Barker & Llewelyn Series

10 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 7,700 ratings

Some Danger Involved Publisher's Summary

An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

As they inch ever closer to the shocking truth behind the murder, Llewelyn is drawn deeper and deeper into Barker's peculiar world of vigilante detective work, as well as the heart of London's teeming underworld.

Brimming with wit and unforgettable characters and steeped in authentic period detail, Some Danger Involved is a captivating novel that introduces an equally captivating duo.

©2004 Will Thomas (P)2016 Tantor
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  • Book 1

    • Some Danger Involved

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 1
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,716
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,518
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,508

    An atmospheric debut novel set on the gritty streets of Victorian London, Some Danger Involved introduces detective Cyrus Barker and his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, as they work to solve the gruesome murder of a young scholar in London's Jewish ghetto. When the eccentric and enigmatic Barker takes the case, he must hire an assistant, and out of all who answer an ad for a position with "some danger involved", he chooses downtrodden Llewelyn, a gutsy young man with a murky past.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clever writing!

    • By Kathi on 01-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 2

    • To Kingdom Come

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 2
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,010
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 937
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 933

    When a bomb destroys the Special Irish Branch of Scotland Yard, all fingers point to the increasingly brazen factions of Irish dissidents seeking liberation from English rule. Volunteering their services to the British government, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn set out to infiltrate a secret cell of the Irish Republican Brotherhood known as the Invisibles. Posing as a reclusive German bomb maker and his anarchist apprentice, they are recruited for the group's ultimate plan: to bring London to its knees and end the monarchy forever.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent

    • By Ms Peach on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 3

    • The Limehouse Text

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 3
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 820
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 768
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 764

    In The Limehouse Text, Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn discover a pawn ticket among the effects of Barker's late assistant, leading them to London's Chinese district, Limehouse. There they retrieve an innocent-looking book that proves to be a rare and secret text stolen from a Nanking monastery, containing lethal martial arts techniques forbidden in the West.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I'm hooked on this series

    • By The Fat Man on 02-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 4

    • The Hellfire Conspiracy

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 4
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 596
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 593

    When Cyrus Barker and Thomas Llewelyn are hired to find a girl from the upper classes who has gone missing in the East End, they assume her kidnapping is the work of white slavers. But when they discover five girls have been murdered in Bethnal Green, taunting letters begin to arrive in Craig's Court from a killer calling himself Mr. Miacca. Barker fears that Miacca might be part of the Hellfire Club, a group of powerful, hedonistic aristocrats performing satanic rituals.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • This series is addictive

    • By The Fat Man on 03-11-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 5

    • The Black Hand

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 5
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 549
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 508
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 507

    When an Italian assassin's body is found floating in a barrel in Victorian London's East End, enquiry agent Cyrus Barker and his assistant Thomas Llewelyn are called in to investigate. Soon corpses begin to appear all over London, each accompanied by a Mafia Black Hand note. As Barker and Llewelyn dig deeper, they become entangled in the vendettas of rival Italian syndicates - and it is no longer clear who is a friend or foe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved this one as well!

    • By Dany on 06-16-17

    Regular price: $26.59

  • Book 6

    • Fatal Enquiry

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 6
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 530
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 486

    Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth. The last thing Barker ever expected was to encounter Nightwine again - but the British government, believing they need Nightwine's help, has granted him immunity for his past crimes, and brought him back to London.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable.

    • By Milton Carl on 08-24-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 7

    • Anatomy of Evil

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 7
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 463
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 432
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 428

    Cyrus Barker is undoubtedly England's premiere private enquiry agent. With the help of his assistant, Thomas Llewelyn, he's developed an enviable reputation for discreetly solving some of the toughest, most consequential cases in recent history. But one evening in 1888, Robert Anderson, the head of Scotland Yard's Criminal Investigation Department (CID), appears at Barker's office with an offer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What more can I say? Perhaps PERFECTION!

    • By sonia on 07-04-17

    Regular price: $30.09

  • Book 8

    • Hell Bay

    • Barker & Llewelyn, Book 8
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 438
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 407
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 404

    At the request of Her Majesty's government, private enquiry agent Cyrus Barker agrees to take on his least favorite kind of assignment - he's to provide security for a secret conference with the French government. But shortly after the parties land at the island, Lord Hargrave is killed by a sniper shot, and the French ambassador's head of security is found stabbed to death. The only means of egress from the island - a boat - has been sent away, and the means of signaling for help has been destroyed.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another entertaining story.

    • By sonia on 07-13-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 9

    • Old Scores

    • Barker & Llewelyn, Book 9
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 386
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 349
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 348

    In 1890, the first Japanese diplomatic delegation arrives in London to open an embassy. Cyrus Barker, private enquiry agent and occasional agent for the Foreign Service Office, is enlisted to display his personal Japanese garden to the visiting dignitaries. Later that night, Ambassador Toda is shot and killed in his office and Cyrus Barker is discovered across the street, watching the very same office, in possession of a revolver with one spent cartridge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Series regulars will like the background info

    • By wisconsinclark on 10-14-17

    Regular price: $27.99

  • Book 10

    • Blood Is Blood

    • Barker & Llewelyn Series, Book 10
    • By: Will Thomas
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    In 19th-century London, Cyrus Barker and his associate Thomas Llewelyn are renowned private enquiry agents, successfully employed by the highest levels of Her Majesty's government as well as private citizens. Their success, however, has led to their acquiring a powerful group of enemies, many of whom are determined to have their revenge.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • I needed this

    • By John C on 11-15-18

    Regular price: $17.49