The Curious Case of the Broken Window

      Bryan Porter / Mystery & Detective
The Curious Case of the Broken Window

Contacted by an old acquittance of the female persuasion, in hopes that he might be able to shed light on the events surrounding her husband's death. The Count of Samerand quickly finds himself as the prime suspect in this grave affair. Can he prove his innocent or will he be hanged for a crime he didn't commit.It is July 25, 1864 when the good inspector James Wright is called to the chief inspector, as a murder suspect has asked for him by name. Unsure of what could be afoot, the inspector finds his good friend and sometimes ally the Count of Samerand cuffed in irons for the murder of a man. The count faces death if proven guilty, and the obvious affection the have for each other does not help the matter. How will the count save himself before he meets his end?
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    The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia

      Bryan Porter / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
The Count of Samerand and the Ghost of Belgravia

The Count of Samerand is the final authority on crime, so much so that inspector James Wright of Scotland Yard has felt it necessary to bring eccentric count in on many a case. It is through these dealings and their unique meeting that the good inspector has to rely and even admire the count. In his later years he picks up his pen to defend this unique man, when the count is no longer able to.It is April 5, 1864, when the Count of Samerand busy in his experiments is commissioned by his good friend inspector James Wright in the murder of Robert Melbourne, a wealthy landowner from the states who has been found murdered by the house staff. The case should be a simple one for one so versed in crime, but circumstances are not what they seem to be, and the murderer has disappeared from a room that is barred from all sides. Will the count with all his worldly knowledge find the killer or has he met his match?
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    The English Gentleman

      Bryan Porter / History & Fiction / Mystery & Detective
The English Gentleman

The Count of Samerand is investigating the disappearance of young William Bathurst, the son of a duke. At the same time Inspector James Wright is investigating the murder of a man with the same description as the young man. The victim is found in the slums of London, if it is the same man what was he doing in such a place dressed so humbly, and can the count find the truth.William Bathurst has disappeared from his home in Westminster, leaving his father and mother, the duke and duchess worried for their favourite son. To aid them in their search for their son they enlist the help of the Count of Samerand in the hope of finding their child. At the same time James Wright is in Whitechapel investigating the murder of a young man in common dress. What connects the two cases is the victim, can he be the missing son, and if so what was he doing in such a place, and why did he disguise himself. Can the celebrated count discover the truth.
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