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The Casebook of Doakes and Haig
     

The Casebook of Doakes and Haig

by Patrick Welch, Judith Huey (Illustrator)
 
England circa 1950: in this universe, England is still a colonial power. America remains a colony, there are no cars, planes, telephones or electric power, and leprechauns walk the streets unknown and undetected. Doakes (human) and Haig (leprechaun) are merchants, purveyors to the crown, but through a series of unusual circumstances become criminal consultants. They

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England circa 1950: in this universe, England is still a colonial power. America remains a colony, there are no cars, planes, telephones or electric power, and leprechauns walk the streets unknown and undetected. Doakes (human) and Haig (leprechaun) are merchants, purveyors to the crown, but through a series of unusual circumstances become criminal consultants. They use detective skills and unexpected leprechaun powers to solve a series of baffling crimes in The Casebook of Doakes and Haig. Why would a Sioux Indian slay a gardener on an English lord's estate?

Can Doakes and Haig prevent the murder of another leprechaun ...and should they? What is the real secret of Manoa, the fabled Lost City of Gold? Why would anyone be interested in stealing cats, especially Egyptian Maus?

These questions and more are answered in this collection of five stories and a novella by award-winning author Patrick Welch. Enthusiasts of mysteries, light fantasy and alternate histories won't want to overlook The Casebook of Doakes and Haig. It's the perfect remedy for a reader seeking a cure from the ordinary.

Editorial Reviews

Barry Hunter
"...a fun read and one that should add a lot of new readers to the ranks of those who want more from Pat Welch. Recommended highly."
Baryon
Henry L. Lazarus
"Patrick Welch's The Casebook of Doakes and Haig (trade from Twilight Times Books) is a true giggle. ... I hope this sells well so that I can get more adventures."
University City Review and the newsletter of the Philadelphia Science Fiction Society
Joyce Handzo
"...The Casebook of Doakes and Haig is an entertaining collection of stories featuring an unusual pair of detectives in a unique world. While there is no pot of gold at the end of the book, readers will definitely be filled with smiles and satisfaction."
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781931201148
Publisher:
Day to Day Enterprises
Publication date:
06/28/2004
Pages:
198
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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