Captain Kell of the War Office knows the Empire is under threat – from Russia and Germany, from terrorists and anarchists, spies and infiltrators.
But he can’t prove it to his superiors. He needs an agent he can trust, someone who knows the street, not the playing fields of Eton.
Kell needs Wiggins. Trained as a child by Kell’s old friend Sherlock Holmes, who used to call his little band of urchins the Baker Street Irregulars, Wiggins is now an ex soldier with an expert line in deduction and the cunning of a bare-knuckle fighter.
But he has no wish to be recruited – until he sees a route to taking his sworn revenge on the killer of his best friend.
THE RED RIBBON
Now an agent of the newly-formed Secret Service, Wiggins is still determined to track down Peter the Painter, the murderer of his friend Bill. Meanwhile Captain Kell is under pressure to identify who is leaking vital information from the government and his wife Constance is getting dangerously close to the more militant faction of suffragettes.
When Wiggins traces one of the old Baker Street Irregulars gang to a mysterious club in Belgravia, the action follows thick and fast in another brilliantly compelling novel of betrayal and suspense.
THE YEAR OF THE GUN
1912. Released from the Secret Service, Wiggins sets out for New York and his lost lover Bela. But after an altercation on board, he finds himself among the low-life of Britain’s poorest city, Dublin.
Wiggins falls in with gangster Patrick O’Connell and is soon driving the boss’s girlfriend around town. Molly wants O’Connell to support her Irish nationalist cause – a cause needing guns to defeat the British – and then they go to find them in America.
Finally, Wiggins can solve the mystery of Bela – and meet his old mentor, Sherlock Holmes in a story of escalating intrigue, danger and violence.
Sherlock Holmes has been murdered.
Nobody knows who did it, but Wiggins, former Baker Street Irregular and Holmes’ protégée, suspects a German spy.
However, Europe is descending into the chaos of the First World War. Captain Kell of Military Intelligence has limited resources, and more pressing matters on his mind.
Wiggins is on his own. Almost. He pursues Holmes’ killer across the continent, but as grief and rage close in it’s not just the killer that eludes his grasp . . .
‘Skilfully mixing real history with action sequences worthy of Lee Child, this is historical crime-writing at its best’ John Williams, the Mail on Sunday on The Year of the Gun
‘Impressive period detail and sharp dialogue add charm to the strong plot’ Daily Mail (on The Irregular)
‘Full throttle … delivering entertainment in spades’ Myles McWeeney, Irish Independent