Ian Shimwell
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Ian Shimwell

I naturally loved English and Literature at school and pursued both successfully in further education etc.
Over the years, I have written many different works from short stories to novellas and covered genres such as science fiction, historical adventure, horror and mysteries.
More recently, I began to write three-act plays based on favourite series which eventually led to developing my own, 'The Armchair Detective'. My aim was to create an unique, absorbing and fun mystery series.
'Armchair Detective' titles have been as high as No. 2 in Amazon Kindle's British Detectives and Drama (British & Irish) catagories and inside the top-selling 7,000 in the USA and top-selling 500 in the UK. They have sold in their thousands throughout the world.
'The Armchair Detective' Mysteries have been broadcast on the radio, as a full-cast audio dramas, in the United States as Shoestring Radio Theatre Productions.
I have also created, developed and written 'The Novella Range', 'Classic Scripts' and 'The Engine Series' and have written the popular 'The Holmes and Watson Series'.

The Armchair Detective - The Cosy Mystery Series. Solving mysteries from the armchair... since October 2010. www.thearmchairdetective.moonfruit.com



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    • Sherlock Holmes and the Spring-Heeled Tiger: The Corvus Conspiracy 1 of 4

    • The Holmes and Watson Series, Book 6
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 2
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      2 out of 5 stars 2

    Can a deadly and ferocious tiger really be stalking the fog-enshrouded streets of Edwardian London? Holmes and Watson decide to visit the local travelling Circus and are especially interested when a performing and very agile tiger bursts into the ring....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Sherlock Holmes Scripts: The Complete Holmes and Watson Series

    • The Holmes and Watson Series, Book 5
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 3 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 5

    Solve the Egyptian equation, witness the Montague murders, fear the Legend of Loch Logarth, and close Holmes' final chapter....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Corny

    • By Alan E. Stern on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $14.95

    • Fuhrerbunker

    • The Novella Range, Book 2
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Alan Ceppos
    • Length: 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    A new recruit is assigned to be Hitler's personal bodyguard....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Anne's Secret Diary: An Anne of Green Gables Prequel

    • Classic Scripts, Book 5
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Catherine O'Brien
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
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    Anne Shirley...in her own words. Anne is at one of her "bends in the road" as she is about to finally leave Green Gables to study at Redmond College with a certain Gilbert Blythe....

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Armchair Detective Mystery Double Bill: Special Editions

    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis, Sara Nichols
    • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Unearth the mystery of the Mayflower Court flats, and play find-the-lady at the murky, yet majestic, manor house....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and short- just what I needed!

    • By korourke on 06-22-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • The Armchair Detective: Series One

    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis, Sarah Nichols
    • Length: 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Who is Old Tom? A sad and lonely fusspot? Or a forgotten figure whose bewildering deductive abilities hint at something more? Does he ever leave his armchair? Find out....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful performance! So fun to listen.

    • By Susan Joslyn on 05-26-18

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Montague Murders

    • The Holmes and Watson Series, Book 2
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      2.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Requested by a frightened Lady Elisabeth Montague, Holmes and Watson travel all the way to the Montague home....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Sherlock Holmes and the Legend of Loch Logarth

    • The Holmes and Watson Series, Book 3
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis
    • Length: 49 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

    With Holmes incapacitated, Watson reluctantly agrees to let the argumentative Inspector Lestrade accompany him on a Scottish fishing holiday....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • The Armchair Detective and the Manor House Mystery

    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Kevin Theis, Sara Nichols
    • Length: 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      3 out of 5 stars 1

    A missing girl... The manipulative aristocrat, Marcus Dreadbury. A local gangster with a drug-dealing problem. The Manor's locked room, with a dusty handle. Stables, but with no sign of any horses. A subterranean stream. Marcus' madcap father. And a Manor-House full of surprises....

    Regular price: $3.95

    • Murder by Suspects

    • The Novella Range, Book 4
    • By: Ian Shimwell
    • Narrated by: Michael Baker
    • Length: 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      2 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
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    One murder. Three suspects. Each has their own very different story to tell of an ill-fated stay at the Saunderson family remote country residence, Three Sisters....

    Regular price: $3.95

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