Dear Vasanistas! At last, two years after the publication of Vasa and Ypres: A Mayfair Conundrum, the second Vasa and Ypres full-length adventure is here! Park Avenue or Bust! is available for pre-order as an e-book and paperback on Amazon. Tell all who will listen, and get ready to draft those five-star reviews. In Park… Continue reading Vasa and Ypres’s Latest Book: Park Avenue or Bust!
I stood bemused. Although, can one consider it standing if one is travelling sixty kilometres per hour in a northbound direction? I made a mental note to ask Ypres. Getting back to my predicament, the reason of my bemusement was the unappealing menu poster I was facing in the Amtrak train bound for Montreal. It… Continue reading Chapter XXXIX – Bust!
Those of you who are not familiar with Wagner will underestimate the extent of Madison’s tormented emotions. Whereas Mozart and Rossini are usually good-humoured fun, with a bit of harmless suspense thrown in, Wagner is the equivalent of a protracted tragic identity crisis. It summons the full range of painful emotions in a most ungermanic… Continue reading Chapter XXXV – Wagnerian Distress
I must admit, dear reader, that I had reached a point where unanticipated revelations no longer had a surprising effect. A couple of weeks prior, I would have easily jumped back three yards in a north-east direction at the news that Madison’s love interest was Pietro Ducale. The idea that Madison was attracted to a… Continue reading Chapter XXXIV – Paragraphs or Feminism
I have come to the conclusion that I am rather good at deductions. This may come as a surprise to some. Indeed, in general, my grasp of mathematics is rather tenuous. To me, arithmetic might as well be a collection of Arabic numerals. Some, although they would be uncharitable, would say that the level of… Continue reading Chapter XXXIII – Deductions
“It was one of the most beautiful moments of my stay here in New York. Another conundrum has been resolved!” Madison and Madame LaPeine de Mort were long gone, their priorities united at last. This left me serene and content with Cousin Andrew and Ypres. We were having lemonade on a terrace by the Conservatory… Continue reading Chapter XXXII – A Bucolic Moment