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A Study in Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle
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The story begins in 1881, where Dr. Watson runs into an old friend, Stamford. Due to a shoulder injury sustained in the Anglo-Afghan War, Watson was forced to retire and is now looking for a place to... More > live. Stamford mentions that an acquaintance of his, one Sherlock Holmes, is looking for someone to split the rent at a flat at 221B, Baker Street. After seeing the rooms at 221B, they move in and grow accustomed to their new situation. Holmes also has multiple guests visiting him at different intervals during the day. After much speculation by Watson, Holmes reveals that he is a "consulting detective" and that the guests are clients. Watson is astounded by Holmes' ability to notice details and assemble them. Holmes reads a telegram requesting consultation in a fresh murder case. He's reluctant to help because credit would go entirely to the officials. Watson urges him to reconsider so Holmes invites him to accompany him as he investigates the crime scene, an abandoned rural manor... Get Your Copy Now.< Less
Dark Threat (Miss Silver #10) By Patricia Wentworth
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When Columba and Janetta Pilgrim think it unwise to leave their ancestral home after their brother suffers a fatal fall only days after talk of selling it, and Roger Pilgrim barely escapes two nearly... More > fatal “accidents,” Miss Maud Silver is called in to look into the case. Miss Silver visits the country to keep an eye on a friend who may be in perilIt is time for Judy to get out of London. Her sister and brother-in-law have just perished in an air raid, leaving her in charge of their four-year-old daughter, and Judy wants no more to do with death. She arranges for work in a piece of the countryside untouched by the war: a charming manor called Pilgrim’s Rest. But it may be that she has more to fear than the Blitz. When she tells Frank Abbott of her plans, he warns her that strange things have been happening at Pilgrim’s Rest. The family patriarch is recently dead of mysterious circumstances, and his heir has just suffered a series of near-fatal accidents. He cannot sway Judy, for she needs the work.< Less
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Maid For Service By John Silver
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5 tales of men who enjoy ‘women’s work’, spotted by ladies and men, who help them slip into service, uniformed, disciplined, complaisant, hard-working, even as slaves! Maid For... More > Pleasure: stepmum has him do chores, landlady picks up where she left off, has him uniformed as Jane; loses job becomes family maid-slave, works as cleaner, prostituted, hormones help figure, owner’s boss buys her, to lived caged; as others there. Maid For The Family: Victorian, feckless younger son caught in maid’s rooms at school, in uniform, doing chores; forced into role at family home! Maid For The Boss: businessman loses control of company to wife, to be maid to lover/new partner. Maid In Paradise: hungry, homeless East-end urchin finds home in country manor, replaces junior maid. Maid For The Kitchen: dress shop owner has man home for a meal, so useful she marries him, has him work in cleaning business, gets bored, takes lover, forces hubby to dress as maid, serve both; sold on as drudge.< Less
The Chronicles of Nightfire, Texas, Volume II: The Haunting of Alexas Mansion By Glenn Slade Clark
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Eight months after the devastating series of killings dubbed “the Vampire murders,” the vampire Valen Alexas has managed to settle back into his old manor in Nightfire, Texas, vigilant to... More > keep his secret from the little town’s mortal residents. But the unquiet dead have other ideas. Teeming with the spirits of Valen’s past victims, the old Alexas Mansion has been roused by its recent renovation, and one spirit in particular will not rest until the monster who killed her brother is destroyed. Forced to face the painful secrets that drove him from Nightfire decades before, Valen must now accept the reality that he cannot fight this vengeful, and perhaps hopelessly insane, spirit on his own. Before he can ever hope to survive this spirit’s wrath, Valen will find himself embracing lost loves, reaching out to unlikely friends, and ultimately facing the terrifying fact that the only way to end the haunting of Alexas Mansion might be to join the malevolent sprit forever…on the other side.< Less
The Chronicles of Nightfire, Texas, Volume II: The Haunting of Alexas Mansion By Glenn Slade Clark
