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Bernie Quist – A modern-day Sherlock Holmes

Bernie Quist

A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Quist is a private investigator, or “consultant detective”, as he prefers to call himself, operating from Baker Avenue in the historic city of York. His eccentric personality and deductive methods resemble Conan Doyle’s celebrated sleuth and his assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a streetwise youth from the notorious Grimpen housing estate, and he’s definitely no doctor. The oddly mismatched duo take on bizarre cases which invariably lead into the realms of the supernatural, a shadowy world that, thanks to his dark secret, Quist is all too familiar with.

Amazon reviews:

Clever, very funny and characters you want to have a beer with! A fabulous read!

Humorous with historical observations, and not a little intrigue. As you would expect from a “Conan Doyle type” – an excursion into the supernatural. Highly recommended!

The author so exquisitely describes the English towns and countryside that his readers can step along with his fantastic group of detectives as they pursue an ancient monster that is destroying bad guys.

Book 1 –  Cat Flap

Book 2 –  The Music of Sound

Book 3 –  Judgment Clay

The Bernie Quist series is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USABarnes and Noble USAAmazon UKWaterstones UK , for free shipping worldwide Book Depository and in ebook formats.

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Out today – Cat Flap

A contemporary Sherlock Holmes, the eccentric Bernie Quist is a consultant detective in the city of York.Christmas is days away and once again the reclusive sleuth will be quietly celebrating alone. His assistant Watson, a teenager from the Grimpen housing estate, has other ideas, mostly involving parties, girls and beer. Yuletide plans are halted when three chemists die and the fiancé of one hires them to look into her apparent suicide. After discovering the chemist wasn’t engaged, they’re drawn into the mystery when their employer is killed. Added to this, Watson has a puzzle of his own – Quist is clearly hiding something and he’s curious to know what. The investigation leads to a shady cartel of northern businessmen, a forgotten Egyptian cult and an ancient evil lurking in the medieval alleyways of York. Quist’s secret is also revealed, and Watson doesn’t know what terrifies him the most.

Cat Flap is available from all good bookstores including Amazon USA, Amazon UKWaterstones UK and for free shipping worldwide Book Depository and in ebook Amazon Kindle.



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