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David Stuart Davies is the author of The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Revenge from the Grave (2022), The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Instrument of Death (2019), Three British Mystery Novels (2018), Gaslight Gothic (2018) and other 64 books.

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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Revenge from the Grave

release date: Feb 15, 2022
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - Revenge from the Grave
A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from acclaimed Sherlockian author David Stuart Davies, featuring the return of the sinister Moriarty gang... When Professor James Moriarty plunged over the Reichenbach Falls the world believed that Sherlock Holmes was also dead. Three years later, Holmes has returned – but so, too, has a deadly threat. With Moriarty’s criminal empire still very much alive, Holmes and Watson are forced to ask themselves if their greatest foe really did perish…

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Instrument of Death

release date: Mar 05, 2019
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Instrument of Death
A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from acclaimed Sherlockian author David Stuart Davies, featuring the sinister Dr Caligari Sherlock Holmes has just uncovered the truth about the theft of a priceless ruby. The wealthy Lady Damury staged the theft and tried to frame her husband - but just as Holmes reveals the truth, Lady Damury is found murdered. Holmes deduces that this is no crime of passion, but the work of a ruthless killer with no connection to the jewel. With reports of a man in a strange, trance-like state, Holmes finds himself entangled in a dangerous game of cat and mouse with the sinister Dr Caligari...

Three British Mystery Novels

release date: Nov 05, 2018
Three British Mystery Novels
Lynnwood, by Thomas Brown, was a finalist in the People’s Book Prize The unthinkable is happening in Lynnwood - a village with centuries of guilt on its conscience. Who wouldn’t want to live in an idyllic village in the English countryside like Lynnwood? With its charming pub, old dairy, friendly vicar, gurgling brooks, and its old paths with memories of simpler times. A Taste for Blood, by David Stuart Davies Two plots running parallel... you won’t see what’s coming Two laser-sharp detectives, two thought-provoking cases and two skilful plots. Featuring private investigator Johnny (One Eye) Hawke, and his one-time colleague in the police force Detective David Llewellyn. Llewellyn is investigating the chilling crimes of a top psychiatrist and his scheming patient who the doctor believes has knuckled under his authority. In the meantime, Hawke is on the case of a mysterious suicide in Edgware Road... soon discovered as not your average suicide. The guts and insight of the two investigators bring both cases to a head - though you won’t even begin to see how until you have turned the last pages. Ellipsis, by Nikki Dudley/b/pp”Right on time,” Daniel Mansen mouths to Alice as she pushes him to his death. Haunted by these words, Alice becomes obsessed with discovering how a man she didn’t know could predict her actions. On the day of the funeral, Daniel’s cousin, Thom, finds a piece of paper in Daniel’s room detailing the exact time and place of his death./ppAs Thom and Alice both search for answers, they become knotted together in a story of obsession, hidden truths and the gaps in everyday life that can destroy or save a person./ppEllipsis is a thriller stemming from what is left unsaid, what bounces around in the mind and evaporates when trying to remember. Can there be a conclusion when no-one seems to know the truth?/pp

Gaslight Gothic

release date: Jul 09, 2018
Gaslight Gothic
Cloaked in gothic shadows, soaked in blood, darkness descends on the world of Sherlock Holmes. “I have heard, Mr. Holmes, that you can see deeply into the manifold wickedness of the human heart.” Vengeance from beyond, forbidden passions and sadistic cruelty draw the great detective and his faithful companions into storms of madness and otherworldly violence which threaten to cloud the clarity of logic. Facing the eldritch reach of ancient talismans and arcane science, from the streets of London and Paris to the loneliest of manor houses, the great detective battles the weird and uncanny. Can steadfast reason hold against unspeakable terror when Sherlock Holmes can no longer eliminate the impossible? Follow the great detective through ten new tales of terror as he doggedly pursues investigations leading him to the edge of reason and beyond! Contributions by: David Stuart Davies, Lyndsay Faye, Nancy Holder, Mark A. Latham, James Lovegrove, Mark Morris, Charles Prepolec, Josh Reynolds, Angela Slatter, Kevin P. Thornton, and Stephen Volk

