Silent Meridian

Elizabeth Crowens
Silent Meridian
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MX Publishing
Release Date
May 2016
Book 1 of Time Traveler Professor

Genre: Gaslamp Fantasy, Mystery & Thriller

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is obsessed with a legendary red book. Its peculiar stories have come to life, and rumors claim that it has rewritten its own endings. Convinced that possessing this book will help him write his ever-popular Sherlock Holmes stories, he takes on an unlikely partner, John Patrick Scott, known to most as a concert musician and paranormal investigator. Although in his humble opinion, Scott considers himself more of an ethereal archeologist and a time traveler professor.

Together they explore lost worlds and excavate realms beyond the knowledge of historians when they go back in time to find it. But everything backfires, and their friendship is tested to the limits. Both discover that karmic ties and unconscionable crimes have followed them like ghosts from the past, wreaking havoc on the present and possibly the future.

Silent Meridian reveals the alternate histories of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Houdini, Jung and other notable luminaries in the secret diaries of a new kind of Doctor Watson, John Patrick Scott, in an X Files for the 19th century. Stay tuned for A Pocketful of Lodestones; book two in the Time Traveler Professor series by Elizabeth Crowens.

Book Review by Gabrielle Sally (author,reviewer)
May 31, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
160 people found the following review helpful
Have you ever wondered what the lives of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Harry Houdini, and other famous people would be like if things turned out a bit differently? In SILENT MERIDIEN by Elizabeth Crowens, we meet John Patrick Scott, music major, and a bit of a nineteenth century paranormal expert.

As we quickly learn, Doyle becomes fixated on a legendary red book where its stories seem to have come to life and where the book has the power to rewrite the ending. Together, Doyle and Scott embark on journeys through both space and time. Part detective novel, part time traveling, part paranormal with plenty of suspense thrown in, SILENT MERIDIEN is an homage to a myriad of stories that are both timeless and treasured.

Likes: The first person point of view coming from Scott, especially when he's jumping around metaphysically and in the bodies of others. If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes and all the renditions that have surfaced over the years, you'll feel a sense of familiarity with this story. You'll find yourself wondering if you'd read it before…or maybe it was just that one part…funny, you'll think. I have the strangest feeling of déjà vu.
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