A Spooky Visit To Hamlet’s Castle:

Soon you will be able to join Dora and Edward Ware as they visit the spookiest of all places —- Hamlet’s Castle. It is nice to think about just in time for Halloween.

After narrowly escaping the von Wessels, Hitler’s chief spies, in Santa Fe while on leave from Mid East Quarters in Cairo, Edward and Dora don’t know where to go next and where to hide the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. They have just been watching a production of Hamlet when they get a note from Winston Churchill. He says that he and Clemmie got locked in the dungeon of Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingor, Denmark. It was where the Danish army used to be billeted in the Middle Ages. Churchill and Clemmie had to raise Hamlet’s ghost screaming to be let out.

It just occurred to Winston it would be a perfect location to hide the much sought after military maps. No one would ever suspect they were there — and if they did they would never be able to escape with their lives let alone the prize that Hitler has been seeking for years.

But after a huge chase scene to get away from states they meet unexpected obstacles in the castle in 1934. The mistress who keeps the place up turns out to be the perfect Nazi spy in cahoots with Hitler and the von Wessels. Once again Dora and Edward need to escape.
But this time they meet an unexpected ally in the famous Dane himself, Shakespeare’s most famous character. They uncover Hamlet’s secret notebooks that tell them just what they need to know. Others were cornered in this castle long ago. Hamlet tells them how he escaped in a tale that upsets all previous notions of the man, his character, and his fate.

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Old Faithful Affair Soon To Be Available For Pre-Order On Kindle

Old Faithful Affair has been re-scheduled for publication on Friday, November 30. It will soon be available for pre-order on Kindle. Look for it.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

Old Faithful Affair is an Edward Ware Thrillers Alternative History book.

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Illustrations For Old Faithful Affair:

Visit the website to view the new illustrations for Old Faithful Affair. Black and white illustrations of these pictures will be included in every edition of the alternative history thriller by Dora Benley.
While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

Dora and Edward with a Gila monster in the Petrified Forest

Dora and Edward in Yellowstone

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Look For The New Cheops Books LLC Brochure:

Look for the new Cheops Books LLC brochure for the autumn. It will feature four titles coming out this season: Old Faithful Affair, Armistice Plot, Paris Peace Plot, and Egyptian Spy. If you are a librarian and you attended the ALA in late June in New Orleans and stopped by the IBPA booth, you may well receive a brochure in the mail soon. Otherwise you will have to ask us to send you one using the Contact Us Feature of the website.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies, in Old Faithful Affair. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.
And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

Old Faithful Affair is an Edward Ware Thrillers Alternative History book.

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Old Faithful Affair Has New Cover:

Old Faithful Affair by Dora Benley has a new cover. We are advertising it for the very first time on this blog post. The alternative history thriller, part of the Edward Ware Thrillers imprint, will be published by Cheops Books LLC on November 1.

1933 was the year of Hitler, King Kong, FDR, and the Old Faithful Affair.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

Old Faithful Affair is an Edward Ware Thrillers Alternative History Book.

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Hitler Idolized Frederick The Great:

There is no such thing as a “pure evil” person. Evil is supernatural. Nobody is supernatural. It is fascinating to explore historical figures from their point of view and see what they could really have been thinking. In this case it is pure history — what Hitler was doing during the First World War. It is also very important for what came later. Also he wasn’t the only one thinking like that. Large segments of the German population also thought like that. You would think the Europeans would be interested because it is their own family history.

I have come to regard Hitler as a tragic figure. Some German should write a novel about Hitler and Faust where he makes the fatal choice and in the end he is dragged down by fate or the devil or whatever you want to call it. His biggest problem is that he was looking backwards in time and not forward. He spent his last days clutching a portrait of Frederick the Great who was ruler in the 18th century. He wanted to bring back the past just as lots of other Nazis did, too. That was why Gone with the Wind was popular in Germany. They were the children of the First World War. They were born in the 19th century. They wanted to go back to a time before the Great Cataclysm of the Great War.

Just think of the morality back in the mid 18th century. That was when the Spanish Inquisition was still going on. People were only a couple generations away from the horrible religious wars of the 17th century and near medieval thinking. People believed in witches, that sort of thing, and it was a pre-industrial time period. The Holocaust back then would have been conducted IN PUBLIC. Nobody would have hidden anything. Not that I think Hitler knew about the Holocaust, but Himmler was trying to hide it from Hitler as much as everybody else.

Churchill on the other hand was looking forward. Since he was half American he thought of reaching out towards America. That was to be the future, not Hitler’s backward thinking.

