• Historical fiction

      A Lantern at Noonday

      by Roger Butters

      Ancient Rome, during the troubled joint reign of the Emperor Caracalla and his hated brother Geta. The authorities are puzzled by a series of prostitute murders in the notorious Subura district. Quintus Celer, a chariot-racing trainer whose own

    • Humour

      All Mouth and Codpiece

      by Roger Butters

      Through the perilous world of late mediaeval espionage strides the intrepid figure of Ancient Pistol, secret agent. Never at a loss for an insult or an anachronistic quotation from the Bard, Shakespeare’s vainglorious soldier has been entrusted b

    • Crime & mystery

      Strangler in the Night

      by Roger Butters

      In this, the third in the series of Jim Danzig murder mysteries, the private investigator is instructed by the family of the late Stuart Brooksbank, a crooked solicitor whose affairs were under investigation by the Law Society. The police were satisfie

    • Biography & True Stories

      Staunton Pattern

      by Roger Butters

      A full-length biography of Howard Staunton (1810-74), the only Englishman ever to be effectively world chess champion, besides being a leading Shakespearean scholar whose work is respected and occasionally quoted to this day. The book includes

    • Fiction

      The Snows of Yesteryear

      by Roger Butters

      Book 3 in a series of novels set during the Napoleonic Wars, dealing with the adventure of Anglo-Prussian gentleman-spy Richard Karelius. Approximate length 60,000 words. Autumn, 1806. A year after the defeat of the Austrian and Russian armies

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