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The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos

The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos
Author : Dan Andriacco
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2013-05-23
Category : Fiction
Total pages :28
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Fresh from almost getting killed helping Sebastian McCabe solve The 1895 Murder, Jeff Cody and Lynda Teal are enjoying their honeymoon alone in Rome when mystery and murder intrude. The disappearance of a young American’s Roman boyfriend seems like a familiar tale of a summer romance leading to heartbreak . . . until a cameo necklace purchased at the Vatican is stolen right off of Lynda’s neck. The feisty young journalist finds a connection between the two events as she solves her own case for the first time. In a departure from the McCabe – Cody mystery novels, she also narrates the story. The many fans of Jeff and Lynda will be delighted to read this short story bridge to the next novel in the series, The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore.

The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
Author : Richard T. Ryan
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2016-08-24
Category : Fiction
Total pages :258
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When the papal apartments are burgled in 1901, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to Rome by Pope Leo XII. After learning from the pontiff that several priceless cameos that could prove compromising to the church, and perhaps determine the future of the newly unified Italy, have been stolen, Holmes is asked to recover them. In a parallel story, Michelangelo, the toast of Rome in 1501 after the unveiling of his Pieta, is commissioned by Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgia pontiffs, with creating the cameos that will bedevil Holmes and the papacy four centuries later. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, the great detective has never encountered an adversary quite like the one with whom he crosses swords in “The Vatican Cameos.”.

The Merchant of Menace

The Merchant of Menace
Author : Richard T Ryan
Publisher : Unknown
Release Date : 2019-06-27
Category :
Total pages :260
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Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs "The Merchant of Menace." Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything - if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal. As Holmes comes to understand his adversary, he also begins to realize he can only react to the Merchant because he has no idea where this criminal mastermind will strike next. All Holmes knows for certain is the Merchant seems to specialize in priceless, one-of-a-kind articles. Will that be enough information for the Great Detective to outwit his foe? From the British Museum to the Louvre to Blenheim Palace, Holmes finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Set against the backdrop of early Edwardian England, the Great Detective and his Boswell encounter an array of luminaries from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to a young Winston Churchill. For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, this time around Holmes must try to bring to justice a villain who might well be the next Napoleon of Crime.

Murder in the Vatican

Murder in the Vatican
Author : Ann Margaret Lewis
Publisher : Ignatius Press
Release Date : 2010-08
Category : Fiction
Total pages :151
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Intrigue at the Vatican abounds as Sherlock Holmes investigates three baffling mysteries at the "express desire of his Holiness, the Pope."

The World of Sherlock Holmes

The World of Sherlock Holmes
Author : Michael Harrison
Publisher : Dutton Adult
Release Date : 1975
Category : Detectives in literature
Total pages :227
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One of a number of "biographies" of the fictional Holmes character, this one reveals a wealth of unsuspected "facts" about the master sleuth. What was the scandal involving Queen Victoria's son and grandson? Why did Holmes visit the United States, and what did he do for Vanderbilt? Why did he remain silent about the identity of Jack the Ripper? What was the secret of the Vatican cameos? Why did the kings of Denmark, Sweden and Holland, the Sultan of Turkey, the Czar of Russia and the President of the United States confer on Sherlock Holmes their countries' highest decorations?

The Druid of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

The Druid of Death - A Sherlock Holmes Adventure
Author : Richard T Ryan
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2018-07-31
Category : Fiction
Total pages :185
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On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge. Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher. The girl was also eviscerated and her organs placed around her body. As a final touch, branches from yew trees had been artistically arranged around the corpse. Holmes senses a malevolent force at work, but without data, he is powerless. As the weeks pass, he slowly gathers information about the ancient druids and Celtic mythology and begins to assemble a small army of experts to assist him. Expecting the killer to strike again on the summer solstice, Holmes and Watson travel to the Nine Ladies in Derbyshire, the site of another stone circle that harkens to druidic times. While they are holding their vigil, Lestrade and his men are off keeping watch over the stone circles at Avebury and several other locations. The Great Detective’s worst fears are realized when on the morning of the summer solstice, he learns that the body of a young man has been discovered in the eye of the White Horse of Uffington. Like the first victim, he too has been marked with a druidic symbol and his body bears a message. Aside from the symbol and the message, the only other difference appears to be that his body and organs have been surrounded by willow branches. Realizing full well that a maniac reminiscent of the Ripper is on the loose, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time as they try to locate the cult, identify the killer and prevent another tragedy.

The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes

The Last Confession of Sherlock Holmes
Author : Kieran Lyne
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2016-12-21
Category : Fiction
Total pages :190
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In the dawn of 1891 Sherlock Holmes is locked in a deadly game of wits with the sinister Professor James Moriarty, but events will soon transpire which will question the very outcome of Reichenbach. With Holmes presumed dead, the streets of London are panic-stricken, as a resurrected terror takes hold of the city, whilst in the upper-echelons of Government, a singular, undetectable force can once again be felt manipulating the criminal underworld. The ever-reliable Dr Watson has deceived us all, as he finally reveals the far more shocking events which led to both the return of Sherlock Holmes and his involvement in the suppression of London’s most notorious criminal.

