He knows that roads can change course, people disappear, office blocks migrate across town - all at night when no one's looking. The writing is clever, the concepts are ingenious, and the characterizations are first class. I don't know about you but I like being surprised by a story. And immediately raises Dolley into the ranks of writers to watch.
Resonance #ad - If he walks the same route to work every morning and catches the same train, and keeps himself to himself, then there’s a good chance his house will still be where he left it when he returns home in the evening. Then he meets Annalise Mercado. Annalise Mercado hears voices. So begins the story of two people whose lives appear fragmented across alternate realities.
Highly recommended. Kc heath, yet another Book Review. Interesting plot with plenty of mysteries and twists, characters you care about, and solid writing that strings it all together.
An Unsafe Pair of HandsBook View Cafe #ad - I laughed out loud in public in response to the quirky plot twists. Shand responds by inventing a lead, his boss, and keeps on lying - to the press, his team - telling himself that he'll solve the case before anyone finds out. And then another murder occurs. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case.
You will want to be sure to have a day off or a quiet weekend ahead of you, because this book is very hard to put down once you get started reading it. Kathleen kempa"i literally struggled to put the book down, only doing so hours after I should have been asleep. Aeries. This is by far one of the best summer reads of 2011.
An Unsafe Pair of Hands #ad - Jensview"one of the best I've read in years. Laura belgrave"I loved this book. Bookworm"This is a very good read. A woman's body is discovered in an old stone circle - with another woman buried alive beneath her. The pressure on Shand is enormous. And had there been a third?Shand begins to doubt his ability. The humor is delightful and the plot is complex enough to keep you turning pages to the end.
Medium DeadBook View Cafe #ad - Nothing better than a good belly laugh. But brian doesn't just catch criminals. A vigilante demon wants her to use her powers to find murdered spirits and help him track down their killers. He likes to play with them first, setting elaborate traps where the goal is to make the punishment fit the crime, while having as much fun as possible.
He’s inventive, outrageous. Whereas the murderer they're hunting, and the child he's holding prisoner, might not. Reviews“this book had me reading with my mouth open and or laughing unexpectedly. Can't wait for the next installment, ” — Stephanie Robert. He might even be human. I was hooked by the end of page one and laughing out loud by the middle of page two.
Medium Dead #ad - Lark susaka fun fantasy mystery starring Brenda — a reluctant medium — and Brian — a Vigilante Demon with an impish sense of humor. His last partner died during one of his takedowns. Along the way, or as powerful, Brenda discovers that Brian isn't as old, as he led her to believe. I read this book in one day.
I enjoyed the characters and humor. I kept telling my family 'listen to this' and reading sections of this funny, exciting, strange, entertaining, gross story.
What Ho, Automaton! Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1Book View Cafe #ad - A steam-powered Wodehouse pastiche. Reviews"i found myself snickering and snorting as I read, thinking the entire time 'this is pure awesome'"- Tiffany A. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. A steampunk novel that combines classic British Humor, tongue-in-cheek references to Sherlock Holmes and a cast of great characters.
Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Finalist for the 2012 wsfA Award **"A fun blend of P. G. Fans of wodehouse will certainly appreciate Dolley's witty pastiche, " - Publishers Weekly"I found myself laughing out loud at Reggie and the fabulous Reeves as they romped their way through various adventures.
What Ho, Automaton! Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1 #ad - And prevent him from getting engaged. The book contains two stories set in an alternative 1903 where an augmented Queen Victoria is still on the throne and automata are a common sight below stairs. What ho, automaton! - a 32 page novelette about how the two met. Something rummy this way Comes - a 164 page novel chronicling their first case.
Dolley's tone is spot on Wodehouse and the steampunk elements tie into both plot and silliness admirably. Gail carriger, occasionally, author of soullessreggie, the guilty party is always the person - and, knows two things about solving crime: One, an avid reader of detective fiction, the orang-utan - one least suspects.
With the help of reeves's giant brain and extra helpings of fish, he conducts an investigation that only a detective of rare talent could possibly envisage.
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4Book View Café #ad - Could things get any worse for the baskerville-smythe family?As the bodies pile up, only a detective with a rare brain – and Reggie’s is so rare it’s positively endangered – can even hope to solve the case. Reading reggie's attempts to emulate famous detectives and solve this Baskerville mystery is hilarious.
And reginald Worcester turning up on the doorstep. Luckily the young master has Reeves, his suffragette fiancée, and Emmeline, his automaton valet, on hand to assist. This stand alone novel is the fifth Reeves & Worcester Steampunk mystery and is set a few months after The Aunt Paradox. Fairchild"dolley melds steampunk with Wodehousian manor house mystery, with a dash of Sherlock Holmes and Oscar Wilde thrown in, making a delightful whole that had me laughing out loud.
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 #ad - Sherwood Smith"Totally awesome. Elizabeth sorenson"Chris Dolley has perfectly recreated the characters and storytelling style of P. Wodehouse. The first two mysteries were published in the ebook What Ho, Automaton! The first four were published in the trade paperback What Ho, Automata. Reviews"a sheer delight to read and Mr.
I highly recommend this book. Howard Poston.
Reggiecide Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 2Book View Cafe #ad - A fun blend of P. G. All those words come to mind after reading this little masterpiece. Zjordi"a delightful mix of comedy and conundrums. Sf revu. He might be a mere pawn in a plan of diabolical twistiness. Only a detective with a rare brain - and Reggie's is amongst the rarest - could possibly solve this 'five-cocktail problem.
