#BookReview Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Coal-Tar Derivative by Steven Philip Jones.

A series of cases brings Watson closer to the infamous Moriarty gang, each case unveiling the intent behind their criminal activities, designed to seek out a weapon that could bring about war. The story begins on a stormy ocean, all seems lost, waves crashing against the boat, a stranger appears on the helm; wealthy, secretiveContinue reading “#BookReview Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Coal-Tar Derivative by Steven Philip Jones.”

Why I use Flashbacks in Initiated to Kill.

I use flashbacks to show rather than just tell through dialogue a person’s background. My books are designed like a psychological profile of each character in a story-telling way. I want to show why a person turned out the way they did.  London, 1996  “A slight breeze whistled through the trees, a lone branch brushedContinue reading “Why I use Flashbacks in Initiated to Kill.”

Prologue – The Legend Returns

Prologue 1600, Csejthe Castle – Hungary Snow cascaded down on Csejthe castle, looming menacing over the village, hidden in the depths of the Carpthian Mountains.     Elizabeth gazed admiringly at her beautiful reflection. Her young, terrified servant attempting to avoid eye contact. Quivering, her hand gingerly combed Elizabeth’s hair, petrified of doing something wrong.     She feltContinue reading “Prologue – The Legend Returns”

WhiteChapel – Infamous for 11 Unsolved Murders.

‘Centre of  London’s Jewish community, Whitechapel became infamous for 11 murders from 1888-91.”  19thcentury Whitechapel reeked with corruption, poverty and cruelty.  Conditions so squalid, that a Yiddish actor commented that not even in Russia, or in the worst slums of New York, never-before-seen poverty polluted the streets of Whitechapel. Such terrible poverty drove women into prostitution, withContinue reading “WhiteChapel – Infamous for 11 Unsolved Murders.”