Irish Ghost Stories

release date: Oct 06, 2016
Irish Ghost Stories
Blend the wild and fevered Irish imagination with a wonderful facility for recounting a dark, compelling tale, add a dash of the supernatural, and you have a potent brew of spine-tingling tales. This anthology of the best ghost stories from Ireland and Irish writers includes contributions from such masters as Sheridan Le Fanu, Bram Stoker, Oscar Wilde, W. B. Yeats and Rosa Mulholland. Within these pages you will find strange accounts of haunted houses, death warnings from beyond the grave, and revengeful spirits, all guaranteed to stir the imagination and chill the blood. The haunting tales featured in this beautiful Macmillan Collector''s Library edition of Irish Ghost Stories have been selected and introduced by David Stuart Davies. Designed to appeal to the booklover, the Macmillan Collector''s Library is a series of beautiful gift editions of much loved classic titles. Macmillan Collector''s Library are books to love and treasure.

The Darkness Rising

release date: May 27, 2020
The Darkness Rising
''The Darkness Rising is fast, creepy, gruesome, working up from shock to shock till the last line.'' Kim Newman One year after the death of her husband, Kate Barlow is desperate to move on. She can still feel Michael permeating her reality, calling out to her from the other side. He is a voice on the wind, or perhaps the phantom presence of a man who does not wish to stay dead. Her memories of him threaten her relationship with David, a writer who wishes to help her overcome her guilt and the strange lingering desire for her husband. But Michael haunts more than just his beloved wife. Their son, Timothy, has a connection to his father that binds them together in both life and death. Robert Moore, a friend of Michael''s and a co-worker of David''s, experiences night terrors of a grotesque corpse rising from the dead to exact vengeance upon those who wronged him. Then a medium shows up at Kate''s door, bearing a message from beyond the grave. Michael will not rest until he has her - and she is given the chance to speak to him one last time. As Kate struggles to escape her past, the spirit of Michael grows more determined to possess her future. His dark passion for her, the love of his life and death, is all consuming. He will stop at nothing to return and fulfil the promise he made: that he would never let her go - that he would come back for her. Author David Stuart Davies is also a film historian and expert on Arthur Conan Doyle''s Sherlock Holmes. He is a member of the national committee of the Crime Writers'' Association and has edited Red Herrings, their monthly publication, since 1999. His other titles include the Johnny Hawke thriller Spiral of Lies. Praise for David Stuart Davies: ''Dark but very compelling. David Stuart Davies knows how to write and how to twist the knife inside the reader''s mind.'' Peter James ''A neatly crafted crime novel offering an unusual perspective on London, by turns dark and poignant.'' Andrew Taylor ''A strong story immaculately told. What a rare pleasure it is to discover a book that you can truly call a thriller. Wartime London is beautifully evoked in a plot as crafty as the black market.'' Peter Lovesey ''Wartime London makes a great setting for crime fiction and Davies uses it shrewdly. Johnny Hawke is a keeper.'' Booklist ''Thrills, delights, and scares in equal measure - and with witty and elegant style.'' Matthew Booth

