Phil van Wulven was born in Africa, in a family who changed houses and schools, as well as countries, quite often. Landlords, Headmasters, and governments prefer you to leave places as you found them, he discovered. He has lived in Canada for quite a while now, where he is busy growing roots. He hates rejection almost as much as dejection.
He likes trees, birds, sunsets, and all that, and is getting used to the idea that seeing a sunrise doesn’t mean he is on the way to work.
He likes to read, write, drink beer, and fix stuff.
A Knight leaves home to join the 5th Crusade with his horses and followers. They fight Saracens in Egypt and storm the Tower at Damietta, then return to the Netherlands after a hard campaign with the spoils of war. Things are not as peaceful as might be hoped back home, and he must fight corrupt clergy and venal nobles.
A dangerous spider leads Sherlock Holmes and Dr.Watson to investigate the circumstances of certain English people held captive at home and in foreign parts. Some were held by Borneo pirates, and lost to their families until the great detective is able to reunite them.
Dr. Watson finds he is personally greatly affected by this investigation.
Thirteen stories, 35,000 words. Themes of life and death, love and war, and how we adapt.
This is an updated edition of my 2006 short story book, with some new stories and some old ones left out. 'Hunting Elephant' from the old book is now included as a fireside tale told by a character in 'In the Valley'the longest story.
The great detective uncovers a convoluted conspiracy to conceal the cause of two fires, one of which results in the death of an elderly couple.
Dr Watson records the fine details which lead to the exposure of the villains.
in this 12,000 word novelette Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson investigate a gang of smugglers. They face danger and deplorable conditions in pursuit of those who flout the law and Her Majesty's Revenue Department.
Africa in the Sixties is changing fast. Pete works to bring about the Green Revolution, but the Red Revolution is a contender, and so are Black Power and the Whiteman's way.
All you need is Love, says the song, but he learns you need a dose of tough with that.
A street full of rioters and looters, or model citizens, at the flick of a switch.
Let’s hope the answer is out there also, because the technology is very close to reality.
Maybe closer than you think.
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In this 13,000 word novella Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate ramifications ensuing to the Affair of the Dog which Did Not Bark.
The litch of Straker is said to roam the district, and the Great Man's help is requested.
Fear and superstition rule the locals,and mysterious events unfold.