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When anarchists attack a painting of the Prime Minister and suggest that the man himself could be next, Scotland Yard have no choice but to call in SHERLOCK HOLMES. It is just the start of an adventure that sees Holmes and Watson on the trail of a centuries- old puzzle, a puzzle that they are not alone in trying to unravel. As the master criminal The Albino closes in on them, not to mention the mysterious Lord of Strange Deaths, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race to solve the clues and locate England’s long-lost treasure.
- Series: The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books (May 19, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1783293128
- ISBN-13: 978-1783293124
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.7 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.4 ounces
Stands up there with much of the official Holmes canon
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An excellent Holmes novel, at least as good as a lot of the Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. (As big a fan as I am of Sherlock Holmes, I'd still only give a handful of the stories 5 stars.)
A secret that could topple an empire!
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Book Review: Saturday, June 13, 2015
On Top Of His Game
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This is a strong outing by Stuart Douglas. Works of this type i classify under what I call 'Big Picture' presentations. Many of the Holmes/Watson stories deal with an isolated crime and the contexts included tend to be limited in scope. 'The Red Headed League' comes to mind among others. A 'Big Picture' includes the entire context which may include all of the British Isles of the time and include all social classes demonstrating that horrific crimes and acts are not limited to those in dire poverty and squalor but may include the highest in the land although Watson seems always caught by surprise hearing some peer of the realm had committed an atrocious crime. To his mind, gentlemen (and ladies) of the upper strata wouldn't behave in that manner but they do.
A sort of a Fu Manchu
Sherlock meets an underground Chinese crime lord and an above ground Albino gang leader in a three way match that does not quite come off. It moves along okay but more of an adventure story than a mystery.
A good Sherlock Holmes story. A few weak points but overall as good read.
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One of the best Sherlock Holmes stories I have read. But you should read this one for it has a lot of twists and turns in the chase for England's Treasure. The plot has Holmes and Watson on the trail of the treasure with some of London's most dangerous criminals who prove to be not as they seem. I will say no more least I spoil it....
This series is a good addition to the "real" Sherlocks by Conan Doyle- since ...
This series is a good addition to the "real" Sherlocks by Conan Doyle- since I read all of them many years ago and many times over.
Engaging but not Great Read
A good post-Doyle Holmes story, but not the best one in the Titan "Further Adventures" series.
WELL CONSTRUCTED, AND A GOOD READ. A LITTLE DRAWN OUT.