Oliver Twist and the Mystery of Throate Manor

release date: Jan 01, 2018
Oliver Twist and the Mystery of Throate Manor
"Oliver Twist is a young man in his late twenties and employed as a solicitor. He has taken his old associate Jack Dawkins, aka the Artful Dodger, on as his clerk in attempt to civilise him and keep him out of trouble. Together they become embroiled in a dark and dangerous murder mystery. Throate Manor is the ancestral home of the Throate Family in Surrey. The latest incumbent of the line, the aged Sir Ebenezer, trapped in a loveless marriage to Lady Amelia, is being terrified by a night visitor, a sheeted apparition who appears in his bedroom, and warns him to remember his son. This does not refer to his legitimate offspring Jeremiah Throate, a reckless gambler and libertine, who is deeply in debt to Eugene Trench, a sinister figure in the Victorian underworld. The son to whom the apparition refers is an illegitimate child Sir Ebenezer fathered with a maidservant some twenty five years previously. Fear mixed with guilt prompts Sir Ebenezer to try and locate the son he has never known. He plans to alter his will to favour him. He contacts his solicitors, the firm of Gripewind and Biddle, for this purpose, and they despatch Oliver Twist and Jack Dawkins to Throate Manor to attend to this business. Sir Ebenezer charges Oliver with the task of finding his lost son. The task is a perilous one leading to violence and murder before shocking revelations threaten to destroy them all." -- Provided by publisher.

The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes

release date: Aug 29, 2017
The Further Crossovers of Sherlock Holmes
Moonstone is proud to present this original anthology featuring never before seen tales of the world''s first consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, as he teams up with other adventurers and investigators! Authors: Pat Barletta, David Stuart Davies, Nancy Holder, Bradley H. Sinor, Julie Barret, David Gerrold, Jean Rabe, Greg Gick, Matthew V. Clemens, Martin Gately, and Bill Crider. featuring: Gertrude Bell, renowned adventurer, archeologist, and spy! ("The Moonstone") Wilkie Collin''s Sergeant Cuff! ("The Scarlet Pimpernel") Baroness Orczy''s Lady Molly of Scotland Yard! Mark Twain! Oscar Wilde! Catherine Louisa Pirkis'' Loveday Brooke, Lady Detective! Actors Malcolm Scott and Matilda Alice Powles. Arthur B. Reeve''s Craig Kennedy, science detective! Alexandre Lacassagne, French physician and criminologist Edmund Locard, pioneer of forensic science ("The Phantom of the Opera")Gaston Leroux''s Joseph Rouletabille , French spy and investigative journalist

Blood Rites

release date: Jul 13, 2017
Blood Rites
Blood Rites is a crime thriller set in Huddersfield, Yorkshire in the 1980s and the final book in the DI Paul Snow detective trilogy.

Further Exploits of Sherlock Holmes

release date: Jul 01, 2016
Further Exploits of Sherlock Holmes
This exciting anthology brings together the work of two much admired Sherlock Holmes writers. In these stories Holmes and Watson are engaged in daring exploits applying their razor-sharp intelligence in new cases. By David Stuart Davies The Reichenbach Secret The Adventure of the Brewer''s Son The Secret of the Dead Murder at Tragere House By Matthew Booth The Dragon of Lea Lane The Fairmont Confession The Mornington Scream The Riddle of Satan''s Tooth The Tragedy of Saxon''s Gate The Verse of Death Reviews "Captures the feel of the originals ... well-rounded tales" - Jonathan Johnson, Librarian, USA "Gripping stories which capture the essence and spirit ... satisfying complex mysteries" - Neil Coombes, UK reviewer "It is a testament to the writers ... that it is difficult to see where Doyle ends and the new authors begin ... A welcome addition to the legacy of Conan Doyle" - Tracy Colton, UK reviewer "These stories bring Holmes and Watson back to life in the true spirit of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle." - Jeannette Beech, UK reviewer

The Scarlet Coven

release date: Apr 06, 2017
The Scarlet Coven
New York 1936. Leading New York detective Simon Finch has received an unexpected inheritance and left the force to pursue his dream of becoming a writer. But a true detective is never far from finding trouble--or trouble finding him... A stranger approaches Finch in the Algonquin Hotel, asking him to help find his sister who has disappeared. When he later visits the man''s hotel room he discovers that he has been murdered - stabbed with a dagger decorated with strange markings. As Finch investigates further he discovers recently acquitted crime boss Fats Molloy is mixed up with the man''s murder and the missing sister. The trail leads him to an occult bookshop ...has the missing woman been kidnapped by a group of Satanists, The Scarlet Coven? Joining forces with a black private eye, Patrick Murphy, who is also investigating the cult, they endure a series of wild adventures and close calls with demonic forces as they seek the truth about the mysterious leader of the Coven...and the nefarious plans for death and mayhem...

