A.J. Hall latest ebooks RSS feed http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net An RSS feed for the complete collection of ebooks by A.J. Hall Copyright (c) 2012 A.J. Hall. All rights reserved. CGFeedMaker 1.0.15 on CMS Made Simple ajhall@shoesforindustry.net (A.J. Hall) russ@shoesforindustry.net (Russell Baldwin) Besieged Fortress http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/1/ajhall_besieged_fortress/ Besieged Fortress is a sequel to Mary Renault's The Charioteer set seven years after the original. If you have not read the source text it is strongly recommended that you do so first. Seven years on, Ralph and Laurie have found a precarious refuge together in Gibraltar. But in the post-War world attitudes are hardening and positions becoming polarised.  They find themselves engaged in a new conflict, one in which they may not necessarily be on the same side. And then an unexpected visitor arrives... ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:55:53 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/1/ajhall_besieged_fortress/ Can't Trace Time http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/2/ajhall_cant_trace_time/ Can't Trace Time is a Torchwood / Vorkosiverse crossover novella, one in a series of Torchwood X ebooks by A.J. Hall. “Don't ask me to prove what I'd do to free the hostages. Just - don't.” Owen Harper swore once he'd never set foot in a hospital in a staff capacity again. But an accident with an alien artefact puts him exactly where he doesn't want to be: behind the administrator's desk in a large medical facility. To make matters worse, it's somewhere called Barrayar, which seems to combine far future technology with the social attitudes of an ancient episode of Dr Kildare. And then he's called to a Situation on the roof, and meets someone who reminds him eeriely of home... ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:56:55 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/2/ajhall_cant_trace_time/ Coventry Carol http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/3/ajhall_coventry_carol/ Coventry Carol is a short story in the Torchwood universe, putting the events of Torchwood:Children of Earth  into an historical perspective. “Herod, the king, in his raging, Chargéd he hath this day His men of might, in his own sight, All children young to slay. Then woe is me, poor Child for Thee! And ever mourn and pray, For thy parting nor say nor sing, Bye, bye, lully, lullay.” Coventry Carol - Trad. 16 Cent. Frobisher was a good man... ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:57:21 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/3/ajhall_coventry_carol/ Dissipation and Despair http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/4/ajhall_dissipation_and_despair/ Dissipation and Despair is the sequel to  Lust Over Pendle and is one in a series of  LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . After offending his Bishop, the Rev. Peter Blakeney had feared he would be stuck for the rest of his career in rough inner city curacies. Even though his letter of appointment bore an anonymous scrawl "Best of British luck", the surprise offer of the incumbency of St Sebastian's Church, Malfoy Intrinsica, Wiltshire seemed like the promise of a rural idyll. And though the foot and mouth epidemic was in full swing, there were sinister carvings behind the choir stalls and all the locals changed the subject immediately if he even mentioned the Manor up the hill (let alone its reclusive Lord) he felt he was settling in well. Until one night there came a tap at his study window, and he found himself caught between two worlds, and about to find out exactly why St Sebastian is the patron saint of archers, enemies of religion, gardeners, murrains of cattle, plagues and police. It is a cosy English village whodunit in the classic tradition, give or take an Unforgivable curse or so. You might also like to read a travel guide to the village of Malfoy Intrinsica , view a map of the village and floor plans to the manor . Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http:/dad.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:31:39 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/4/ajhall_dissipation_and_despair/ Down to the Sea in Ships http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/5/ajhall_down_to_the_sea_in_ships/ Down To The Sea In Ships is a short story which links the worlds of The Charioteer (Mary Renault) and The Cruel Sea (Nicholas Montserrat) Ships that pass in the night, and speak to each other in passing. Two naval officers meet, talk and part. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:58:29 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/5/ajhall_down_to_the_sea_in_ships/ Feast of All Fools http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/6/ajhall_feast_of_all_fools/ Feast of All Fools is aTorchwood/Lord Peter Wimsey crossover with bonus added orcs and forms one in the series of Torchwood X ebooks by A.J. Hall. On a German Army base somewhere in Occupied Europe a captured British intelligence officer has lost hope of escape. Seriously injured, delirious from pain and fever, he waits for death. But then a new prisoner is thrust into his cell, one Captain Jack Harkness. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 21:59:31 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/6/ajhall_feast_of_all_fools/ Fog on the Clyde http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/7/ajhall_fog_on_the_clyde/ Fog on the Clyde is a novel set in the Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow alternative universe about six months after the conclusion of the events of the film, that is, in an alternative 1940.  Matters left unresolved cast lingering shadows, the Legion tries to rebuild in the wake of Totenkopf's destruction, Dex struggles with feelings he dare not express, Joe makes himself elusive and, on both sides of the Atlantic, faceless men in green-silk drawing rooms plan a coup which will give them world domination. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:00:08 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/7/ajhall_fog_on_the_clyde/ Lust Over Pendle http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/8/ajhall_lust_over_pendle/ Lust Over Pendle is one in a series of  LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . Lust Over Pendle is a comedy of manners set in the Golden Age detective thriller genre, and is presumed to take place after the end of the seventh Harry Potter book, and, therefore, after the fall of Voldemort.  A paparazzo photographer takes a compromising photograph of two young men on an tropical beach and unwittingly brings about an alliance between the two most fearsome witches in the country.  Family conflict, leaky roofs, unscrupulous journalists, unexpected engagements, random werewolves and probably the two daftest dogs in fanfiction. You might also like to read a travel guide to the village of Malfoy Intrinsica , view a map of the village and floor plans to the manor . Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http:/lop.