‘If I’d had an extra spoonful of jam roly-poly pudding for every vile villain that has promised to take my head as a trophy, Baron, I’d be as fat as you are deluded, you despicable bounder!’ snorted the were-wolfhound derisively ...
1927 - In a picture-postcard English castle, set upon the sleepy Sussex–Kent border, a sinister occult society hosts a clandestine meeting. Their objective – to forge an alliance with the United Kingdom’s most ancient and implacable enemy and, in so doing, fan the flames for a second world war.
It falls to Mr Hound and Professor Lyons of the internationally esteemed paranormal investigation agency of Lyons & Hound (est. 1895) to infiltrate this diabolical diorama and unmask the vile villains who lie at the heart of this abominable plot.
Along the way they encounter - a mysterious and magical messenger, a deranged scientist, a monstrous man-servant (of literary fame), a band of mechanically-enhanced zombie henchmen and a war party of wild and ferocious Fae.
And if all that wasn’t enough, Mr Hound must settle a debt of honour with an ancient and implacable enemy of his own!
Caractacus Plume is the official biographer of Lyons & Hound Paranormal Investigation Agency (est. 1895). Because of the highly sensitive nature of the Agency's work, some of the names in the upcoming manuscripts have been changed to protect the identities of certain individuals (the author's included).