Follow Sherlock Holmes on four mysteries that his best friend and Chronicler, Dr. Watson, has decided to publish after some years. In the first story, an irritating and unsuccessful suit salesman plummets to his death from one of the highest cliffs in England...only he didn't jump. The second story recounts a chemistry professor found shot to death in his laboratory after having dabbled in alchemy and seemingly turning lead into gold. The third story finds a wealthy businessman bludgeoned to death in his locked and guarded hotel room. Finally, poison has mysteriously found its way into the sacramental wine at a Mass in a rural village with deadly consequences.
Â©2020 William Todd (P)2020 William Todd
August 1888. Jericho Mannion is the captain of an old, cash-strapped steamer named the Orion. He's been steadily losing money to his competitors, the railways. When he finds out from his first mate, Tal MacTavish, that the next passage across Lake Erie has only a few passengers, his hopes sink of ever getting out of debt. But Providence has smiled upon him. Though the passenger list is small, they have almost a full cargo hold, thanks to William Ross and the university he works for. Ross is the team leader of a university archeology dig tasked with retrieving the debris from a meteorite crash in western Ohio. He is quite anxious to get his find back to the university for study and is willing to pay Jericho double the fare for his team and cargo for a straight shot across Lake Erie from Toledo, Ohio to Buffalo, NY. Jericho becomes suspicious when Ross refuses to divulge the contents of his cargo and the haste in which he wants to cross. Desperately needing money, Jericho reluctantly agrees when Ross finally offers him triple the fare; he will take him and his cargo on the nonstop 14-hour trek across the lake. But what few people on the ship know is what was initially thought to be a meteorite crash turned out to be an alien craft. The crates in the cargo area hold the remains of the ship. And what no one knows, not even the university team, is that something in those crates is still alive. Now, in a growing storm, alone in the middle of the lake, people are turning up dead. Who will survive the crossing when something wicked this way comes?
Â©2019 William Todd (P)2019 William Todd
While on a well-deserved holiday in the Lake District to get away from the toils and troubles of London, Holmes and Watson find no respite. As soon as they exit the train, they hear news of a grisly murder making its way around the murmuring commuters. A local aristocrat, Mr. Darcy, has been found missing his head!Â And that very night, the wealthy widow finds a stranger in her home who, upon seeing her, abandons his plans and quickly leaves. She believes the intruder to be the murderer of her husband who is now after a large sum of cash she keeps in the house safe.Â Unsure if the would-be thief is the murderer or an opportunistic burglar, Holmes devises a plan to catch the burglar, all the while investigating the murder of Mr. Darcy. Follow Holmes, Watson, and the local constable Mr. Wickham as they untangle the mystery surrounding a Murder in Keswick.
Â©2018 William Todd (P)2018 William Todd
Izzy Stone, a top Secret Service agent, is in charge of a presidential visit to Paris. Without warning, a powerful French magistrate charges the US President with war crimes and crimes against humanity after an American counterterrorist strike goes awry. Now Izzy finds herself in a bloody, desperate race to save POTUS from certain death.
A lethal cat and mouse chase unfolds across the City of Lights as Izzy uses her knowledge of Paris' ancient catacombs, a buried chateau fort, and the great Louvre to elude their pursuers. As France and the US approach an unthinkable military crisis and uneasy world powers move toward Defcon One, only Izzy can prevent an international catastrophe.
Â©2017 Joseph Aragon (P)2018 Joseph Aragon Oakhurst Print
Dead of Night is a compilation of turn-of-the-century-era horror stories with a Victorian flair and traditional horror story plots with unexpected endings. If you like ghosts and ghouls and demons and werewolves, these stories are for you.
Â©2016 William Todd (P)2018 William Todd
Sherlock Holmes shows a rare side to his humanity when he and Watson search for a missing 15-year-old girl who has been abducted from her home. The only clue: Her window had been smashed through by a rock thrown by an unknown person the night before. With little to go on and no help from the local police, the great detective seems sure of only one thing: If he and Watson cannot find her before dawn, she will be lost forever.
Â©2016 William Todd (P)2018 William Todd
The true stories of the shocking Wehrmacht war crimes and atrocities.... The Second World War was, no doubt, one of the worst experiences mankind has ever faced. From torture to rape to murder, crimes against innocents were innumerable - Adolf Hitler, a diminutive man with the oratorical skills of a genius, took advantage of a sensitive situation in the aftermath of Germanyâs defeat in the First World War and amassed enough power to bring the entire European continent to its knees. In the forefront of Hitlerâs troops were the Wehrmacht, which had some of the most elite, most powerful, and most brutal soldiers in the world. Whatâs sad is that at the end of the Second World War, when the Nuremberg Trials took place and most of the WW2 criminals were tried and then punished, the Wehrmacht was declared as not a criminal organization. This was because of a legal technicality and loophole that left them as simply part of the German Armed Forces. Just because they were ruled as "not a criminal organization" doesnât mean that they werenât criminals - there are even some who would deny that these men were war criminals, but that lies on par with those who would deny the existence of the Holocaust itself, given that there is ample evidence to prove the evildoing of the Wehrmacht soldiers....
Â©2016 Cyrus J. Zachary (P)2018 Cyrus J. Zachary
Learn everything you need to know for your short stay in Lisbon! You're about to discover the best Lisbon has to offer in this unique guide. If you are looking for a long academic text describing everything in Lisbon, then don't get this audiobook. This is for the short-stay traveler looking for the best in Lisbon. Lisbon is one of the best-kept secrets in Europe. Most people tend to go to Madrid or Rome. Most people ignore this fantastic city. Lisbon is arguably the city in Europe with the best atmosphere, food, nightlife, art, and culture. Here is a preview of what you'll learn.... Background and history of Lisbon How to get around Lisbon The best museums and art galleriesÂ Where to find the best restaurants Special things you can only do in Lisbon Best coffee shops The best bars and clubs Your three-day itinerary Much, much more!
Â©2016 Gary Jones (P)2017 Gary Jones