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Between the Thames and the Tiber

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traverse the British Isles and the Italian Peninsula in a rousing series of new adventures After a thrilling jaunt in the Far East, Holmes and Watson return to England to address an inheritance left by one of Watson’s relatives in Cornwall, half of which he gave to his dear friend, Sherlock Holmes. Financially secure, the two are now free to spend as much time on Baker Street and the Continent as they please, and the duo find themselves as comfortable in Rome on the banks of the Tiber as the Thames. As Holmes rationalizes and ratiocinates his way through case after case, from “The Case of Two Bohemes” to “A Singular Event in Tranquebar,” it’s all in a day’s work, until clues surface that his great nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, might still be alive . . .

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traverse the British Isles and the Italian Peninsula in a rousing series of new adventures After a thrilling jaunt in the Far East, Holmes and Watson return to England to address an inheritance left by one of ...

The Return of Moriarty

Sherlock Holmes' Nemesis Lives Again

The novel that reintroduced the Napoleon of crime to the Victorian underworld—now back in print after almost forty years Once again, the game is afoot . . . What really happened in Switzerland between Moriarty and Sherlock Holmes in 1891? And why is Holmes, now in London at 221B Baker Street, curiously uncooperative with Scotland Yard’s inquiries? Furthermore, why has Moriarty planned a grand meeting with the international crime syndicate? These are the questions that make up the larger mystery of the sinister Professor Moriarty’s return.

Furthermore, why has Moriarty planned a grand meeting with the international crime syndicate? These are the questions that make up the larger mystery of the sinister Professor Moriarty’s return.

Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly

And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective

“Donald Thomas is the all-time best at Sherlockian pastiche.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine “Have you ever seen a ghost, Mr. Holmes?“ asks Victoria Temple, and Sherlock Holmes, at the height of his powers in 1898, must face a new challenge, one that plunges the great detective into the realm of the supernatural. Miss Temple has been found guilty—but also insane—at her trial for murdering a child under her care. She is locked away in the Broadmoor lunatic asylum, and worse still, she believes fully in her own guilt. But were the hauntings at the Elizabethan manor house of Bly a vision of the walking dead, perhaps, rather than delusions of her tormented mind? Or could it be that a criminal conspiracy is to blame for the psychic phenomena? In the company of Dr. Watson, the indefatigable Holmes will track down the perpetrators through the occult underworld of Victorian London.

“Donald Thomas is the all-time best at Sherlockian pastiche.” —Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine “Have you ever seen a ghost, Mr. Holmes?“ asks Victoria Temple, and Sherlock Holmes, at the height of his powers in 1898, must face a new ...

The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes

Nine Adventures from the Lost Years

From the Fertile Crescent to the Far East, the great adventures of Holmes during the three-year gap between his “death” and dramatic return What exactly happened during Sherlock Holmes’s “great hiatus” after his supposed death and triumphant return three years later? Riccardi imagines his travels in Europe and Asia during those years in nine original short stories set in places as far flung as Sumatra and Tibet. Given the uncertain grip of the British Empire over its colonies, the murders and other mayhem Holmes confronts often have potentially grave political repercussions. Filled with local color and Holmes’s signature wit and logic, Sherlockians the world over will relish this missing chapter in the life of the world’s greatest detective.

Riccardi imagines his travels in Europe and Asia during those years in nine original short stories set in places as far flung as Sumatra and Tibet.

Monday I Love You

Grace has two big problems—how will she cope? Grace Schmitt is a bit of a dreamer. In her mind, she’s the most popular girl in school, with flowing golden hair and too many friends to count. And let’s not forget all the boys who admire her perfectly proportioned figure. Everything is, in a word, perfect. Unfortunately, Grace’s life is a bit more complicated than that in reality. Going into tenth grade, her body changes rapidly, leaving her feeling ungainly, awkward, and conspicuous, mostly because of her large bust. It’s become such a problem that she’s begun saving money for breast-reduction surgery. Things come to a head when a circle of cruel classmates, led by Ashley, the actual most popular girl in school, decide to see if Grace’s breasts are real. On the worst day of her life, it takes a miracle (in the form of Ms. Govoni, the gym teacher) to save Grace from life-altering humiliation. Little does she know, the experience will trigger an astounding series of events that test her character, bolster her self-esteem, and turn her life around.

