Books by Bill Peschel

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Bill Peschel is a former journalist and co-winner, with his newspaper, of the Pulitzer Prize who specializes in publishing books that describe "the history behind the mystery." He loves to dive into books, explain the now-forgotten cultural, political and societal references and highlight fascinating stories behind their creation and creators. Bill's interest in history and mystery fiction is wide-ranging, encompassing Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers, P.G. Wodehouse, Punch magazine, Victorian poisoner William Palmer, and Sherlock Holmes. He and his wife are also working on adding their novels to the Peschel Press line.

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The Complete, Annotated Whose Body?
by Bill Peschel
When church architect Mr. Thipps finds a naked man in his Battersea bathroom, Lord Peter Wimsey is on the case! The aristocratic amateur detective, accompanied by his camera-bearing manservant Bunter, follows a trail of blood as he pursues stock market manipulation, medical malpractice and Lord Brocklebury's edition of Dante. But the...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes (223B Casebook Series 5)
by Bill Peschel
Genius. Braggart. Scientist. Fraud. Sherlock Holmes has been portrayed as all that and more. “The Early Punch Parodies of Sherlock Holmes” brings together the major stories, reviews, briefs and illustrations that appeared in the legendary British humor magazine during Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s lifetime. Annotated and presented in...
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Bill Peschel
Why Would People Drink Strychnine For Their Health? What Does ‘English Beef and Brawn’ Mean? What Are Land Smocks? Spill Vases? Patience Cards? What Did Agatha Christie Think Of Jews? How Did A 25-Year-Old Woman Create One Of Mystery’s Greatest Detectives? Best-selling mystery writer Agatha Christie created intricate...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Dead Man: Hell's Casino (Kindle Worlds Novella)
by Bill Peschel
The Rock of Ages casino promises to fulfill the lucky gambler’s dreams. But when Matt Cahill stops by one winter night hoping to win enough for a hotel room, he discovers that Mr. Dark has a special game designed just for him. As a mad bomber with a taste for blood pulls off the heist of a lifetime, Matt has to choose between the lives...
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Categories: All Horror
Writers Gone Wild: The Feuds, Frolics, and Follies of Literature's Great Adventurers, Drunkards, Lo vers, Iconoclasts...
by Bill Peschel
Truth is stranger than fiction. If you've imagined famous writers to be desk-bound drudges, think again. Writers Gone Wild rips back the (book) covers and reveals the seamy underside of the writing life. Insightful, intriguing, and irresistibly addictive, Writers Gone Wild reveals such fascinating stories as: * The night...
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Categories: Unknown
The Complete, Annotated Secret Adversary
by Bill Peschel
Young Adventurers For Hire! A world war is over but Great Britain is still menaced by its enemies. Recently released from their wartime service, Tommy and Tuppence are young, energetic . . . and broke. Joining forces, they advertise that they’ll do anything for money. When they’re hired by the government to hunt for a missing...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Sherlock Holmes & Mark Twain: The Adventure of the Whyos
by Bill Peschel
Mark Twain’s fans know that he did not approve of Sherlock Holmes. He even parodied the detective and his methods in “A Double Barreled Detective Story.” But why? “The Adventure of the Whyos” hints at an answer. This 8,000-word short story, the first in a series, reveals that Twain had participated in several misadventures...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
The Times Report of the Trial of William Palmer (The Rugeley Poisoner Book 2)
by Bill Peschel
The Case of the Deadly Doctor It is the year 1856. Queen Victoria has ruled for 19 years. The Crimean War recently ended after three years of bloody fighting. The elimination of taxes on newspapers unleashed a demand for stories and the bloodier the better. The arrest of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley for murder gave the public what it...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; History; True Crime
The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley (The Rugeley Poisoner Book 3)
by Bill Peschel
THE BAD BOY OF RUGELEY In 1856, Dr. William Palmer made history when he was hanged for poisoning his best friend. It was not only the first trial involving strychnine, but the first that was moved because of the extensive publicity it received in the new penny newspapers that were exploding in popularity. In 1925, George Fletcher...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; True Crime
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (223B Casebook)
by Bill Peschel
Welcome to 223B Baker Street The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction’s most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s spellbinding tales of mystery and detection, along with Holmes’ deep friendship with Doctor Watson, touched the hearts of fans worldwide, and inspired imitations...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches I: 1900-1904 (223B Casebook Series)
by Bill Peschel
Welcome to 223B Baker Street! The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction’s most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s spellbinding tales of mystery and detection, along with Holmes’ deep friendship with Doctor Watson, touched the hearts of fans worldwide, and inspired imitations...
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
Sherlock Holmes Edwardian Parodies and Pastiches II: 1905-1909 (223B Casebook Series)
by Bill Peschel
Welcome to 223B Baker Street The debut of Sherlock Holmes in the pages of The Strand magazine introduced one of fiction’s most memorable heroes. Arthur Conan Doyle’s spellbinding tales of mystery and detection and Holmes’ deep friendship with Dr. Watson touched the hearts of fans worldwide, inspiring imitations, parodies, songs...
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Categories: All Humor; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
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