Here are 14 new cases by repeat customers written by award-winning author Lyn McConchie, in which the famous duo deals with blackmail, a kidnapped child, a lost gem of immense value, a missing girl, and other heinous crimes, including murder most foul - and know that for every crime investigated, there will be a Holmesian solution, of far better than seven percent!
Maid and occasional cook Mary Fellowes has been accused of attempting to poison her employers and the evidence against her is damning - or is it? Is she the scheming and vengeful woman that others describe? Or is she innocent, caught in a web of deceit? Holmes and Watson must follow the evidence, exposing long-buried family secrets and hidden conflict, in order to discover the truth and prevent a deadly injustice.
Welcome to Katalagein. I've been writing short stories now for 25 years, and they've been published for 24 of those. I also write books, but that's another tale entirely. I live with a cat, or rather, as he'd see it, he graciously permits me to live with him. As a result, and over the years, a number of my stories have featured cats, and some even featured cats that were real - although their adventures may have been exaggerated, but then again....
"Needs to be saved!"
When Lord Temberton opens an Anglo-Saxon barrow and finds a securely locked Elizabethan chest with seven mummified penguins placed around it in a circle, it is to Sherlock Holmes that he turns for answers. Is this sabotage? A practical joke? Or something more sinister? Holmes, together with Watson, must unravel the journeys of an Antarctic traveler, the family history of an old lady, and discover the mind and motive behind this bizarre interment.
Haast eagles have been extinct for a long time, so when Tina discovers an orphaned Haast eagle chick on her rooftop, she knows she has found something special. The only way to ensure the eaglet's freedom is to bring him to Maori lands. But scientists would rather study her bird in a laboratory than return him to his native lands in southern New Zealand. Can Tina return him so Haast eagles can once more be seen flying free?