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:32:04 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/8/ajhall_lust_over_pendle/ Metal Fatigue http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/9/ajhall_metal_fatigue/ Metal Fatigue is a short story set in the Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow alternate universe, in 1936. Sometimes the human spirit is called upon to endure pressures it would be too cruel to inflict on steel. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:17:10 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/9/ajhall_metal_fatigue/ Not A Whisper http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/10/ajhall_not_a_whisper/ Not A Whisper is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . It is set in May 1998, during the War against Voldemort, in a converted hotel Somewhere in Northumberland. It therefore predates and prequels Lust Over Pendle . In the aftermath of a near-disastrous mission against Voldemort, Draco takes stock of what really matters to him. And reaches a decision that things have been unresolved for far too long, and Something needs to be done about them. Love in time of war. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://naw.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Wed, 06 Jun 2012 12:04:14 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/10/ajhall_not_a_whisper/ Out of Battle http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/11/ajhall_out_of_battle/ Out of Battle's main protagonist is Miss Haliburton who is a character in Mary Renault's The Charioteer. There are no spoilers for that or any other work of Mary Renault's unless revealing that two people are fond of dogs is a spoiler. This story is set in Alexandria throughout, to preserve the unity of place, and there isn't much action anyway. Two out of three ain't that bad, Aristotle, in my opinion. If you haven't read Mary Renault's The Charioteer or The Persian Boy , then you really should. The pounding guns of El-Alamein shake the streets of Alexandria.  Miss Haliburton, meanwhile, is fighting her own battle, against the bureaucrats who refuse to let her take her healing skills to the front line.  In this timeless city, an unexpected casualty is brought to her door for treatment.  Worlds are about to collide. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:19:32 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/11/ajhall_out_of_battle/ Paradise Naan http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/12/ajhall_paradise_naan/ Paradise Naan is a Torchwood/Discworld crossover short story, part of the series of Torchwood X ebooks by A.J. Hall. Myfanwy's ill. In search of a cure, Jack wanders into a part of Cardiff Library he has never seen before, and happens upon a book: Diseases of the Dragon by Sybil Deirdre Olgivanna Ramkin. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:20:09 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/12/ajhall_paradise_naan/ Queer as Scent http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/13/ajhall_queer_as_scent/ Queer as Scent is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . Early married life traditionally has its fair share of surprises, and everyone - from the house elves to the Dark Lord - seems to have an opinion about what would be best for the as-yet-unborn heir to the Manor - irrespective of his mother's wishes in the matter. But nausea, an infestation of demons, the dinner party from Hell and even the intervention of the Uppercross and Cerne Vale Hunt aren't going to get between Narcissa and what she wants out of life. And she's just about to meet someone with an even stronger survival instinct A shaggy fox story for Christmas. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://qas.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:21:36 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/13/ajhall_queer_as_scent/ Ships that Pass http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/14/ajhall_ships_that_pass/ Ships that Pass is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . Shortly before the defeat of Voldemort in year seven, in a field hospital 'Somewhere In England' Draco Malfoy is reunited with an old friend. The meeting will determine whether Draco falls to the Dark or the Light. The decision will be made before the turn of the tide, and there will be no going back for either of them. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://stp.shoesforindustry.net/ Also thanks to madecunningly there is now a brilliant new podcast for 'Ships that Pass' ]]> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:25:30 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/14/ajhall_ships_that_pass/ The Kindly Ones http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/15/ajhall_the_kindly_ones/ The Kindly Ones is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . Time has moved on. "Recent Events" are mutating into ancient history. Following a dangerous illness, Draco takes Neville on a convalescing cruise of the Ionian islands of Greece. But in that neighbourhood Voldemort has stirred up archaic and terrifying powers  too powerful to be subdued by his fall; and Neville, too, has ghosts from his past to confront. Across a brilliantly sun-lit landscape a shadow falls... This story, written for the festival of St Valentine, is intended as a reminder that the saint commemorated on 14 February was not originally St Valentine the Fluffy of Hallmark, but a martyr beheaded for being in the wrong place, proclaiming the wrong message, at the wrong time. Set in June, 2005 Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://tko.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:25:49 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/15/ajhall_the_kindly_ones/ The Mark of the Beast http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/16/ajhall_the_mark_of_the_beast/ The Mark of the Beast is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . In 1982, a few months after the Ministry "took advantage of a fortuitous accident to crow about victory" a young man who has carried for much of his life the burden of a dark secret drops into the Leaky Cauldron for a couple of beers. But the beautiful, unknown young woman he meets there may have secrets darker than his to hide, and the choice he will be faced with before long will be the hardest of his life. The quotation at the end is from Raymond Chandler. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://motb.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:26:43 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/16/ajhall_the_mark_of_the_beast/ The Perilous Point http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/17/ajhall_the_perilous_point/ The Perilous Point is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . The year is 2003, and there's a storm brewing in the Wizarding world. Hermione Granger has announced her engagement to a Muggle. Worse still, he's a vicar.  The wedding is going to take place on 21st June in his parish church in the village of Malfoy Intrinsica, Wiltshire. And the Lord of the Manor is most definitely going to be present. But then, none of Hermione's oldest friends are planning to miss the opportunity either... Unbeknownst to everyone, a theatre company plans to put on an outdoor performance of A Midsummer Night's Dream for the benefit of their corporate sponsors. Oh, and to try a little light incantation up by the Seven Sisters while they're at it. