In the roar and bustle of Victorian London, as the criminal underground begins to make its mark upon the fabric of a nation, the world is introduced to one of the greatest detective duos recorded history has ever known – the dachshund detective Sir Happy Heart and his faithful feline partner Mister Marmee. Joined by their human counterpart, Inspector Hyrum Farley of Scotland Yard, these fearless friends begin their lifelong struggle against the worst that humanity has to offer, sharing their many adventures together through the firsthand accounts of Mister Marmee.
The Case of Jack the Nipper chronicles Mister Marmee and Sir Happy Heart’s first adventure together. When a series of brutal attacks and a connected murder set the city on edge, this crime fighting team leaps into action in an effort to stop the perpetrator of the crimes before he strikes again. With clues that lead from the bleakest slums, to the darkened doorways of illegal dog fighting of London, to one of the most powerful and influential families of Victorian times, can these extraordinary consulting detectives prevail before the Nipper takes his next victim?
About the Author
H.L. Stephens blossomed with the wild marshlands of Charleston, SC as the backdrop of her childhood adventures. Growing up in a military family, Stephens met people from all over the world. Such diverse experiences ignited her imagination and nurtured her desire to create new and fantastic realms for others to explore and enjoy. Stephens is proudly owned by a delightful Pomeranian named Sassy who is her constant companion and writing partner. Stephens is also married to the love of her life who hails from the ancient lands of Western Sahara. As her biggest fan and her strongest supporter, Stephens' husband adds the spicy flavor of his exotic homeland and intoxicating histories to her rich imagination.
By day, Stephens works for a multi-national software company. In her spare time, she is dedicated to weaving wondrous stories for her readers. Writing in a variety of genres, she continues to uncover the possibilities of new and exciting places in the worlds she creates. She is also a prolific poet, sharing much of her work on her various social media sites. She is compiling a collection of her most popular work for release in both English and Arabic formats.
Stephens has completed writing and is currently working on the releases of her third Chronicle of Mister Marmee novel and the first book in a new fantasy series. She is also working on a fictional romance set in the Sahara, as well as a second work of fantasy.