Titles by Gordon McApline

Holmes Entangled by Gordon Mc Alpine

Holmes Entangled

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“In this brilliant imagining by Gordon McAlpine… Prepare to have your mind blown!” — Leslie S. Klinger, editor of the Edgar Award-winning New Annotated Sherlock Holmes

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Woman with a Blue Pencil

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“… McAlpine has skillfully melded the mood of rage at Japanese treachery and bits of Hammett-era noir with the sensibilities of metafiction and postmodernism into a truly original crime novel.” — Booklist

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Hammett Unwritten (as Owen Fitzstephen)

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“[An] imaginative mashup of meta-mystery with meta-biography…. Fans of Hammett and noir ought to enjoy requisite shocks of recognition.”
-Publishers Weekly

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Joy in Mudville

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“A quirky and quixotic tale… Unusual and entertaining.”
— Library Journal

“McAlpine is a gifted stylist, with clean clear and muscular prose.”
— Publisher’s Weekly (starred review)

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The Tell Stale Start

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“Entertaining and original. . . . Endlessly fun and ultimately very satisfying on every level.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review of The Tell-Tale Start audio-book, chosen Audible.com’s 2013 Best Book of the Year for Children.

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Once Upon a Midnight Eerie

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“The clever twins, together with some new characters, must foil villainous plans and help uncover a long lost pirate treasure…intrigue as well as amusement as the clues unfold. Pen-and-ink drawings add to the quirky fun.” — School Library Journal. A Bank Street School Book of the Year for Children.

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The Pet and the Pendulum

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“Telepathically conjoined twins…fall into the clutches of their mad-scientist nemesis one last time in this truly explosive series finale….A fitting conclusion to a series as suspenseful as it is less-than-earnest, in which mad science, quantum entanglement, encounters with ghosts, and sly twists on literary figures and memes all figure.” — Kirkus Reviews

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Mystery Box

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“…gently moving… Philosophies of art and popular culture infuse the little tragedies of everyday life.” — Kirkus Reviews

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The Persistence of Memory

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“Like Hamlet, with which the novel plays ingeniously, it is both contemplative and violent as it examines the haunting puzzles and intricacies of personality, relationship and role playing in life and in art. ”

— Barbara Hardy

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Orange County Noir

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“Gordon McAlpine uses his narrator’s job as a security officer at Disneyland in ‘The Happiest Place’ as an effective catalyst for a classic noir plot of betrayal.” — Publishers Weekly, starred review

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