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://tpp.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:27:48 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/17/ajhall_the_perilous_point/ The Principled Affair of the Compromised K.C. http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/18/ajhall_tpaockc/ The Principled Affair of the Compromised K.C. is a short story using a character from the works of the late Dorothy L. Sayers. Those who have not read her work are urged to do so. In an old Yorkshire inn, in the aftermath of his unsuccessful defence of an accused murderer, Sir Impey Biggs explains his hatred of blackmailers. ]]> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 22:24:02 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/18/ajhall_tpaockc/ Time Shall Not Mend http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/19/ajhall_time_shall_not_mend/ Time Shall Not Mend is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . It is a cross-over between the Harry Potterverse and the Vorkosigan novels of Lois McMaster Bujold. A thousand years away and half across the galaxy a bereaved young woman stalks through a cocktail party thinking: "Anywhere but here". Meanwhile, back on Earth and in the dying days of the struggle against Voldemort a plague has been unleashed on the wizarding community. A potion to cure it exists - but a crucial ingredient is a plant which grows only on a remote mountain in Scotland. And that mountain has an almost impenetrable defence around it. Worlds are about to collide This work was conceived as a birthday tribute to E.H. Smith, whose trilogy Marks and Scars, Without Enchantment, and No Great Magic first crossed the Vorkosiverse with the Potterverse, to stunning effect. Further information and extra ebook formats are available from this ebooks own website: http://tsnm.shoesforindustry.net/ ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:29:03 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/19/ajhall_time_shall_not_mend/ Tunnelling to Freedom http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/20/ajhall_tunnelling_to_freedom/ Tunnelling to Freedom is a Torchwood/Doctor Who crossover in the Torchwood X series of ebooks by A.J. Hall. In the aftermath of Journey's End a new danger threatens the world and Donna Noble is offered a renewed choice between glory, or length of days.  But will the Doctor prevent her from exercising her power of choice once again? ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:38:32 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/20/ajhall_tunnelling_to_freedom/ Two Singles to Provence http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/21/ajhall_two_singles_to_provence/ Two Singles to Provence is s Doctor Who fic set in Pete's World, the alternative universe first seen during Rise of the Cybermen after the events of Journey's End. Donna Noble (Pete's World edition), on a holiday in the South of France, meets a man called John Smith on the TGV.   He offers her a job: outside the Government, under the radar of the French, behind the backs of his office superiors, above this bar, just up those stairs and through the doorway to the left. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:38:26 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/21/ajhall_two_singles_to_provence/ Vorbarran Honeymoon http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/22/ajhall_vorbarran_honeymoon/ Vorbarran Honeymoon is a Vorkosiverse / Torchwood / Doctor Who crossover short story, part of the series of Torchwood X ebooks by A.J. Hall. The morning after her wedding, Empress Laisa finds a strange man with a vaguely Betan accent in her bedroom.  And she's fairly certain the staff roster doesn't include an official post of Empress's Confidential Bedroom Attendant and Personal Eye-Candy. Yet. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:38:18 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/22/ajhall_vorbarran_honeymoon/ Goodbye to Berlin http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/23/ajhall_goodbye_to_berlin/ Goodbye to Berlin is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . It is a short story set in the 1934 and depicts a small incident in the career of Draco Malfoy's Great-grandmother. In a Berlin Cabaret a Veela showgirl dances before a crowd of hard-eyed, lecherous wizards, Muggle thrill-seekers and cold, shadowy spies for the omnipresent Authorities, and feels beneath her feet the leaf-mould of the immemorial forests. Gelert Grindelwald, meanwhile, is mobilising hostility against all non-human Magical beings. ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:31:00 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/23/ajhall_goodbye_to_berlin/ We Jolly Well Did Mean to Go to 1973, You Tame Galoot http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/24/ajhall_we_jolly_well_did_mean_to_go_to_1973/ We Jolly Well Did Mean to Go to 1973, You Tame Galoot is a Swallows and Amazons / Life on Mars crossover short story. The Amazon pirates suffer a sailing accident and wake up somewhere — unusual. Are they dead, in a coma or trapped in the lyrics to their school song? ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:38:07 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/24/ajhall_we_jolly_well_did_mean_to_go_to_1973/ Lift Up Mine Eyes To The Hills http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/25/ajhal_lift_up_mine_eyes_to_the_hills/ 'Lift Up Mine Eyes To The Hills' is a 'Sherlock (TV)' / 'Withnail and I' crossover fic. In the aftermath of an intensely stressful case, John takes a depressed and exhausted Sherlock to the Lakes to recuperate. However, ghosts from Sherlock's family history intrude upon his recovery, confronting him with a mystery which has an unequivocally personal dimension. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:38:01 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/25/ajhal_lift_up_mine_eyes_to_the_hills/ The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/26/ajhall_the_affair_of_the_asphyxiated_acafan/ The Affair of the Asphyxiated Acafan is a fanfiction novella set in the BBC's Sherlock universe. Sarah Sawyer flies home from a convention in the US and brings an unexpected gift for her boyfriend - or, rather, his flatmate. Game on! You might also like to view a series of videos on Mark Reads’ website of him reading this book. ]]> Tue, 04 Feb 2014 14:55:08 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/26/ajhall_the_affair_of_the_asphyxiated_acafan/ Breakfast at 221B http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/27/ajhall_breakfast_at_221B/ Breakfast at 221B is a fanfiction short story set in the BBC's Sherlock universe. "Anyway. Enough of  my  embarrassing sibling brothel stories. Tell me yours." A seemingly random piece of deduction by Sherlock about Mycroft's personal life leads to an exchange of confidences between John and Sherlock over breakfast, with more beneath the surface than either is prepared to admit to openly. Audiobooks and MP3's You can also download a wonderful Audiobook (.m4b - 12mb) or an MP3 file (.mp3 - 23mb) of this short story, read by fayjay & created by cybel . ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:37:46 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/27/ajhall_breakfast_at_221B/ Endgame http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/28/ajhall_endgame/ Endgame is a fanfiction short story set in the BBC's Sherlock universe. A child psychologist is asked to sit in on the questioning of her client, a nine-year old boy, traumatised by finding his father stabbed to death. The child's mother is being held for the murder and the case against her looks water-tight, unless her son can be persuaded to tell what he knows. But the only way to communicate with the traumatised child is through his great obsession, chess, and only one detective speaks chess fluently enough to understand what he has to say. Audiobooks and MP3's You can also download a wonderful Audiobook (.m4b - 11mb) or an MP3 file (.mp3 - 21mb) of this short story, read by fayjay & created by cybel . ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:37:40 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/28/ajhall_endgame/ Adequacies http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/29/ajhall_adequacies/ Adequacies is a fanfiction short story set in the BBC's Sherlock universe. "Nightmares, dilemmas and an invisible leopard in the house. Sherlock and John character piece." As an alternative to the leopard on the current ebook cover, leffel_s has kindly hand drawn a particulary fine leopard for this story. ]]> Fri, 29 Mar 2013 07:45:32 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/29/ajhall_adequacies/ Bedtime Story http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/30/ajhall_bedtime_story/ Bedtime Story is a fanfiction short story set in the BBC's Sherlock universe. The child Sherlock detests The Very Hungry Caterpillar and all it stands for. One evening, he finds a new babysitter who completely shares his opinion. She decides to tell him a rather more interesting story instead. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:35:38 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/30/ajhall_bedtime_story/ The Four Paw Problem http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/31/ajhall_the_four_paw_problem/ The Four Paw Problem is a crossover short story between Saki's (Hector Hugh Munro's) short story Tobermory and the BBC Sherlock universe John is, by now, fairly used to clients showing up at 221B Baker Street and telling him they fear for their lives. He's moderately familiar with clients from aristocratic and Government circles. He's absolutely used to having his intelligence impugned in the living room of his own flat. He's just not used to confronting impossibilities which refuse to be eliminated. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:35:12 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/31/ajhall_the_four_paw_problem/ Code Name Uisdean http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/32/ajhall_code_name_uisdean/ “Code Name Uisdean” is a Torchwood / Cabin Pressure crossover fic with aspects of the Bond movies. When the passengers on the outbound flight to Washington D.C. cannibalise the plane's de-icing system and landing gear greasing conduits to improvise an antidote to arsenic, air steward Danny is left stranded thousands of miles from home and with an uneasy sense that he's seen too much for the CIA to let him go quietly. A chance encounter with a fellow steward offers him an improbable life-line - but in a contest between the Central Intelligence Agency and MJN Air, will God be on the side of the big battalions? ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:35:01 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/32/ajhall_code_name_uisdean/ Rigging screws, size 1 3/8, galvanised http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/33/ajhall_rigging_screws/ “Rigging screws, size 1⅜", galvanised” is a BBC Sherlock fic. “How's a woman supposed to prove her husband's a murderer, dammit?”  On the eve of a planned voyage to Brittany, Marjorie Jameson starts her day with no problems more pressing than forcing a boatyard to do an emergency repair to the family yacht. A chance encounter at the Cowes hi-speed ferry terminal begins to unravel a web of conspiracy and murder, with her charming, untrustworthy husband Julian right at the centre and Marjorie as the next intended victim. But no-one's going to trust the word of an aging housewife whose complaints of abuse the police have previously dismissed as delusions. ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:34:53 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/33/ajhall_rigging_screws/ The Crown Princess of Gaaldine http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/34/ajhall_the_crown_princess_of_gaaldine/ The Crown Princess of Gaaldine is the first in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The dying King of Gondal lays a solemn trust on John Watson, court physician; at all costs to keep the fourteen year-old Crown Princess Charis out of the clutches of the corrupt Heir of Gondal. Which means arranging her marriage to Sherlock, heir to the neighbouring throne of Gaaldine, Gondal's traditional enemy. John escorts the Crown Princess to her wedding, acutely aware of the pressure of history and unspoken - unspeakable - secrets which he had thought buried forever. ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:37:04 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/34/ajhall_the_crown_princess_of_gaaldine/ The Castellan of the Eagles http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/35/ajhall_the_castellan_of_the_eagles/ The Castellan of the Eagles is the second in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The Castellan of Castle Cavron learns of an impending official inspection by one Lord Osric, equerry to the Crown Prince. Will his ill-assorted crew of garrison officers be able to cope with the strain? And who is this 'Lord Osric' anyway? ]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:22:58 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/35/ajhall_the_castellan_of_the_eagles/ The Bishop of the Northern Marches http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/36/ajhall_the_bishop_of_the_northern_marches/ The Bishop of the Northern Marches is the third in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. It is also a cross-over with the BBC Life on Mars series. While John and Sherlock have been spying and building alliances up on the Northern border of Gaaldine, various tensions are coming to a head in Brendelhame, the provincial capital. The last day of the Crown Princess Charis's solo visit to the city coincides with a local festival to celebrate the defeat of a Gondalian force there two centuries earlier. At which point a rigidly moralistic Bishop, who sees all tactics as legitimate in the war against Sin, decides to preach a sermon on the evils of the sexes straying from their God-appointed spheres. With a drink-fuelled mob on the rampage and numerous competing factions ready to take advantage of any opening all hell is about to break loose. ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:39:41 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/36/ajhall_the_bishop_of_the_northern_marches/ Queen's Gambit http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/37/ajhall_queens_gambit/ Queen's Gambit is the fourth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. From the shore at Aulis to the palace in Gaaldine, to be a princess is to be a sacrifice. In a remote country residence Master Ripley, a physician famed for his knowledge of frenzy and melancholia, tends a distraught woman broken by the ruthless dynastic politics of her House. The unexpected arrival of her kinsman the Crown Prince is a catalyst which forces Ridley to recognise the brooding evil at the root of his patient’s malady, a curse which has poisoned the lives of four generations and which sits so close to the Crown that treason itself ceases to be a relevant consideration. Meanwhile, death, fire and destruction creep inland from the sea, and the wind is changing... ]]> Thu, 03 May 2012 16:15:44 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/37/ajhall_queens_gambit/ Dispatches from Alwentport http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/38/ajhall_dispatches_from_alwentport/ Dispatches from Alwentport is the fifth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. After any military action comes the duty of reporting back to HQ and writing letters to the families of the fallen.   So it is after the sea-wolves' raid on Alwentdale. ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:43:33 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/38/ajhall_dispatches_from_alwentport/ The Curious Incident of the Knight in the Library http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/39/ajhall_the_curious_incident_of_the_knight_in_the_library/ The Curious Incident of the Knight in the Library is the sixth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. An ill-assorted party of English travellers arrive in Gaaldine, on the very edge of Europe, where tensions and buried secrets in the party are about to erupt in bloody murder. And murders happening on Palace premises are very much matters of interest to Sherlock, Crown Prince of Gaaldine, whatever the head of Palace Security thinks about high-born amateurs trespassing on his patch. Updates: This ebook was updated on the 25th Jan 2012 to correct formatting and character naming errors. If you have previously downloaded this ebook then you should re-download the corrected version. ]]> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:44:08 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/39/ajhall_the_curious_incident_of_the_knight_in_the_library/ Underground http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/40/ajhall_underground/ Underground is a Torchwood/Doctor Who/Lord Peter Wimsey crossover in the Torchwood X series of ebooks by A.J. Hall. 2011. Two strangers, both women, are flung together by what seems to be an accident on the Underground. But then the Tube train draws up at a station that was closed in 1932... ]]> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:35:45 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/40/ajhall_underground/ The Master's Mate's Stratagem http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/41/ajhall_the_masters_mates_stratagem/ The Master's Mate's Stratagem is the seventh in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. It is also a cross-over with the BBC's radio comedy series Cabin Pressure, give or take a few hundred years of changing technology. Lord Lestrade of Gondal, eloping from the Kingdom of Naples with Sally Donovan, a merchant's daughter, takes passage aboard the Santa Gertrude for the risky winter passage of the Straits of Otranto. When the ship's cat takes a fancy to the contents of Lord Lestrade's sea-chest, all that stands between the Santa Gertrude 's crew and the wrath of the most hot-tempered aristocrat in the three kingdoms are the quick wits of the master's mate.  Fortunately, he may almost be as brilliant as the ship-owner's son believes. ]]> Wed, 09 May 2012 10:14:43 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/41/ajhall_the_masters_mates_stratagem/ The Abbess of Norburyness http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/42/ajhall_the_abbess_of_norburyness/ The Abbess of Norburyness is the eighth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The earlier part of The Abbess of Norburyness takes place over the years preceding the events of The Crown Princess of Gaaldine ; the final part occurs approximately six months after the events of The Curious Incident of the Knight in the Library . David Hebron grows up on a secluded country estate as a ward of the Abbey of Norburyness, kept in ignorance of his true origins, his very name selected from the Bible by random chance. As he passes from boyhood to adulthood a sequence of apparently chance events begin to show him who he is and what he has the potential to become. Others, though, also have plans. For them, David Hebron represents an new battlefield in the unending struggles between Gondal and Gaaldine, aristocracy and monarchy, religious tolerance and  repression. On a bridge above a rushing beck in the mountainous North-East corner of Gaaldine David Hebron is about to come face to face with a member of his true family for the first time. The consequences will shake kingdoms to their foundations. ]]> Wed, 16 May 2012 11:28:55 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/42/ajhall_the_abbess_of_norburyness/ The Choices of the King http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/43/ajhall_the_choices_of_the_king/ The Choices of the King is the ninth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The Choices of the King deals with the immediate aftermath of the final scene of The Abbess of Norburyness. With the Crown Prince missing, his numerous enemies at Court strive to blacken his name with accusations of everything from cold-blooded murder to treason. The King is forced to take drastic action to prevent all-out revolt in Council, though it feels like cutting off his own right hand. ]]> Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:23:44 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/43/ajhall_the_choices_of_the_king/ The Loyalties of the Courtesan http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/44/ajhall_the_loyalties_of_the_courtesan/ The Loyalties of the Courtesan is the tenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The most notorious woman in Gaaldine is on a mission. A chance encounter five yeas earlier left Gertie owing a debt of gratitude which is unexpectedly called in following the Reaching Beck Bridge disaster. With an unidentified traitor sitting in the heart of the Court, the fate of two kingdoms rests in her hands. Dedicated to clanwilliam, as a birthday tribute ]]> Sun, 20 May 2012 11:19:48 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/44/ajhall_the_loyalties_of_the_courtesan/ Gambit Declined http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/47/ajhall_gambit_declined/ Gambit Declined is the eleventh in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. Gambit Declined is set in October 1670, twenty years earlier than the main Gondal/Gaaldine story arc. Queen Felicia of Gondal worries