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Physician Arthur Conan Doyle takes a break from his practice to assist London police in tracking down Jack the Ripper in this debut novel and series starter.
September 1888. A twenty-nine-year-old Arthur Conan Doyle practices medicine by day and writes at night. His first Sherlock Holmes story, A Study in Scarlet, although gaining critical and popular success, has only netted him twenty-five pounds. Embittered by the experience, he vows never to write another “crime story.” Then a messenger arrives with a mysterious summons from former Prime Minister William Gladstone, asking him to come to London immediately.
Once there, he is offered one month’s employment to assist the Metropolitan Police as a “consultant” in their hunt for the serial killer soon to be known as Jack the Ripper. Doyle agrees on the stipulation his old professor of surgery, Professor Joseph Bell–Doyle’s inspiration for Sherlock Holmes–agrees to work with him. Bell agrees, and soon the two are joined by Miss Margaret Harkness, an author residing in the East End who knows how to use a Derringer and serves as their guide and companion.
Pursuing leads through the dank alleys and courtyards of Whitechapel, they come upon the body of a savagely murdered fifth victim. Soon it becomes clear that the hunters have become the hunted when a knife-wielding figure approaches.
Book cover just approved, and it's a doozy. I thank the illustrator, Jackie Cooke at Prometheus Books for her creation which I believe conveys just the right tone.
It's official! The online bookstore Author-Author has agreed to work with me to allow you to order a signed copy of my book. They will open the promo in early June and run it until early September, so that you can get the book around the time it hits bookstores. You can order a personalized dedication on the order form. In addition to the signed book, you will get a signed bookmark. One lucky buyer will also have a character in my next book, Queen's Gambit, named after them! Watch this space for further details as the time approaches.
The Victorian Web (www,victorianweb.org)
For lovers of the Victorian era, this website is a gold mine.
It is maintained by historians, and has references to the people, art, fashion, and politics of the era. I particularly like the illustrations I can copy, from the original Holmes stories as printed in The Strand.
Material may be used as you wish for personal or educational purposes, as long as you credit the website.
Explore, and enjoy.
Now available on iTunes and Audible. Same as Kindle version except it has a second excerpt from my upcoming novel, A Knife in the Fog.
I'll be in Nashville, Tennessee August 24 for a mystery writers conference called Killer Nashville. I have been selected as a panelist for a session on how to write historical fiction. My only other co-panelist if Ms Anne Perry. My first book comes out this October. She has over fifty books in print. I think the attendees will get a broad spectrum of experience between the two of us. I've written her and she was very gracious. I think I'll learn a lot, if no one else does, though hopefully someone in the audience who is still struggling to get an agent or an acceptance from a smaller publisher, can see a little bit of themselves in my story, and be encouraged.
Ms Perry's website:
Retired Military Pathologist releases first ebook story collection.
NOW AVAILABLE FOR REVIEW
Williamsburg/Virginia/USA/January 21, 2018 - Retired US Army Pathologist Dr. (COL) B. Harper shares three pieces of his work which each, in their own way, deal with Death: either avoiding it, or confronting it. Available at Smashwords and Amazon on February 19, 2018.
GALLERY OF DEATH is a twenty-page, 5,000-word story collection which begins with "Coyote," where a Cherokee Plainclothes Detective has twelve hours to rescue a kidnapped woman and keep his spiritual nemesis, Coyote, at bay.
In "Homeward Bound," two soldiers attempt to evade the enemy and a pending air strike to make their way to safety.
"Catrina" is a personal essay describing an actual death scene investigation Dr. Harper performed, and his struggle to overcome the sterility of clinical terminology to accurately convey his findings.
As a bonus, the book contains an excerpt from his upcoming novel, A Knife in the Fog, scheduled for release on October 2, 2018 by Seventh Street Books, a subsidiary of Prometheus Books.
B Harper MD retired as a US Army Pathologist with thirty-seven years of world-wide military/medical experience, ultimately as a Colonel/Physician in the Pentagon. He is completing an Associate Degree in Creative Writing at Full Sail University, and has been published in The Strand Magazine, and Flash Fiction Magazine. His first novel, A KNIFE IN THE FOG, involving Arthur Conan Doyle in the hunt for Jack the Ripper, is slated for release by Seventh Street Books in October of 2018. A member of the Authors Guild and Sisters in Crime, he is a regular contributor to the Sisters in Crime bi-monthly newsletter.
When not writing, Dr. Harper can be found working as a professional Santa Claus. A kindly sort, he only threatens those on the Naughty List with burnt cookies.
GALLERY OF DEATH is his first story collection.
Smashwords is a global ebook distributor serving authors, publishers, readers and major ebook retailers. They distribute books to Apple iBooks (51 countries), Barnes & Noble, Kobo (which powers the bookstores of multiple other retailers such as FNAC in France and WH Smith in the U.K.), OverDrive, Gardners, Baker & Taylor (Blio.com and the Axis360 library platform), and others.
Dr. Harper can be followed on his Facebook Author page at https://www.facebook.com/B-Harper-1769012283329292/
Just informed I'll be on a panel on writing Historical Fiction this year at the crime writer conference Killer Nashville in August. It'll be my first panel. Great place to meet fellow writers and a few agents. It's where I met mine.
Wish me luck!
No, I don't mean Wonder Woman, though I am a fan. A Knife in the Fog is now available for pre-order on Amazon. No title just yet, (March, probably) and no mention of Jack the Ripper, but it's a start. Dreams do come true.
A Knife in the Fog: A Mystery Featuring Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle: Bradley Harper: 9781633884861: AmazonSmile: Books
My short story House Odds was just published in the Strand Magazine. Available through subscription. In it, a Baltimore detective and his plainclothes squad fight the clock to save a kidnap victim.