Zjordi"a delightful mix of comedy and conundrums. Sf revu. Treat yourself to this joyride. Media junkie"Funny, extremely well-written, short and sweet. 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.
Reggiecide Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 2 #ad - As you can guess this story is a treasure trove of homages as well as just a jolly good romp. A fun blend of P. G. 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, and farquharson, his suffragette fiancée, Emmeline, a reconstituted dog with an issue with Anglicans, his automaton valet, Reggie sets out to save both Queen Victoria and the Empire.
This 19, what ho, 000 word novella is the sequel to the wsfa Small Press Award finalist, Automaton!REVIEWS"I find that a good book is enjoyable by the end of the first chapter.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3Book View Café #ad - A murder mystery where facts can be rewritten, and the dead don’t always stay dead. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. This 100 page novella is the third instalment in the Reeves and Worcester Steampunk Mysteries. Dead bodies start piling up behind Reggie’s sofa, as he finds himself embroiled in an ever-changing murder mystery.
The Aunt Paradox Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 3 #ad - Hg wells has a problem. But things get complicated. 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. His aunt charlotte has borrowed his time machine and won’t give it back. Dolley is a master at capturing and blending all these elements.
More than fascinating, this work is also rip-roaring fun!" - SF Revu. Now she’s rewriting history!reggie worcester, and his automaton valet, Reeves, gentleman’s consulting detective, are hired to retrieve the time machine and put the timeline back together.
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. When reggie discovers that four debutantes have gone missing in the first month of The London Season and, for fear of scandal, none of the families have called the police, he feels compelled to investigate.
Highly recommended, take a spin in this steampunk hybrid and enjoy the ride!" - SF Revu"I enjoyed every page of this book. A steampunk novel that combines classic British Humor, tongue-in-cheek references to Sherlock Holmes and a cast of great characters. I don't think i've actually laughed out loud this much while reading a book in a very long time.
What Ho, Automaton! Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 1 #ad - Erisaerie"dolley's collection of Wodehousian steampunk is entertaining and often spot-on parody. Wodehouse, steampunk and a touch of Sherlock Holmes. Dolley's tone is spot on Wodehouse and the steampunk elements tie into both plot and silliness admirably. Gail carriger, author of soullessreggie, an avid reader of detective fiction, knows two things about solving crime: One, the guilty party is always the person - and, occasionally, the orang-utan - one least suspects.
Harkleroad"A fun blend of P. G.
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4Book View Café #ad - I highly recommend this book. Howard Poston. G. Laughs abounded. 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. Sherwood Smith"Totally awesome. Elizabeth sorenson"Chris Dolley has perfectly recreated the characters and storytelling style of P.
With razor-sharp wit and fast pacing that plays fair with the reader, this is an excellent genre mash-up that fires on all cylinders. Publishers weekly An escaped cannibal, a family curse. Every one was absolutely hilarious and certainly the best parodies of Holmes and Watson that I have come across. Peter s jasion"chris dolley has created a pastiche that evokes as many laughs as the original Bertie and Jeeves, if not more.
The Unpleasantness at Baskerville Hall Reeves & Worcester Steampunk Mysteries Book 4 #ad - Kadlady"very clever writing and I laughed out loud. Sally evans"This book is a delight. 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. Luckily the young master has Reeves, and Emmeline, his suffragette fiancée, his automaton valet, on hand to assist.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thiefBook View Cafe #ad - Reviews"this was a fantastic read. French fried is the unfortunately true account of Chris Dolley's first eight months in France and has been described as 'A Year in Provence with Miss Marple and Gerald Durrell. Just when chris and shelagh think nothing more could possibly go wrong, they discover that Chris's identity has been stolen and their life savings - all the money from their house sale in England that was going to finance their new life in France - had disappeared.
Literally laugh out loud in several places I'm glad I'm the only one home! Librarything "chris dolley's humour reminds me of James Herriot at times, with my husband shushing me in the middle of the night. So chris has to solve the crime himself. But unlike fictional detectives he has an 80 year-old mother-in-law and an excitable puppy who insist they come along if he's going anywhere interesting - like a stakeout.
French Fried: one man's move to France with too many animals and an identity thief #ad - It had me laughing so much that i nearly got relegated to the sofa! once i had started reading this book, I was even quite happy to miss my favourite TV programmes!" - Bookmarked "When I downloaded this book this morning, I could not put it down, I had every intention of putting it on my phone and reading it in dribs and drabs.
And now i appear to have finished the book! The best thing about 'French Fried' is it's sense of humour; warm, self-deprecating, and very British. The british say it's nothing to do with them even though forged British passports were used to open the bank account in Spain. And the spanish are on holiday - and can't even think about investigating any bank account for at least four weeks.
A bank account had been opened in Chris's name in Spain to take the proceeds.
Medium DeadBook View Cafe #ad - A vigilante demon wants her to use her powers to find murdered spirits and help him track down their killers. Finally, a new author as witty and sassy as Janet Evanovich. Lark susak“This was a very entertaining story. And reckless. I read this book in one day. Nothing better than a good belly laugh. Brenda Steele has a problem.
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. I was hooked by the end of page one and laughing out loud by the middle of page two. Lark susaka fun fantasy mystery starring Brenda — a reluctant medium — and Brian — a Vigilante Demon with an impish sense of humor.
Medium Dead #ad - I enjoyed the characters and humor. But brian doesn't just catch criminals. 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. Great book!” — klplmc“i was hooked by the end of page one and laughing out loud by the middle of page two.
An Unsafe Pair of HandsBook View Cafe #ad - 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. An unsafe pair of hands by Chris Dolley is a masterful addition to the British mystery genre. Barth siemenspeter shand is the 'safe pair of hands' - a high-flying police administrator seconded to a quiet rural CID team to gain the operational experience he needs for promotion.