over the problems of her inability to conceive a child, the ambitions of Prince James, the heir-presumptive and the problems posed by "that Royal brat", the fifteen-year-old hostage Sherlock, Prince of Gaaldine. A shot rings out across an autumnal lake in North-Eastern Gondal. But at whom was the gun truly aimed, and how many decades will it be before its echoes finally die? Updates: 2012/10/14: Added table of contents and cover to the Kindle (Mobi format) book menu. Changed to a larger cover image and corrected some spacing typos in all book versions. If you have previously downloaded this book then you may wish to download the corrected version. ]]> Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:12:37 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/47/ajhall_gambit_declined/ The Physician's Quest http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/48/ajhall_the_physicians_quest/ The Physician's Quest is the twelfth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. Sherlock, Crown Prince of Gaaldine, is a marked man. His brother has proclaimed him an outlaw and decreed that those who knowingly assist him will share his fate. But, five years ago, under the guise of the consumptive Mr Verney, Sherlock rescued the life-savings of one Martha Hudson, widow, in the town of Sancta Maria inter Prata. Martha Hudson always repays her debts. Even when that involves facing up to Lord Moran, the most ruthless assassin in the three kingdoms. A dedication to Kalypso, on her birthday ]]> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 07:52:08 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/48/ajhall_the_physicians_quest/ By No More Storms Distrest http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/49/ajhall_by_no_more_storms_distrest/ By No More Storms Distrest is the thirteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. On the eve of war, defying death, treachery and exile, John and Sherlock manage to snatch an hour alone together. And this time, there's even a bed... An Easter egg for the one I love. ]]> Sun, 31 Mar 2013 08:24:19 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/49/ajhall_by_no_more_storms_distrest/ The Boys of Summer http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/51/ajhall_the_boys_of_summer/ The Boys of Summer is short story written many years ago and only recently updated for publication. It is set in the Harry Potter universe during the Headingley Test match played between England and Australia at Leeds, July 1981. It forms part of the LoPiverse series of ebooks so you might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information . The young Bill Weasley persuades his father to take him to the baffling Muggle sport of cricket. It's Headingley, 1981, and history is about to be made - if only Lord Voldemort and the Death Eaters don't stop it. ]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 12:22:56 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/51/ajhall_the_boys_of_summer/ The Guardsman's Defence http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/52/ajhall_the_guardsmans_defence/ The Guardsman's Defence is the fourteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. Chronologically, 'The Guardsman's Defence' is set immediately before 'The Crown Princess of Gaaldine' but as it contains spoilers for later events in the series so it is recommended that it should be read in publication order. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The inner core of the King's Council of Gaaldine meet to discuss a secret treaty offered by the dying King of Gondal, their historic enemy. The proposed treaty touches Prince Sherlock in a uniquely personal way. Leaving the Council session in desperate need of oblivion, he finds Fate has thrown a newly appointed member of the Palace guard in his way, a boy with the face of a Raphael angel. But should he call it Fate, or are human hands pulling the strings? For caulkhead, beta-reader and navigator, on her birthday   ]]> Mon, 13 May 2013 18:28:29 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/52/ajhall_the_guardsmans_defence/ Green Grow the Rushes, O http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/53/ajhall_green_grow_the_rushes_o/ This Sherlock novella is set between Series 1 & 2 of BBC Sherlock and is an homage to Arthur Conan Doyle’s short story A Case of Identity . "The people asserting loudest that a marriage must be about to happen are the ones who’d be personally devastated if it did." John and Sarah travel to North Yorkshire to attend Sarah’s nephew’s christening, and discover Sarah’s family seem to think this family celebration is only the precursor to another one. It’s not only Sarah’s family who may be harbouring strange ideas; Sherlock has gone incommunicado in Oxford, a city with which he has had a love/hate relationship since he was sent down from the University in his second year. This novella is a slightly edited version of one which was originally published 2012-05-25 in The Science of Deduction , a Sherlock fanzine published by Golden Pyramids Press edited by Jeanne R. Gold and Myfieldnotes. This version appears by agreement with them. Many thanks to Golden Pyramids and its editors for all their hard work on the original fanzine; it’s a beautiful production in which I was honoured to be included. As every, thanks to caulkhead for betaing and to Marna for Canada-picking.  ]]> Sun, 02 Jun 2013 09:09:14 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/53/ajhall_green_grow_the_rushes_o/ Magic and Machination http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/54/ajhall_magic_and_machination/ Magic and Machination is one in a series of LoPiverse ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their chronology, suggested reading order & more detailed series information. This LoPiverse short story, starring an unexpected guest, was originally written as a birthday gift for Geoviki and published on 7th November 2009 at: ajhall_fics.livejournal.com . Neville finds a portrait of a strange woman in early-ninteenth century dress in the attic. Once taken out of obscurity, she has a great deal to say for herself. “There are always the gravest dangers when someone of Miss Black's temperament contracts an — an unequal marriage ." To Geoviki; beta and archivist extraordinaire. ]]> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 14:13:53 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/54/ajhall_magic_and_machination/ Last Rites http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/55/ajhall_last_rites/ Last Rites was originally written in 2007 as a Harry Potter/Vokosiverse crossover and has been slightly edited for this version. It was canon-compliant with both canons at the date of writing, but rendered canon-divergent the Vorkosiverse on the publication of Lois McMaster Bujold's Cryoburn . After the battle of Hogwarts, Dennis Creevey finds the funeral service and its aftermath, the mourning feast, all too hard to take. So he walks. At the end of the lake, in an area he has not previously visited, he finds an old man digging a grave for his “Dear Captain”. ]]> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:22:11 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/55/ajhall_last_rites/ The Ballad of Lady Smallwood http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/56/ajhall_the_ballad_of_lady_smallwood/ The Ballad of Lady Smallwood is a short story in the form of linked 221Bs 1 It contains spoilers for His Last Vow 2 and an explanation for reappearance in the final scene of that episode. “If a one-way trip to Serbia's the best Britain can do to reward the man who rid the world of Charles Augustus Magnussen, then I'm a banana." For Kalypso, on her birthday. 