The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 #ad - Reviews"a sheer delight to read and Mr. The unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall" is very highly recommended. Midwest book review"i haven't read a series of books in my entire life that made me laugh out loud at least four times and uncountable chuckles. With razor-sharp wit and fast pacing that plays fair with the reader, this is an excellent genre mash-up that fires on all cylinders.
Publishers weekly An escaped cannibal, a family curse. Wodehouse. I highly recommend this book. Howard Poston.
What Ho, Automaton! Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1Book View Cafe #ad - Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. With the help of reeves's giant brain and extra helpings of fish, he conducts an investigation that only a detective of rare talent could possibly envisage. Mystery, zeppelins, Aunts and Humour. And prevent him from getting engaged. The book contains two stories set in an alternative 1903 where an augmented Queen Victoria is still on the throne and automata are a common sight below stairs.
What ho, automaton! - a 32 page novelette about how the two met. Something rummy this way Comes - a 164 page novel chronicling their first case. Dolley's tone is spot on Wodehouse and the steampunk elements tie into both plot and silliness admirably. Gail carriger, author of soullessreggie, the guilty party is always the person - and, occasionally, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the orang-utan - one least suspects.
What Ho, Automaton! Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1 #ad - A steampunk novel that combines classic British Humor, tongue-in-cheek references to Sherlock Holmes and a cast of great characters. Highly recommended, take a spin in this steampunk hybrid and enjoy the ride!" - SF Revu"I enjoyed every page of this book. Which, frankly, is VERY hard to do. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes.
Fans of wodehouse will certainly appreciate Dolley's witty pastiche, " - Publishers Weekly"I found myself laughing out loud at Reggie and the fabulous Reeves as they romped their way through various adventures.
Reggiecide Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 2Book View Cafe #ad - He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness. Only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is amongst the rarest - could possibly solve this 'five-cocktail problem. With the aid of reeves, his suffragette fiancée, and Farquharson, his automaton valet, Emmeline, a reconstituted dog with an issue with Anglicans, Reggie sets out to save both Queen Victoria and the Empire.
This 19, 000 word novella is the sequel to the wsfa small press Award finalist, What Ho, Automaton!REVIEWS"I find that a good book is enjoyable by the end of the first chapter. All those words come to mind after reading this little masterpiece. Zjordi"a delightful mix of comedy and conundrums. Sf revu. Treat yourself to this joyride.
Reggiecide Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 2 #ad - Media junkie"Funny, extremely well-written, short and sweet. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of sherlock holmes, " - sF Revu Guy Fawkes is back and this time it's a toss up who's going to be blown up first - Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective. But guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated.
A fun blend of P. G. This book was good by the end of the first sentENCE - 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a chap in possession of a suffragette fiancee is in need of a pair of bolt cutters.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3Book View Café #ad - But things get complicated. A murder mystery where facts can be rewritten, and the dead don’t always stay dead. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. This 100 page novella is the third instalment in the Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries. His aunt charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back.
Now she’s rewriting history!reggie worcester, and his automaton valet, Reeves, gentleman’s consulting detective, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together. Dead bodies start piling up behind Reggie’s sofa, as he finds himself embroiled in an ever-changing murder mystery.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3 #ad - The fourth instalment, a novel - the unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall - which comes out on February 9th 2016, can be pre-ordered now. A fun blend of P. G. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Hg wells has a problem. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!" - SF Revu.
First Ever Unhuman Bundle: unhuman I, II and III Humorous British Detective Cozy Mystery FantasiesThe Witcherley Book Company #ad - Having a partner may help him weather the wannabe vampires, wacky werewolves, and dastardly villains. With nothing better to do, andy impulsively tags along on his new roommate’s decidedly abnormal investigations… Inspector Hobbes deals with his stressful career by chomping on bones. Andy caplet couldn’t follow a lead if it held him by the hand.
Their magical mystery tour is about to get supernatural… 900+ pages of comically crazy paranormal cozy mysteries. A washed-up journalist. An unusual detective. He’s been using his mysterious powers to sniff out crime longer than Andy’s been alive, but even he can tell something extra unnatural is afoot.
First Ever Unhuman Bundle: unhuman I, II and III Humorous British Detective Cozy Mystery Fantasies #ad - So he’s not completely surprised when he’s fired from the paper, loses his flat in The Cotswolds, and has to bunk with an eccentric detective. Can the crime-solving duo take down both human and unhuman criminals lurking in the shadows, or will they be consumed by metaphysical madness?The First Ever Unhuman Bundle contains the first three books in the Inspector Hobbes series of cozy paranormal mysteries.
If you like new twists on crime stories, and off-the-wall humor, eccentric but lovable characters, then you’ll love Wilkie Martin’s fantastical collection. Buy the first ever Unhuman Bundle to solve quirky paranormal crimes today! .
