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Publication Order of Margaret Harkness and Arthur Conan Doyle Books

A Knife in the Fog (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon
Queen's Gambit (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Short Stories/Novellas

Dark Tryst Vol 1 (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Anthologies

The Bells of Christmas(2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
13 by 11(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Bells of Christmas II: Eight Stories of Christmas Hope(2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Bradley Harper is an American author.

Bradley Harper was born in Ft. Chaffee, Arkansas. He served in the Army as a pathologist and retired with over three decades of military and medical experience. He also has experience serving in the Pentagon as a Colonel and Physician. He speaks five languages and resides in Virginia with his family.

Once he retired from the Army, he went back to school. He attended Full Sail University and studied creative writing, graduating with his Associate’s Degree. His work has made it to publication in magazines like Flash Fiction Magazine. One of his short stories received an honorable mention in an international contest involving short fiction.

Harper also belongs to a variety of writing groups. These include the Authors Guild, Mystery Writers of America, and the Sisters In Crime group. He contributes regularly to the newsletter that comes out twice a month from the ‘Sisters’ writing group.

Bradley Harper officially became an author in print for the first time in 2018. That is when the release of his debut full fiction book, A Knife in the Fog, came out. The story revolves around a young man named Arthur Conan Doyle deciding to throw his hat into the ring and join the search for a serial killer that will turn out to be Jack the Ripper.

Bradley Harper is the creator and the author of the Margaret Harkness & Arthur Conan Doyle fictional series of novels. The series became available to readers for the first time in 2018. This is when the debut mystery novel in the series was released. The sequel would come out a year later and is titled The Queen’s Gambit.

A Knife in the Fog is the debut novel in the Harkness and Doyle fictional series by Bradley Harper. If you are a big fan of anything Sherlock Holmes, inventive new takes on classic real life people and characters, or just a great mystery series, then check out this fiction series for yourself!

In this debut story, readers get to meet the main character of Arthur Conan Doyle for the first time. Arthur works as a physician primarily, He has decided to take a break when it comes to practicing, however. Most doctors probably wouldn’t be interested in doing that, especially for the reason– deciding that the wants to help the London police and try to hunt down a serial killer.

The killer is none other than the famed serial killer known as Jack the Ripper. The year is 1888, the month is September. Doyle is 29 years old and he works practicing medicine during the day but writing during the night. His first story to come out in the Sherlock Holmes series is titled “A Study In Scarlet”. The story is published and even though it is fairly popular among readers and the critics too, he only comes away with 25 pounds for his trouble.

The experience is not a pleasant one. As a result, the physician vows to himself that he will never again try to compose another crime fiction story. When a messenger shows up at his door, he is entirely surprised. Doyle is delivered with a summons from the previous Prime Minister. William Gladstone has requested that the physician and writer drop everything and immediately visit him in London.

Doyle decides to oblige Gladstone and see what he wants by going to London. He arrives there and is offered an interesting chance to do something different. One month’s salary is what he is being offered in exchange for helping the forces of the Metropolitan Police department. He would be an official consultant on the all-important hunt to track down a serial killer.

Arthur agrees to the terms, with one stipulation that requests that his surgery professor be allowed to collaborate with him on the case. It is a fitting request as the professor was his original inspiration for the character of Sherlock Holmes. Joseph Bell is the perfect candidate to help him when it comes to this investigation.

He floats the proposal to Bell and the professor quickly agrees to help. The two of them are quickly joined by a woman as well named Margaret Harkness. She is a writer that is going to serve as their companion and guide and knows her way around a Derringer. The team follows up on leads that will take them through courtyards and dank alleys.

Then they stumble across a dead body. It appears to be the fifth victim of the killer, and they have been killed in a savage fashion. The team is concerned, but they knew what they signed up for. But it all starts to become way too clear that they are not just the hunters– they are being hunted as well.

Can they track down this killer once and for all? Or will the team be toast when a figure wielding a knife emerges out of nowhere? Pick up the exciting first book in the Doyle series to find out!

The Queen’s Gambit is the second novel in the Harkness and Doyle series. The year is 1897 and the setting is London.

Margaret Harkness returns once more, now in the early age of her forties. She is forced to be departing England due to her health status. The only thing standing in the way of that is the money. When Professor Bell sends Margaret a letter, it might be the answer that she has been hoping for.

Bell invites Margaret to come with him to Germany. The purpose would be a mission connected to the government of Germany that concerns losing state secrets to the Anarchists. For her health and due to her interest, she agrees.

Little does she know that this may end up in being stalked all through the London streets by a man filled with the need for vengeance. He has Queen Victoria and Margaret targeted, but will he follow through? She quickly finds help in the form of James Ethington, an Inspector with Scotland Yard, and his daughter Elizabeth, who is fifteen.

The Diamond Jubilee is quickly approaching. Will the hunted become the hunter? The stakes have never been higher! Read this book to find out what happens!

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