A twisted scientist plots to alter the course of human evolution while another dreams of creating the world's first mechanical thinking machine. A body is found in a secured bank vault and modern day pirates have begun harassing Her Majesty's Royal Navy. Here are five new mysteries that will test the Great Detective's uncanny talents of observation and the courage of his loyal companion.
Five new puzzles to challenge the Great Detective and his ever loyal companion, Dr. Watson. Within these minutes they will encounter mythological fairies seeming to plague a beautiful country estate, man-eating tigers on the loose in the streets of London, and a stolen museum mummy.
The time and place, Victorian England on the cusp of a new century where the marvels of science will spur the Industrial Revolution to new heights of cultural wonder. And yet amidst this societal upheaval, the dark elements of humankind continue to worm their way through the streets of London and its surrounding countryside. Murder and mayhem remain and thus the work of Sherlock Holmes continues; his powers of deductive reasoning are the crucial bulwark to stem this tide of villainy.
All pledged to follow their captain, the most famous seagoing adventurer of all time, Sinbad El Ari. Now they return in four brand new fantasy tales by Joe Bonadonna, Ralph L. Angelo, Jeff Fournier, and I.A. Watson. Thrills and danger await on colorful exotic shores as the crew of the Blue Nymph search for the Golden Fleece, battle a Scorpion God, and Sinbad alone must defeat an evil djin in a game of chess for the life of a beautiful princess. Here are epic tales worthy of this legendary hero, Sinbad the Sailor!
Here is another quartet of unique, perplexing cases that will challenge this noble duo and test their fortitude and courage. Why would someone murder an old man a few months before his 100th birthday? Why is Holmes' arch nemesis, Prof. Moriarty, hunting the city for the same sadistic killer Holmes is after? And, when the Great Detective is arrested and imprisoned for attempting to seduce the wife of a wealthy nobleman, Watson questions whether his friend has finally lost his mind.
A famous soccer player is found dead in the clubhouse. An unidentified stowaway is murdered aboard a US Navy warship while another man is found asphyxiated in an empty, locked room. These are several of the twisted puzzles challenging the Baker Street sleuth as he once again takes up the hunt on the fog-ridden streets of London, accompanied by his faithful ally, Dr. Watson.
"Terrific Classic Holmes Tales"
Written as Arthur Conan Doyle wrote of the Great Detective, the stories here are fair-play mysteries with no ghosts, goblins, aliens, or otherwise outrageous characters that cannot be explained with reason and deduction. Enjoy these tales collected in one volume for the first time as award-winning writer I.A. Watson regales you with the adventures of the greatest consulting detective of all time.
"Narrated by an American, are you kidding me."
A stranger with a glittering hook for a left hand. He came to the untamed wilderness of Africa to escape from a dark, troubled past to make his fortune. Yet his new life comes at an unexpected price. Wherever he goes adventure, danger, and death seem to follow. From Pulp Obscura comes brand new adventures of one of the most unique heroes of classic pulp! Armless O'Neil, explorer, adventurer, and soldier of fortune with his own unique view on life and a thirst for action like no other lives once more in these stories!
He began his stage career as a card manipulator. As his popularity grew, Harry Houdini quickly became known as one of the most colorful stage magicians and escape artists of all time. Then the movies came knocking, and the man people had only read about in the newspapers was suddenly starring on the silver screen, captivating audiences with his daring serial exploits. Harry Houdini was no longer just a magician; he was an international superstar. In 1904, he began a world tour starting in London and the adventures grew even more fantastic.
The greatest seafaring adventurer of all time returns to the high seas: Sinbad, the sailor! Born of countless legends and myths, this fearless rogue sets sail across the seven seas aboard his ship, the Blue Nymph, accompanied by an international crew of colorful, larger-than-life characters. Chief among these are the irascible Omar, a veteran seamen and trusted first mate; the blond Viking giant, Ralf Gunarson; the sophisticated archer from Gaul, Henri Delacrois; and the mysterious, lovely, and deadly female samurai, Tishimi Osara.
"Took me back to my youth watching Harryhausen"
In the early 20th century, German count Ferdinand von Zeppelin pioneered the creation of rigid, lighter-than-air craft capable of long-distance flights. During World War I, they were adapted for military use as long-range bombers wreaking havoc upon Great Britain from their lofty positions high above the clouds, where fixed-winged fighters could not reach them. After the war zeppelins became pleasure ships utilized in luxury trans-Atlantic flights and were highly popular.
Created by J. U. Giesy and J. B. Smith, Semi Dual was considered pulp's first occult detective. Semi Dual, also known as Prince Abdul Omar of Persia, was an astrologer, a mystic, a telepath, and a psychologist. Semi Dual's name was based, in part, on his methods of investigation: "by dual solutions - one material for material minds - the other occult, for those who cared to sense a deeper something back of the philosophic lessons interwoven in the narrative".
Inside these covers, find not simply stories of daring do, of intrigue and espionage, of Kings and Murderers. No, within this tome are not tales, but maps. Maps that lead to the origins of some of our best known stories and folklore. And keys. Keys to open doors to not only the past and the secret beginnings of such standards as Cinderella's Slipper, but to new ideas founded in history and mystery.