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  •  I'm a Sucker for Historical Mysteries (13+ / 0-)

    I've never read Gyles Brandreth's books, but I have enjoyed a couple which featured Oscar Wilde in cameos.

    One is Nicholas Meyers' The West End Horror, a Sherlock Holmes pastiche set in London's theatrical district and featuring appearances by Oscar Wilde, Gilbert and Sullivan, Bram Stoker, Ellen Terry, Sir Henry Irving and George Bernard Shaw.  I can't say how accurately Oscar is portrayed, but it's a fun book.

    The other isn't actually a mystery.  The Dracula Caper is one of the "Time Wars" books by Simon Hawke; a series about a team of time-travelling commandos who infiltrate history in order to combat temporal terrorists.  In this one a recurring villain is using genetically-engineered vampires to spread terror in Victorian London.  Once again there are appearances by several notable writers of the era, including H.G. Wells, Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde.

    "All the World's a Stage and Everyone's a Critic." -- Mervyn Alquist

    by quarkstomper on Mon Jan 14, 2013 at 05:37:21 PM PST

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