Author: Thomas Thorpe

Thomas Thorpe was the Project Manager of NASA’s highly successful Mars Global Surveyor Mission – a spacecraft that orbited Mars for nine years, returning two hundred thousand images of the planet and relaying pictures from the Mars Rovers. Mr. Thorpe has published six historical mystery thrillers of the Darmon Mystery series about a couple from Kent that solves international crimes during the 1830’s. These novels include: Message of the Pendant, The Forth Contention, Patriote Peril, Fair Wind to Bahia, Desperate Crossing and Without Redemption.  

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Patriote Peril - Darmon Mysteries, #3

Patriote Peril
  • Number: 1612960669
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Thomas Thorpe
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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Following the return of an empty carriage, Elizabeth Darmon begins a harrowing pursuit of her family's kidnappers. Alone, scared on the frontier of New Brunswick, she trails the kidnappers through deplorable conditions along the St. Lawrence River to Quebec City where she finds a woman posing as Elizabeth with another William. Near the scene of the abduction, her brother-in-law, Charles, recovers from a gunshot wound and is led to the Patriote Party's fanatical element of Reformers. He is swept into a rebellion, recruiting Americans at clandestine hunting lodges. Family members cross paths attempting to unravel conspiracy and murder before a tumultuous assault on the governor's palace. Historically accurate events provide non-stop suspense.


Desperate Crossing - Darmon Mysteries #5

Desperate Crossing
  • Number: 1935605178
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Thomas Thorpe
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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Two couples are stranded on Russia's east coast in the year of 1840, and their only option is a desperate attempt to cross the vast wilderness of Siberia to return to civilization. Survival is jeopardized by harrowing encounters with Cossacks, Manchu, escaped convicts and ultimately, Tsar Nicholas whose men pursue the castaways for murders tied to a Romanov conspiracy involving a giant ruby known as the Antares.

Historically accurate events provide non-stop suspense.

Part of a series, but can stand-alone


Without Redemption - Darmon Mysteries #6

Without Redemption
  • Number: 9780982101261
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Thomas Thorpe
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: Historical Fiction, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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In the spring of 1846, William and Elizabeth Darmon receive a mysterious letter from a soldier dying on a Punjab battlefield. Soon after, a Sikh refugee arrives at London dock pursued by a Russian agent who kills the warrior and kidnaps Elizabeth. William trails them to India and confronts the predator high on Rakaposhi Mountain. Then the unthinkable happens: Cossacks invade over the Himalayas to join a rebel leader in Jammu. Within the war-torn province, the Darmons make their way back and find a letter from Tsar Nicholas alluding to a Russo-American agreement to eliminate British presence in North America by the sale of Northwest territories. Using the proceeds, the Emperor plans an invasion of the Crimea. The Darmons race across the Taklamakan desert, Afghanistan, and Persia under pursuit of Cossacks and Khiva warriors in an attempt to warn Abd al-Majid, Sultan of the Ottoman Empire.

Part of a series, but can stand-alone


Fair Wind to Bahia - Darmon Mysteries, #4

Fair Wind to Bahia
  • Number: 1612960227
  • Release: Out Now
  • Author: Thomas Thorpe
  • Genre: Suspense
  • Tags: History, Suspense: Action / Thriller, Suspense: Mystery
  • Publisher: Black Rose Writing
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Shipwrecked on a Brazilian beach in the year 1834, two couples stumble onto a plantation where they find a knife in the owner's back.

Harrowing encounters with Indians, escaped slaves and ruthless landlords conspiring to assassinate eight-year old future leader, Dom Pedro II, lead to a dangerous transfusion to save the cholera-stricken young prince. One of the castaways holds the cure in a tiny jar of red. He could save his own life, revive the prince or rescue his wife from the conspirators in exchange for the vessel, but there's only enough blood for one.

Historically accurate events provide non-stop suspense.


Book Library

  • Patriote Peril Patriote Peril
  • Without Redemption Without Redemption
  • Desperate Crossing Desperate Crossing
  • Fair Wind to Bahia Fair Wind to Bahia