DepthRegan Arts. #ad - Her latest case, running surveillance on a potentially unfaithful husband, was supposed to be easy. Then her target is murdered, and the search for his killer points Simone towards a secret from the past that can’t possibly be real—but that won’t stop the city’s most powerful men and women from trying to acquire it for themselves, with Simone caught in the middle.
But the city survives, and Simone Pierce is one of its best private investigators. In a post-apocalyptic flooded new york City, a private investigator’s routine surveillance case leads to a treasure everyone wants to find—and someone is willing to kill for. Depth combines hardboiled mystery and dystopian science fiction in a future where the rising ocean levels have left New York twenty-one stories under water and cut off from the rest of the United States.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thiefBook View Cafe #ad - And now i appear to have finished the book! The best thing about 'French Fried' is it's sense of humour; warm, self-deprecating, and very British. Literally laugh out loud in several places I'm glad I'm the only one home! Librarything "chris dolley's humour reminds me of James Herriot at times, with my husband shushing me in the middle of the night.
A bank account had been opened in Chris's name in Spain to take the proceeds. Then they're abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insist the crime belongs in someone else's jurisdiction. Reviews"this was a fantastic read. The british say it's nothing to do with them even though forged British passports were used to open the bank account in Spain.
The irish say it's French as that's where all the correspondence came from. It had me laughing so much that i nearly got relegated to the sofa! once i had started reading this book, I could not put it down, I was even quite happy to miss my favourite TV programmes!" - Bookmarked "When I downloaded this book this morning, I had every intention of putting it on my phone and reading it in dribs and drabs.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thief #ad - French fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley's first eight months in France and has been described as 'A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell. Just when chris and shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris's identity has been stolen and their life savings - all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France - had disappeared.
But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout. I could not put this book down and enjoyed it immensely.
The Sculpted Ship#ad - Anailu will have to brave the dangers of a planet on the edge of the empire: safaris, formal dinners, rogue robots, and a fashion designer. She may even have to make a few friends – and enemies. The sculpted ship is set on the outskirts of a thousand-year interstellar empire, skill, where a young woman with ambition, and manners has a chance to achieve her dreams.
Newly edited and revised October 2017. Starship repair and society MannersShe dreamed of adventuring across the stars as captain of her own sleek ship. Instead, she ends up making a crazy deal for an impractical, rare ship that’s long on beauty – but short a few critical components. She’s determined to get her crippled ship back out among the stars, but her technical skills won’t be enough.
The Sculpted Ship #ad - Then anailu Xindar grew up. She didn’t lose her dream – she changed it; made it practical. She became a starship engineer; she saved her money; she earned the skills and experience a starship captain would need. She still didn’t feel ready to go out on her own – but then her safe job went sour. With her newly minted imperial Shipmaster’s License in hand, Anailu just needs to find and buy a cheap, reliable freighter.
The Steam Tycoon#ad - Can their feelings for each other survive, or will society get the best of them, dousing the fire in their hearts? Recommended for mature readers only. Rocketed high into the upper echelons after the invention of his high efficiency Winthrope Steam Engine, Jesse is poised to take on the Western Frontier, starting in the city of Diablo.
The Steam Tycoon #ad - Jenny boone is from a hard-working farming family, living off the land far from the city and its technological marvels. Jesse winthrope is a self-made millionaire who has quickly risen from his own humble beginnings. However, circumstances beyond Jenny’s control force her into the clutches of a highly judgmental population.
Content notice: this book contains adult themes, strong language, sexual situations, violence, and nudity. Going to work in one of winthrope’s factories, the two find each other and along with it a love that crosses both finances and prejudices.
The GenehunterStormcrow Books #ad - The law, ex-lovers, competing genehunters, religious nuts and anti-genehunter crazies. Originally published as a series of five linked novellas: The Wrong Tom Jacks, The Clone Who Didn't Know, The Zombies of Death, A Soldier of Megiddo and Boneyard. With added bonus material: simms' world characters and organisations of the Genehunter universe, Jumpjacker a tale of jump nodes, brain plugins and high-tech crime and 22nd Century Genie the original Simms short story.
Contains strong language. But when he starts to work the Boneyard case he discovers that, sometimes, you have to decide which side of the line you're on. And when he starts to uncover the truth of his own origins he begins to question everything he is and does. A cyberpunk detective novel set on an Earth slowly going to hell.
The Genehunter #ad - What they do with the dna isn't his problem - even if they are using it to create illegal clones. He walks a line, pulled in a hundred different directions at once. Some secrets are best left buried.
Best of Beyond the Stars: a space opera anthologyAstral Books #ad - Welcome to the Best of Beyond the Stars! Far-flung planets. Fifteen fabulous tales that will thrill and surprise you, some chosen from previous BEYOND THE STARS volumes, and some brand new. Come along as these award-winning authors sweep you along on adventures as broad as the universe and as deep as their imagination.
A blisteringly good collection. Will read everything in this series I can get my hands on. These stories are full of great, twists and turns, complex characters not all of them human, and fantastic world-building. Epic space battles. Exotic aliens.