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The Case of the Antiquarian’s Study (The Sebastian Symes Victorian Detective Series)

By G.W. Colkitto

G.W Colkitto’s charming novella transports the reader back to the late nineteenth century, a world of gentleman detectives, ingenious thieves, bumbling constables, and cryptic mysteries.

A friend and sometimes rival of two of the best-loved characters in English literature – Dr Watson and Sherlock Holmes – the Sebastian Symes stories are a brilliant addition to the canon of British detective fiction.

In ‘The Case of the Antiquarian’s Study’, Sebastian Symes is invited by Sir James Bellamy to help with the excavation of a medieval chapel on his estate.

It is just the distraction Symes needs after his bruising encounter with the old- style London Rules fighter, Battling Billy Ford.

But will the promise of a quiet week out of London be as restful as Symes imagines? Not a chance.

The Antiquarian is found murdered in a locked room. The ancient treasure stolen.

With the help of Major Ritson and the local Constabulary, can Sebastian Symes solve the puzzle? 

‘The Case of the Antiquarian’s Study’ is perfect for fans of Sherlock Holmes, Raffles and historical fiction.

G W Colkitto is an ardent Sherlock Holmes fan and former Bookshop owner, who writes both poetry and prose. He lives in Scotland.

Praise for The Case of the Antiqurian’s Study:

‘Sherlock Holmes possesses both a friend and rival in Sebastian Symes. Conan Doyle would be pleased. More so, the reader will be.’ – Richard Foreman, author of Raffles: The Gentleman Thief.




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