Murder at the Ashmolean

Murder at the Ashmolean

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

1895. A senior executive at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford is found in his office with a bullet hole between his eyes, a pistol discarded close by. The death has officially been ruled as suicide by local police, but with an apparent lack of motive for such action, the museum's administrator, Gladstone Marriott, suspects foul play. With his cast-iron reputation for shrewdness, formed during his time investigating the case of Jack the Ripper alongside Inspector Abberline, private enquiry agent Daniel Wilson is a natural choice to discreetly explore the situation, ably assisted by his partner, archaeologist-cum-detective Abigail Fenton.Yet their enquiries are hindered from the start by an interfering lone agent from Special Branch, ever secretive and intimidating in his methods. With rumours of political ructions from South Africa, mislaid artefacts and a lost Shakespeare play, Wilson and Fenton soon find themselves tangled in bureaucracy. Making unlikely alliances, the...
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Murder at the Manchester Museum

Murder at the Manchester Museum

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

1895. Former Scotland Yard detective Daniel Wilson, made famous from his days working the Jack the Ripper case, and his archaeologist sidekick Abigail Fenton are summoned to investigate the murder of a young woman at the Manchester Museum. Though staff remember the woman as a recent and regular visitor, no one appears to know who she is and she has no possessions from which identify her. Seeking help from a local journalist, Daniel hopes to unravel this mystery, but the journey to the truth is fraught with obstacles ...
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Murder at the British Museum

Murder at the British Museum

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

1894. A well-respected academic is found dead in a gentlemen's convenience cubicle at the British Museum, the stall locked from the inside. Professor Lance Pickering had been due to give a talk promoting the museum's new 'Age of King Arthur' exhibition when he was stabbed repeatedly in the chest. Having forged a strong reputation working alongside the inimitable Inspector Abberline on the Jack the Ripper case, Daniel Wilson is called in to solve the mystery of the locked cubicle murder, and he brings his expertise and archaeologist Abigail Fenton with him.But it isn't long before the museum becomes the site of another fatality and the pair face mounting pressure to deliver results. With enquiries compounded by persistent journalists, local vandals and a fanatical society, Wilson and Fenton face a race against time to salvage the reputation of the museum and catch a murderer desperate for revenge.
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Murder at the Natural History Museum

Murder at the Natural History Museum

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

1895. When the newly dubbed 'Museum Detectives' are asked to investigate deliberate damage to a dinosaur skeleton at the Natural History Museum there is evidence that the fossil-hunting mania of the notorious Bone Wars in America may have reached their shores. But for Daniel Wilson, famed for his involvement in the Jack the Ripper case, and renowned archaeologist Abigail Fenton, events soon take a sinister turn...A museum attendant is found dead in an anteroom by none other than the infamous theatre manager Bram Stoker, who it seems may have had a personal connection with the deceased. Facing pressure both from an overseas business and local celebrity, Wilson and Fenton must rely on their talents and instincts to solve their most puzzling case yet.
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Blood On the Wall

Blood On the Wall

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

Along the line of Hadrian's Wall, someone is murdering people and taking their heads. Is this a ritualistic killer or a revenge mission? Detective Inspector Andreas Georgiou of Carlisle CID is brought back from suspension to investigate, but with an accusation of brutality on his record and a superior officer set on hanging him out to dry, his work will be anything but straightforward. Fighting battles on several fronts Georgiou slips deep into a web of corruption, extreme right-wing idealism and the shocking realization that the identity of the serial killer will be hard to discover and even harder to believe.
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Assassins

Assassins

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

The first of a new mystery series featuring Winston Churchill and King George V: an intriguing departure for bestselling children's author Jim Eldridge. London, 1921. Prominent Cabinet minister Lord Amersham has been shot dead outside his Regents Park home, two bullets to the chest and one to the forehead. The killing bears the hallmarks of a professional hit. Tackling one of the most high-profile cases Scotland Yard has ever faced, DCI Paul Stark is under pressure to produce a quick result. Amersham's colleague, Secretary of State for the Colonies Winston Churchill, is convinced the Bolsheviks are responsible. Stark's colleagues at Special Branch believe there's a connection to the Government talks taking place over Irish Home Rule. Or could the motive be connected to Lord Amersham's scandalous private life? Then there is a second murder, once again committed by an expert marksman at close range - and the case takes a...
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Thud in Trouble

