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Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was a bear? Enter a fantastical world of highly evolved animals where Octavius and his cohorts battle evil.
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Imagine if Sherlock Holmes was a bear? Alternative Universe Mysteries for Adult Animal Lovers that relate the exploits of super-sleuth Octavius Bear and his cohorts. 

Just for fun, this series swaps anthropomorphic animals for humans in a world very similar to our own 21st century. Earth minus homosapiens.

Harry DeMaio has created a fascinating world with evolved animals and this project brings you books 1, 2 and 3. 

The Open and Shut Case
The Open and Shut Case

As a special treat we've added in two additional book bundles that include the first three books together with a) the first three Lego Sherlock Holmes books or b) the first three Petr Kopl graphic novels.

You also have the opportunity to have a character named after you in book 4 coming out in 2016.

The character list:

Octavius Bear –Narcoleptic war hero; consulting detective, scientist, inventor; seeker of justice; mega-billionaire owner of Universal Ursine Industries; gourmet/gourmand; somewhat sedentary and grouchy just on general principles.

Mauritius (Maury) Meerkat – Part-time narrator; assistant to Octavius; African émigré with a French-Dutch background; clever with a shady history;

Inspector Bruce Wallaroo – Irrepressible but brilliant marsupial; an international law and order genius from Down Under; often calls on Octavius and Maury for support.

Bearoness Belinda Béarnaise Bruin (nee Black) – Romantic interest of Octavius; very rich widow of Bearon Byron Bruin living in Bearmoral Castle in the Shetlands; Owner-pilot of the last flying Concorde SST; Gorgeous polar superstar, with the Aquashow, “Some Like It Cold.”

Bearyl and Bearnice – Belinda’s stunning twin sidekicks; Actress and singer, respectively. Co-pilot and flight engineer of Belinda’s SST.

Frau Schuylkill – Octavius’ beautiful Swiss she-wolf housekeeper/cook/pilot with many other mysterious and military talents. She rescued Octavius from his dive off the Breakurbach Falls struggling with his nemesis, Imperius Drake.

Wyatt Where – Another wolf. Former military intelligence officer who had retired to a security post at the Bank of Lake Michigan in Chicago and then quit to join Octavius.

Howard Watt – A porcupine, high tech security authority who also left the bank with Wyatt to join Octavius. A laser and particle beam accelerator expert.

The Chicago Police Department – Irish Setters and Polish Retrievers all named Daley or Dzawlicza (pronounced Daley.)

The Bad Guys:

Imperius Drake – “Moriarty with wings.” Arch-villain, Leader of the Black Quack gang; Brilliant but loony duck who has developed a serum to make the animal kingdom his slaves; Seeks vengeance for ridicule by the scientific community and the death of his beloved Lee-Li-Li.

Bigg Baboon – The major muscle in Black Quack; the archetypical dumb heavy

Chita - Imperius’ clever, deadly and not always trusted associate; beautiful, fascinating, clever, sexy, immoral and highly independent feline who joins forces with Imperius but entirely on her own terms. Chita reappears in subsequent books as a principal character in her own right.

Assorted Other Characters: Montgomery Moose III, Chairmoose of the Bank of Lake Michigan and overstuffed jerk; Bombey Megatunni, Komodo Dragon, a Casino Security Chief; Henry, Ozzie and Izzie, Nevada Desert Patrol; Win-Win, Panda, Owner of the Golden Pagoda Casino.. Ferrucio Ferreti, genetics sleaze; Il Professore Roberto Rabbito, genetics phony.

Risks and challenges

We have book 4 to complete with the additional character rewards and we have to get all the orders placed early December so that some will arrive before xmas.

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    One Book

    A copy of 'The Open And Shut Case' - Book 1
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    Two Books

    A copy of 'The Open And Shut Case' - Book 1 and a copy of 'The Case of The Spotted Band - Book 2.
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    Three Books

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    Six Books [DeMaio and Lego Special]

    A copy of 'The Open And Shut Case' - Book 1 and a copy of 'The Case of The Spotted Band - Book 2 and a copy of 'The Case of Scotch - Book 3'

    Plus - three Lego Sherlock Holmes books - Scandal In Bohemia, Red Headed League, A Case of Identity

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    Six Books [DeMaio and Kopl Special]

    A copy of 'The Open And Shut Case' - Book 1 and a copy of 'The Case of The Spotted Band - Book 2 and a copy of 'The Case of Scotch - Book 3'

    Plus - three Petr Kopl Graphic Novels Scandal In Bohemia, Hound of The Baskervilles and The Final Problem.

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    A character named after you in Book 4. Harry will pick a character that appears in Book 4 and substitute your name in. You also get a copy of the first three books.

    Three Books - A copy of 'The Open And Shut Case' - Book 1 and a copy of 'The Case of The Spotted Band - Book 2 and a copy of 'The Case of Scotch - Book 3'
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    Books will be dispatched in December.

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