1 . “221B” describes a short, self-contained work of precisely 221 words length, of which the last word begins with ‘B’, a literary form invented specifically by fanfic writers in the Sherlock fandom. 2 . His Last Vow is the third episode in the third series of the BBC Sherlock television program. ]]> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 15:17:57 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/56/ajhall_the_ballad_of_lady_smallwood/ To Strive, To Seek http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/57/ajhall_to_strive_to_seek/ Originally written for the 2014 Renault Fic Exchange, as a gift for Lilliburlero. The prompt requested a crossover with the Marlows books by Antonia Forest, and a story dealing with issues of class. Bonus prompt requests included Laurie and Ralph after the events of The Charioteer , and how the boy Mervyn got on following Ralph's gift to him of the *East Africa Pilot*. The action of the story takes place shortly before, during and immediately after the events of Falconer's Lure by Antonia Forest, and some eight years after the events of The Charioteer by Mary Renault. The smallest thing can change a life. In Mervyn's case, it was the position of a bed in a surgical ward in war-time Bridstow and the chance gift of a copy of the East Africa Pilot . Note this book now has new high resolution images for Kindle (mobi) and a high res version specifically for Apple iBooks (iBooks). ]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:20:06 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/57/ajhall_to_strive_to_seek/ The Cock o' the North http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/58/ajhall_the_cock_o_the_north/ The Cock o' the North is the fifteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children, with occasional excursions into other fandoms (Life on Mars, in this case). The border between Gondal and Gaaldine is a turbulent land, ruled by blood and feud and whose mailed fist strikes hardest. The five short days of the Pentecost Truce offer the only interval of peace in the Border year. For the first time Charis sits in her mother's place as President of the Truce, and everyone is watching, waiting for her to make a mistake. Forbidden love flourishes amid the licence of the truce fair, and no-one is who he -- or, for that matter, she -- seems. Dedicated, with enormous gratitude, to my beta Caulkhead. ]]> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 11:15:27 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/58/ajhall_the_cock_o_the_north/ Lilies at the Funeral http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/59/ajhall_lilies_at_the_funeral/ Lilies at the Funeral is a cross-over between the worlds of Agatha Christie's Miss Marple and of Mary Renault's Return to Night , with occasional guest appearances by characters from other books. It is set immediately after the conclusion of Return to Night . The announcement of Dr Hilary Mansell's engagement to Julian Fleming, the much younger owner of Larch Hill, comes as a shock to her nephew Sam, who knew Julian at Oxford. But Julian's mother Elaine is not merely shocked, but overtly hostile. Given the intense, febrile relationship between mother and son, something has to snap. Dedicated with grateful thanks (and some trepidation) to Naraht, without whose chapter-by-chapter hosted read-through I would never have come across "Return to Night". ]]> Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:10:59 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/59/ajhall_lilies_at_the_funeral/ A Stoop to a Rake http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/60/ajhall_a_stoop_to_a_rake/ A Stoop to a Rake is the sixteenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children, with occasional excursions into other fandoms (Life on Mars, in this case). Charis plays a dangerous game and realises too late that the stakes are far higher than she imagined. Now only her wits, her nerve and her gambler's instincts stand between her and the Pretender's plans for the three kingdoms. And she is very far into enemy territory, and feels so very, very alone. Dedicated, with enormous gratitude, to my beta Caulkhead and shezan for invaluable suggestions. ]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:51:40 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/60/ajhall_a_stoop_to_a_rake/ The Master Courier's Gift http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/61/ajhall_the_master_couriers_gift/ The Master Courier's Gift is the seventeenth in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children, with occasional excursions into other fandoms (Life on Mars, in this case). With two days left before he leaves the King's service forever, the sands of opportunity are running out for the head of a mail station in northern Gaaldine. Late at night, a hooded stranger comes tapping at his window. Dedicated, with enormous gratitude, to my beta Caulkhead ]]> Thu, 01 Jan 2015 21:15:35 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/61/ajhall_the_master_couriers_gift/ Naked Shingles of the World http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/62/ajhall_naked_shingles_of_the_world/ Naked Shingles of the World is a short story crossing over the worlds of Mary Renault's The Charioteer and the Marlow novels of Antonia Forest. Wandering along the beach at Deauville in 1934, 20 year old Ralph Lanyon feels himself isolated, marked out by the catastrophe a year ago which exiled him forever from the chattering, upper-middle class English holiday-makers who now surround him. Then he hears his name being called by a woman sitting at a beach table behind one of the grand hotels. For Shezan, as a birthday gift. ]]> Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:46:25 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/62/ajhall_naked_shingles_of_the_world/ Rumpole and the Constricted Pupil http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/63/ajhall_rumpole_and_the_constricted_pupil/ "Rumpole and the Constricted Pupil" was originally written for the 2015 RenaultX Exchange Challenge. It is a cross-over between the worlds of Rumpole of the Bailey, the Marlows books by Antonia Forest and The Charioteer by Mary Renault. When Horace Rumpole first represented Alec Deacon, the latter was a newly minted registrar, up on charges arising out of a misunderstanding in the gentlemen's conveniences at Gloucester Green bus station, Oxford. Now he's Sir Alec Deacon F.R.C.S. and needs Rumpole's help again, this time on a charge of burglary ("No, Rumpole, that's not a spelling mistake in the charge sheet.") Rumpole's only hope of keeping his client out of gaol depends on finding a Will which may have been lost, stolen, impounded by the Samarkand