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Promise

release date: Nov 25, 2014
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Devil's Promise
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are holidaying on the English coast when they discover a corpse on the beach… which then disappears. They can get little help from the nearby village, populated by strange and unfriendly characters. Then the corpse suddenly reappears in their cottage and they are attacked by persons unknown. Watson comes to, and discovers that months have passed, and Holmes is not the man he remembers. What has happened to his friend? Does it have something to do with a dead devil worshipper, whose children happen to live in the cursed village?

The Adventure Of The Marie Antoinette Necklace

release date: Feb 02, 2017
The Adventure Of The Marie Antoinette Necklace
An original short story taken from the anthology Motives for Murder, by members of The Detection Club Who can you turn to when the police can''t help you? Another intriguing case for London''s most celebrated detective. When Lady Bramingham''s famous Marie Antoinette necklace is stolen from the safe in her bedroom during her summer ball, there is only one man that she can turn to in order to get it back discretely: the celebrated sleuth Sherlock Holmes. Aided by the faithful Dr Watson, Holmes sets out to find the prize and restore it to its rightful owner.

Halloween Mask

release date: Sep 01, 2014
Halloween Mask
Prepare to have your blood chilled and your nerves tingled ...This collection of eighteen short stories blurs the line between the real and unreal, and transports you to the misty world of the supernatural, where faceless phantoms linger and nothing is what it appears. What is the terrible secret of ‘The Doll’s House’? What horror lies behind ‘The Halloween Mask’? And why is a whitewashed cottage called ‘The Fly House’?David Stuart Davies, a modern master of the unsettling narrative, provides a feast of ghoulish, ghostly and gripping tales to keep you awake long after the lights are turned out.

Sherlock Holmes: The Shadow of the Rat

release date: Apr 30, 2015
Sherlock Holmes: The Shadow of the Rat
In The Shadow of the Rat David Stuart Davies conjures up a grand atmosphere of excitement and fear. When a body is found floating in the river – a body that has been deliberately infected with the plague virus. Holmes and Watson find themselves seeking answers at The Bridge of Dreams, a club where a person’s darkest wish can be granted – for a price. Holmes falls under the control of a will stronger than his own, which threatens the life of his closest friend Watson and leaves the government – indeed Britain itself – open to a deadly terror, the monstrous Giant Rat of Sumatra. David Stuart Davies is a British writer. A former English teacher, he now works as a full-time editor, writer, and playwright. Davies has written extensively about Sherlock Holmes, both fiction and non-fiction. He is the editor of Red Herrings, the monthly in-house publication of the Crime Writers'' Association.

The Darke Chronicles

release date: Feb 03, 2014
The Darke Chronicles
The Darke Chronicles introduces the aristocratic and flamboyant Victorian detective Luther Darke, who tackles mysteries that have baffled Scotland Yard and are seemingly unexplained. The cases featured here take Darke into a world of deception, murderous sleights of hand, spiritualism, vampires, curses and phantoms in fin de siècle London. This volume, a treat for all fans of vintage crime fiction, features seven of Darke’s most challenging and chilling investigations. If you like Sherlock Holmes, then you will love Luther Darke.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy

release date: Jul 19, 2016
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Ripper Legacy
A visit from the distraught Ronald Temple sets SHERLOCK HOLMES and Dr Watson on the hunt for a kidnapped child. With no ransom note and a sinister connection to the highest echelons of Victorian society, it becomes clear that it is no ordinary kidnapping, and soon the companions’ lives are in danger. What is the child’s true heritage? And what is the connection with the Whitechapel murders of a decade before?

