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Sherlock Holmes: The Complete Collection

by Arthur Conan Doyle

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional detective of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, who first appeared in publication in 1887. He is the creation of Scottish born author and physician Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A brilliant London-based detective, Holmes is famous for his intellectual prowess, and is renowned for his skillful use of deductive reasoning (somewhat mistakenly – see inductive reasoning) and astute observation to solve difficult cases. He is arguably the most famous fictional detective ever created, and is one of the best known and most universally recognizable literary characters in any genre.

Conan Doyle wrote four novels and fifty-six short stories that featured Holmes. All but four stories were narrated by Holmes’ friend and biographer, Dr. John H. Watson, two having been narrated by Holmes himself, and two others written in the third person. The first two stories, short novels, appeared in Beeton’s Christmas Annual for 1887 and Lippincott’s Monthly Magazine in 1890. The character grew tremendously in popularity with the beginning of the first series of short stories in The Strand Magazine in 1891; further series of short stories and two serialized novels appeared almost right up to Conan Doyle’s death in 1930. The stories cover a period from around 1878 up to 1903, with a final case in 1914.

This collection contains all the 60 official and the 6 unofficial Sherlock Holmes stories – in total 66 works (the biggest and greatest Sherlock Holmes collection in the eBook world).

The Harvest: Follow The Heart

by Rod Palmer

Loraine has serious quams with God. Sick with grief for her son lost to gun violence – with loneliness and financial struggle for her husband lost to a spineless thot – she prays, yet there is no small-still voice to give her peace; all she could hear, in the quiet of her home, is the hum of the refrigerator. Hope comes by a mysterious note: Follow the heart.

She encounters a proverbial dark stranger. A sharp dressed man enters her boutique, drops a third her year’s salary on a heart-shaped pendant and, out of the blue, presents information that muddies the facts of her son’s murder. A disinterested Chicago P.D., however, sits on the investigation, satisfied with the young man they already have in custody.

Loraine, investigating on her own, learns that a hidden enemy threatens from the shadows, wanting the truth to remain hidden, but Loraine is a woman on fire. Obligated to no one and wronged by everyone, Loraine transforms into the most formidable entity known to man: a woman with a vendetta and nothing to lose.

When the dark stranger, a gentle drug king named Face, returns after having the chain adjusted on the heart-shaped pendant, Loraine has an epiphany. She remembers the omen, Follow the heart, so she does, literally. Determined to uncover what more Face knows about her son’s murder, she follows the sapphire heart out of the boutique, tailing the crime boss, by car, into his crime world where she is later surrounded, guns drawn. From there on, the life Loraine once knew would never be the same.

TEMPLE OF THE GRAIL (Rosicrucian Quartet Book 1)

by Adriana Koulias

This Best Seller translated into four languages is a smouldering, menacingly delightful whodunnit for history buffs and lovers of the genre.

Murder, Inquisition, Heresy…

France, 1254

High on a mountain in the Pyrenees, the monastery of St Lazarus is a forbidding place. Behind its ramparts and battlements heretical acts are said to take place and there is the rumour of a secret – a secret so dangerous that its keepers will kill to keep it hidden.

At the end of a bitter winter, a delegation headed by the ambitious Inquisitor Rainiero Sacconi arrives to investigate the monastery. Andre, a Knight of the Templar Order, and his young scribe, Christian de St Armand, are accompanying the inquiry. When monks begin to die in macabre circumstances they are drawn into solving the hideous crimes but if they stumble upon the secret of St Lazarus it will turn into a fight, not only for their lives, but also for their souls.

‘This is historical fiction at its gripping best.’ Courier Mail.

‘Not only did I find this book tantalising, engaging and thought provoking – it allowed me the rare indulgence of reading something I was not going to rush through, finish and quickly move onto something else…I was extremely impressed with this secret little gem of a book, and I know anyone looking to read something dense with emotion, imagery and imagination will not be let down.’ The Blurb.

‘Finally! A well written, thoughtful murder mystery! Monks, murders, knights, inquisitors and a cracker ending!’ Goodreads

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