Monday, January 28, 2013

This Weeks Featured Author.....Darren Craske....Day 1

The Equivoque Principle
When a series of gruesome murders coincides with the arrival in London of Dr Marvello's Travelling Circus, the performers find themselves caught up in some rather sinister goings on, and Prometheus the strongman winds up behind bars. It falls to ringmaster and master conjuror Cornelius Quaint, ably assisted by his Eskimo valet, Butter, to investigate the killings and to clear his name.
But Quaint, an irresistible mix of Sherlock Holmes and Harry Houdini, soon finds that these seemingly random killings are actually linked to dark secrets from his own past…secrets that he may not be prepared to face.
The Equivoque Principle is a fantastic Victorian adventure in the style of the penny dreadfuls and newspaper serials of the times.

The Eleventh Plague

Picking up where The Equivoque Principle left off, The Eleventh Plague sees Cornelius Quaint embark on his most perilous adventure yet.
Bidding an emotional farewell to Dr Marvello’s Travelling Circus, Quaint leaves for Egypt with only fortune-teller Madame Destine by his side. Once in the land of the pyramids they must do battle with desert thieves, unearth long-buried secrets and attempt to foil the villainous Hades Consortium's plans to poison the River Nile.
With a whole new cast of characters this is a ripping Victorian adventure story featuring Cornelius Quaint - part Sherlock Holmes, part Indiana Jones, part Harry Houdini.
The Times called The Equivoque Principle a 'boisterous comedy' with 'hairpin plot twists' and The Eleventh Plague follows in the grand tradition of Victorian serials.

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