branch of the KGB -- or simply never written in the first place. Fortunately, Patrick Merrick, his summer pupil, knows a girl who may be able to shed some light on the matter. For Toujours-nigel. ]]> Thu, 07 May 2015 10:28:24 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/63/ajhall_rumpole_and_the_constricted_pupil/ The Golden Bond http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/64/ajhall_the_golden_bond/ ' The Golden Bond ' is a cross-over between Mary Renault's Mask of Apollo and her Alexander Trilogy, originally written for fawatson in the Renault Exchange Challenge 2015. Niko the Athenian actor has a moment's pity for an orphaned and destitute girl. Both are in ignorance of the thread the Fates are weaving for them. One's life takes long strides between Olympics. ]]> Sat, 16 May 2015 09:03:59 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/64/ajhall_the_golden_bond/ Episode One: Archenland http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/65/ajhall_episode_one_archenland_wardrobe_pressure/ 'Episode One: Archenland ' is the first in a series of 'Wardrobe Pressure' fanfic crossovers between the Narnia books of C.S.Lewis and the BBC Radio 4 series Cabin Pressure . GERTI's crew go somewhere unexpected. On a dull flight back from Nyíregyháza with a load of tractor spares, Martin confides in Douglas about certain worrying things Arthur's been doing lately For caulkhead ]]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:28:00 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/65/ajhall_episode_one_archenland_wardrobe_pressure/ Episode Two: Beruna http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/69/ajhall_episode_two_beruna_wardrobe_pressure/ 'Episode Two: Beruna' is the second in a series of 'Wardrobe Pressure' fanfic crossovers between the Narnia books of C.S.Lewis and the BBC Radio 4 series Cabin Pressure . A numinous experience or just one of Douglas's schemes? For Kalypso, Clanwilliam ]]> Sun, 08 Nov 2015 09:24:30 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/69/ajhall_episode_two_beruna_wardrobe_pressure/ Episode Three: Cair Paravel http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/70/ajhall_episode_three_cair_paravel_wardrobe_pressure/ 'Episode Three: Cair Paravel' is the third in a series of 'Wardrobe Pressure' fanfic crossovers between the Narnia books of C.S.Lewis and the BBC Radio 4 series Cabin Pressure . "History is not precisely littered with successful relationships between princesses and dragons." MJN Air has a dilemma. A large, flying, smoke-breathing dilemma. With a gold captain's hat wedged between its horns. For antisoppist ]]> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:31:02 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/70/ajhall_episode_three_cair_paravel_wardrobe_pressure/ The Road Goes Ever On and On http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/71/ajhall_the_road_goes_ever_on_and_on/ 'The Road Goes Ever On and On' is a fic based upon Guy Gavriel Kay's Fionavar Tapestry . It is canon-compliant up to the end of the Fionavar Tapestry but diverges from Kay's later novel involving some of these characters, Ysabel . The old cops always tell the cadets, 'There's always going to be one or two cases that strike harder than the others, for whatever reason - what place you're in when they crop up, what the outcome is, something about the people involved. Watch those. If you aren't careful, they're the ones that will take over your life.' For forty years, Toronto cop Sean has been obsessed with the Jennifer Lowell case. She and two friends vanished on a trip to Europe in the late 1970s, when five friends flew out to England on less than two days notice and only two returned. Sean's suspicion has always rested on Dave Martyniuk, one of the two returnees. But he has never had enough evidence to make a charge stick, and each year that passes has increased Maryniuk's power and influence, so he is now virtually untouchable. Three months into Sean's retirement, chance brings a young student to his home, who he realises holds the key to getting inside Martyniuk's citadel at last. Thanks to Skygiants for inspiring the whole thing by her posts on Dreamwidth about the Fionavar Tapestry. ]]> Wed, 02 Mar 2016 12:06:55 +0000 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/71/ajhall_the_road_goes_ever_on_and_on/ The Alchemist's Snare http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/72/ajhall_the_alchemists_snare/ The Alchemist's Snare is the 18th in a series of Queen of Gondal ebooks by the author A.J. Hall. You might like to refer to their suggested reading order & more detailed series information. It is a quasi-historical AU of the BBC Sherlock series set (more-or-less) in three fantasy kingdoms devised by the Bronte children. The Alchemist's Snare is set chronologically after Gambit Declined and before The Crown Princess of Gaaldine and the others, and can be read as a standalone. Sherlock, benighted at an Angrian country manor while returning from a diplomatic mission, becomes drawn into the dark undercurrents which swirl about the manor's owner, Andre Lemberger, formerly of Salonika, and his extended family. When murder occurs, Sherlock realises that the choice lies between preserving his alias as a traveller in wine and with it the secrecy of his mission, and his own neck. Dedicated to my three companions of the five-hour thunderstorm in Hvar Town. ]]> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:42:21 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/72/ajhall_the_alchemists_snare/ South Col http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/73/ajhall_south_col/ South Col is a short story crossing the worlds of Mary Renault's North Face with the stories of John Buchan, especially his Dickson McCunn series. At the first meeting of the Runagates club after the Second World War, the President of the feast calls upon Jaikie Gant, former Gorbals Die-Hard, Scottish wing three-quarter and hero of the Evallonian Revolution to start the ball rolling with an after-dinner yarn. Jaikie obliges with an account of his recent stay at Weir View guest house, Barlock, Somerset, which he claims let him in for "one of the queerest things I ever experienced." For Kathleen Jowitt. ]]> Mon, 19 Sep 2016 16:28:15 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/73/ajhall_south_col/ The Torchbearers http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/74/ajhall_the_torchbearers/ The Torchbearers is a novella crossing the worlds of Mary Renault's North Face and The Charioteer with Dorothy L. Sayers' Lord Peter Wimsey stories. September, 1946. An airman's body washed up on a beach brings Lord Peter and Harriet to Barlock, Somerset. To Lord Peter, the dead pilot represents unfinished business. He is the latest in a series of deaths linked to "X", a shadowy figure who uses his connections within Bridstow's close-knit homosexual community to extort military intelligence from vulnerable men in high-level roles. A chance encounter with an old college acquaintance hands Harriet a loose end which may have the power to unravel all X's intrigues. For Lilliburlero. ]]> Sun, 25 Sep 2016 09:37:21 +0100 http://ajhall.shoesforindustry.net/ebooks/74/ajhall_the_torchbearers/