Isabel Houghton has been shot dead, and her fugitive husband James is the chief suspect. Scotland Yard's Inspector Cauldron must unravel the mystery, and discover the connection between James and the notorious drug dealer, Cornelius Mildew.
Fugitive Francis Hammerton walks away from the courthouse where he's been convicted of a petty crime - after all, no one's paying much attention - and then suddenly finds himself drawn into a horrible dilemma. He accidentally discovers the body of William Rabone, an attic tenant in the house where Hammerton has taken refuge. He reports the crime to the police, and then is himself unjustly accused of murdering the bank official. What can he do? If he admits his identity to Inspector Combridge, he'll be sent to jail for the original charge.
When George is transported to a far-future Earth, he finds himself caught between two very different species of humanity: the Amphibians, dwellers of the deeps, who can also maneuver on land; and the giant Dwellers, rulers of the large island that constitutes the surviving major land mass, whose main settlements lie deep beneath the surface. With the help of one of the Amphibians, George goes looking for any sign of two earlier time-travelers, neither of which has returned.
"What did I do to deserve this?"
Sir Daniel Denton was NOT a nice man, and when his body is found in his study at Bywater Grange, shot through the back with his own pistol, no one sheds many tears. Scotland Yard Inspector Pinkey is sent to the country estate to investigate the crime, and quickly focuses his efforts on three suspects: the dead man's widow, Lady Adelaide Denton; his half-brother, Gerard Denton; and his secretary, Redwin, who'd recently been dismissed for "cooking" the accounts.
Cornelius Mildew is dead, but his drug-trafficking gang lives on! The Hon. Peter Boyle has taken administrative control of the organization, and appears to be as ruthless as his former master. But is Boyle the only member of London high society involved with the crooks? Inspector Cauldron thinks not. When Boyle is poisoned by one of his own gang, Cauldron must push and probe the dying drug lord to give up his backers. Only Billie Wingrove seems to have the inside track on the gang's activities.
The activities of the infamous drug-running gang founded by Cornelius Mildew may have been hampered in The Mildew Gang, but the king of crime is still alive and well-and still threatening to take his revenge. Scotland Yard whisks the two young people responsible away from London, where they'll presumably be safe-but when they're attacked once again by Mildew's henchmen, they return to the big city to help bring about his downfall.
When Muriel Temple wakes to the sound of a roaring storm, she scarcely realizes that the howling winds presage the end of the world as she knows it. The waters are rising - everywhere! - and most of England - most of the world - is soon inundated by the surge, leaving just a few isolated islands pimpled with their scattered remnants of humanity. The struggle for survival begins, and it takes good men like Martin Webster to organize the hundreds of survivors into some semblance of civilization. But not everyone wants to be recivilized.
"More than just an exciting disaster story"
When Charlton Foyle is stranded on an unknown island in the Pacific, he finds himself facing the challenge of a lifetime. This isolated land is inhabited by goat-like homanids, large, semi-intelligent birds, the descendants of degenerate pirates from a century earlier, and the remnants of an ancient race of men with powers to forecast the future via their strange metal mirrors. There he also finds another recent exile - a young, beautiful French woman named Marcelle, who is quickly capture by the pirate leader.
"An old lost world fantasy"