The Londum Series

Rufus Cobb, Adele Curran and Jim Darby are the lead characters in a series of books - the Londum Series - written by Tony Rattigan. Set in an alternate Victorian Era, they recount the adventures of Rufus Cobb a private detective, his lady friend Adele Curran (who just happens to be a witch) and Jim Darby who is a jewel-thief and conman ... but whose crimes strangely only seem to benefit the poor. Cobb and his friends live in the city of Londum, in the country of Albion, the centre of the British Empire.

The Multiverse


  1. December 14. I have just realeased a new Londum novel, "Foothold" and also "The Londum Omnibus Volume Two" which contains "Foothold" as well as "Snake Eyes" and "The Great Game".

    (Posted on 2015-12-17 13:10:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  2. I have released a second edition of Snowfall that now includes all three Christmas books, A Londum Yuletide, Quantum of Solstice and Winter Shorts.

    (Posted on 2015-04-20 10:39:00 by antonyrattigan)
  3. This year's Christmas book, Winter Shorts, is now for sale at Amazon, Apple, Sony, Smashwords etc.

    (Posted on 2013-12-21 13:24:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  4. Split Infinity, the first book in the Londum Series, is now free to download at Smashwords, Apple Sony, in fact everywhere except Amazon. Hopefully they will catch up soon, as they price match everywhere else on the Internet.

    (Posted on 2013-08-20 11:45:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  5. I've signed up for the Summer/Winter sale at so from 1 July - 31 July all my books are at half-price. Stock up now for Christmas!

    (Posted on 2013-06-30 10:58:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  6. So that I could get them up to a size that was worth publishing in a paperback, I have combined A LONDUM YULETIDE and QUANTUM O FSOLSTICE into one book called SNOWFALL.
    There is nothing new in it that isn't contained in each of them individually but as it is cheaper it is the better option than buying them individually.

    (Posted on 2012-11-15 18:51:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  7. Okay, it's official, my new Christmas book is now out on sale. It is called 'Quantum of Solstice'. (I thought that was a nice Bond pun!) It might seem a bit early (otherwise known as 'Premature Epublication') but it takes weeks to get out to some ebook sellers such as Apple and Sony, so you have to put it out in plenty of time. Enjoy!

    (Posted on 2012-11-01 13:06:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  8. The Great Game is now out in paperback as well as Kindle at Amazon UK/US. If you want it in other electronic formats, go to and they sell it in epubs, RTF, PDF etc. etc.

    (Posted on 2012-09-18 12:34:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  9. After publishing my latest book The Great Game, I had some spare time on my hands so I decided to redesign my book covers, something I've been thinking about for sometime.

    You can view the new covers on Amazon.

    (Posted on 2012-08-29 13:57:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  10. The Great Game - the latest book in The Londum Series - is now available in electronic formats and will be in paperback soon.

    (Posted on 2012-08-11 14:51:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  11. The latest novel, Snake Eyes is now also available in paperback from Amazon and

    (Posted on 2012-02-09 14:44:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  12. Sorry, double post there. Can't get the hang of this new-fangled technology.

    (Posted on 2011-11-16 13:01:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  13. I have uploaded Snake Eyes to Amazon. I included - A Londum Yuletide - as a Bonus story in the back of it. It will appear at Apple, Sony, Barnes and Noble sooon. It will be out in paperback in the New Year.

    (Posted on 2011-11-16 13:00:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  14. I have uploaded Snake Eyes to Amazon. I included - A Londum Yuletide - as a Bonus story in the back of it. It will appear at Apple, Sony, Barnes and Noble sooon. It will be out in paperback in the New Year.

    (Posted on 2011-11-16 13:00:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  15. I have uploaded a new book of three spooky, Christmassy, short stories to Amazon and Smashwords. It's called a Londum Yuletide.

    (Posted on 2011-11-04 16:48:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  16. At last! All the books are now available for the Kindle, the Sony Reader, (amongst other formats,) and also in paperback. Check the individual book pages here on the site for the relevant links.

    (Posted on 2011-09-07 13:02:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  17. The books will also be available for the Sony Reader (amongst others) soon. I am uploading the files to Smashwords and once they have been approved they will filter out to the various sales points. Stay tuned for further details!

    (Posted on 2011-09-01 17:18:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  18. The first three books are now available at CreateSpace in paperback. (Links are on the individual book pages on this site.) They will also be available on AmazonUK/US in the next few months. (They take weeks to filter through the systems.)

    (Posted on 2011-09-01 17:14:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  19. All four books so far - Split Infinity, Hair of the Dog, The Speed of Dark and the Londum Omnibus will be out in paperback shortly.
    I am just going through the proofing process now and they will be available soon.
    I will post more updates when things are finalised.

    (Posted on 2011-08-07 09:38:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  20. I have put the first three novels of the Londum Series into one book called the 'Londum Omnibus Volume One' which is now for sale at Amazon for the Kindle.

    (Posted on 2011-08-07 09:35:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  21. Good news everyone! I have started publishing these books as Kindle eBooks. You can download them for a small fee from either Amazon UK, Amazon US or Amazon Germany. Even if you don't own an actual Kindle device you can download free software to your PC, smartphone, IPad, tablet etc so you can read the books on your own device. Just go to the appropriate Amazon, search under Books and just type my name.

    (Posted on 2011-07-02 16:39:00 by Tony Rattigan)
  22. I'm afraid that it's not possible to purchase these books at the moment Chris, I'm still looking for a literary agent and/or a publisher.
    However, if I have no luck there, maybe I'll move into the 21st century and publish them on line.

    (Posted on 2010-06-28 21:30:00 by The author)
  23. Having read this synopsis I would like to read the rest of it. Is this going to be published or is it out already?

    I love the way it mixes fun with serious themes - a good read for those with a good imagination & a good sense of humour!

    (Posted on 2010-06-27 18:30:00 by Chris Kubiak)

The Universe, they say, began with a word, and the word was … BANG!!

And in that moment the Universe and all that it contained … Space, Time, Matter, all that would go on to become everything in Existence, was created. Then … a split second later, there was another … BANG!!

(Typical … it’s like buses isn’t it? You wait billions of years for a Big Bang to come along … and then two come at once.)

But I digress. First there was a Big Bang, which created the Universe and then a Second Big Bang that split that Universe into numerous other Universes, a Multiverse, all very similar but not exactly identical to the one either side of it.

The reason for the Second Big Bang was that a man called Rufus Cobb jumped back through time to the very beginning of Creation, carrying a piece of the original Dark Matter that had exploded and created the original Universe and the Space Time Continuum contained within it.

And now, that self same Rufus Cobb is simply trying to make his living as a private detective in the city of Londum, the capital of Albion, the centre of the Victorian Era British Empire. But needless to say, life is never simple is it?