Bill Peschel

Books

William Palmer: The Collected Rugeley Poisoner Series
Price: $9.99 USD. Words: 368,400. Language: English. Published: March 18, 2020 by Peschel Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » Serial killers, Nonfiction » Law » Criminal » Criminal procedure
Three books in one! “The Illustrated Life and Career” was the first “quickie book.” It’s full of gossip about Palmer’s family, his riotous life as a London medical student, and the crooked world of horse racing. “The Times Report of the Trial” prints the trial testimony with footnotes telling you who’s lying and who’s telling the truth. “The Life and Career” is the 1925 biography.
The Casebook of Twain and Holmes: Seven Stories From The World Of Sherlock Holmes, As Dictated By Samuel Clemens
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 78,090. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mashups
Now Mark Twain’s adventures with Sherlock Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, and Irene Adler can be told. Samuel Clemens dictated seven stories that he later ordered burned. Discovered at a Pennsylvania farm auction and edited by Pulitzer-Prize winning editor, Bill Peschel, they uncover the Mark Twain nobody knew. Most of these Most of these stories appeared in the 223B Casebook series from Peschel Press.
Sherlock Holmes Jazz Age Parodies and Pastiches II: 1925-1930
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 108,360. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Sherlock Holmes Jazz Age Parodies and Pastiches II: 1925-1930” collects 42 pieces — short stories, poems, and cartoons — all published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are the original art and more than 420 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events. The collection also includes a Sherlock Holmes pastiche featuring Mark Twain.
Sherlock Holmes Jazz Age Parodies and Pastiches I: 1920-1924
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 113,700. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Sherlock Holmes Jazz Age Parodies and Pastiches I: 1920-1924” collects 38 pieces — short stories, poems, and cartoons — all published during this part of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Included are stories by Dashiell Hammett, Arthur Conan Doyle, and James Thurber. Also included are much of the original art and more than 340 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events.
Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 119,690. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914” collects 43 pieces — short stories, poems, and cartoons — published during this stage of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are much of the original art and more than 340 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time.
The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 140,160. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Women Sleuths, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
Follow Tommy and Tuppence as they battle Germans, Sinn Fein, and bolsheviks for the soul of Britain. This super-sized edition contains more than 700 footnotes and original essays on Christie's life, her disappearance, Tommy and Tuppence's creation, flappers, spy scandals, and conspiracies. There are also two maps created for this edition identifying important locations.
The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 116,220. Language: English. Published: July 15, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Historical
When a church architect finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective follows a trail of blood that uncovers a ghastly crime. This is the 2nd edition of the fully annotated “The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?” with revised and added footnotes and essays, a gallery of book covers, and more contemporary review
The Best Sherlock Holmes Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1930
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 116,170. Language: English. Published: July 14, 2019 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
“The Best Sherlock Holmes Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1930” collects 33 pieces — short stories, poems, and cartoons — published during the whole of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are much of the original art and 340 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time.
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 » Serial killers, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain
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.
Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 120,690. Language: English. Published: March 22, 2016 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
“Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches II: 1915-1919” collects 37 pieces — short stories, poems, and cartoons — all published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are much of the original art and more than 300 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time.
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 124,830. Language: English. Published: February 9, 2016 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 collects 40 pieces published during the middle phase of Conan Doyle’s life. Some were written by schoolboys, reporters,doctors, and other amateurs, but many professional writers turned out stories, such as “Banjo” Paterson, Max Beerbohm, Lincoln Steffens, Jacques Futrelle, Maurice Leblanc, and “Charlie Chan” creator Earl Derr Biggers.
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 121,970. Language: English. Published: August 28, 2015 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
“Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches: 1900-1904” collects more than 55 pieces — short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons — published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Included are works by Mark Twain, P.G. Wodehouse, and Bret Harte. Also included are many of the original illustrations and more than 200 footnotes.
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 101,180. Language: English. Published: April 12, 2015 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899” collects more than 60 pieces — short stories, poems, newspaper clippings, and cartoons — all published during the opening years of Conan Doyle’s literary career. Also included are much of the original art and more than 150 footnotes identifying obscure words, historical figures, and events that readers were familiar with at the time.
The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 179,420. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015 by Peschel Press. Categories: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder » Serial killers, Nonfiction » History » European » Europe / Great Britain
“The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer” reprints the court transcript of the 1856 poisoning case that riveted Victorian England, edited and corrected for the first time, along with more than 60 woodcuts restored to make them look better than the day they were printed. The books also includes added material, including 250 footnotes, maps, and profiles.
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
“The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes” brings together the major stories, reviews, briefs and illustrations that appeared in the legendary British humor magazine during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime. Annotated and presented in chronological order, this scrapbook charts the rise of Conan Doyle and the meteoric popularity of the world’s greatest consulting detective.
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 » Serial killers, 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 Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013 by Peschel Press. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British, Fiction » Mystery & detective » General
Agatha Christie created intricate stories of murder and mayhem that have enchanted readers worldwide. Bill Peschel, author of "Writers Gone Wild," illuminates the obscure references in Christie’s debut novel and tells the fascinating stories behind it and its creator. Contains nearly 500 footnotes, essays on Styles and Christie's life, and a detailed chronology. Experience Christie in a new way.

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