Sherlock Holmes: Consulting detective has returned with both brand new and revised cases for you and your fellow investigators to solve. The cooperative game series invites you to immerse yourself in Holmes' London, following leads, solving mysteries, and tracking down dangerous criminals. With the help of Watson's journals, you and the Baker street Irregulars will take to the streets, eavesdropping on every hushed whisper and following in every muddy footstep. Somebody is doing Horrible things here, and only you can collect the proof needed to stop them.
The faculty of deduction is certainly contagious, Watson. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Problem of Thor Bridge The gaslit streets of Victorian London. Horse-drawn broughams, hansoms, and dog-carts rattle over the cobblestone streets, pulling their passengers through the pea-soup fog. On every street corner, you pass booksellers, clubs, prisons, music halls, doctors, tea houses, and steamship companies. Yet in the shadows and dark alleys of this great city, horrible and cunning crimes are committed daily, confounding the policemen of Scotland Yard. Still, even the most ingenious crime is only a puzzle for the worlds only consulting detectiveSherlock Holmes! Ten fully revised cases for the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective line from Space Cowboys will soon be available with the newest standalone box, The Thames Murders and Other Cases. Like the previously released Jack the Ripper & West End Adventures, The Thames Murders and Other Cases offers ten thrilling cases, each one drawing you into the mystery surrounding a deadly crime in the world of Sherlock Holmes. Whether youre playing alone or with up to eight players, youll need everyones wits to solve the case. Important note: The ten cases in The Thames Murders and Other Cases are the same ten cases released in the Ystari version of the game Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective, now fully revised and retranslated. The solutions and contents of some cases have changed. Like previous adventures in the Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective line, every case in The Thames Murders and Other Cases draws you into a perplexing mystery on the streets of Victorian London. Each case begins the same waywith an introduction read aloud, relaying the facts of the case. From that starting point, the city of London opens up before you. Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective offers a drastic departure from every other board gameeven other cooperative games. You and your friends are not confined by taking turns, one after another. You arent even limited in where you can go. The entire city of London is yours to investigate and explore, spread out on a physical map for you to pore over. Beginning your investigation is simply a matter of deciding where you want to go on the map. Perhaps you and your fellow investigators decide to visit the scene of the crime and search the area for clues. Every location on the map corresponds to a simple set of coordinatesby looking up those coordinates in your case book, youll be able to read what you find at the scene of the crime. The passages within this case book give you the chance to notice suspicious objects and read your interviews with suspects but you wont find your way too far without consulting some of the other resources at your disposal. Alongside your map and your case book, you have some other pertinent items, starting with your London Directory. Within this short booklet, youll find the addresses of countless people within London. Perhaps you learn that a certain Leticia Garcia may have been implicated in your latest case. By looking her up in the London Directory, you can find her address, allowing you to turn to her section in the case book and continue your investigation! And of course, you wouldnt be fully equipped for your job without a detectives most overlooked tool: the daily issue of The Times newspaper, available for you to peruse and scan for any relevant information. Even though the clues in The Times may not be plainly laid out for you, theres still plenty of information that may prove crucial to interpreting a clue and deciding on your next stepif you can find it mixed in among articles, obituaries, and advertisements. The clues are all before you, and ten unique cases await in The Thames Murders and Other Cases. From the curious case of The Munitions Magnate, to The Pilfered Paintings, to The Mummys Curse, every case offers a new challenge for your deductive skills. Its up to you and your friends to conduct your own investigations, visiting the witnesses, the suspects, and the scene of the crime in order to piece together the narrative behind each crime.
The Bartleby and James Adventures steampunk mystery series follows the cases of consulting detectives Anton Bartleby and James Wainwright through an alternate Victorian history. In their debut adventure, London is in the grip of an unstoppable assassin known only as the Spider, and consulting detectives James Wainwright and Alton Bartleby have been commissioned to catch her. Can the surly inventor and savvy gentleman track her down and stop her string of murders, or will Queen Victoria be her next victim? Who Are Bartleby and James? Alton Bartleby is a social savant, the scion of a once proud and noble bloodline, working to restore his family's name. James Wainwright is a brilliant engineer and inventor. Together they take on the cases that Scotland Yard cannot or will not handle. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Wayne Farrell. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/003660/bk_acx0_003660_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes meet and set up their lodgings at 221B Baker St. Over the course of several weeks, the good doctor finally persuades his mysterious roommate to reveal what exactly is his occupation. It seems that Sherlock Holmes is a self-proclaimed consulting detective. And as incredible as it sounds, the facts prove it to be true. A Study in Scarlet is the first Sherlock Holmes story/novella. Also included is the Edgar Allan Poe story: "The Murders in the Rue Morgue", generally considered the very first detective story. In this audiobook you get a firsthand glimpse into the very roots of detective fiction. 1. Language: English. Narrator: B.J. Harrison. