The Duke’s Spectral Predicament

It was a pleasant Autumnal morning, and Sir Hugo Townsend, the 9th Duke of Knightlow, was miserable. Sir Hugo was miserable most of the time, to the point that it was something of a personality trait, but he was particularly miserable today. Miserable because he’d recently turned 82 and therefore was getting old, miserable becauseContinue reading “The Duke’s Spectral Predicament”

The Mathematician’s New Job

32-year-old George Williams from Warwick stood outside the imposing, red bricked, country house in the freezing cold, wishing his job interview had been on Zoom instead. Feeling daunted by the building looming over him, George decided to look at the extensive parkland that surrounded the manor instead, this certainly was a lovely place to live,Continue reading “The Mathematician’s New Job”

The Curious Tale of Patrick O’Brien

For meat magnate Patrick O’Brien, the COVID-19 lockdown was actually beneficiary, for he needed to remain hidden from the prying eyes of the media, the public, and, most importantly, Stuart Kennedy and Warwickshire Police. Patrick O’Brien ran the most successful meat business in England; Paddy O’Brien’s. He had several meat processing factories and abattoirs acrossContinue reading “The Curious Tale of Patrick O’Brien”

Sir Hugo Townsend and the Invisible Ghost

Sir Hugo Townsend, the 9th Duke of Knightlow, was grumpy almost 100% of the time these days, ever since his wife died of cancer and his children went to university and got lives of their own. He was a recluse, and rarely left the honey coloured Knightlow Hall except to occasionally walk in the groundsContinue reading “Sir Hugo Townsend and the Invisible Ghost”