Thud in Trouble

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

The Wrestling Trolls are BACK, facing nasty bullies and vengeful villains. Here come the Wrestling Trolls with two great new adventures! Jack, Milo, Robin and Big Rock are back, and they have a new friend with them too - Blaze, the magical phoenix. As usual, the gang are low on money, so they plan to come together as a family and make some dosh by taking on notorious bully Buster Gutt. Unfortunately, Buster is even meaner than they thought, and soon poor Jack finds himself and his alter-ego THUD in some seriously hot water... In the second story, villainous Lord Veto tries to break up the Waldo's Wrestling Trolls family. He plants seeds of doubt in Jack, which sets Milo off, and soon Princess Ava is caught in the middle of two very grumpy boys - when they have a wrestling tournament to fight! The brave Wrestling Trolls troupe must come together for glory once more in this hilarious and heartfelt series.
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Roman Invasion

Roman Invasion

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

Part of the million-selling My Story series that brings the past into the real world, giving it a truly human touch. It's AD 84 when Bran, a prince of the Carvetii tribe, is captured by the Romans. A legion of soldiers is marching east, to build a military road. It's hostile country, and Bran is to go with them as a hostage to ensure the legion's safety...but no one is safe in newly conquered Britain.
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Hunk and Thud

Hunk and Thud

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

The second slam-down book in the hilarious WRESTLING TROLLS seriesJack is doing fantastically well as the Wrestling Trolls training coach, Big Rock is winning matches, and the group are on their way to more gold and tasty rocks than they can count. All Jack has to do is keep his alter-ego THUD! under control...Nothing ever goes smoothly for Jack and his friends though, especially after Milo is kidnapped by evil goblins determined to get their greedy hands on Big Rock's winnings! The wrestling crew know that they will have to be very quick and very clever if they want to rescue Milo, but the goblins have some horrible plans up their sleeves, including putting Robin on the menu for lunch!With even more smack-downs, tie-clinches and backwards pinfalls, the second instalment of the WRESTLING TROLLS series has hunky wrestlers with hairy feet, a horde of vile villains and a little boy with a BIG personality.ABOUT THE AUTHORJim Eldridge was born in...
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Big Rock and the Masked Avenger

Big Rock and the Masked Avenger

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

A total troll smack-down wrestle-fest. Just don't get in the way...Jack knows every wrestling move there is to know, and his dreams come true when he's recruited as a training assistant to Waldo's Wrestling Trolls. Little does Jack know that he's actually part troll, and that when his new family is in trouble he morphs into the terrifying Thud! He'll have to rescue princesses that don't need rescuing, avoid ambushes by goblins and build a team of Wrestling Trolls to take on Lord Veto's evil orcs in a battle for the tournament money. With eight full-colour pages of extra activities included.ABOUT THE AUTHORJim Eldridge was born in London in 1944, and after leaving school at the age of sixteen, worked in a variety of jobs, including a stoker at a blast furnace, on a production line and as a transport manager before going to teacher training college. Jim taught in a variety of schools, both primary and secondary, working particularly with children with reading...
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The Last Enemy

The Last Enemy

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

Centuries-old wisdom. Knowledge people will kill for. The ultimate prize: The Index of the Order of Malichea. And the most powerful organisations in the world are in a deadly race to find it. The Index will change the shape of the future. Jake and Lauren must get to it first . . .Alex Munro, high-flying lawyer, is dead. Murdered in cold blood. The prime suspect is Jake. He has a history with the victim, one tainted by his attempts to obtain the lost books of the Order of Malichea. It's down to Jake to discover who wants him behind bars, away from The Index for good. But the clock is ticking . . .
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Alan Turing

Alan Turing

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

Alan Turing was one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century. He created one of the first designs for a stored-program computer and is widely considered to be the father of computer science and artificial intelligence.During World War II, Turing worked for the Government Code and Cypher School at Bletchley Park, Britain's codebreaking centre, where he was responsible for breaking German naval codes, including the supposedly unbreakable Enigma code, and helping the Atlantic convoys avoid German U-boat attacks. This work probably shortened World War II by up to four years, saving millions of lives.This is the story of the amazing life and work of a British hero and one of the greatest thinkers of the 20th century.
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The Deadly Game

The Deadly Game

Jim Eldridge

Historical / Historical Fiction / War

Jake Wells has uncovered the shadowy and mysterious Order of Malichea. He has - briefly - had in his possession an ancient book belonging to the Order. However, other agencies are also desperate to get hold of the book and the knowledge it contains. Jake finds himself forced to give up the book, and then his girlfriend, Lauren, is blackmailed and has to leave the country for her own safety. But Jake is determined not to be beaten. To ensure Lauren can return to the UK, he knows he must locate another book from the Order, and this means he must contact those he most fears in a high-risk and life-threatening strategy . . .
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