16mm of Innocence

16mm of Innocence

Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith

Imagine discovering that your father was a Nazi war criminal who escaped justice. Imagine if that was not the worst secret in your family... What do we really know about our parents? How clearly do we remember our childhoods? 16mm of Innocence tells the story of three estranged siblings who have reluctantly congregated for their mother's funeral following the discovery of a skeleton in the garden of their old family home. The story unravels as they find old 16mm home movies locked away. By watching the forgotten reels they discover shocking truths beneath their patchy childhood memories: secrets about their family, their parents, the identity of the skeleton, and the reasons behind their estrangement. 16mm of Innocence is a suspense novel with a dramatic and foreboding setting back in 1985: the Skeleton Coast of South West Africa, bathed in dense fogs that have wrecked thousands of ships over the years; and the former German colonial town of Luderitz – built on black rock and...
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Huber's Tattoo

Huber's Tattoo

Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith

Imagine if the secretive Nazi ambition to breed a super intelligent race in the 1930s had been realised... Huber's Tattoo reveals the complicity of the German medical and scientific establishments in the mechanics of engineering the Super Race. Set in London in 2011, several loosely connected murders are gradually traced back to the secretive and shocking Nazi eugenics program centred around Himmler's Lebensborn birthing homes. As this bizarre pattern becomes more noticeable, the intellectually brilliant DCI Webber of Scotland Yard discovers, throughout the course of his investigation, that his own links to the Lebensborn program, and the murders themselves, are much closer than he could have ever imagined. A parallel narrative, starting in Germany in 1936, follows the Nazi medical doctors involved in this ingenious secret project to engineer Aryan super intelligence. The two narratives eventually converge to create a thrilling finish. Huber's Tattoo is the extraordinary story...
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The Secret Anatomy of Candles

The Secret Anatomy of Candles

Quentin Smith

Quentin Smith

The Secret Anatomy of Candles is a medico-legal mystery drama, written by a doctor, which is set predominantly in Durham City and the north east of England. Jasper Candle is a ruthless compensation lawyer who finds blame behind every misadventure. But when 3 year old Ollie dies because of the measles vaccination controversy, a man recovering from cancer surgery also perishes as a result of an infection caught from another sick patient, and Jasper's wife commits suicide in mysterious circumstances, Jasper's convictions are tested to the limit. Investigating the enigmatic death of his wife, Jasper uncovers a devastating family secret running in his family which forced an impossible choice upon her. As the investigation unfolds Jasper finds blame for her death increasingly difficult to apportion, something he is not accustomed to, and this re-examination of culpability conflicts strongly with his professional convictions and practices. In the end, finding somebody to blame for...
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