She would've preferred a set of china, maybe with some place settings of silver
thrown in, but he had his heart set on living in a trailer. When he got out of the
Navy, that is. Kenny was stationed in Tokyo, Japan, at the present. Had been for
a ...

I Looked for the One My Heart Loves

A Novel

As children, Anne and Alexis are separated by war; later in life, they are reunited by destiny Anne and Alexis grow up together in the Montmartre area of Paris. While she is utterly besotted with him, he sees her merely as a friend’s little sister. After World War II begins, the two must part when their families flee France to avoid the German occupation. But when they say good-bye, Alexis vows always to protect Anne. Anne holds on to this promise for years, wondering where Alexis might be. She finds work in an art gallery and marries a kind, devoted man, with whom she has two children. But her heart still belongs to Alexis, and she never stops looking for him. Their paths finally cross one fateful day in Brussels, many years later. Now living in Canada, Alexis has a family of his own: a son and a deeply depressed wife. Despite the responsibilities and geography that keep them apart, Anne and Alexis find a way to love each other—secretly, yet passionately. But will they ever be together, truly and completely?

When the factory workers went on strike, the old woman worried for her son, who
was soon coming back from Tokyo. “They shut down production at the Renault
plants,” she said. As Dassault Aviation also went on strike, François wound up in
 ...

Fahim Speaks

A Warrior-Actor's Odyssey from Afghanistan to Hollywood and Back

Fahim Fazli is a man of two worlds: Afghanistan, the country of his birth, and America, the nation he adopted and learned to love. He’s also a man who escaped oppression, found his dream profession, and then paid it forward by returning to Afghanistan as an interpreter with the US. Marines. When Fahim speaks, the story he tells is harrowing, fascinating, and inspiring. Born and raised in Kabul, Fahim saw his country and family torn apart by revolution and civil war. Dodging Afghan authorities and informers with his father and brother, Fahim made his way across the border to Pakistan and then to America. After reuniting with his mother, sisters, and one brother, he moved to California with dreams of an acting career. After fifteen turbulent years that included two unsuccessful arranged marriages to Afghan brides, he finally qualified for membership in the Screen Actors Guild—and found true American love. Though Fahim’s California life was happy and rewarding, he kept thinking about the battlefields of Afghanistan. Haunted by a desire to serve his adopted country, he became a combat linguist. While other interpreters opted for safe assignments, Fahim chose one of the most dangerous: working with the Leathernecks in embattled Helmand Province, where his outgoing personality and deep cultural understanding made him a favorite of both marines and local Afghans—and a pariah to the Taliban, who put a price on his head. Fahim Speaks is an inspiring story of perseverance and patriotism—and of the special love that one man developed for his adopted country.

Daoud Khan later issued a presidential directive eliminating tribal surnames,
supposedly to make the country more modern. My father reluctantly changed our
last name from the tribal Barikzoy to Fazli—my paternal grandfather's first name.

It Takes a Worried Man

A Memoir

Hilarious and heartbreaking, profane and profound, It Takes a Worried Man is the true story of a young husband and father whose life is changed forever by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis. Following Brendan Halpin’s cranky, irreverent and lustful thoughts through the diagnosis and treatment of his wife, Kirsten, It Takes a Worried Man is an unflinching and raw look at how cancer transforms a family. It’s also the funniest book about cancer you’ll ever read.

Hilarious and heartbreaking, profane and profound, It Takes a Worried Man is the true story of a young husband and father whose life is changed forever by his wife’s breast cancer diagnosis.

Shutout

Lena and Amanda are best friends and star soccer players—but what happens when the thing they love most threatens to tear them apart? Soccer has always been a part of Lena and Amanda’s friendship. For six years, they have been an unstoppable team on and off the field: best friends and great teammates. Amanda is sure they’ll both make the varsity team in ninth grade and go on to win the state championship. But when Lena makes the cut and Amanda doesn’t, everything seems uncertain, and Amanda worries that her best friend is leaving her behind. With Shutout, Brendan Halpin has created a powerful story of friendship, sportsmanship, and growing up.

With Shutout, Brendan Halpin has created a powerful story of friendship, sportsmanship, and growing up.