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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
Meet Lord Peter Wimsey in this Deluxe Edition with Original Annotations and Exclusive Essays!One of the great mystery novelists of her time, Dorothy L. Sayers portrayed the rich and poor, urban and rural Britain of the 1920s and ’30s with a gimlet eye sharpened by her Oxford education (and at a time when few women were admitted there)....
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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
Suburban Stockade: Strengthening Your Life Against An Uncertain Future
by Teresa Peschel
Build A More Resilient Future It’s our paradox for the 21st century. The richer we’ve grown in material goods, the less we seem able to cope. We have access to borrowed money, but we can’t save $500 for an emergency. Many families are one paycheck from financial disaster, yet the culture discourages us from saving money. We’re...
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Categories: All Business, Investing and Leadership
The Complete, Annotated Mysterious Affair at Styles
by Bill Peschel
Deluxe Edition of Hercule Poirot’s Stunning DebutExperience anew Agatha Christie's first book with 500 footnotes and original essays on Christie’s life, Poirot’s creation, poison, true crime inspirations, history and culture.Published nearly a century ago, “The Mysterious Affair at Styles” introduced to the world Hercule Poirot...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
Sherlock Holmes Great War Parodies and Pastiches I: 1910-1914 (The 223B Casebook Series 4)
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
The Casebook of Twain and Holmes: Seven Stories From the World of Sherlock Holmes, as Dictated by Samuel Clemens
by Bill Peschel
Beloved Humorist. Best-Selling Author. ... Consulting Detective. Now it can be told: Mark Twain's adventures with Sherlock Holmes, Watson, Mycroft, and Irene Adler. As part of his autobiography, Samuel Clemens dictated seven stories that he later ordered burned. Discovered at a Pennsylvania farm auction and edited by Pulitzer-Prize...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
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: All Biographies & Memoirs; Writing and Publishing
The Best Sherlock Holmes Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1930
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...
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Categories: All Humor; All Sex & Erotica
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 treaty...
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Sherlock Holmes Jazz Age Parodies and Pastiches II: 1925-1930 (223B Casebook Book 8)
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 Sex & Erotica
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 with...
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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 DoctorIt 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 Biographies & Memoirs
The Life and Career of Dr. William Palmer of Rugeley (The Rugeley Poisoner Book 3)
by George Fletcher
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 Biographies & Memoirs
Sherlock Holmes Victorian Parodies and Pastiches: 1888-1899 (223B Casebook Book 1)
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 2)
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 3)
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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