G-8, the high-flying ace pilot of World War I, was born in the front seat of a car barreling through the Holland Tunnel. His father was Robert Jasper Hogan, who had made quite a name for himself as a prolific pulp writer specializing in aviation fiction during the glamorous era now styled Between the Wars. Among practitioners of that now-lost art, this school of writing was styled Yammering Guns, after the sound of contending synchronized machine guns in furious action.
Tom Fletcher has left the police force, and its cold outside. Working as a P.I. in Cambridge, he is dragged back into his own troubled family history by an enigmatic message from his missing father. Tom's inquiries begin to spiral into very darker conspiracies. How is an American company involved in an officially-suppressed story from World War II? Where is the US Air Force base that seems to be the key to a centuries-old mystery?
"Better than Ambien to fall asleep"
Jack, standing among the war graves, sees a face he recognises. Suddenly, it’s 1914 again and he’s a young lad back in the trenches. Visions of killing and misery come to him with horrible clarity. But then Jack remembers, too, the incredible moment when the guns fell silent for a short time, and fighting gave way to football on the frozen ground of No-Man’s-Land. This amazing story shows that even in times of conflict and extreme sadness, there is always hope.
Ethan lives on the canal. He likes it there. He can learn everything he needs to know from books and from his mum. No one there laughs at him because he doesn’t talk. Ethan can’t remember exactly when he stopped talking or why. It is only when he meets Polly, a girl who has recently moved to the canal, that he begins to wish things were different.
Flamboyant, eccentric and a touch wild, Aldo Moon has the ability to pick up ‘ripples in the ether’, which he uses to investigate supernatural goings-on in late 19th century England. He is accompanied on his many adventures by the intrepid and volatile Nathan Carter, the story’s narrator, and the prim, arch sceptic Lily Morelle. In this, his first adventure, Aldo inquires into mysterious nocturnal noises at a spooky house in the country.