The Adventures of Augustus Fuller, classic action adventure fiction from the pen of James Rickon, contains the three stories:
The arrival of a misdirected cryptic letter plunges Augustus Fuller, gentleman, into the dangerous intrigues of the anarchist underworld of Edwardian London. With Scotland Yard baffled and reliant on him for information, will Fuller be able to unmask the identity of the anarchist mastermind and discover their plans? Or will his high stakes game end in nothing less than Fuller’s demise in the cruellest of manner?
THE ALDBURY DEVIL
Fear stalks the snow laden landscape of East Kent as the tormented mind of an old man haunts the residents of Aldbury Hall. Can Fuller uncover what lies behind a spate of disturbing killings on the estate? Or will the nightmare stepping out of the cold winter’s night claim his life too?
THE TERROR WEAPONS
With tensions across Europe rising in the hot summer heat of 1905, the British public is held in rapture by newspaper headlines of mysterious explosions lighting up the night skies above cities across the country. Are these nothing more than natural phenomena or does the recovery of a burnt corpse at Portsmouth point to a more insidious and calculating menace at work?
About the Author
James Rickon, louche fellow from the rooms upstairs, never had a chance to be any different than he is. Having learnt to read with Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin (and thus having a reading voice at the age of five that mimicked the rough tones of Captain Haddock) he soon graduated to Captain WE Johns' Biggles adventures and had his view of the world shaped by a time that had long since passed. Not put off by such a trivial matter as having been born a hundred years too late, James struggled on against the modern world and amassed a comprehensive collection of late Victorian to early twentieth century adventure fiction consisting of authors such as Verne, Wells, Conan Doyle, Buchan and Rider Haggard in which to immerse himself. With a sweet tooth for late nineteenth century French fin de siècle, literature that did little more than influence his drinking habits enough to dilute his ennui, and a penchant for old fashioned adventures (inevitably involving service revolvers, tweed and stout hearted chaps struggling against all manner of insidious foe) The Adventures of Augustus Fuller was published by the author in 2011 to reinvigorate the classic adventure genre, brimming with anarchists, intrigue and all manner of insidious foe. Visit www.jamesrickon.com for all the latest news, reviews, artwork and goings-on.