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Ripper Legacy

release date: Jul 19, 2016
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Ripper Legacy
Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson investigate the case of a kidnapped child. With no ransom note, and a sinister connection to the highest echelons of Victorian society, the companions'' lives are in danger. What is the child''s true heritage? And what is the connection with the vicious Whitechapel murders?

Brothers in Blood

release date: Jun 10, 2013
Brothers in Blood
A brutal game devised by three intelligent but bored teenagers escalates into murder. Led by the charismatic and cunning Laurence, the trio of ‘brothers’ meets once a year to carry out untraceable, motiveless murders – for fun. Until, years later, they must murder in order to protect one of their own, leaving themselves vulnerable to discovery. This killing is investigated by Detective Inspector Paul Snow, a complex man with a secret of his own which links him to the murder. As Snow grows closer to unmasking the killers, his professional life begins to unravel in a terrifying fashion. Brothers in Blood is a dark and chilling thriller which surprises and excites all the way to the shocking climax.

Classic Locked Room Mysteries

release date: Jul 19, 2016
Classic Locked Room Mysteries
A fascinating collection of ingenious mysteries which all pose the question ''howdunnit?'' - ''how was the crime done?'' Featuring well-known sleuths from Sherlock Holmes to Father Brown, as well as the less familiar, including Jacques Futrelle''s Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, in each story the reader is invited to play detective and is presented with a challenge: can you solve the mystery before the solution is revealed? Such stories reached their height of popularity in the Victorian and Edwardian eras; this collection, edited and introduced by David Stuart Davies, brings together stories from such masters of the genre as Edgar Allan Poe, Wilkie Collins and G. K. Chesterton. Designed to appeal to the book lover, the Macmillan Collector''s Library is a series of beautifully bound pocket-sized gift editions of much loved classic titles. Bound in real cloth, printed on high quality paper, and featuring ribbon markers and gilt edges, Macmillan Collector''s Library are books to love and treasure.

Innocent Blood

release date: Jan 05, 2015
Innocent Blood
CRIME & MYSTERY. A child''s body found in woodland. Parents torn apart by grief. But this is only the first victim in a series of apparently motiveless crimes. Detective Inspector Paul Snow, heading the enquiry, must discover the pattern and reveal the chilling truth as a cunning and violent murderer becomes desperate and even more unpredictable. Haunted by secrets of his own, the complex DI Snow races against the clock, following a murderous trail that leads all the way to a dark and shocking climax. Innocent Blood, set in Yorkshire in the 1980s, is the second in the gritty series featuring DI Paul Snow and maintains the high level of tension and dramatic surprises of the first, Brothers in Blood.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead

release date: Nov 17, 2010
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Scroll of the Dead
Holmes attends a seance to unmask an impostor posing as a medium, Sebastian Melmoth, a man hell-bent on obtaining immortality after the discovery of an ancient Egyptian papyrus. It is up to Holmes and Watson to stop him and avert disaster... In this fast-paced adventure, the action moves from London to the picturesque Lake District as Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson once more battle with the forces of evil. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.

Four British Mysteries

release date: Dec 02, 2014
Four British Mysteries
Four British Mysteries: crime, detective, thriller and (mild) horror set in Britain by British authors. Lynnwood, by Thomas Brown, set in the New Forest, was listed for the 2014 People’s Book Prize; A Taste for Blood, set in and around London, by the acclaimed Sherlock Holmes expert David Stuart Davies; Ellipsis, set in London, a psychological thriller by Nikki Dudley; Cold Remains, set in London and Wales, by crime writer and award-winning poet, Sally Spedding. Four great reads, for those who like to wrap their minds round unusual plots.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Veiled Detective

release date: Nov 17, 2010
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Veiled Detective
A young Sherlock Holmes arrives in London to begin his career as a private detective, catching the eye of the master criminal, Professor James Moriarty. Enter Dr. Watson, newly returned from Afghanistan, soon to make history as Holmes’ companion... By turns both shocking and exciting, David Stuart Davies’ controversial take on the Holmes mythology is a modern classic in crime fiction that will defy all expectations. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories. From the earliest days of Holmes’ career to his astonishing encounters with Martian invaders, the Further Adventures series encapsulates the most varied and thrilling cases of the worlds’ greatest detective.

