Maxwell's Match

History teacher Peter (Mad Max) Maxwell, a bit of a maverick, is sent on a short-term swap with another teacher at a nearby private school, Grimonds.Here, amongst the gowns and...

The Blue and the Grey

April, 1865. Having been an eyewitness to the assassination of President Lincoln, Matthew Grand, a former captain of the 3rd Cavalry of the Potomac, has come to London on an...

Lestrade and the Sawdust Ring

It is 1879, and the young Detective Sergeant Sholto Lestrade has his work cut out for him as he investigates mysterious goings-on at “Lord” George Sanger’s Circus. First,...

Witch Hammer

July, 1585. Desperate to escape Sir Francis Walsingham’s clutches and pursue his chosen career as a professional playwright, the young Christopher Marlowe abandons his Cambridge...

Lestrade and the Brother of Death

Recovering from a broken leg after his ignominious fall from the Titanic, Lestrade should have had a peaceful time convalescing. But an attempt on the life of his future...

Crimson Rose

March, 1587. Christopher Marlowe’s play Tamburlaine, has opened at the Rose Theatre. But the play is almost shut down on its opening night. For a member of the audience, Eleanor...

Maxwell's Academy

The end of civilisation, as Peter Maxwell knows it, is just around the corner. It comes in the form of Fiona Braymarr, the new superhead. She is a new broom, and she sweeps good...

Lestrade and the Devil's Own

Lestrade had never been arrested before, although he had often had his collar felt by unsuspecting constables. But now a woman has died in his arms in a London pea-souper and he...

Traitor's Storm

May, 1588. With Elizabeth I’s court rocked by stories of an imminent invasion and one of his key undercover agents missing, Sir Francis Walsingham despatches Kit Marlowe to the...

Lestrade and the Magpie

England in 1920 is a land fit for heroes. So why is one of those heroes found dead in a dingy London hotel? And why does his war record show that he has been missing for three...

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