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The Omnibus edition contains the first four books in Stephanie Osborn's exciting and popular SF and mystery series featuring Sherlock Holmes.


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The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus
cover artwork © Darrell Osborn.




The Case of the Displaced Detective


SF mystery

Stephanie Osborn



The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus edition collects the first four books of the series into one electronic book!
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings

The Displaced Detective Series is a science fiction mystery series in which the brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers that there are alternate realities, and said alternates are often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, is her means of looking in on these continua. In one particular reality, continuum 114, a certain Victorian detective (who, in fact, exists in several continua) was to have died along with his arch-nemesis at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye intervenes, rescuing her hero, who inadvertently flies through the tesseract wormhole connecting his universe with ours, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to send Sherlock Holmes back without causing devastating continuum collapse due to non-uniqueness, he must stay in our world and learn to adapt to the 21st century.

As Holmes comes up to speed in the modern world, he and Dr. Chadwick team up to solve abstruse, technological mysteries. The series has been aptly described as, "Sherlock Holmes meets the X-Files."



The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus Copyright © 2013. Stephanie Osborn. All rights reserved by the author. Please do not copy without permission.




Author Bio

Stephanie Osborn is a former payload flight controller, a veteran of over twenty years of working in the civilian space program, as well as various military space defense programs. She has worked on numerous Space Shuttle flights and the International Space Station, and counts the training of astronauts on her resumé. Of those astronauts she trained, one was Kalpana Chawla, a member of the crew lost in the Columbia disaster.

She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in four sciences: Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, and she is "fluent" in several more, including Geology and Anatomy. She obtained her various degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

Stephanie is currently retired from space work. She now happily "passes it forward," teaching math and science via numerous media including radio, podcasting, and public speaking, as well as working with SIGMA, the science fiction think tank, while writing science fiction mysteries based on her knowledge, experience, and travels.

TTB title: Burnout: the mystery of Space Shuttle STS-281
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Displaced Detective series
The Case of the Displaced Detective Omnibus
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival
The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: The Rendlesham Incident
The Case of the Cosmological Killer: Endings and Beginnings

Author web site.





  Author News

Upcoming Appearances

Keep up with Stephanie on Sector Five Radio, where she is the Science and Technology Consultant "Extraordinaire"! Saturday nights at 7PM CST on KTKK 630AM in Salt Lake City!


Science Fiction Conventions

AnachroCon, Atlanta GA Feb. 14-16, 2014.



"…These books are like literary crack. I fell in love with her characters and her world so completely that I've been telling all my friends 'YOU MUST READ THESE!' And yes, I've been doing so in all caps."
~Melissa A. Bartell, Bibliotica

"I’ll admit to being an absolute sucker for Sherlock Holmes pastiches, so what drew me into the concept of Stephanie Osborn’s Displaced Detective series was seeing whether her concept of pulling the “Great Detective” into the 21st century worked reasonably well.

"It doesn’t just work, she figured out a brilliant way of handling the transformation of Holmes from literary character to flesh-and-blood human. And managed to give a nod to possibly everyone’s gateway SF author into the bargain...

"The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is so damn much fun that I couldn’t stop reading the series. I swept right on through the first three books one right after the other. I only stopped because I want to savor the last one.

"The author’s solution for slight variations in Holmes’ personality is sheer genius. There are differences. He is still the brilliant and calculatingly observant detective of the stories. That shines through every time he is on the page. But he also evolves past the “thinking machine” of Conan Doyle’s fiction. Partly, that’s because Ms. Osborn expressly made her Holmes a living person from the beginning, and partly because her Holmes is from a different universe and is similar but not exactly the same as the literary figure in our universe. She gave herself license for him to be different. It works for me...

"There’s an inevitable comparison to Laurie R. King’s Holmes/Russell series, starting with A Beekeeper’s Apprentice. King made her Holmes both a living person and started her series after the final Conan Doyle story, so she didn’t conflict with the Canon. Different approach, and I adore those too. If you like Mary Russell, give Skye Chadwick a try."
~ Marlene Harris, Reading Reality

The Sherlock Holmes character is moved to a more "modern" setting through an unusual event and "redesigns" himself to accommodate the new period. His Victorian "self" is radically altered, yet the qualities so treasured, remain. He marries, drives automobiles and wears clothing appropriate for his new environment, however, he is still "the old Holmes" chivalrous and practical.

The genre is definitely not one of my favorites and some of the settings startle, but, overall it is a superb idea and believably constructed. An 1800's man "ripped" from his world and "dropped" into ours. The concept is "most worthy". Written to entertain; it succeeded with me.

I've been a "Sherlockian" for too many years to mention and have been the recipient of numerous "pastiches" articles and manuscripts. Some were "OK" and some were "terrible"! This is in a category "to itself". It is "REALLY good"!
~Bill Markie aka Webley, Nashville Scholars of the Three-Pipe Problem





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