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Joe Phenix's Master Search
Series: The Joe Phenix Detective Series, Book 10. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 73,820. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018 by Dark Lantern Tales. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Carrying a peculiar container strapped to his belt, a man travels to New York City from the wild mining territory of Arizona. Just before he can deliver the strange piece to the recipient, he is struck down by two thugs. Joe Phenix is unexpectedly embroiled in the case and has to chase the mysterious casket and it's contents to an explosive conclusion.
Joe Phenix's Combine
Series: The Joe Phenix Detective Series, Book 9. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 71,310. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018 by Dark Lantern Tales. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
A celebrity suicide turns out to be murder, the will can't be found, and the heirs are subjected to multiple extortion plots. Joe Phenix is retained and begins a long and dangerous hunt with his assistants and disguises.
Joe Phenix's Silent Six
Series: The Joe Phenix Detective Series, Book 8. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 74,660. Language: English. Published: August 9, 2018 by Dark Lantern Tales. Categories: Fiction » Historical » Victorian, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Within the palatial home of the leading Wall Street “Money King,” a concealed extortionist seeks a fortune from the magnate. The police detectives can’t discover any suspects, so the obvious choice is to secretly employ the best sleuth in New York City. At his office, Joe Phenix receives an obtuse note with a very strange request.
The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 105,470. Language: English. Published: April 21, 2016 by Peschel Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » History » European
Appearing soon after Palmer’s execution in 1856, “The Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer” was published to cash in on the notorious case. The anonymous author combined facts and rumors about Palmer’s crimes with sketches on debauched medical students and crooked scams in horse racing, and pious meditations on Palmer’s wife.
Canary in a Cage: The Smith-Bennett Murder Case
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 43,030. Language: English. Published: November 4, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
On New Year’s Day 1901, reporter Jorden Lang is summoned to the newspaper’s office to find the police waiting. Her business card was found in the pocket of an unidentified woman struck and killed by a train. As the police investigation goes on, Jorden recounts meeting the dead woman two decades earlier when she was a young wife accused of brutally murdering her police officer husband.
The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014 by Peschel Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder, Nonfiction » Biography » Criminals & outlaws
In 1856, Dr. William Palmer became the first man to be hung for using strychnine to kill and rob a fellow gambler. This biography, published in 1925, draws on George Fletcher's lifetime of research, including interviews with many of witnesses and residents of Rugeley, England. The edition also comes with extensive footnotes and essays that brings the story to life for modern readers.
The Dead Among Us
Series: Marshall House Mystery, Book 3. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 75,460. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
The newspapers call him The Surgeon, a killer targeting pauper children in Limehouse district leaving their bodies discarded in death as they were in life. Discouraged by the lack of physical clues Dr. Peter Ainsley joins Scotland Yard's Inspector Simms as he scours the city to learn where the children came from and how they fell into the clutches of one of London's worst criminal minds.
The Murder Of Mary Rogers
Price: $3.75 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: September 22, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » General crimes, Nonfiction » History » North America
I have used United States Census records from the 19th century along with business directories, i.e. Doggett's Business Directory of New York City, to add some light on a murder that occurred in Hoboken, New Jersey on July 25th, 1841. Specifically, the text of my ebook examines what can be learned about Mary Rogers, her family, as well as the men who may have been associated with her brutal death.
A Case of Poisons: An Anthony Maxwell Mystery
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 88,370. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Science fiction » Steampunk & retropunk
(3.67 from 3 reviews)
In this first book in a new Victorian steampunk mystery series, private detective, Anthony Maxwell, and his two partners, Tobias and Scamp, have to solve a series of murders involving exotic poisons.
The Masked Adversary
Price: $8.99 USD. Words: 116,030. Language: English. Published: October 14, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Nothing is quite as it seems in Victorian London. When two strangely horrific bodies are found, the Metrolpolitan Police Commissioner finds he must bend some rules to solve the crimes. Enter ex-detective George Williamson and ally Noah Dyson in a case that is unprecedented in gruesomeness and terror. In a city of a million faces, all men wear masks.
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