Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat, Chapter One – by Joseph W Svec III

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Chapter 1. A Very Strange Visitor (Now that’s rather unusual.)

It was a cold and foggy February 4, 1898, rather typical for that time of year actually, but most untypically, Sherlock Holmes was not quite his usual self that day. No, not at all. Not in the least. And I must confess that even after all of the unusual and quite incredible adventures we had shared up until the morning of that very strange visitor, I was rather beside myself as well. Continue reading “Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat, Chapter One – by Joseph W Svec III”

The Dead Assassin (The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) by Vaughn Entwistle

1895. England trembles on the verge of anarchy, terrorist bombs are detonating around the capital, and every foreigner is suspected of being an enemy agent. In the midst of this crisis Dr. Arthur Conan Doyle is summoned to the scene of a gruesome crime that has baffled and outrage Scotland Yard’s best. A senior member of Her Majesty’s Government has been assassinated and the body of his attacker lies several streets away – riddled with the bullets that inexplicably failed to stop him from carrying out his lethal mission. More perplexing, the murder is recognised as man hanged two weeks … Continue reading The Dead Assassin (The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle) by Vaughn Entwistle

Steampunk News round up 10/03/2015

The Lost Imperialist review: the first Victorian celebrity Irish Times “He is I suppose the most popular man in Europe, but what a bore it must be, having to keep up such a reputation.” This 1879 judgment of the first… Pen Meets Paper Looks at Eidolon: The Electrodyne Opera Capsule Computers What you will find instead are pieces of a fractured, steampunk world written in some very eloquent prose that will inspire you in creating your own… Rare, 80-million-year-old fossils of squid, octopus found in Japan Chicago Tribune TOKYO: The discovery of fossils from two new species, the lower beaks … Continue reading Steampunk News round up 10/03/2015