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New Book Cover For Old Faithful Plot

Cheops Books LLC has assigned the cover artist, Daniel Teran, the job of redoing the book cover for Old Faithful Plot by Dora Benley. Dora and Edward will be staring and pointing at Old Faithful as it erupts while Helga and Herr von Wessel are lurking in the background laughing at them. It is meant to be ominous.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

Old Faithful Plot is an Edward Ware Thrillers Alternative History book.

Dora and Edward with a Gila monster in the Petrified Forest

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What If Trump Were Prime Minister of Great Britain:

What I don’t understand is how May keeps on holding onto power and why she is still PM. Why don’t they hold a vote of confidence?

It might make a movie to have Trump as Prime Minister instead of May. But could you actually have an American running Great Britain? I know Churchill was half American but this would be all American. And Trump is very blunt. He says what he thinks. He has no manners.

Maybe SOME people in Britain would like this but many people wouldn’t like it. He might even be blunt with the Queen. I assume the Queen could deal with Trump, but most people in Parliament would not like somebody who had such an executive approach to leadership.

AND HE DIDN’T GO TO OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE!!! Also how would it go over to have a PM who was a billionaire? Also being American he would just ASSUME that Scotland and Northern Ireland, etc including Wales wanted to be part of Great Britain. And he would go for a very hard Brexit indeed. He probably wouldn’t want to negotiate with the EU at all UNLESS THEY CAME TO HIM, and he wouldn’t blink first.

Do PM’s have political rallies? He would want to go around the country on speaking tours all the time?

Also do you mean Trump as PM without being the President of the US at the same time? If he were President Britain would be the 51st state? Another interesting movie, no doubt. You would have to get rid of the Queen and get a Constitution fast. No EU then.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth greets U.S. President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, at Windsor Castle, Windsor, Britain July 13, 2018. Chris Jackson/Pool via REUTERS – RC12BCA42900

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Reviews For Old Faithful Plot on Goodreads:

Interesting reviews for Old Faithful Plot on Goodreads. Check them out today.

Marissa on Goodreads: It is a series of road trips that gives us a sense of history of each little town that is visited. Small town America is seen through the eyes of a British couple as the world around them is changing due to war. This is a journey that most do not take these days as we yearn for foreign adventures.

Anita on Goodreads: Sometimes I can pick up a book in the middle of a series and not feel I have missed anything.

This book was not like that for me.

I knew when I started to read this book that I would like the series and did not want to miss any of the previous books.

I have set this book aside to track down the first book and begin at the beginning.

While they are hiding out from Dora’s husband at the Old Faithful Lodge in 1933, Dora and Edward are also hiding Lawrence maps that Churchill has given them and which Hitler would do anything to get his hands on.

Enter Helga and Herr von Wessel, Hitler’s top spies. They warn Colonel Sir Edward Ware and Dora that either they hand over the top secret maps, key to world domination, or they will blow up Yellowstone National Park. They will turn the famous geyser basin into volcanic rubble – and the rest of America, too, which would be buried in volcanic ash just like Pompeii.

And if that doesn’t work they have an even darker plot up their sleeves, one that would change history itself.

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Dora And Edward Visit Reykjavik and Corner Brook:

In Murder at Hamlet’s Castle Dora and Edward have a wild time in store arriving in Denmark, Iceland, and northern Canada in Corner Brook. It is near the Bay of Newfoundland first charted by Captain Cook.

After narrowly escaping the von Wessels in Murder at Hamlet’s Castle, Hitler’s chief spies, in Santa Fe while on leave from Mid East Quarters in Cairo, Edward and Dora don’t know where to go next and where to hide the Lawrence maps, key to world domination. They have just been watching a production of Hamlet when they get a note from Winston Churchill. He says that he and Clemmie got locked in the dungeon of Hamlet’s Castle in Helsingor, Denmark. It was where the Danish army used to be billeted in the Middle Ages. Churchill and Clemmie had to raise Hamlet’s ghost screaming to be let out.

It just occurred to Winston it would be a perfect location to hide the much sought after military maps. No one would ever suspect they were there — and if they did they would never be able to escape with their lives let alone the prize that Hitler has been seeking for years. But after a huge chase scene to get away from states they meet unexpected obstacles in the castle in 1934. The mistress who keeps the place up turns out to be the perfect Nazi spy in cahoots with Hitler and the von Wessels. Once again Dora and Edward need to escape.

But this time they meet an unexpected ally in the famous Dane himself, Shakespeare’s most famous character. They uncover Hamlet’s secret notebooks that tell them just what they need to know. Others were cornered in this castle long ago. Hamlet tells them how he escaped in a tale that upsets all previous notions of the man, his character, and his fate in Murder at Hamlet’s Castle.

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