“Elizabeth Crowens takes aim at what we’ve found familiar and adds a twist of surreal adventure that is fun, entertaining and delightfully different from what is expected. SILENT MERIDIAN is a rollercoaster ride with a side of the sublime. Highly recommended!”
James A. Moore, best selling author of the Seven Forges Series, Aliens: Sea of Sorrows and the Serenity Falls Trilogy.
“This is one of the most unusual and offbeat novels that I’ve read in years. It bridges several genres in a seamless and cohesive fashion. Devotees of Conan Doyle, H.G. Wells, Freud, Jung, Harry Potter, Ninjas and Samurai, and the Edwardian Era will all find something of great interest here. The book constantly turns in unexpected directions and holds the interest from start to finish. Be prepared for a rollicking journey down a complicated and fascinating route, beginning with the surprising, ending with the unexpected and leaving all wanting a sequel.”
Robert S Katz, MD, BSI Sherlockian and Co-Editor of Nerve and Knowledge: Doctors, Medicine and the Sherlockian Canon
“A magical mystery tour of early twentieth century Europe that blends time travel, psychoanalysis and the occult. It’s a rare first novel that succeeds on every level, but Crowens pulls it off with panache. An intriguing and original debut!”
Alan Smale, Sidewise Award-winning author of Clash of Eagles
“A case of mistaken identity (or was it?), a secret society and a mysterious red book propel a young music student and Arthur Conan Doyle into an adventure through time and the paranormal. “Silent Meridian” is the first-rate first novel in a new series by Elizabeth Crowens. I can’t wait for the next installment!”
S. P. Hendrick, author of The Glastonbury Chronicles and Tales of the Dearg-Sidhe series and Raven’s Daughter.
“In his lifetime Conan Doyle seriously investigated spiritualism and ... things that go bump in the night... In Silent Meridian Crowens extrapolates what might have happened if he had joined forces (quite literally!) with a paranormal investigator with unusual powers of his own - a psychic archaeologist who travels in time! What they uncover about the past - and a possible future - will leave you wondering what karma you unknowingly carry with you. It’s a fine romp through time and space and the infinite dimensions of the mind.”
Robert Stek, PhD, Transpersonal psychologist, Baker Street Irregular, lecturer on Conan Doyle, I Hear of Sherlock contributor
“The mind is truly infinite in what we can achieve!!! For anyone interested in history, time travel and progression into the future this book is a fascinating read.”
Heather Holman, Reiki Master, Member of the Past Life Therapists Association, www.regressiontherapywales.co.uk
“Just when you thought time travel has been exploited so often, Elizabeth Crowens takes you to totally new places with a mash-up novel worthy to place beside Nicholas Meyer’s works (including The Seven Percent Solution and Time After Time) with a with a soupcon of Tim Powers. Take all your favorite Victorians and mix them in a TARDIS-like cocktail shaker, and you’ll be in a time loop -- revisiting this wonderful debut of the Time Traveler professor series until the next installment comes out. A wild, engrossing book that will delight you as it takes you to worlds and events unexplored, until now.”
Jim Freund, Producer/host of Hour of the Wolf over WBAI-FM in NYC since 1972.
“Silent Meridian is a delightful genre-twisting romp through time and possibilities. It takes all sorts of unexpected turns and arrives exactly where it needs to be. Highly recommended!”
Jonathan Maberry, New York Times best-selling author of Kill Switch and Rot & Ruin
“How to describe Silent Meridian by Elizabeth Crowens? It’s time travel, magic, and high-pressure Steampunk excitement. It’s literary giants meeting fabulous fictional characters for historical adventure and mad bursts of futuristic drama. It’s a fantastic and fantastical entertainment. So, like our intrepid hero, John Patrick Scott, sit yourself down in your ‘thinking chair’ and let him crank up the time machine. He had to invent his. All you have to do is open this terrific book.”
William Martin, New York Times Bestselling Author of Back Bay and The Lincoln Letter