The Link

An historical thriller set in England in 1912. Newly discovered fossil bones seem to be the missing link between apes and man. But investigator Augustus Parker believes that the fossils have been faked. As they investigate, Parker and his friend Stephen McKay stumble upon a horrendous double murder. They are attacked, their lives threatened. Between fakery and murder what is ... the link? More

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Words: 107,480
Language: British English
ISBN: 9780987457516
About Doug Elliott

I'm an Australian-Canadian living in Sydney. I started my writing career by penning (does that verb still work in this keyboard age?) historical pieces for magazines but changed my focus a few years ago to concentrate on book-length projects.

I co-edited "Australia and Sherlock Holmes", a collection of the best Sherlockian writing by Australians, published by the Baker Street Irregulars. And I co-edited "The Annotated White Company", an examination of Arthur Conan Doyle's medieval adventure novel, to be published in 2013 by Wessex Press.

"The Link" is my first novel. I've been following the Piltdown Man controversy for more than twenty years. I always felt that the fraud - which has never been satisfactorily solved - could form the spine of a great thriller. And who better to write it?

I'm currently hunched over my keyboard working on the next Augustus Parker novel.

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