Bernie Quist

The Bernie Quist series of supernatural detective novels

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MX Publishing

ISBN-1787050416

 

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.

THE MUSIC OF SOUND

 

MX Publishing

ISBN-1787051382

 

A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Bernie Quist operates as a consultant detective from Baker Avenue in York. His assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a youth from the Grimpen housing estate and he's definitely no doctor. The mismatched duo take on bizarre cases which invariably lead into the realms of the supernatural, a shadowy world Quist is all too familiar with.

 

Rex Grant has vanished from a hotel without paying the bill, but the police seem more concerned with the murdered girl in his room. Investigating their friend’s disappearance, Quist and Watson are intrigued by his connection to the superstar singer Ligeia and the lethal mercenary soldiers who act as her management team. Irana Adler heads the squad – a female Colonel who doesn’t take kindly to intrusion – and Quist is amazed to discover that Laurel and Hardy are part of the singer’s entourage, something which is not only surprising, but pretty much impossible.

 

A dark and very peculiar game is afoot, and Ligeia’s musical voice may not be as sweet as it sounds…

JUDGMENT CLAY

 

A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Bernie Quist operates as a consultant detective from Baker Avenue in York. His assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a streetwise youth from the Grimpen housing estate and he's definitely no doctor. The 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.

 

The north of England has a new political group headed by Dominic Churchill. The White Rose Party campaign for Yorkshire independence, fairer wages and pensions, and the adoption of Yorkshire Pudding as Britain’s national dish. Unfortunately, white is the appropriate word, for their amiable façade conceals a far right organisation with a sinister racist agenda.  Watson’s Jewish girlfriend has been attacked by Churchill’s thugs and Quist is determined to expose these white supremacists and end their rise to power.

 

The detective soon realises that Churchill and his people have been targeted by someone else, a highly dangerous individual with a terrifying supernatural weapon. This man also plans to end White Rose, but his idea of ending is a touch more homicidal and gruesome.

 

A dark and very peculiar game is afoot…

THE FOLLOWING BOOKS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE

Iona Kyle

 

The Iona Kyle series of occult thrillers.

Dark Equinox

ISBN-9781629292106

Psychic Visions of absolute evil

 

The moon is full and the people of Edinburgh are scared. They have good reason – a maniac is killing women and carving pentagram symbols into their bodies. Fake clairvoyant Philip Tarot sees one of the victims being dumped and faces a choice. Reporting the incident will make him a mundane eyewitness, anonymous and quickly forgotten, but passing the information as psychic visions will take Phil down a different path to fame. Life changes overnight with the latter option. The killer is caught and the media love their new celebrity, but the limelight brings unwelcome attention from genuine psychic Iona Kyle. More disturbingly, Phil is approached by the Sorority, a powerful occult circle presided over by Jessica Crowley, granddaughter of the magician Aleister Crowley. The murders, Iona realises, were the start of something much bigger - the start of something unbelievably evil.

Currently unavailable due to publisher closing down.

Here Be Dragons

ISBN- 978-1-62929-239-7 

People are dying to spend time in the Northumbrian village of Craggan

 

Iona Kyle works as a therapist in the city of York, carefully hiding from her dark past in an occult circle, whilst covertly helping people with her psychic skills and ritual magick. Her anonymity is threatened when Julian King, a professor from her university days, recognises her and asks for assistance. King is an occultist too and has been hired by the small Northumbrian community of Craggan to assist in a project involving an obscure magical rite. Iona meets the enigmatic Sir Markus Lindegaard, squire of this coastal village, and notices that all the residents have Scandinavian surnames. She soon discovers the reason for this and why so many wealthy celebrities visit the place to recuperate. The horrific answer involves Craggan’s ever-present mist and her own grandfather.

Currently unavailable due to publisher closing down.

Currently unavailable due to publisher closing down.

Witch Hunt

ISBN-68-3459876038524

Open season has been declared on witches

 

A therapist in the city of York, Iona Kyle hides from a dark past in a dangerous occult society, whilst covertly helping people with her psychic skills and ritual magic. Several people are murdered in and around York, their mutilated bodies displayed in gruesome tableaus, and photographs are uploaded onto a website which the authorities are unable to close down. For some reason, Iona’s personal details have also been broadcast there, threatening her meticulously guarded anonymity. Her only option is to track down the killers and terminate the site, but this isn’t easy with Liam Gideon trying to burn her alive. Colonel Gideon, an evangelist in the American army, has been hunting witches in the States. He and his cult are now in England and Iona’s name is at the top of their kill list.

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