Bill Peschel

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Bill Peschel is a recovering journalist who shares a Pulitzer Prize with the staff of The Patriot-News in Harrisburg, Pa. He also is mystery fan who has run the Wimsey Annotations at www.planetpeschel.com for nearly two decades. He is the author of the 223B series of Sherlock Holmes parodies and pastiches, "The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles," "The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary" and "The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?" as well as "Writers Gone Wild" (Penguin Books). He lives in Hershey, where the air really does smell like chocolate.

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The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 179,420. Language: English. Published: February 21, 2015. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
“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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 76,990. Language: English. Published: November 19, 2014. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Parody
“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
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Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 78,770. Language: English. Published: July 1, 2014. Category: Nonfiction » True Crime » Murder
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.
Sherlock Holmes & Mark Twain: The Adventure of the Whyos
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 17,830. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2014. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
Reeling from financial disaster after the failure of his publishing house, Mark Twain’s flight to Europe is interrupted by a friend who is negotiating to marry off his daughter to an English lord. She is resisting and has fallen ill. Could Twain talk her into agreeing? There is also a little matter of blackmail, and for that, Twain reluctantly calls on Sherlock Holmes to help find the answers.
The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 107,630. Language: English. Published: June 13, 2013. Category: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Traditional British
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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