The Alchemy of Murder


Paris: the capital of Europe and center of world culture.  People have gathered to celebrate the 1889 World's Fair, a spectacular extravaganza dedicated to new industries, scientific discoveries, and global exploration.  Its gateway is the soaring Eiffel Tower.  But an enigmatic killer stalks the streets, and a virulent plague is striking down Parisians by the thousands.

Convinced that the killings are connected to the epidemic, the world's most famous reporter--the intrepid Nellie Bly--teams up with science fiction genius Jules Verne, the notorious wit and outrageous rogue Oscar Wilde, and the greatest microbe hunter in history, Louis Pasteur.  Together, they must solve the crime of the century.

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The Illusion of Murder


Nellie Bly - reporter, feminist and amateur detective - has taken up Jules Verne's challenge to beat the record of his fictional hero, Phileas Fogg.

Her official account of the journey, however, leaves out one riveting event: in the bustling harbor of Port Said, Nellie witnesses a mysterious death and this makes her a target for a killer and involves her in internationally intrigue with the fate of nations at stake.  

On board the luxurious ships that take Nellie from the land of Pharaohs to the exotic Orient are the most famous magicians in the world, along side legendary actress Sarah Bernhardt and Frederick Selous, the real life inspiration for Rider Haggard's hero in King Solomon's Mines and Indiana Jones.

A killer stalks the decks as magicians conjour the fantasy and a spiritualist raises the dead; Nellie discovers that the deadly plot begun in Egypt has tentacles around the world.

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The Formula for Murder

 History, mystery, murder, and mad science accompany plucky Victorian newspaper reporter Nellie Bly when she travels to the haunted moors of
England to investigate the mysterious death of another journalist.

Refusing to believe the young writer committed suicide, Nellie's search for the truth takes her from foggy Londontown to the ancient Roman ruins at Bath and the eerie landscape of Dartmoor.  Stalked by a killer as she unravels the mystery behind a series of deaths, Nellie encounters a handsome young biology teacher named H. G. Wells, whose knowledge leads Nellie into the realm of science gone mad.

Joined by Oscar Wilde, fleeing a sex scandal, and Arthur Conan Doyle, pursuing a legendary beast of the moors, Nellie struggles to stay alive as she hunts down a scientist who is trying to recreate in a test tube the work of God. 

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No Job for A Lady

 The world's most famous reporter, the intrepid Nellie Bly, is on the case again.

History, mystery, and murder are the traveling companions of Nellie Bly.  Nellie defies the wrath of her editor and vengeful ancient gods while setting out to prove a woman has what it takes to be a foreign correspondent in dangerous Victorian times.

Pyramids, dark magic, and dead bodies are what the intrepid Nellie encounters when she takes of for Mexico after her editor refuses to let her work as a foreign correspondent because "It's no job for a lady."

It's 1886 and Mexico has not cast off all its bloodthirsty Aztec past.  Among the towering pyramids in the ghost city of Teotihuacan, Nellie is stalked by ruthless killers seeking Montezuma's legendary treasure and ancient cult that restores to the murderous Way of the Aztec to protect it.

Nellie travels with Gertrude Bell, who will go on to be called Queen of the Desert for her later exploits in Egypt, as well as he most glamorous and beautiful woman of the era, Lily Langtry, consort to the Prince of Wales.  Along for he ride is a young gunfighter called he Sundance Kid.   And there is the mysterious Roger Watkins, who romantically and physically challenges Nellie's determination to be an independent woman in a man's world. 

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