THE EROTIC ADVENTURES OF AMBROSE HORNE
THE EROTIC MEMOIRS OF AMBROSE HORNE
THE EROTIC RETURN OF AMBROSE HORNE
When a Faberge dildo goes astray… when you are woken up by the spirit of your long dead wife… when your stamp collection is suddenly sealed to the table by a mysterious liquid… WHO YOU GONNA CALL?
Ambrose Horne, Victorian England’s most discrete detective, of course.
Torn from the pages of the kind of magazines that his century would probably have denied even existed, and certainly doing things that polite society would rather die than indulge in, Ambrose Horne is here to fuck, suck, lick and flick his way through some of the most perplexing mysteries ever to haunt the civilized man.
Who stole the secrets to the military’s latest invention?
Why is the town filled with ginger haired children?
And… can ladies really squirt?
Find out in The Erotic Adventures of Ambrose Horne, the Erotic Memoirs of Ambrose Horne and the Erotic Return of Ambrose Horne. Three great books, one amazing lover.
Ambrose Horne. yes, he’s got it.
Local author, Chrissie Bentley, goes back in time across three books of short stories featuring everyone’s favorite erotic detective, Ambrose Horne!
by Amy Hanson, Wilmington Examiner
With Guy Ritchie’s Sherlock Holmes movie going gangbusters on the DVD circuit, there could be no better time to step back in time with another of Victorian England’s greatest detectives – although you will quickly discover that Ambrose Horne had a penchant for somewhat earthier pursuits than Holmes.
The brilliant creation of Philadelphia author Chrissie Bentley, Ambrose Horne is the sleuth that society calls upon to unravel the mysteries that delicacy and discretion dare not discuss with anybody else. Three volumes of his adventures – each containing five full-length stories – include such seemingly unfathomable puzzles as a mysteriously damaged stamp collection (“The Coagulated Conundrum”), a lost book of the Bible (“the Rediscovered Heresy”), a plague of ginger-haired children (“The Midnight Succubus”), and more. But behind those simple descriptions, and the deductive process that solves them, there lurk secrets and situations at which Holmes would have blanched before he even picked up his deerstalker.
Each of the stories is genuinely gripping, littered with both arcane historical observations and fascinating period trivia, and all pose genuine mysteries for the reader to attempt to solve alongside Horne. Where Bentley steps away from the detecting norm is in the sheer eroticism of her storytelling – anybody familiar with her other writings will already be aware of the full XXX impact that she brings to every tale, and Ambrose marches proudly to the same delirious drum.
From the genuinely idiosyncratic manner in which he contemplates the matter at hand, to the distinctly unconventional means by which he concludes every case, Horne’s adventures are exhilarating excursions into a world that is as far removed from the typical view of Victorian England as it is possible to journey. At the same time, however, it is very easy to believe that both Horne and his memoirs really are genuine survivors of an age in which the merest glimpse of a lady’s bare ankle was sufficient to morally bankrupt a passing gentleman, suppressed for so long that society itself had forgotten him. Now he is back and, needless to say, he discusses a lot more than mere ankles.
These three fantastic books are all available at : Xcite Books
eBook Review for the Adventures of Ambrose Horne by Chrissie Bentley
reprinted from rude words.com
Review by Korben Rushe
This might be controversial, but for me, the best erotic fiction isn’t all about the sex. With no pun intended, it really should be about the full package. And that’s what Chrissie Bentley delivers in this collection of short stories which sway from the poignant to the ludicrously funny. And that package includes – rest assured – lots of hot Victorian action!
Set in the era already SO dominated by that other fictional detective, Ambrose Horne does a very good job at establishing himself as the sleuth who takes a refreshingly different approach to uncovering the truth – more often than not a horizontal one.
When I started reading this book, I worried that after the first few stories, the plots would grow a bit samey or contrived (as they did in that TV programme Rosemary and Thyme – after all, just how many murders can a couple of landscape gardeners unearth?!) but thankfully this is not the case here. In fact, not only has the author managed to create a charismatic hero (who has a Bond-esque way with the ladies) and some entertaining and testing plotlines, but she’s impressively highlighted a social truth: that almost everything in this life comes down to sex, greed or both.
I can’t wait to read the next two instalments of Ambrose Horne.