Anna Lord

Biography

Anna Lord has long been fascinated by myth and metaphor, and the way they inform human thought. With an English and Philosophy degree focused on metaphysical poets and logical thinking there was only one creative avenue for her to follow: two rational detectives battling to make sense of a superstitious gas-lit world.

Anna's Ukrainian background, coupled with a love for whodunnits, Victorian settings, and Gothic characters, inspires her literary world and makes the books a joy to write.

The result is her new series: Watson and the Countess.

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Books

Watson
Price: Free! Words: 34,830. Language: English. Published: September 12, 2019. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A collection of eight short stories recounted by Mycroft, Sherlock and Dr Watson as they reminisce on their formative experiences, exotic escapades and untold adventures. Spanning their university years, and Dr Watson's war-years in India, our sleuths divulge their trials and errors in the pursuit of developing formidable skills and character.
The Curse of the Rainbow Serpent
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,670. Language: English. Published: September 25, 2018. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book 14 Australia, October 1900 Amongst the mysterious Min Min lights and songlines harkening back to the Dreamtime, and five years after her step-aunt's death at Hanging Rock, the Countess believes that dark truths are being hidden. Can geography have memory? Does a place possess it's own supernatural spirit? Can a rock exert evil? And who will be its next victim?
The Reichenbach Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,920. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Switzerland, June 1900. Watson and the Countess make a pilgrimage to the beautiful and treacherous Reichenbach Falls. The joie de vivre of the Montgolfier enthusiasts is soon cut short by a series of suspicious ballooning accidents and perilous mishaps. With Dr Watson's new love affair, the Countess fears this case will be their 'final problem' in more ways than one.
The Styrian Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,230. Language: English. Published: February 8, 2017. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Styria, May 1900. An unchristened child, the villainous Baron Gruner, and ancient werewolves in the dark heart of Europe. Our two sleuths find themselves pitting their wits against an adversary with a taste for blood-sport. But how do they trap a creature that doesn’t exist? How do you kill a myth?
The Khamsin Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,140. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
April 1900, Egypt. Watson and the Countess are recruited by Mycroft Holmes and enter a world of espionage, intrigue, and a race against time. The British Foreign Office is scrutinising every move as Major Nash goes undercover, Colonel Moriarty is en route to the Boer War, and Sebastian Moran is a gun-for-hire... Can our duo uncover all the schemes surrounded by mystical temples and ancient gods.
The Curse of Dr. Cagliari
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,520. Language: English. Published: August 25, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
February 1900, Venice. Watson & the Countess are investigating the curious death of a husband in a locked room, on his wedding night. Doctor Cagliari is assisting our two sleuths as Mardi Gras draws closer, madness mounts, and a hidden history of violence and suffering are revealed on the island-asylum... Can they solve this evil eye mystery or will they succumb to its power?
The Curse of Mont Saint Cloud
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,860. Language: English. Published: August 24, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
Book 9 in a series of chronological stand-alone plots. January 1900, the English Channel - a Voynich manuscript inspired mystery and a rogues' gallery of suspects. Dr Watson and the Countess are forced ashore at Mont Saint Cloud, where the island's reclusive owner - the enigmatic professor - dies. In Brittany, someone is also killing off members of Inspector de Guise's scandalous family.
The Curse Of The Diogenes Club
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,550. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2016. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
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London 1899. The Prince of Wales' New Year’s Eve ball is in full swing when several explosions shatter the festivity. Were they an attempt to assassinate the heir to the throne or, as it seems, intended for Mycroft Holmes himself? What is even less clear is the casus belli - is it related to the powerful Diogenes Club, or perhaps to the untimely death of the Russian Ambassador's estranged wife.
The Curse of the Singing Wolf
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 82,720. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(4.00 from 1 review)
France 1899. Dr Watson and Countess Volodymyrovna are holidaying in Biarritz when a fire breaks out in the kitchen of their petit hotel. The hotel’s owner (a retired opera singer known as the Singing Wolf) invites the handful of guests to stay at her isolated mountain retreat in a remote area rife with wolves and lawless brigands led by the murderous outlaw, Sarazan.
The Clairvoyant Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 83,070. Language: English. Published: December 22, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
England 1899. Dr Watson and Countess Volodymyrovna travel on the SS Pleiades during its inaugural voyage through the Irish Sea from Glasgow to Biarritz. On board are a bizarre handful of passengers travelling to a World Spiritualist Congress. When Madame Moghra is found dead and Dr Watson is accused of homicidal somnambulism Countess V must unmask the real killer!
The Penny Dreadful Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 85,590. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
England 1899. Dr Watson and Countess Volodymyrovna travel to the city of York. Someone is killing-off the authors who write cheap but popular penny dreadfuls, and Inspector Bird, a fervent admirer of Dr Watson, needs help.
The Lammas Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,840. Language: English. Published: December 21, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
Scotland 1899. Dr Watson and Countess Varvara Volodymyrovna visit the Scottish Borders to solve the Lammermoor Golf Course murders. Lord Cruddock is staging a tournament to promote his new golf course but someone is killing-off the golfers.
The Baskerville Curse
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 86,310. Language: English. Published: December 9, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
England 1899. Ten years after Holmes and Watson solve the case of the Baskerville hound, Dr Watson receives an invitation to return to Baskerville Hall. The night before his departure he meets a Ukrainian countess who claims to be the daughter of Sherlock Holmes and Irene Adler. She is vain, rich, fiercely intelligent, and she ends up accompanying him to Devon.
The Curse of Christmas
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 80,900. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
London 1899. Rumours of resurrection-men strike fear into the hearts of Londoners, prompting Dr Watson and Countess Volodymyrovna to investigate the ghostly goings-on in the unconsecrated cemetery known as Crossbones. Do they have another Burker on their hands, or a new royal Ripper? Who is the mysterious black velvet man, and what could Angelmaker mean?
The Curse of the Grand Guignol
Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 81,580. Language: English. Published: December 6, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths
(5.00 from 1 review)
France 1899. Dr Watson and Countess Volodymyrovna are drawn into the world of fin de siècle Paris by a series of macabre murders, propelling them into the naturalistic horror plays of the Grand Guignol. When Art imitates Life we applaud. When Life imitates Art we shudder.

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