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Eight months after the devastating series of killings dubbed “the Vampire murders,” the vampire Valen Alexas has managed to settle back into his old manor in Nightfire, Texas, vigilant to... More > keep his secret from the little town’s mortal residents. But the unquiet dead have other ideas. Teeming with the spirits of Valen’s past victims, the old Alexas Mansion has been roused by its recent renovation, and one spirit in particular will not rest until the monster who killed her brother is destroyed. Forced to face the painful secrets that drove him from Nightfire decades before, Valen must now accept the reality that he cannot fight this vengeful, and perhaps hopelessly insane, spirit on his own. Before he can ever hope to survive this spirit’s wrath, Valen will find himself embracing lost loves, reaching out to unlikely friends, and ultimately facing the terrifying fact that the only way to end the haunting of Alexas Mansion might be to join the malevolent sprit forever…on the other side.< Less
The Valley of Fear By Arthur Conan Doyle
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In this gruesome Sherlock Lock Holmes tale, Holmes and Watson are called upon to investigate the mysterious shooting of John Douglas, when he is mysteriously murdered with a sawn-off shotgun at his... More > Manor home in Sussex. The House is surrounded by a moat so the two, are at first, left baffled as to how the murderer entered or existed ... or did he? Fans of the famous detective will love this book, as will anyone interested in a thrilling and exciting read. PART 1—The Tragedy of Birlstone Chapter 1—The Warning Chapter 2—Sherlock Holmes Discourses Chapter 3—The Tragedy of Birlstone Chapter 4—Darkness Chapter 5—The People of the Drama Chapter 6—A Dawning Light Chapter 7—The Solution PART 2—The Scowrers Chapter 1—The Man Chapter 2—The Bodymaster Chapter 3—Lodge 341, Vermissa Chapter 4—The Valley of Fear Chapter 5—The Darkest Hour Chapter 6—Danger Chapter 7—The Trapping of Birdy Edwards Epilogue< Less
GOTHIC INTERVIEWS Volume 1 By Mick Mercer
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A book of Goth-related interviews I did as a journalist, pre-Internet. Large interviews: Abbo of UK Decay, Alien Sex Fiend, All About Eve, Ausgang, Bauhaus, Bod, Christian Death (Valor), Creaming... More > Jesus, Dali’s Car, The Danse Society, The Dancing Did, Finish The Story, Junior Manson Slags, KaS Product, Look Back In Anger, March Violets, Mothburner, New Model Army, Pink & Black, Say You (post-Skeletals), Sex Gang Children, Sunshot, The Cult, Toyah, Ultravox! (John Foxx), Under 2 Flags, The Virgin Prunes. Smaller: Anno Lucis, Chat Show, Discord Datkord, The Fifteenth (post-Look Back In Anger), Hysteria, Julianne Regan, Real Macabre, Rubicon, The Society (post-The Danse Society), Theatre of Hate, Venus Fly Trap, Venus In Furs, Zooey. Articles on: Adam And The Ants, The Dancing Did/Shend at Snowshill Manor, Kabuki (pre-Ausgang), ‘Give Me Passion’, contributions for ‘Masterbag’ and Ausgang’s fanzine ‘Stab The Sun.’ 232 pages, 88,000 words and 167 photos, the majority previously unpublished.< Less
Episodes from the Zero Hour! Volume Three By Jason Butkowski
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The third installment from modern pulp publishers, Episodes from the Zero Hour!, features globe-trotting adventure with Rex Rockwell, Weird Game Hunter and Mac Samson: The Secrets of the Lost City. ... More > A team of Victorian-era adventurers who protect the world from the things that go bump in the night, Colonel Rex Rockwell and his staff care for monsters of myth and legend at a state-of-the-art facility at the Colonel’s sprawling English manor. Set at the dawn of WWII, Mac Samson is a treasure hunter who finds himself dragged into the adventure of a lifetime when a beautiful girl from his past waltzes back into his life. Both will find adventure and excitement waiting for them at The Zero Hour! The book also contains the first installment of the weird western, C.T. and the Savage Chimps of Cannibal Mesas, as well as the usual extras and special features that Zero Hour! books have become known for.< Less
Episodes from the Zero Hour! Volume Three By Jason Butkowski
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The third installment from modern pulp publishers, Episodes from the Zero Hour!, features globe-trotting adventure with Rex Rockwell, Weird Game Hunter and Mac Samson: The Secrets of the Lost City. ... More > A team of Victorian-era adventurers who protect the world from the things that go bump in the night, Colonel Rex Rockwell and his staff care for monsters of myth and legend at a state-of-the-art facility at the Colonel’s sprawling English manor. Set at the dawn of WWII, Mac Samson is a treasure hunter who finds himself dragged into the adventure of a lifetime when a beautiful girl from his past waltzes back into his life. Both will find adventure and excitement waiting for them at The Zero Hour! The book also contains the first installment of the weird western, C.T. and the Savage Chimps of Cannibal Mesas, as well as the usual extras and special features that Zero Hour! books have become known for.< Less

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