Tony Rattigan

Biography

After 22 years in the Royal Air Force, 5 years in the National Health Service and 10 years at one of the UK’s largest charities, Oxfam, Tony decided he’d done enough for Queen and Country and he was about due some ‘me’ time.
Consequently he took early retirement in 2010 to work on his writing. He lives in Oxfordshire UK with his Albatross and a pet monkey. (No, not really. That’s just a vain attempt to sound interesting.)
Rufus Cobb, Adele Curran and Jim Darby are the lead characters in a series of books – The Londum Series - written by Tony Rattigan. Set in an alternate Victorian Era, they recount the adventures of Rufus Cobb a private detective, his lady friend Adele Curran (who just happens to be a witch) and Jim Darby who is a jewel-thief and conman ... but whose crimes strangely only seem to benefit the poor. Cobb and his friends live in the city of Londum, in the country of Albion, the centre of the British Empire.

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Winter Shorts
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 10. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 21,570. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2013. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Another visit to Albion in the Yuletide season. As the snow falls and Solstice approaches join Rufus Cobb and his friends in three more seasonal short stories as they once again confront life and death, mystery and Magick, tea and crumpets! Contains the stories: The One That Got Away, All that Glitters ..., Yuletide Spirit
Snowfall
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 9. Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 31,000. Language: English. Published: November 10, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
A collected edition of the Christmas books: A Londum Yuletide and Quantum of Solstice. From an alternate Victorian England called Albion, a collection of spooky stories set during the Yuletide season, Pub Talk – Trial by Gravity – Unfinished Business – The Last Present – A Snowball in Hell’s Chance – Death on the Cards. Part of The Londum series.
Quantum of Solstice
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 8. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,030. Language: English. Published: October 2, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
From an Alternate Victorian England called Albion, three spooky short stories set during the Yuletide season, featuring Rufus Cobb, Adele Curran, Jim Darby and Thornton Wells. In these three stories our heroes come face to face with what it means to live ... and to die. The Last Present - A Snowball in Hell’s Chance - Death on the Cards. And a bonus poem - ‘Twas the night before Solstice'.
The Great Game
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 7. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 56,130. Language: English. Published: August 11, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
After helping his friend, Fiona Hetheringham, with the staged theft of the famed Hetheringham Necklace, Jim Darby is approached by the British Secret Service, in the form of Thornton Wells. A secret treaty between Rooskia and the Ostro-Ungarian Empire needs to be recovered. And just to add to the fun, Inspector Herbert Corner of Caledonia Yard is on his trail for the Hetheringham Necklace robbery.
Snake Eyes
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 6. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 55,110. Language: English. Published: November 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Book Six of The Londum Series. Racine Deveaux seeks Jim Darby's help to bring down her travelling companion, Vincent Lassiter. Reluctant at first to help, Jim is finally persuaded to involve Lassiter in a scam to force him into a position where Racine can be revenged upon him. Seems simple, doesn’t it? Including Bonus Story - A Londum Yuletide.
A Londum Yuletide
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 5. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 11,050. Language: English. Published: November 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(4.00 from 1 review)
From an Alternate Victorian England called Albion, three spooky, short stories set during the Yuletide season, woven together into one narrative, A Londum Yuletide, to prove that ‘There are more things in Heaven and Earth, than are dreamt of in your philosophy, Horatio Hornblower!’ Pub Talk - Trial by Gravity - Unfinished Business. Part of the Londum Series.
The Londum Omnibus Volume One
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 4. Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 218,730. Language: British English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
(5.00 from 1 review)
The Omnibus edition of the Londum Series containing the first three novels. Collected here for the first time in one volume. Contains the novels: Split Infinity, Hair of the Dog and The Speed of Dark.
The Speed of Dark
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 3. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 62,230. Language: English. Published: September 3, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
Against his better judgement, Rufus Cobb is persuaded to travel to another Universe to rescue someone he doesn't even like. Before he’s finished, he'll find himself fulfilling someone’s centuries old prophecy by igniting a revolution that will lead to the freedom of all Angleland. And as if that wasn’t enough, having a showdown with the Gods themselves is enough to keep anyone on their toes.
Hair of the Dog
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 2. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,620. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
On a state visit to Albion, the Great Seal of Pils-Holstein is stolen. Private detective Rufus Cobb is called in to recover the Seal and avoid an international incident. Meanwhile, a werewolf is stalking the East End of Londum, are the two things connected? Cobb and Jim Darby are sent to Pils-Holstein to put and end to the werewolf menace once and for all. But does Darby have his own agenda?
Split Infinity
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Series: The Londum Series, Book 1. Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 80,460. Language: English. Published: August 16, 2011. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Historical
In an alternate Victorian England named Albion, Rufus Cobb, part time private detective, full time drunk, is hired by his old enemy Marcus Quist to find his missing daughter. Destiny conspires to saddle Cobb with the most important case of his life, well, anybody’s life come to that. The fate of the Universe may depend on Cobb. Good job the pubs stay open late. And who is killing all the clowns?

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  • We, The Hidden (Book 1) The Race Within on Feb. 23, 2012

    You can approach this book in two ways, even if you don’t buy into the New Age, Atlantis-style stuff, (which I personally don’t) you can still suspend your disbelief and read it as a decent thriller mixed with paranormal elements. The main character Tolan Nichols gets involved with a clandestine organisation that is tracking down a group of mysterious people who are living beneath a mountain in California. When they finally meet up with them, they turn out to be members of an ancient civilisation known as Lemurians. (I was hoping for Nazi scientists from WWII but there you go, can’t win ‘em all.) Along the way Tolan learns more about himself and his special powers as he meets the woman that he will love and the woman who will teach him about his past. I enjoyed this book very much and bought the second instalment of the series, as soon as it was released.