Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Japan
October 4th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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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.

Product Details

  • 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

Customer Reviews

A Worthy Continuation of Mr. Holmes' Adventures

 on October 20, 2015
By M. LaRue
I've been a fan of Sherlock Holmes since I could read, and now I'm a fan of Vasudev Murthy. A novel true to the intricate plotting and sincerely unironic voice of the original Watson, with layers and depth from alternate POVs and exotic scenery to set a mood that might not be Victorian London but which is equally mysterious. I'm looking forward to Sherlock's next adventure in Timbuktu very much!

Five Stars

 on September 2, 2016
By Zia Dina
I enjoyed reading another title in the Holmes canon.

Good Read

 on September 13, 2016
By Olivia Julia
A good read. The style of the author was not like Doyle, but it worked well. He kept the reader in suspense throughout the novel. I particularly enjoyed the variety of places they "visited" on their way to a solution. Lots of details given about cities and sites I knew not much about.

this book is a delight. The author captures the digressive nature of the ...

 on August 3, 2015
By ZanneK
For Sherlock Holmes fans, this book is a delight. The author captures the digressive nature of the Holmes/Watson narratives very well.

Sherlockian intrigue enters a new era!

6 people found this helpful.
 on March 7, 2015
By eyes.2c
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"

 on October 31, 2015
By Philip K. Jones
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.

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