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posted a Quick Tip about Mr. Timothy. March 22, 2011
Mr. Timothy
A post-Dickensian classic/adventure/thriller that owes much to Charles Dickens' creation of the well-known character, Timothy Cratchitt, but is certainly not derivative in any way. Thoroughly enjoyable! …
reviewed Mr. Timothy. March 22, 2011
Mr. Timothy
Timothy Cratchitt, now fully grown with his crippling childhood infirmity reduced to a limp and a chronic ache in bad weather, is sadly mindful of his financial dependence on his uncle. Somewhat disappointed …
posted a Quick Tip about The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Class.... February 13, 2011
The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Classics)
"The Dead Secret", the last of the so-called apprentice novels that Collins wrote before he vaulted to fame as an acknowledged master of English literature with the publication of "The Woman in White" …
The Dead Secret (Oxford World's Classics)
Mrs Treverton, who is not expected to live through the night, summons her lady's maid, Sarah Leeson, to her side. Their hushed conversation reveals that, many years ago, Sarah and Mrs Treverton conspired …
posted a Quick Tip about The Fiend in Human: A Victorian Thriller. January 26, 2011
The Fiend in Human: A Victorian Thriller
A mystery/thriller that is a masterful marriage of ascerbically witty, comic and always flowery Dickensian dialogue with Anne Perry's superb, elegant atmospheric descriptions of Victorian London life. …
reviewed The Fiend in Human: A Victorian Thriller. January 26, 2011
The Fiend in Human: A Victorian Thriller
With no small amount of national pride, I'm thrilled to report that mere superlatives somehow seem insufficient to convey Gray's debut success with The Fiend in Human.     Edmund Whitty …
Dr. Mortimer and the Barking Man Mystery
In the opening paragraphs, Dr Mortimer teases lovers of the great Sherlock Holmes and introduces himself with flair referring fleetingly to Conan Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, "I am …
posted a Quick Tip about Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1: The Trial of.... January 19, 2011
Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1: The Trial of Sherlock
Leah Moore's and John Reppion's brilliant locked room mystery, complemented by Aaron Campbell's superb, deeply atmospheric artistic renderings in the format of a graphic novel, is a welcome and honourable …
reviewed Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1: The Trial of.... January 19, 2011
Sherlock Holmes, Vol. 1: The Trial of Sherlock
Sherlock Holmes' England is under attack as anarchists fire bomb a factory in London. When former Assistant Commissioner of Scotland Yard, Sir Samuel Henry, gravely ill in his bed, received a bizarre, …
posted a Quick Tip about The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An.... December 29, 2010
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes
The successful continuation of the adventures of Enola Holmes, the hitherto unknown, late-arriving younger sister of Mycroft and Sherlock Holmes, aimed at a young adult audience.
The Case of the Cryptic Crinoline: An Enola Holmes
Pitched at a reading level considerably higher than the justifiably famous Nancy Drew series, THE CASE OF THE CRYPTIC CRINOLINE continues the adventures of Enola Holmes, the hitherto unknown, late-arriving …
posted a Quick Tip about The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.... December 18, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One
Solid proof that mainstream comic books can be combined with exciting, imaginative adventure and story-telling, illustrated with serious, skilled artwork.
The Italian Secretary: A Further Adventure of
An encrypted cable summons from his older brother, the brilliant yet un-celebrated Mycroft who works secretly behind the scenes at the highest levels of His Majesty's government, sends Sherlock and …
reviewed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.... October 24, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One
For those who think that reading comic books are a waste of time and that graphic novels aren't anywhere near real literature, this is one comic you should check out and which maybe even change your …
reviewed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.... October 14, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One
For those who think that reading comic books are a waste of time and that graphic novels aren't anywhere near real literature, this is one comic you should check out and which maybe even change your mind. …
posted a Quick Tip about Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercul.... September 08, 2010
Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot
The Victorian masterpiece in which literary legend, Hercule Poirot, makes his debut appearance. An ingenious mystery thata can be read in two or three easy comfortable sittings. Every mystery lover should …
reviewed Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercul.... September 08, 2010
Mysterious Affair at Styles: A Hercule Poirot
"The Mysterious Affair at Styles" can only be categorized as a classic among classics. In 1920, on the strength of a dare, Agatha Christie penned a cozy mystery that introduced a grateful reading …
reviewed The Parasite. August 25, 2010
The Parasite
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is, of course, best known for his Sherlock Holmes and Professor Challenger characters. What is much less well known is that Doyle was fascinated with spiritualism and the paranormal. …
posted a Quick Tip about A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Fo.... August 11, 2010
A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four (Dover
Although it reflects some typical first novel jitters, Conan Doyle's "A Study in Scarlet" marked the debut appearance of the acknowledged master of detection, the one and only Sherlock Holmes!
A Study in Scarlet and The Sign of Four (Dover
As Agatha Christie's "The Mysterious Affair at Styles" introduced a grateful reading public to Hercule Poirot, perhaps the second best known fictional detective of all time, Conan Doyle's …
posted a Quick Tip about The First Men in the Moon. July 28, 2010
The First Men in the Moon
An enjoyable adventure written in typical late Victorian style that gives us an early taste of 20th century science fiction space opera to follow.
reviewed The First Men in the Moon. July 28, 2010
The First Men in the Moon
Mr Bedford, a recently bankrupt Victorian gentleman has retired to the English countryside to recover his spirit and write a play. He meets Dr Cavor, an eccentric, quaintly comical scientific genius researching …
posted a Quick Tip about The Pale Horse. June 29, 2010
The Pale Horse
Another hit from Dame Agatha!
posted a Quick Tip about The Railway Detective. June 19, 2010
The Railway Detective
Loved these books growing up. Really gets you thinking!
reviewed The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.... May 29, 2010
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Volume One
THE LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN, VOL 1 is a graphic novel. It is most assuredly not a comic book intended for children. Rather it is solid proof that mainstream comic books can be combined with …
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