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Book Recommendation: Cornelius Quaint Series, by Darren Craske

Cornelius Quaint series, by Darren Craske

Book 1 – The Equivoque Principle

Blurb

Dr. Marvello’s Travelling Circus brings a touch of magic and wonder each time it comes to town, but when a series of gruesome murders coincides with their arrival the performers find themselves caught up in some rather sinister goings on. It falls to ringmaster and master conjuror Cornelius Quaint, ably assisted by his Eskimo valet Butter, to investigate the killings and to clear the name of the circus strongman who is being held on suspicion of murder. But Quaint soon finds that these seemingly random killings are inextricably linked and, what is more, that they all point back to a dark secret in his own past.

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Book 2 – The Eleventh Plague

Blurb

Bidding an emotional farewell to Dr. Marvello’s Travelling Circus, Quaint leaves for Egypt with only clairvoyant fortune-teller Madame Destine by his side. Once in the land of the pyramids they must do battle with desert thieves, unearth long-buried secrets, and attempt to foil the villainous Hades Consortium’s plans to poison the River Nile. With a whole new cast of characters this is a ripping Victorian adventure story featuring Cornelius Quaint—part Sherlock Holmes, part Indiana Jones, part Harry Houdini. The Times called The Equivoque Principle a “boisterous comedy” with “hairpin plot twists” and its sequel follows in the grand tradition of Victorian serials.

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Book 3 – The Lazarus Curse

Blurb

Master Conjuror Cornelius Quaint returns in a thrilling and irresistible new adventure. Directly on the heels of his Egyptian adventures in The Eleventh Plague, Cornelius Quaint finds himself drawn into another gripping and treacherous plot. This time, Quaint must intercept Cho-Zen Li’s scheme to assassinate the Queen and unleash a devastating plague on Victorian England. Before long he is enlisted by the Queen herself to hunt Li down and put an end to his cruel reign over the Yahn Province of China. But even the brilliant conjuror does not realise the extent of the danger in his path. A storm is heading in Quaint’s direction, and neither he nor his companions from the travelling circus can do to anything to prevent it In The Lazarus Curse, Quaint sets his sights on Q’in Mountain and his most perilous adventure yet.

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Book 4 – The Romulus Equation

Blurb

The fourth book in the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles.

In this thrilling conclusion to the Cornelius Quaint Chronicles our hero travels to Rome and to the very heart of the Hades Consortium.

There he meets an old enemy, joins forces with a monstrous villain and is helped by his closest comrades as he finally faces the masterminds behind the most evil organisation on the planet.

He will also finally discover the truth behind the death of his parents, a discovery which will change everything. Forever.

The many fans of Cornelius Quaint will not be disappointed by this earth shattering adventure, destined to be his last…

…or is it?

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A Cornelius Quaint Story – The Monarch Key

Blurb

CORNELIUS QUAINT THINKS THAT ALL HIS LIFE’S QUESTIONS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. 

BUT THE GREATEST QUESTIONS ARE THOSE YET TO BE ASKED…

After searching his entire life for answers as to why The Hades Consortium murdered his parents, now at last the master conjuror Cornelius Quaint knows the truth. But if he thought that his life was going to get any easier because of it, he was wrong.

Deadly so.

Invited to a midnight rendezvous with the clandestine organisation known as ‘The Observatory’, the conjuror is offered the opportunity to investigate the grisly murder of Lady Crichton-Blake, a close personal friend of Queen Victoria.

But what at first seems like an ordinary robbery turned sour quickly becomes something far more sinister when Quaint learns that the murderer has a fascination for leaving playing cards at the scene of the crime…

Seeking the aid of his clairvoyant confidante Madame Destine, the conjuror is soon pitting his wits against the psychotic killer dubbed ‘Patience’ in an effort to predict where he might strike next. But behind the scenes there are darker forces at work, perhaps those that emanate from beyond the grave… 

The 5th book in ‘The Cornelius Quaint Chronicles’ sees Quaint and Madame Destine embark on a brand new mystery – the perfect jumping on point for new readers!!!

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A Cornelius Quaint Story – The Enthusiastic Amateur

Blurb

A short story featuring everyone’s favourite magician, Cornelius Quaint. Hi-jinx abound!

In this rip-roaring new adventure in the Cornelius Quaint chronicles, our hero encounters an amateur magician who will stop at nothing to reach the top of the bill…

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A Cornelius Quaint Story – A Quaint Christmas

Blurb

A superbly festive short story. Part of the thrilling Cornelius Quaint Chronicles.

It is Christmas Eve and Cornelius Quaint arrives at a tavern in a most contemptible part of Victorian London. His mission – to procure a Christmas feast for his travelling circus, armed with nothing but a penny, his Eskimo valet Butter, and his own dazzlingly brilliant mind. Can Quaint pull off his con, or will he and Butter find themselves strung up by their gizzards before the night is through?

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Darren Craske

Author Bio:

Darren Craske is an author and illustrator and lives in the South West of this United Kingdom. Here are just some of the ways that the author can be contacted, should you feel an overwhelming desire to do so.

Author Links:

 Website          Twitter          Facebook         Goodreads

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