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The Agora Mystery Series

 

The Agora Letters: 19th Century Historical Murder Mysteries. 

Carl Brooke, a scholar of ancient near eastern languages, now spends his twilight years chronicling the adventures of his youth as a leading member of the Agora Society, a society dedicated to the betterment of man.

Fans of Sherlock Holmes or Hercule Poirot will enjoy Carl Brooke and his Agora Society in these five very different cases.

Two Tocks before Midnight

The Strange Affair of October 24th, 1859: When a flurry of forgeries appear in museums and among collectors, the members of the Agora, a society dedicated to the betterment of man, take it upon themselves to stop the rogues

The Penitent Thief

A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned.

The Penitent Thief

A string of thefts ends in a grisly murder. Certain evidence leads Captain Barnwell to suspect a former thief, Rutherford Nordlinger as the culprit. Carl Brooke becomes personally involved as Nordlinger’s guilt is questioned.

The Peace Party Massacre

It is late 1865. After hostilities cease, the Agora Society, led by the indomitable Carl Brooke, sends a group to aid the reconstruction of Wilmington Port in North Carolina and to encourage its sister society, the Nec Temere.

The Curse of the Mad Sheik

“There it was again. A moment, a flash, something indescribable and so quickly discarded that one would feel obliged to disbelieve one’s own eyes had it not become inescapable by multiple repetition in my presence.”

The Curse of the Mad Sheik

“There it was again. A moment, a flash, something indescribable and so quickly discarded that one would feel obliged to disbelieve one’s own eyes had it not become inescapable by multiple repetition in my presence.”

The Captain’s Play

Captain Barnwell, a long-time honorary member of the Agora Society, presents to the members a solved case one clue at a time. Three suspects. One murderer. Who is the murderer and why?

Eggs over Arsenic

An art critic is brutally murdered and the subject of his last review is suspected. Did the artist do it or was it one of the family members–all of whom had motive and opportunity?

Remember Thy Oath

A hidden identity. A mysterious priest. An oath left unfulfilled. Edison, the most proper member of the Agora Society, hides a past he thought was long buried. The sudden appearance of a strange priest, however, reveals secrets that demand Edison honor an oath made long ago.

Remember Thy Oath

A hidden identity. A mysterious priest. An oath left unfulfilled. Edison, the most proper member of the Agora Society, hides a past he thought was long buried. The sudden appearance of a strange priest, however, reveals secrets that demand Edison honor an oath made long ago.

The Felled Crabapple Tree

An anonymous telegram introduces Carl Brooke to both his future wife and her conflicted brother who harbors a dark secret from the Civil War. The discovery of a deliberately cut tree reveals the presence of a mysterious one-legged man and the possible reemergence of Carl’s nemesis, Thomas Drake.

The Eye of Bennu

Did Drake play a hand in Anne’s death? Can Carl stop Drake before he harms his daughter, Mary? Join Carl Brooke and Captain Barnwell on their final adventure together. Reeling from the horrific pain of the loss of Anne, his wife, Carl Brooke must face his ultimate nemesis, Thomas Drake.

The Eye of Bennu

Did Drake play a hand in Anne’s death? Can Carl stop Drake before he harms his daughter, Mary? Join Carl Brooke and Captain Barnwell on their final adventure together. Reeling from the horrific pain of the loss of Anne, his wife, Carl Brooke must face his ultimate nemesis, Thomas Drake.

Beautiful Dreamer

A woman enters the Boston Police Department, presenting to Sergeant Sully a bloodied knife and a confession she had committed murder. The body was indeed discovered where she said it would be and the knife was confirmed to be the murder weapon.

Only one problem with her story: She could not have done it.

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