With the aid of reeves, a reconstituted dog with an issue with Anglicans, his automaton valet, Emmeline, and Farquharson, his suffragette fiancée, Reggie sets out to save both Queen Victoria and the Empire. This 19, 000 word novella is the sequel to the wsfa small press Award finalist, What Ho, Automaton!REVIEWS"I find that a good book is enjoyable by the end of the first chapter.
This book was good by the end of the first sentENCE - 'It is a truth universally acknowledged that a chap in possession of a suffragette fiancee is in need of a pair of bolt cutters. As you can guess this story is a treasure trove of homages as well as just a jolly good romp. Treat yourself to this joyride.
Reggiecide Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 2 #ad - Media junkie"Funny, extremely well-written, short and sweet. Wodehouse, " - sf revu guy fawkes is back and this time it's a toss up who's going to be blown up first - Parliament or Reginald Worcester, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes, gentleman consulting detective. But guy might not be the only regicide to have been dug up and reanimated.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3Book View Café #ad - More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!" - SF Revu. But things get complicated. A murder mystery where facts can be rewritten, and the dead don’t always stay dead. Hg wells has a problem. Dead bodies start piling up behind Reggie’s sofa, as he finds himself embroiled in an ever-changing murder mystery.
Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Now she’s rewriting history!reggie worcester, gentleman’s consulting detective, Reeves, and his automaton valet, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3 #ad - His aunt charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. The fourth instalment, a novel - the unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall - which comes out on February 9th 2016, can be pre-ordered now. A fun blend of P. G. This 100 page novella is the third instalment in the Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries.
SHIFT: A Dark Science Fiction ThrillerBook View Cafe #ad - There's lots of neat stuff in this, and the plot is clever and full of surprises. Don d'ammassa, critical Mass"Shift is a really good science fiction story. I'd recommend it to anyone who wants something a bit different in their science fiction. Sf signal. A serial killer in a world of more than three dimensions.
Heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction" - SciFiChickA serial killer with multiple personalities. Incorporating heart-pounding suspense and an inventive twist of science fiction. Scifichick"shift is a great science fiction mystery that will have the audience wondering who the killer is.
SHIFT: A Dark Science Fiction Thriller #ad - The characters are original, and the imagery pulls you in. Literally. An astronaut who returns from higher dimensional space a changed man. That's shift - an eleven-dimensional thriller with a touch of out-of-body horror. Reviews:"shift is an exciting and shocking futuristic thriller. And two unlikely detectives who have to get inside the mind of a killer.
. The story line is fast-paced but brilliantly driven by the strong cast.
All Our Wrong Todays: A NovelDutton #ad - Unfortunately, Tom isn't happy. Right up until the moment he discovers wonderfully unexpected versions of his family, his career, and the woman who may just be the love of his life. Now tom faces an impossible choice. Or stay in our messy reality with a soulmate by his side. And what do you do when you're heartbroken and have a time machine? Something stupid.
All Our Wrong Todays: A Novel #ad - Finding himself stranded in a terrible alternate reality—which we immediately recognize as our 2016—Tom is desperate to fix his mistake and go home. Entertainingly mixes thrills and humor. Entertainment Weekly “An amazing debut novel. Dazzling and complex. Fearlessly funny storytelling. The washington Post “Instantly engaging.
Free Cornish Army: And Other Stuff I Could Have Been Arrested ForBook View Café #ad - A short memoir of a huge hoax. The true story of a student who, to publicise Plymouth Charities Week, created the Free Cornish Army and convinced the UK media that Cornwall had risen up and declared independence. As he told police at the time, "It was only a small country, and I did give it back. But how do you follow a hoax that pushed the 1974 general election result off the front page?Well.
Free Cornish Army: And Other Stuff I Could Have Been Arrested For #ad - . This 36-page memoir contains five hilarious stories from Chris's early life - from the Free Cornish Army and other outrageous Rag Week stunts, to the day he created the most aggressive chess program the world has ever seen. Chris dolley's first memoir - french fried: one Man's Move to France With Too Many Animals and an Identity Thief - was a New York Times bestseller.
A splendid hoax, " - Punch.
Magical Crimes: Twenty-Four Inches From TulsaBook View Cafe #ad - But don’t worry, the penis in this story is used purely for the purpose God intended – humour and crimefighting – not lustful titillation. Seb kemp is a psychic profiler with a problem. After a night out drinking some men wake up with an unexpected tattoo. 5 stars - "reminded me of jasper fforde, " TiggrieMagical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story.
He needs help but, 000 miles away working on another case and Tulsa, his forensic magician partner, Seb’s new partner, is 3, Pete, is of the young and female persuasion. The two of them are thrown together to solve a high profile locked room mystery where the utmost tact and diplomacy is required – not easy for a man with unpredictable trousers.
Magical Crimes: Twenty-Four Inches From Tulsa #ad - Magical crimes is just over 13, 000 words in length which equates to about 65 pages of a mass market paperback. Reviews:"fun main characters and a couple of twists. Seb woke up with a floor-length boinkwurst and no memory of how, when or where it happened. Not to mention extremely hot. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers.
To make matters worse, magic doesn’t work well with living tissue. The spell might fade after a few days or.