take her as well, the family remains obstinate. When Dr. Bennett is found dead in his own house, the rebellious Ainsley has no choice but to take matters into his own hands if he is to save the life of the beautiful Lillian Lloyd.The love-struck surgeon soon finds himself tangled in a web of deceit and betrayal ultimately leading him to the murderer he never suspected.
Sherlock Holmes in America
Martin H. GreenbergVictoria Thompson - 2001
Estleman --Minister's missing daughter / Victoria Thompson --Case of Colonel Crockett's violin / Gillian Linscott --Adventure of the White City / Bill Crider --Recalled to life / Paula Cohen --Seven walnuts / Daniel Stashower --Adventure of the Boston Dromio / Matthew Pearl --Case of the rival queens / Carolyn Wheat --Adventure of the missing three quarters / Jon L. Breen --Song at twilight / Michael Walsh --Moriarty, Moran, and more: Anti-hibernian sentiment in the Canon / Michael Walsh --How the creator of Sherlock Holmes brought him to America / Christopher Redmond --Romance of America / A. Conan Doyle.
Murder, My Dear Watson: New Tales of Sherlock Holmes
Martin H. GreenbergLoren D. Estleman - 2002
John Watson investigate a series of previously unrecorded cases in this new collection of original tales. In the Scottish Highlands and Afghanistan, in the cases of a dying doctor and a mooning sentry, of a black basalt bird and white chalk horse, popular contemporary mystery writers—among them Sharyn McCrumb, Carolyn Wheat, Anne Perry and Malachi Saxon, Jon L. Breen, Bill Crider, Colin Bruce—craftily celebrate the mind, methods, and manners of the peerless Sherlock Holmes. In addition, with one foot in the Victorian age and the other in the computer age, Christopher Redmond illuminates the vast possibilities that new technology offers Sherlockians in "Sherlock Holmes on the Internet," while in "A Sherlockian Library" editors Jon Lellenberg and Daniel Stashower provide a new list of fifty essential titles on Arthur Conan Doyle and the Holmes canon. Finally, an essay by mystery novelist Philip A. Shreffler explores one of English literature's most famous friendships in "Holmes and Watson, the Head and the Heart."(front flap)
Max Allan Collins - 2012
Now the classic gumshoe is back in this collection of three novellas, all based on real cases of the 1940s, ’50s, and ’60s. In "Dying in the Post-War World", Heller returns from combat to find his marriage a shambles and himself square in the middle of the notorious Lipstick Killer case of 1946. "Kisses of Death" follows the PI into the 1950s, when he is hired to guard Marilyn Monroe. The famous starlet’s intellectual pursuits eventually take Heller to Greenwich Village and a grisly murder. And in "Strike Zone", Heller is hired by zany baseball manager Bill Veeck to investigate the 1961 murder of a famous pinch hitter, whose private life will suck Nate into a dangerous new world of little people and big sins. With Triple Play, New York Times-bestselling author Max Allan Collins has pried back the lid of history to reveal the ugly, entertaining truth behind three of the twentieth century’s most shocking crimes.
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Albino's Treasure
Stuart Douglas - 2015
It is just the start of an adventure that sees Holmes and Watson on the trail of a centuries- old puzzle, a puzzle that they are not alone in trying to unravel. As the master criminal The Albino closes in on them, not to mention the mysterious Lord of Strange Deaths, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race to solve the clues and locate England’s long-lost treasure.
Margery Allingham's Albert Campion in: Mr Campion's Farewell
Mike Ripley - 2014
The real bosses are the Carders something to do with wool, four hundred years back. They wound stuff on cards, I suppose. But these boys are very fly customers they re right on the ball. Boiled down, it comes to this; they re a syndicate who run this place which makes a packet with their own rules. One way and another they probably own most of it. Thus ruminated Superintendent Charles Luke to Albert Campion who was contemplating visiting his wayward artistic niece in Carfax. And when a missing schoolteacher reappeared after nine days, and Campion s car was inadvertently damaged, not to mention Campion himself, then all the signs were that not all was what it seemed. Campion himself plays the central role in this quintessentially British mystery, but there are appearances too from all of Margery Allingham s regular characters, from Luke to Campion s former manservant Lugg, to his wife Lady Amanda Fitton and others. The dialogue is sharp and witty, the observation keen, and the climax is thrilling and eerily atmospheric.