Oleander Press in Cambridge has just released the second in their London Bound series: William Le Queux’ The Doctor of Pimlico.
Writer of detective stories, Walter Featherston is himself a mystery to all his friends. To some he’s a seasoned traveller known in society circles all over the continent. To the police he is known as “Mr Maltwood” with ready access to the upper echelons of Scotland Yard and the Sûreté Générale in Paris, his knowledge of criminology and his success in the pursuit of criminals recognised internationally.
London Bound is a series of classic London-based crime novels re-set and reprinted by Oleander.
It all sounds like a labour of love. The Series Editor, Richard Reynolds, is the crime specialist at Heffers Bookshop in Cambridge, and the covers have been designed from scratch by Ayshea Carter, designer at the Fitzwilliam Museum.
First out was The Charing Cross Mystery on the 25th February. Christopher St John’s Sprigg’s Fatality in Fleet Street is out on June 10th, with more to follow.