Philip van Wulven

Biography

Phil van Wulven was born in Africa, in a family who changed houses and schools, as well as countries, quite often. Landlords, Headmasters, and governments prefer you to leave places as you found them, he discovered. He has lived in Canada for quite a while now, where he is busy growing roots. He hates rejection almost as much as dejection.
He likes trees, birds, sunsets, and all that, and is getting used to the idea that seeing a sunrise doesn’t mean he is on the way to work.
He likes to read, write, drink beer, and fix stuff.

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Books

Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Affair of the Captive Mothers
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 7. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,420. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
A dangerous spider leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson to investigate the circumstances of certain English people held captive at home and in foreign parts. Some were held by Borneo pirates, and lost to their families until the great detective is able to reunite them. Dr. Watson finds he is personally greatly affected by this investigation.
Heavy and Light Tales 2012
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,700. Language: English. Published: July 18, 2012. Category: Fiction » Adventure » General
Thirteen stories, 35,000 words. Themes of life and death, love and war, and how we adapt. This is an updated edition of my 2006 short story book, with some new stories and some old ones left out. 'Hunting Elephant' from the old book is now included as a fireside tale told by a character in 'In the Valley'the longest story.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Barking Emporium
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 6. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,260. Language: English. Published: June 30, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple. Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Hampshire Expedition
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 5. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 45,100. Language: English. Published: February 12, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
All four stories relating the adventures of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in the County of Hampshire, in one volume.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Lascar's Fate.
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 4. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 14,210. Language: English. Published: January 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
In this 14,000 word novelette Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson pursue the criminal mastermind, Ravendra, to great heights, and an aerial battle brings the adventure to a climax.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Free Trade Consortium.
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 3. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 12,810. Language: English. Published: January 7, 2012. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
in this 12,000 word novelette Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a gang of smugglers. They face danger and deplorable conditions in pursuit of those who flout the law and Her Majesty's Revenue Department.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,470. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(4.00 from 1 review)
Holmes and Watson investigate the disappearance of a jewel from the library of the Mayor of Portsmouth.
Eland Dances
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Price: Free! Words: 69,940. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » General
Africa in the Sixties is changing fast. Pete works to bring about the Green Revolution, but the Red Revolution is a contender, and so are Black Power and the Whiteman's way. All you need is Love, says the song, but he learns you need a dose of tough with that.
Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Case of Lady Chatterley's Voodoo Dolls
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Series: Sherlock Holmes Investigates, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 11,020. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a theft, and discover a conspiracy that threatens the British Empire and the person of Her Majesty Queen Victoria.
Waking the Stones
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You set the price! Words: 49,700. Language: English. Published: July 7, 2011. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 4 reviews)
A street full of rioters and looters, or model citizens, at the flick of a switch. Let’s hope the answer is out there also, because the technology is very close to reality. Maybe closer than you think.
Sherlock Holmes and the Zombie Affair
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 13,270. Language: English. Published: November 8, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
(5.00 from 1 review)
NaNoWriMo 2010 book. Last updated 2010-11-21 23:20:13
In this 13,000 word novella Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate ramifications ensuing to the Affair of the Dog which Did Not Bark. The litch of Straker is said to roam the district, and the Great Man's help is requested. Fear and superstition rule the locals,and mysterious events unfold.
An Addendum to the Affair of the Dog that did Not Bark.
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Price: Free! Words: 1,820. Language: English. Published: July 28, 2010. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Some revelations by Dr Watson of hitherto undisclosed details in the resolution of this interesting case.
In the Valley stories
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You set the price! Words: 20,630. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2010. Category: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
(5.00 from 5 reviews)
These short stories will take you away, down into the valley and up again to soar over the mountains. Most are set in Africa, in the ancient bush, with people interacting with the animals, the birds and the spirits.

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  • Short Bedtime Stories on May 20, 2010

    These stories will entertain you and your child, with a nice angle on the animals and some good light Kid-humour in every one. Written in a real story telling style, they invite kids to ask questions and imagine a vivid world - guaranteed to bring sweet dreams.
  • Tales From the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD on Feb. 08, 2012

    Hugh Ashton has taken on the task of filling in some of the gaps in Dr Watson's accounts of the exploits of his friend. Several cases were mentioned by the good doctor and by the great detective himself, with few details given, and Mr Ashton has used his knowledge of the canon to reconstruct some of these stories. He offers three of these cases in this volume, all built on very sketchy hints, and all in the style of Conan Doyle. I found them entertaining reading, and worthy of consideration by any afficionado of Sherlock Holmes as well as by lovers of detective stories, with a mix of adventure and puzzle solving to keep you engaged.
  • Car Wrecks of the Great Central Road on July 13, 2013

    Speeds up towards the end,and interesting overall.Good read.