Dangers on a Train

Ruler of the Night, by David Morell, Reviewed by Gregory G.H. Rihn There may come a time in the future when every historical personage of any note will have been “revealed” to have been a detective or crime fighter of some sort. At first glance, Thomas De Quincey, notorious as the author of Confessions of an English Opium-Eater, would seem an unlikely choice to join that company. However, as David Morell, author of many thrillers, including the Mortalis series, reminds us, De Quincy was also the author of Murder Considered as a Fine Art, and a respected and formidable intellect … Continue reading Dangers on a Train

To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

To the Home Cinema! -A Steampunk Journal Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle” by Victoria L. Szulc Houdini & Doyle is a television program loosely based on the friendship between Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Harry Houdini. The show aired in the U.K., U.S. and Canada in 2016. In the series, the keen sleuth and famous escape artist investigate both paranormal and human events. They are soon joined by the plucky London Constable Adelaide Stratton in their adventures. Victorian Murders and Mysteries From the very first episode, involving the questionable death of a nun in the Magdalene Laundries, we see the friction between Doyle, … Continue reading To the Home Cinema! -A Review of the television show “Houdini & Doyle”

Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

Steampunk Fact Sheet Jack the Ripper is the world’s most famous serial killer, both because of the brutality of the murders and the fact that the crimes are still unsolved. I have seen many Steampunk works make reference to the Whitechapel … Continue reading Steampunk Fact Sheet: Jack the Ripper

The Deadly Blotter – Performance from the Edwardian Ball, New Orleans 2017

Murder and Mayhem, 26 Words at a Time… Gorey did several “thoughtful alphabets,” illustrated tales of mayhem using only 26 words and in alphabetical order. Every year, the hosts of the Edwardian Ball perform one of Gorey’s twisted tales, complete … Continue reading The Deadly Blotter – Performance from the Edwardian Ball, New Orleans 2017

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 26/02/2015


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First-place finish is sweet reward for woman eyeing retirement after 30 years of cake decorating
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She said she plans to use the same steampunk-Victorian theme, which featured a steampunk clock, a corset and a top hat, for her cakes in the finals. Continue reading “Steampunk News round up 26/02/2015”

Devil’s Men; steampunk adventure with alternative ending

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Hamburg, June 11th, 2014: “Who killed the Devil’s Men?” – This mystery is the focus of Daedalic Entertainment’s upcoming adventure “The Devil’s Men”, which is announced today by Daedalic Entertainment and which will be released in spring 2015. Continue reading “Devil’s Men; steampunk adventure with alternative ending”