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It’s 1893. King Kamehameha III of Hawaii declares Sovereignty Restoration Day ... Tension grows between China and Japan over Korea ... The Bengal Famine worsens ... A brilliant scientist in Calcutta challenges the system … The senior priest at Kyoto’s Kinkaku-ji temple is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Dr John H. Watson receives a strange letter from Yokohama. Then the quiet, distinguished Mr. Hashimoto is murdered inside a closed room on a voyage from Liverpool to Bombay. In the opium dens of Shanghai and in the back alleys of Tokyo, sinister men hatch evil plots. Professor Moriarty stalks the world, drawing up a map for worldwide dominion. Only one man can outwit the diabolical Professor Moriarty. Only one man can save the world. Has Sherlock Holmes survived the Reichenbach Falls? In a seriocomic novel that radically ups the ante, Sherlock Holmes and Watson find their match in more than one man (or indeed, woman) as a clock inexorably ticks. History, mystery, romance, conspiracies, knife-edge tension; a train in Russia, roadside crime in Alexandria, an upset stomach in Bombay, careening through Cambodia, nasty people in China, monks in Japan–here’s a thrilling global chase that will leave you breathless (occasionally with laughter) as the Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years series begins.
- Series: The Missing Years (Book 1)
- Paperback: 284 pages
- Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press; 1 edition (March 3, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1464203652
- ISBN-13: 978-1464203657
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
A great addition to the genre of Holmes tales, and an adventure for those fans that love the original texture and complexity of
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Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan
A Holmesian romp
I love the way this novel both honors the legacy and the voice of the canonical Sherlock Holmes novels and also expands the breadth of the Great Detective's story. I LOVE Holmes in Asia! While his experiences in India, Cambodia and Thailand are brief, they show a plausible Englishman's view of some wildly different cultures. Japan is handled with some more depth.
Sherlockian intrigue enters a new era!
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What is it about Sherlock Holmes--the pull of Sherlockian or Holmesian interpretations? We can't seem to get enough of him. And he appears everywhere, in print, in film, in television, all with differing perceptions of the man, the myth--and now we have the 'Missing Years'
First book in a series about "the Missing years"
This story tells of part of the time called “The Great Hiatus” by Sherlockians. Nominally, it conforms to the events as told by Dr. Watson in “The Final Problem” and “The Empty House.” I say “nominally” because most Sherlockians are aware that the accounts given there by the good Doctor are, at best, sketchy, and, at worst, downright fabrications. In fact, most students of the Canon agree that the Doctor strayed fairly far from the truth in these tales.