Tales from the Archives: Volume 4

Tales from the Archives

Book 4
Imagine That! Studios
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Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

Sins of the Father
by Tee Morris—Summer, 1888. Arthur Books welcomes home his son,
Wellington, from the jungles and deserts of Africa. In his own manner,
the invalid father bestows upon his heir all the pride and respect due
to actions in the field. The returning war hero, though, has returned
more than a decorated soldier in Her Majesty’s Army; and Arthur collects
on an investment spanning across decades.

A Swan in Siam by P.J.
Schnyder. Fall, 1863. Phailin is not your typical personal guard to the
King of Siam. This royal protector of secrets finds herself intrigued
by a guest of the British Ambassador’s, the enigmatic John M. Alvey of
the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, and his quest for a swan
possessing mythical powers…

Women of the Empire by JR Blackwell.
Wellington Thornhill Books and Doctor Josepha Raven Blackwell share ‘an
encounter’ after-hours at the Ministry, all part of Dr. Blackwell’s
research into hysteria. Brief as the encounter, one of them will not
come out quite the same from it.

The Emperor’s Fist by JR
Murdock. Spring 1889. Agent Reginald Coffey and Special Liaison Meiying
Ling are deep within the jungles of China, setting technology against
the oldest of dark Chinese magic. The two are set on a rendezvous with
the most sinister of sorcerers and a plot to plunge the world into
darkness.
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Imagine That! Studios
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Jun 17, 2012
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Pages
49
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Anthologies (multiple authors)
Fiction / Science Fiction / Steampunk
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Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

The Wrong Camera by Catherine Ford

Blythe
is very excited to receive a camera for her birthday, but finds that
gifts can have their price. What she sees through the lens offers a
chilling insight into the future that people will kill for.

A Trick of Strong Imagination by Alyson Grauer

Althea
Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences,
follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a
strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the
memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus
clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station and
discover what is behind the tricks of a trade she knew better than any
active field agent.

The Cross of Columba by Doc Coleman

Agent
Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of
Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist
and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find
his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a
traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish
story…

Curtain Call by Shaun Farrell

Cordelia is called to
a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes
for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous
ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar
Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and
terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

Positively Shocking by Tee Morris

Constance
Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the
street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day
at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense
doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her
latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay
in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity
from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound…

All That Glitters by Dan Rabarts

Agents
Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town
to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the
town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko,
the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will
test both agents and their equipment sorely.

Lost Waters by Kreg Steppe

Daniel
Pleasant, agent of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is assigned to
the United States of America to track down some missing items from the
Archives. Pleasant is partnered up with a clankerton from the Office of
the Supernatural and Metaphysical (O.S.M.) Elijah Paxton, and together
the two set off to track the missing Archive items, their power rumoured
to be able to bend time and space itself.

The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban

Doctor
Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds
of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of
disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in
peril, but also her very life. When she discovers was lurks in the
deadly cove, she may have to reconsider her role as a field agent.

Tales
from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of
Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels,
characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to
come.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes:

Under Oak Island by K T Bryski

Agent Brandon Hill is called in to investigate strange happenings in Nova Scotia. The location is an isolated stretch of land called Oak Island, a truly peculiar place with mystery and peril surrounding it. At the Money Pit, a man-made excavation site at the island’s heart, Hill meets up with Agent Anouk Tremblay, le Ministère Officiel d’Occurrences Sans Explication, the Québec counterpart to the Ministry.
Struggling against the dark claustrophobia lingering around them in their descent of the Money Pit, Hill and Tremblay navigate hydrological systems and digging technology to discover what has taken refuge under Oak Island.

Wooden Go to Waste by Sandra Wickham

Agent Cora Thorton finds herself in the forests of Canada, land she knows well as it was where she grew up in before joining the Ministry. Paired up with a junior agent, Cora steps into a rivalry between two lumber barons and the mystery surrounding six men disappearing in the dense forests, never to be seen again. The deeper Cora digs into this mystery, the more blurred lines become between reality and the superstitions of the working class.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come.


Why the Sea is Boiling Hot by Michael Spence

Researcher Dodgson is happy in the bowels of the R&D department of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, until a mysterious death and the question of space and time fling him out of it. He finds himself in the foreign environment of field work, with the whole fate of the Ministry, and the Empire itself in his nervous hands.


Those Dark Satanic Mills by Suna Dasi

Agent Imogen Feaveryear finds herself investigating a mysterious panic overcoming a mill in the countryside of Manchester, England. The unassuming mystery, dismissed by other agents of the Ministry, leads her to India, the approval of Doctor Sound on granting the young agent the latest in R&D technology. This case only twists and turns harder as Imogen confronts an enigmatic intruder, obviously aware of her clandestine work.
Traveling alone through the mystery and intrigue of India, Agent Imogen Feaveryear follows the clues from Manchester, England to unearth a grand conspiracy against the Empire. Feaveryear, armed only with facts and the basic of armaments from R&D technology, dares to discover the true cause behind the dark magic haunting England’s industrial progress.

 
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes:

Blessings of Baalshemin by Nobilis Reed

In the Spring of 1869 Mrs Isabel Burton begins a correspondence with the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences Director, Woodruff Spring, on a strange device she has run across in her travels. Ministry agents are dispatched and a soon enough the Burtons, both Isabel and her husband Sir Richard, are deep in a very peculiar occurrence and dashing through the wilderness to prevent untold horror occurring.