I laughed out loud in public in response to the quirky plot twists. I gave up sleep so that I could read to the surprising and satisfying ending. He's desperate, increasingly unpredictable, pursued by an amorous psychic, and somehow gaining a reputation for arresting livestock. Which will break first? the case, or Shand?Chris Dolley is a New York Times bestselling author.
An Unsafe Pair of Hands #ad - Reviews"this mystery is so much fun. 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.
The media is clamoring for answers, but everything about the case is baffling. On his second day he's thrust into a high-profile murder case.
Magical Crimes: Twenty-Four Inches From TulsaBook View Cafe #ad - 5 stars - "reminded me of jasper fforde, " TiggrieMagical Crimes is a fun CSI with magic and ‘a little something else’ story. The little something else being two foot long and lurking in the hero’s trousers. He needs help but, pete, his forensic magician partner, Seb’s new partner, 000 miles away working on another case and Tulsa, is 3, is of the young and female persuasion.
To make matters worse, magic doesn’t work well with living tissue. Something might drop off. 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. The spell might fade after a few days or.
Magical Crimes: Twenty-Four Inches From Tulsa #ad - . 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 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.
Not to mention extremely hot. After a night out drinking some men wake up with an unexpected tattoo.
The Cuckoos of Batch Magna The Batch Magna Chronicles Book 1Farrago #ad - Strange, as humph now most remarkably finds himself to be, a small-time Wall Street broker, is persuaded by his Uncle Frank, to make a killing by turning the sleepy backwater into a theme-park image of rural England, 9th Baronet and squire of Batch Magna, a playground for the world's rich. But while the village pub and shop put out the stars and stripes in welcome, and led by pulp-crime writer Phineas Cook and the one-eyed Lt-Commander James Cunningham, the tenants of the estate’s dilapidated houseboats tear up their notices to quit, they run up the Union Jack and prepare to engage.
The Cuckoos of Batch Magna The Batch Magna Chronicles Book 1 #ad - What readers are saying about the batch magna Chronicles series:“An enchanting mixture of The Wind in The Willows and The Darling Buds of May. I loved reading the Welsh village descriptions; it felt like coming home. And often does. When sir humphrey strange, departs this world for the upper house, an amiable, what’s left of his estate passes, 8th Baronet and squire of Batch Magna, to distant relative Humph, through the ancient law of entailment, overweight short-order cook from the Bronx.
Sir humphrey Franklin T. It’s lyrical and very amusing, with all the charm of an old Ealing comedy. If you love writing that absorbs you into the landscape you will love this book. An england that doesn’t exist but surely should.
Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident Parasol Protectorate Book 0GAIL CARRIGER LLC #ad - Don't miss this charming novelette featuring the very first encounter between the Parasolverse's most popular power couple, preternatural Alexia and supernatural Lord Conall Maccon. This intoxicatingly witty parody will appeal to a wide cross-section of romance, fantasy and steampunk fans. Publishers weekly, starred review soulless alexia has been described as buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Jane Austen! A Note On Chronology Set in the spring of 1872 this story occurs just prior to events chronicled in The Parasol Protectorate series featuring Alexia and Conall and after those in Defy or Defend.
Alexia tarabotti attends what appears to be a very dull London party, is unconscionably rude to her, until the new werewolf Alpha turns up, and sits on a hedgehog. Want more hot gruff werewolf gentlemen and practical tough ladies? Try How to Marry a Werewolf. The parasol protectorate series soulless changeless blameless heartless timeless also by gail carriger set in the parasolverse the curious case of the Werewolf that Wasn’t The Finishing School series start with Etiquette & Espionage The Delightfully Deadly novellas The Parasol Protectorate series The Supernatural Society novellas The Custard Protocol series start with Prudence The Claw & Courtship novellas try Defy or Defend As G L Carriger The San Andreas Shifter series start with The Sumage Solution The 5th Gender.
Meat Cute: The Hedgehog Incident Parasol Protectorate Book 0 #ad - It is best read if you are already familiar with Gail Carriger's gaslight universe and comedy of manners style, as it was written specifically with her fans in mind. This is a quick read at 9000 words about 15 printed pages available in print only as part of Fan Service collected Supernatural Society omnibus.
Alexia also appears briefly in romancing the Inventor, and Conall and England’s most scandalous wolf pack are referenced in The Finishing School series. From the comedic mind of new York Times bestseller Gail Carriger comes the much requested prequel short story to Soulless.
ScoundrelsFarrago #ad - I literally laughed out loud on so many occasions with this book. It is a filthy romp of a thing, stuffed to the gunnels with drunkenness, debauchery and historically dubious deeds of derring-do. Dan waters, videojug. Com“no swash left unbuckled, no cad outdone, this book is a filthy delight and the product of diseased minds.
Liz rigbey, author ‘summertime’ and ‘Total Eclipse’“Kind of like Flashman on acid. Bob deis, but the heroes we deserve!” mr hyde magazine“i'm laughing at just about every sentence, Men's Adventure Library“Does a good job…wincingly relatable… not the heroes we need, and simultaneously thrilled.
Scoundrels #ad - This reminds me of bond, where eagles Dare, Eric Ambler, The 39 Steps, Ripping Yarns and Victor. Even though i have a pile of unread books as tall as a giraffe on steroids and stilts, this has now skipped the queue. Chinbeard books“Scoundrels Volume One is completely hilarious. Best books to give for xmas list', Riff Raff Podcast“You will absolutely love this breath of fresh air.
. I must say scoundrels … keeps you reading till the last page. Andre jacquemin, monty python & Comic Strip Editor“Excellent stuff, love it.