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Promise

release date: Nov 21, 2014
The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes - The Devil's Promise
THE DEVIL RISES. The discovery of a corpse on a deserted beach is just the first in a series of mysterious and terrifying events that threaten SHERLOCK HOLMES. Driven to investigate the death, Homes and Watson attract unwanted attention from the strange inhabitants of the nearby village, and are viciously attacked. Watson wakes to discover that months have passed and his friend is not the man he remembers. What has transpired during those lost days? And is it connected to the notorious devil worshipper whose descendants live nearby?

The Halloween Mask and Other Strange Tales

release date: Sep 01, 2014
The Halloween Mask and Other Strange Tales
Sherlock cocreator Mark Gatiss lends a foreword to this collection of short ghost stories, each with a shocking sting in the tail Prepare to have your blood chilled and your nerves tingled. This collection of 18 short stories specially designed to shock and surprise takes you into the misty world of the supernatural where all kinds of dark mischief takes place. What is the secret of "The Dolls'' House," what horror lies behind "The Halloween Mask," and what is the terrible secret of "The Fly House?" David Stuart Davies, a modern master of the unsettling narrative, provides a feast of ghoulish, ghostly, and gripping tales guaranteed to unsettle even the hardiest soul.

Classic Tales of the Macabre

release date: Sep 01, 2011
Classic Tales of the Macabre
The dictionary defines ''macabre'' as something that is ''grim, gruesome and grotesque''. This definition sums up splendidly the flavour and the content of the excellent stories you will find in this collection. Here are tales written by masters of the genre which feature ghosts, monsters, magic, and horror - everything and anything which is out of kilter with the norm and challenges the imagination, while creating that special tingle of fear which is generated by uncertainty. In reading these pleasantly disturbing stories it is as though one is looking at the world through a glass darkly. This wonderfully potent brew of macabre titbits is guaranteed to entertain and enthral.

Vintage Detective Stories

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Vintage Detective Stories
The Collector''s Library volumes of short stories - "Best Ghost Stories", "Best Fairy Stories", "Celtic Fairy Tales" and "Tales of the Macabre" have proved popular throughout the world. This new collection of detective stories of the golden age includes intriguing tales by Edgar Allan Poe, Edgar Wallace, G.K. Chesterton, ''Sapper'', E.W. Hornung, and Arnold Bennett. These masters of the genre are joined by less well-known but equally skilled writers such as Arthur B. Reeve, Maurice LeBlanc, Ernest Bramah, Mrs Henry Wood, Stacy Aumonier and Herbert Jenkins among others.

Spinechillers

release date: Sep 01, 2012
Spinechillers
Includes short stories: Best Ghost Stories, Best Fairy Stories, Celtic Fairy Tales and Tales of the Macabre. This collection of chilling tales is designed to be read as autumn nights draw in as Hallowe''en approaches.

Without Conscience

release date: Nov 25, 2008
Without Conscience
Forests of the Night introduced the intrepid John Hawke, an exciting new detective operating in London during the Blitz. Now Johnny Hawke is back in this atmospheric, thrilling sequel. Set in 1942, Without Conscience finds Rachel Howells in London for the first time, trapped in a web of violence. Her companion, army deserter Harryboy Jenkins, will stop at nothing--not even murder--to enjoy his illicit freedom. Meanwhile, private detective Johnny Hawke is involved in the bizarre murder of one of his clients. At the same time he is trying to find Peter, the runaway boy he had befriended in an earlier case. Inexorably the paths of Harryboy and Johnny grow closer together until they collide with frightening consequences. This is a stunning follow-up to the critically acclaimed Forests of the Night and is sure to win Davies a whole new set of fans.

Bending the Willow

release date: Jan 01, 2010
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