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The Campion Cipher By Dave Kyle
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What tragedy forces a beautiful, trans-sexual Italian woman into prostitution, and how do Mafia connections lead to her becoming a Professor at Boadicea University, Daventry? Why does the Vatican... More > send murderous monks to England with orders to kill her, and how do the Greek and Russian Orthodox Churches contribute to the mayhem? How does one of these monks – one much given to self-flagellation – come to be imprisoned for the attempted rape of a fat chambermaid, and what links him with a retired MI15 agent found dead in a crashed car? What connects a wealthy young-man-about-town (complete with manservant), a rich eighty-two-year-old duchess, an incompetent ex-corporal, an extraordinarily ugly woman and the Chief Physician at a private hospital (once a herd-boy from Africa)? And why is Inspector Coad convinced that all this is a Al Qaeda plot? Find out the answers – and many more – in this hilarious, rollicking romp of a Grail Trail saga.< Less
Whalley's Revenge By Dave Kyle
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Latin master “PJ” Whalley has shelved his retirement as a favour to ex-employer, The Wesley Leklerk Preparatory School for Boys. Form 8B gleefully mark the lovably naive PJ’s return... More > with countless inventive pranks involving, inter alia, a mad cat, a joke turd, PJ the zoo exhibit, and a classroom stripper: throughout, PJ’s conceit that he is shrewdly in control seldom wavers. Elsewhere, a mousy female awakens uxorial thoughts in PJ before vanishing - along with valuable jazz 78s and stamp albums. Happily, PJ’s colleague Alwoodley, a computing whiz, uncovers her electronic footprint, and the goods are retrieved. But a darker scam ensnares PJ the author. He falls victim to a crooked literary agent who, after pocketing 11 monthly payments, suddenly finds a publisher. PJ smells a rat. Alwoodley steps in again; and after much internet sleuthing he tracks down the agent’s long history of fraud, and the publisher’s true identity. PJ’s money is grudgingly paid back: Whalley’s Revenge indeed!< Less
Rome: Against a Setting Sun By Dave Kyle
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Ten Latin scrolls turn up in Romania, telling how the Roman Republic self-destructed in the first century BC. Two protagonists live through this: Lucius, son of a wealthy Etruscan prince, and... More > Horace, progeny of the prince’s slaves. After Horace’s death his diary and other sources inform Lucius’ first-person narrative: boyhood amid gang warfare in Rome, participation in the civil war after Julius Caesar’s assassination; loss of fathers and inheritances in the bloody Proscriptions; capture by pirates when sailing home; the final sea-battle; and his presence in Egypt for the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra. Soon Lucius becomes Augustus’ private physician, and Horace attains the status of Rome’s Laureate. They note menacing intrigue taking place in the palace. Augustus’ supporters die in suspicious circumstances; Horace’s death is last. Lucius finally realises the identity of the serial killer, but for him, too, premature death is about to supervene...< Less
Rome: Against a Setting Sun By Dave Kyle
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Ten Latin scrolls turn up in Romania, telling how the Roman Republic self-destructed in the first century BC. Two protagonists, born eighteen months apart in the same mansion, live through this:... More > Lucius, son of a wealthy Etruscan prince, and Horace, progeny of the prince’s slaves. After Horace’s death his diary and other sources inform Lucius’ first-person narrative: boyhood amid gang warfare in Rome, participation in the civil war after Julius Caesar’s assassination; loss of fathers and inheritances in the bloody Proscriptions; capture by pirates when sailing home; accompanying Octavian (later Augustus) at the final sea-battle; present in Egypt for the deaths of Antony and Cleopatra. Soon Horace becomes Rome’s Laureate, and Lucius Augustus’ private physician. They note menacing intrigue taking place in the palace. Augustus’ supporters and potential successors die in suspicious circumstances; Horace’s death is last. Lucius knows who the serial killer is, but he too is close to death...< Less
Aaaargh! By Dave Kyle
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In Heaven’s Waiting Room Private Hospital, Nursing Home, Mortuary and Crematorium (‘The One-Stop Mortality Service’), Simon Hamartian dictates his autobiography. This covers his... More > education in England, his eventual National Service in Cyprus, his chaotic lecturing jobs, in Irmskirk, Lancashire, at an unusual African university, and finally Egregius (sic) Professor of History at Boadicea University, Daventry. The provocative theories of his friend, Sir Gregorius Troughmoulder, recently crushed to death by an escaped circus elephant, are frequently quoted. Indeed, several whimsical deaths (usually accompanied by ‘Aaaargh!’) punctuate the narrative. Dictation is constantly interrupted by eccentric medics, and by visitors who eventually reveal the strange truth about both Simon and Gregorius. Aaaargh is a quirky mystery stuffed with subtle humour and bizarre wit; it is also a trenchant comic satire against authority in education, medicine, the army, politics and the police.< Less

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Our World Our World By Deleah Payne
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