Bitter Pill by Bill Blume

Miss Sharpe is not used to working for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. She is used to being a killer for hire, the Jade Dagger, an artisan of death. Yet when called on to find an immortal in the city of her birth, she finds herself unprepared for what she discovers, as she is plunged into her own terrifying past and future.

Clockwork Portal by Stacia D Kelly

When demon hunter, sorceress and samurai, Raisa falls into a strange, odd version of Victorian England, she finds herself in the domain of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. Just being built, and with a demon already amok in the archives, Raisa finds herself with odd allies indeed.

Foothold by Paul Ellis

Venture back to the beginnings of the Ministry, where a young man named Rowan Clayworth finds himself trapped between love and an eldritch danger. Director Culpepper Source may yet help him find reason in a world full of peculiar occurrences like the ones he is facing.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to come. This volume includes:

Spiritus Sanctus by Alyson Grauer

Emily Cassidy Tuttle, on word from Doctor Sound, arrived in the shadow of the Vatican to receive a mysterious parcel from a local contact. What should be a simple pass between agent and mule spirals deeper and deeper into a wild madness that Emily is not prepared to face.

The Mummy of Barnsley by Michael Ventrella

Agent Ernest Throckmorton is called to Barnesley to investigate reports of a Mummy terrifying the town. Throckmorton soon finds himself thrown together with an all too eager assistant desperate to be part of the Ministry, as they hunt down the meaning of the Mummy’s ominous threat. All shall pay for the desecration of the tomb!

The Black Empress by Katharina Bordet

When two agents from the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences are called to Vienna to investigate disturbances at the palace, what they discover could threaten the Austro-Hungarian Empire and shatter the fragile peace in Europe. Who is the mysterious man who has pulled diplomatic strings to enlist the help of a foreign agency and how is the Empress Elisabeth herself involved?

Down by the River — written by Tim Dodge
Agent Brandon Hill of the Ministry meets Agent Bill Wheatley of the Office of the Supernatural and the Metaphysical meet up in Afton, New York. The House of Usher is moving a large and dangerous weapon through this small town, and it is up to the agents to track it down. However, not all the residents are quite the same as they seem.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

The Wrong Camera by Catherine Ford

Blythe
is very excited to receive a camera for her birthday, but finds that
gifts can have their price. What she sees through the lens offers a
chilling insight into the future that people will kill for.

A Trick of Strong Imagination by Alyson Grauer

Althea
Galway, a gifted statistician for the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences,
follows her tedious pursuits for Doctor Sound to a Winter carnival and a
strange mystery at its heart. With a dashing illusionist and the
memories of her own secretive past with the Traveling Galloway Circus
clouding her judgment, she dares to reach beyond her station and
discover what is behind the tricks of a trade she knew better than any
active field agent.

The Cross of Columba by Doc Coleman

Agent
Bryan Teague travels from the London offices to a remote area of
Scotland on the call of Lord Pennyfarthing, a self-proclaimed scientist
and specialist in ancient and rare fauna. Agent Teague arrives to find
his skepticism of Pennyfarthing’s previous follies on finding a
traumatised valet and a dying English lord with an incredible fish
story…

Curtain Call by Shaun Farrell

Cordelia is called to
a strange theatre by a message from her estranged father, and she hopes
for a joyful reunion. Her father though has been treading on dangerous
ground while trying to impress the Director the Ministry of Peculiar
Occurrences. Still Cordelia cannot possibly know the strange and
terrifying details of what lies within this particular play house.
Tales from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the
Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the
novels, characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of
things to come.

This volume includes:

Positively Shocking by Tee Morris

Constance
Magee is not a street urchin, not a thief, not a lost soul in the
street of London. She is a girl surviving Her Majesty’s Empire one day
at a time, nursing a sense of right and wrong, And sometimes, that sense
doesn’t always see eye-to-eye with the law. After being jailed for her
latest stand against injustice, Constance braced herself for a long stay
in Newgate. Today, though, she is extended an unexpected opportunity
from a strange fellow named Doctor Sound…

All That Glitters by Dan Rabarts

Agents
Lachlan King and Barry Ferguson are called to an isolated mining town
to investigate the disappearance of a young Chinese girl. They found the
town all but abandoned, and as they descend into the realm of Ruaumoko,
the Maori god of earthquakes they find an explosive situation that will
test both agents and their equipment sorely.

Lost Waters by Kreg Steppe

Daniel
Pleasant, agent of the Ministry of Peculiar Occurrences, is assigned to
the United States of America to track down some missing items from the
Archives. Pleasant is partnered up with a clankerton from the Office of
the Supernatural and Metaphysical (O.S.M.) Elijah Paxton, and together
the two set off to track the missing Archive items, their power rumoured
to be able to bend time and space itself.

The Taniwha of Ana Cove by Lewis Hoban

Doctor
Josepha Blackwell’s love of strange fauna has bought her to the wilds
of New Zealand to track down whatever is responsible for a rash of
disappearances. Unfortunately, not only is her personal grooming in
peril, but also her very life. When she discovers was lurks in the
deadly cove, she may have to reconsider her role as a field agent.

Tales
from the Archives are short stories set in the world of the Ministry of
Peculiar Occurrences. They explore events mentioned in the novels,
characters seen and unseen and may include novel teasers of things to
come.
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