Chris Dolley
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Chris Dolley

Chris Dolley is a New York Times bestselling author, a pioneer computer game designer and a teenage freedom fighter. That was in 1974 when Chris was tasked with publicizing Plymouth Rag Week. Some people might have arranged an interview with the local newspaper. Chris created the Free Cornish Army, invaded the country next door, and persuaded the UK media that Cornwall had risen up and declared independence. As he told the police at the time, 'It was only a small country, and I did give it back.'

In 1981, he created Randomberry Games and wrote Necromancer, one of the first 3D first person perspective D&D computer games.

In 2004, his acclaimed novel, Resonance, was the first book plucked out of Baen's electronic slushpile.

In 2012, his novelette, What Ho, Automaton! was a finalist for the WSFA Small Press Award.

Now he lives in rural France with his wife and a frightening number of animals. They grow their own food and solve their own crimes. The latter out of necessity when Chris's identity was stolen along with their life savings. Abandoned by the police forces of four countries who all insisted the crime originated in someone else's jurisdiction, he had to solve the crime himself. Which he did, and got a book out of it - the International bestseller, French Fried: One Man's Move to France With Too Many Animals And An Identity Thief.

He's a director of the author-run publisher, Book View Cafe.

His latest novel is The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall which was published in February 2016.

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    • Medium Dead

    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Noelle Romano
    • Length: 10 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 70

    Medium Dead is a fun urban fantasy chronicling the crime fighting adventures of Brenda - a reluctant medium - and Brian - a vigilante demon with an impish sense of humour....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Trying for screwball comedy, doesn't work

    • By Barbara on 07-04-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • An Unsafe Pair of Hands

    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: George Orlando
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Story, Below Par Narration

    • By Sires on 02-05-14

    Regular price: $24.95

    • What Ho, Automaton!

    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Paul J. Rose
    • Length: 4 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 28

    What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • 4 hours and 49 minutes of pure steampunk fun

    • By Scott on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Reggiecide

    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Kieren Phoenix Chantrey
    • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    Guy Fawkes is back, and this time it's a toss up who's going to be blown up first: Parliament or Reginald Worcester, gentleman consulting detective....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Fun book ruined by a very bad reading

    • By Scott on 12-19-16

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Aunt Paradox

    • Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 3
    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Paul J. Rose
    • Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    H. G. Wells has a problem. His Aunt Charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Now, she’s rewriting history....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wack and then some!

    • By JaneN on 10-05-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • French Fried

    • One Man's Move to France with too many Animals and an Identity Thief
    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Animals behaving badly, other people's misfortunes and the most bizarre true crime story ever....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Moderately entertaining, poorly read

    • By MillenniumMike on 11-02-13
    • One Man's Move to France with too many Animals and an Identity Thief
    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Darren Stephens
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Release date: 10-09-13
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 13 ratings

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Magical Crimes

    • Twenty-Four Inches from Tulsa
    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Stephen Bel Davies
    • Length: 1 hr and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Magical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and "a little something else" story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Shadow Conspiracy II

    • By: Phyllis Irene Radford (editor), Maya Kaathryn Bohnhoff
    • Narrated by: Mia Chiaromonte
    • Length: 12 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Join in the fun, the gadgets, the adventure, and the Romance of steampunk in the second volume of Shadow Conspiracy....

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall

    • Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries, Book 2
    • By: Chris Dolley
    • Narrated by: Paul J. Rose
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    An escaped cannibal, a family curse...and Reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Could things get any worse for the Baskerville-Smythe family? As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain can even hope to solve the case....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Fun P.G. Wodehouse writes Sherlock Holmes

    • By Bethany on 02-18-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Mad Science Café

    • By: Chris Dolley, Marie Brennan, Brenda W. Clough, and others
    • Narrated by: Paula Hoffman
    • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    The writers at Book View Cafe have concocted a beakerful of quaint, dangerous, sexy, clueless, genius, insane scientists, their assistants, friends, test subjects, and adversaries....

    Regular price: $19.95

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