Friday, November 21, 2014

Cover Reveal for Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years by Vasudev Murthy

First book in the series coming in March from Poisoned Pen Press! 

It’s 1893. King Kamehameha III of Hawaii declares Sovereignty Restoration Day ... Tension grows between China and Japan over Korea ... The Bengal Famine worsens ... A brilliant scientist in Calcutta challenges the system … The senior priest at Kyoto’s Kinkaku-ji temple is found dead in mysterious circumstances.

Dr John H. Watson receives a strange letter from Yokohama. Then the quiet, distinguished Mr. Hashimoto is murdered inside a closed room on a voyage from Liverpool to Bombay. In the opium dens of Shanghai and in the back alleys of Tokyo, sinister men hatch evil plots. Professor Moriarty stalks the world, drawing up a map for worldwide dominion.
Only one man can outwit the diabolical Professor Moriarty. Only one man can save the world. Has Sherlock Holmes survived the Reichenbach Falls?

In a seriocomic novel that radically ups the ante, Sherlock Holmes and Watson find their match in more than one man (or indeed, woman) as a clock inexorably ticks. History, mystery, romance, conspiracies, knife-edge tension; a train in Russia, roadside crime in Alexandria, an upset stomach in Bombay, careening through Cambodia, nasty people in China, monks in Japan–here’s a thrilling global chase that will leave you breathless (occasionally with laughter) as the Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years series begins.

About the Author:

Vasudev was born in Delhi and has meandered around the world with lengthy stopovers in Tallahassee and Dallas. His books span a variety of interests, from Indian classical music to crime fiction, humor, and business management. A violinist and animal rights activist, Vasudev lives with his family and five snoring dogs in Bangalore, India where he runs a consulting firm.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

The H&K VP9

Today I shot a Heckler and Koch handgun for the first time. This is a kinda big deal, you know, since that's the firearm my former SWAT guy carries (he carries a P7M8, which you can see over on the left, and which is sadly no longer produced). Like him it's sleek and efficient and gorgeous, but I'd never gotten to actually fire one before.

Now, thanks to the people at Patrick's Uniforms and Gun Range, I did. Here's an excellent review of the H&K VP9. All I know is, it was smooth. Utterly smooth.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

DEEPER THAN THE GRAVE Release Day Celebration!

To celebrate the birth of this, the 4th book in the Tai Randolph/Trey Seaver series, I'm having a day of giveaways over at the Deeper Than The Grave's Facebook page.

It will be going on from 9 AM to 9 PM EST, so hurry over to get you name in the hat for books, candles, tea, mugs, and more books.

You can find the page here:

And thanks to everyone who helped me get this book into the world!