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harr/000125/bk_harr_000125_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Tarleton Murders: A corking good early Sherlock Holmes story that any mystery reader or listener will love.Find out the answers to many tantalizing Sherlock Holmes questions in The Tarleton Murders, the book that takes you into the dark place in the life of Sherlock Holmes B.W. (Before Watson), or, as he said, “before my biographer came to glorify me.”Who really was Moriarty?Where did Sherlock Holmes go to school?How did Holmes know so much about the Ku Klux Klan?Was Uncle Remus actually Sherlock Holmes?Did you know Holmes saved both General Sherman and the Pope from assassination?How did Holmes acquire such a rich acquaintance with America?Did he ever go to America?Did he really prevent a Second Civil War?And what role did he play in the families of Martin Luther King, G.K. Chesterton, Scarlett O’Hara, and Singin’ Jimmy McCartney of Liverpool?Historical Fiction Thriller: The Tarleton Murders, the record of “one of those pretty little problems” Holmes solved in the pre-Watson years, has never been brought to light until now. The discovery of this previously unknown manuscript opens a window onto the mysterious early years when Holmes was struggling to set himself up as a “consulting detective”, a previously unknown profession. “I have often wished that I had notes of those cases,” Watson said of Holmes’s early work, and so do we! But in The Tarleton Murders we have an account written by a Watson before there was a Watson. An old schoolmate, now a Jesuit priest, comes to Holmes with an alarming coded message that menaces a respectable nun.The Early Sherlock Holmes: So begins a frantic journey that takes Holmes and his friend from Rome (where they save the Pope) to Paris to London to Liverpool, across the Atlantic during the most dangerous hurricane in 20 years, to the backwoods of Georgia (infested by the Klan), and 1. Language: English. Narrator: Charles Huddleston. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/138212/bk_acx0_138212_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A fun blend of P.G. Wodehouse, steampunk, and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements. More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun! (SF Revu) What Ho, Automaton! chronicles the adventures of Reggie Worcester, gentleman consulting detective, and his automaton valet, Reeves. Reggie, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the guilty party is always the person you least suspect. And, two, the Murders in the Rue Morgue would have been solved a lot sooner had the detective the foresight to ask the witnesses if they’d seen any orangutans recently. Reeves needs all his steam-powered cunning and intellect to curb the young master’s excessive flights of fancy. And prevent him from getting engaged. This 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. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Paul J. Rose. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/015619/bk_adbl_015619_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
There are approximately 160 million women living in America. This is a story of just one woman. As the story unfolds, Linda gradually learns that some people do deserve to die, but that she is not one of those people. Linda Darby is a seven-year divorcee, living quietly in a small let-the-world-go-by beach town on the coast of Oregon, who day trades for a living. Her only close friend is a widowed elderly woman who manages a small consulting company, which, as is later discovered, never has visitors, sends and receives its business correspondence only by courier, and is not listed in any phone directory. No one in town knows what kind of consulting the company does, but the rumor is that whatever they do is done for the government. Linda doesn’t date local men. When her celibacy grows intolerable, she visits nearby towns to frequent the watering holes of successful men. Her motto: No relationships. No second dates. No use of her real name during one-night stands. Then one evening, Linda goes for a walk, and nothing for her is ever the same. She is dragged into an alley by two men, but saved by a third, a stranger who disappears as suddenly as he appeared. The next day, she finds out the two men in the alley had been killed, the town’s first murders ever. The following day, she learns that hours before she had been dragged into the alley, her close friend was tortured and killed. The next night, she awakens several hours after going to bed to find a man sitting in her bedroom, watching her. In the days that follow, events stretching all the way to the nation’s capital change who Linda is, what she thinks, and how she will live the rest of her life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Amy B. Martin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/110542/bk_acx0_110542_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Taking a deep breath, Watson nodded. He could accept it. He could even understand it. And it made him smile.... Sherlock Holmes was human after all. Sherlock Holmes, London’s most celebrated consulting detective, is, by all accounts, a very difficult man to live with. His longtime companion, Dr. John Watson, must be one of the most patient men alive. As the two bicker one day regarding Watson’s write-up of their previous case, Holmes refuses Watson’s invitation to join him that evening for some...otherworldly entertainment. Ever the skeptic, renowned clairvoyant and illusionist Pierre Bastion is the last person Holmes wants to see. When the clairvoyant turns his attention to Sherlock Holmes, things become intriguing. Bastion’s little deductions makes Holmes suddenly agitated and in a state Watson has never seen. When a string of horrific murders linked to the Boxer Rebellion in China has Scotland Yard in a tizzy, Sherlock Holmes is in the midst of it all. Knowing his friend is holding a great secret, Watson vows to help in any way he can. That means keeping the most earth-shattering news about the great detective quiet. As a deadly foe once more appears in his life, Sherlock is joined by some unique characters, and the perceived history of Sherlock Holmes is put to the test. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Madison Niederhauser. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/133036/bk_acx0_133036_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
1990; Oxford, England, and the respectable facade of the City of Dreaming Spires is being shattered by a series of brutal murders. Police chief Neil Lowe needs a quick result, especially if it allows him more time in the cafe. Rookie constable May Pearce is left disillusioned by what appears to be an orchestrated cover-up at the highest level; this is not why she joined the force. Radio reporter Verity Hunter has noticed that the choice of victim suggests a far deeper motive than that of a straight psycho-killer - a particular breed of retribution is at play - and she stumbles upon another aspect of Oxford hidden from view - the world of “elite” secret societies. Her boyfriend Keith is on the same page, and his consulting of the direct-talking consciousness guru Max Zeall makes him realize that there are spiritual components dictating the way things are playing out. It’s these very same forces which provide the opportunity to restore justice and balance. A crime thriller set during a time of great cultural change, (the last days of Thatcherism, the Poll Tax riots, the fall of Communism, the first Gulf War, Acid House and Rave culture,) gets taken to uncharted territories through allegory and metaphor, and the narrative’s interplay with spiritual teachings. As such, The Cause & the Cure can be listened to on many different levels, according to the listener's own consciousness. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Mark Devlin. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/196099/bk_acx0_196099_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.