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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is requested by the British Government to form a team of psychics capable of tracking down a serial killer who murdered a member of the British Royal Family. Conan Doyle, who has the ability to touch objects and ascertain their history, travels to the United States to enlist the aid of his longtime friend Harry Houdini, a master of telekinesis, and n ...more
Kindle Edition, 256 pages
Published June 12th 2011 by Timothy M. Brenner
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M. Leighton
Apr 18, 2012 M. Leighton rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Reading this novel was like watching a Sherlock Holmes film in my head. Brenner captured the period perfectly! He set the scene and the tone from the first few paragraphs and followed it flawlessly throughout the book. The plot was interesting and well-planned, and the life he gave to these characters in their alternate existences was inspired. I've never read anything like it, nor anything by this author, but it's easy to see he has a boat load of talent.
Jeannie and Louis Rigod
This book took me longer to read than my normal speed. Why? It is simple actually, I was entranced by the cleverness of the story and the fullness shown in the creation of each character within the plot. Thus, I had the need to stop and read aloud passages to my husband. Then, we had to activate the computer and look up names that were familiar but somewhat forgotten, John Lister etc. We had to explore what a 1930's Cord automobile looked like. Why was the Oregon vortex familiar sounding to me, ...more
Mary
Oct 25, 2012 Mary rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction
This book was self-indulgent. It reads like a meal review that gets sidetracked. The premise is great, but the execution falls way short.
Lumanaries doesn't play by the rules. I don't mean that it's clever or groundbreaking, I mean that it isn't set in our reality, but makes no effort to describe the reality around it. It is not at all a mystery, steampunk novel, superhero book, or historical fiction. The characters are barely described, likely because they're "historical", and yet they are clea
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Apr 26, 2013 Barbara Biasiotta rated it liked it
Silly but fun. Arthur Conan Doyle, Harry Houdini and Orson Welles, all gifted psychics, team up to track down serial killer, Rasputin! Unfortunately this e-book is filled with typos, misspellings, incorrect grammar and many other inconsistencies, but it was a fun read anyway.
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My renewed passion for writing started back in 2009, when I started writing the screenplay 'N01R'. After finishing 'N01R', I felt the urge to write another screenplay called 'The Appearance of Evil'. It is a very dark tale, based on the idea that a famous actor hires a company to fake his death. My first novel, LUMINARIES, was well received. It currently sits at 4 stars on Amazon and Goodreads. I ...more
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