Will Thomas





Will Thomas

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January 01, 1958

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Will Thomas, born 1958 in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is a novelist who writes a Victorian mystery series featuring Cyrus Barker, a Scottish detective or "private enquiry agent," and his Welsh assistant, Thomas Llewelyn. The Barker/Llewelyn novels are set in the 1880s and often feature historical events, people, and movements. Martial combat is a recurring theme throughout this hardboiled series. In interviews, Thomas has said that Barker is based on men such as Richard Francis Burton and Edward William Barton-Wright, founder of Bartitsu.

Prior to writing novels, Will Thomas wrote essays for Sherlock Holmes society pu...more


Average rating: 4.00 · 5,407 ratings · 575 reviews · 14 distinct works · Similar authors
Some Danger Involved (Barke...
3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 2,114 ratings — published 2004 — 10 editions
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To Kingdom Come (Barker & L...
3.98 of 5 stars 3.98 avg rating — 921 ratings — published 2005 — 7 editions
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The Limehouse Text (Barker ...
4.03 of 5 stars 4.03 avg rating — 838 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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The Hellfire Conspiracy (Ba...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 680 ratings — published 2007 — 6 editions
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The Black Hand (Barker & Ll...
4.07 of 5 stars 4.07 avg rating — 627 ratings — published 2008 — 4 editions
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Fatal Enquiry (Barker & Lle...
4.12 of 5 stars 4.12 avg rating — 216 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
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Some Danger Involved, To Ki...
4.4 of 5 stars 4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2008
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The Seeking
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“To a bibliophile, there is but one thing better than a box of new books, and that is a box of old ones.”
Will Thomas, Some Danger Involved

“Does a bibliophile ever have enough room on his shelves? The answer is obvious: get more shelves.”
Will Thomas, Some Danger Involved

“Everyone who writes in the sub-genre of Victorian mystery stands in [Sir Arthur Conan] Doyle's shadow.”
Will Thomas

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