THE STRANGE AFFAIR OF SPRING HEELED JACK

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 1

London, 1861. Sir Richard Francis Burton - explorer, linguist, scholar, and swordsman; his reputation tarnished; his career in tatters; his former partner missing and probably dead. Algernon Charles Swinburne - unsuccessful poet and follower of de Sade, for whom pain is pleasure, and brandy is ruin! Their investigations lead them to one of the defining events of the age, and the terrifying possibility that the world they inhabit shouldn't exist at all! Winner of the PHILIP K. DICK AWARD 2010.

THE CURIOUS CASE OF THE CLOCKWORK MAN

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 2

When a clockwork-powered brass man is found abandoned in Trafalgar Square, Burton and the wayward poet Algernon Swinburne find themselves on the trail of stolen black diamonds. From a haunted mansion to the Bedlam madhouse, from South America to Australia, from séances to a secret labyrinth, they struggle with shadowy opponents and their own inner demons. Can the king's agent expose a plot that threatens to rip the British Empire apart?

EXPEDITION TO THE MOUNTAINS OF THE MOON

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 3

It is 1863, but not the one it should be! Time has veered wildly off course, and now the first moves are being made that will lead to a devastating world war and the fall of the British Empire. Caught in a tangled web of cause, effect, paradox, and inevitability, little does Burton realise that the stakes are far higher than even he suspects! Burton and Swinburne's third adventure is filled with eccentric steam-driven technology, grotesque characters, and bizarre events!

THE SECRET OF SHEIKH ABDU EL YEZDI

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 4

The Beast is coming. History will be remade. Since the assassination of Queen Victoria in 1840, a cabal of prominent men-including King George V, HRH Prince Albert, Benjamin Disraeli, and Isambard Kingdom Brunel-has received guidance from the Afterlife. The spirit of a dead mystic, Abdu El Yezdi, has helped them to steer the empire into a period of unprecedented peace and creativity.

RETURN OF THE DISCONTINUED MAN

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 5

It's 9 p.m. on February 15, 1860, and Charles Babbage, the British Empire's most brilliant scientist, performs an experiment. Within moments, blood red snow falls from the sky and Spring Heeled Jack pops out of thin air in London's Leicester Square. Though utterly disoriented and apparently insane, the strange creature is intent on one thing: hunting Sir Richard Francis Burton!

THE RISE OF THE AUTOMATED ARISTOCRATS

BURTON & SWINBURNE BOOK 6

Burton’s expedition has returned from the future, bringing with it technologies that must remain hidden if history is to proceed as it should. However, when one of his colleagues turns rogue, the secrets falls into the hands of the very people most likely to misuse it. Betrayed, Burton and Swinburne watch in horror as the Empire’s elite employ the technology to secure their positions of privilege!

A RED SUN ALSO RISES

A PLANETARY ROMANCE

Aiden Fleischer, a priest, is transported to an alien world. With him is Clarissa Stark, a crippled hunchback of exceptional ability. On the planet Ptallaya, under two yellow suns, they encounter the Yatsill, a race of enthusiastic mimics who shape their society after impressions picked up from Clarissa's mind. However, a red sun will also rise, and will bring with it a destructive evil!

THE SILENT THUNDER CAPER

SEXTON BLAKE LIBRARY SERIES 6, VOL. 1

In the first new "official" Sexton Blake novel in nearly half a century, the detective faces his old foes, the Three Musketeers, whose hijacking of a top secret experimental airship leads Blake and the ever-faithful Tinker in hot pursuit down the east coast of Spain to an action-packed confrontation in Gibraltar! This volume also contains the classic G. H. Teed tale from 1922 that introduced the Musketeers.

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Five centuries into the future, Earth is being repaired after being made near uninhabitable. The human race has relocated to colony worlds, which now have distinct and thriving cultures. Peace has reigned for as long as anyone can remember, but when a mysterious incident occurs, conflict becomes inevitable, and while humanity descends into chaos, a none-human sentience invades! To find out more about this project, to read pre-release chapter and to access a plethora of exclusive material (including much that's Burton & Swinburne related) please support me on Patreon. Your pledge can be anything from $1 per month. Higher pledges get better rewards. There are also plenty of public posts, so it's worth paying a visit even if you'd rather not make any financial commitment. Remember, though, when you make a pledge you literally buy me more time for writing and you get to interact with me, influence my work, and engage with it in a way none patrons cannot.

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