The Demon of the Dusk

The Demon of the Dusk
Author : Arthur Hall
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2017-07-26
Category : Fiction
Total pages :192
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Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are summoned to Theobald Grange, the Warwickshire home of Lady Heminworth. Being of a nervous and superstitious disposition, her Ladyship lives in fear. Her husband and elder son were recently murdered, apparently by the ghost of a court jester who was executed on the site centuries before. The apparition has warned that she, too, is to die. Holmes rejects a supernatural explanation, although his adversary seems unaffected by gunfire and is able to take flight and disappear. The Great Detective brings his powers to bear, but still the killings continue...

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny
Author : Richard T. Ryan
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2017-06-08
Category : Fiction
Total pages :195
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During the elaborate funeral for Queen Victoria, a group of Irish separatists breaks into Westminster Abbey and steals the Coronation Stone, on which every monarch of England has been crowned since the 14th century. After learning of the theft from Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes is tasked with recovering the stone and returning it to England. In pursuit of the many-named stone, which has a rich and colorful history, Holmes and Watson travel to Ireland in disguise as they try to infiltrate the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the group they believe responsible for the theft. The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of Westminster at the time of the theft. There are also references to a number of other Victorian luminaries, including Joseph Lister and Frederick Treves. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, for the great detective the stakes have never been higher as he must mollify a king who refuses to ascend the throne until “order has been restored.”

Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years

Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years
Author : Kim H. Krisco
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2016-12-20
Category : Fiction
Total pages :284
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Sherlock Holmes lamented, "I fear that retirement will elude me." It surely does in this five-story chronicle: The saga begins with The Bonnie Bag of Bones that lead the infamous duo on a not-so-merry chase into the mythical mountains of Scotland and ultimately to the "the woman" who is tangled within a mystery that has haunted Holmes for a quarter century. Curse of the Black Feather continues the adventure in which Holmes teams up with the Irregulars and a gypsy matriarch, to expose a diabolical "baby-farming" enterprise. Their quest arouses a vicious adversary, Ciarán Malastier, who has Holmes struggling for his very life. Maestro of Mysteries begins with a summons to Mycroft's office and ends with a deadly chase in Undertown, far beneath the streets of London. Malastier escapes, but only into the next adventure. The Cure that Kills sees Holmes and Watson in hot pursuit of Ciarán Malastier, racing across America and pitting them against the largest detective organization in the world. In the final story, The Kongo Nkis Spirit Train, Holmes and Watson travel to the Dark Continent to derail a "spirit train" that ensnares people's spirit, and enslaves their bodies. In the end, this historically accurate chronicle sheds new light on greatest mystery of all, Sherlock Holmes himself.

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders

Sherlock Holmes and the Whitechapel Murders
Author : Mark Sohn
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2017-02-23
Category : Fiction
Total pages :223
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It is the year 1888. A madman stalks the East End of London and only Sherlock Holmes and his trusted colleague and scribe Dr. John Watson stand between him and the women he preys upon. However, the World's first Consulting Detective is plunged into a web of intrigue and deceit. Is Jack the Ripper acting alone? Is there a conspiracy to murder fallen women in Whitechapel? How far must Holmes go to stop it? Add a plot to steal the most famous jewels in existence and a sinister figure known only as 'The Professor' and you have more than one mystery to be solved...

Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Thread of Murder

Sherlock Holmes and The Scarlet Thread of Murder
Author : Luke Benjamen Kuhns
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2015-10-05
Category : Fiction
Total pages :259
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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson feature in three brand new and exciting adventures that you won't want to miss. The Scarlet Thread of Murder: Three seemingly separate crimes, three detectives. A mysterious stalker is on the loose in London known only as the Goblin Man and his sights are set on a wealthy businessman, David Daniels. A horrific explosion rips through Whitechapel Underground Station and the prime suspect is a Jewish anarchist. And a Mrs Clara Edwards is searching for her missing lover, Philias Jackson. What connects these three? It’s a dangerous and complex game that links Sherlock Holmes, Investigator Martin Hewitt, and former Ripper investigator and head of H Division Edmund Reid. A Scandal in America: In 1888 Mr Sherlock Holmes was beat by Irene Adler aka the Woman. After her marriage to Godfrey Norton she left London. Two years later her husband is found dead in his New York office, apparently having committed suicide. Irene Adler believes it to be staged, unable to accept Norton capable of such an end. There is one person, if any, who she can turned to: Sherlock Holmes. Holmes and Watson are headed to America where they must dive into the mysterious life of Godfrey Norton to learn how and why he died. No one is ready for what they learn. The Allegro Mystery: Someone lurks in the shadows and is sending mysterious and haunting letters to the beautiful ballerina, Mademoiselle Dipin. Believing her life to be endangered by a ghost from her past, she bursts into the study of 221b to plead with Sherlock Holmes for aid. Can Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson find and expose her ghost before something terrible happens to their client? The game is afoot.

A Guide to Deduction: 2nd Edition

A Guide to Deduction: 2nd Edition
Author : Hannah Rogers
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2017-11-30
Category : Fiction
Total pages :125
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Updated and Revised 2nd edition. A Guide to Deduction is a guide for any potential Sherlock Holmes or John Watson. A series of reflections on subjects to help anyone from novices to experts to learn how to deduce things from your surroundings. The book is a useful reference to learn about the common details that appear in the mysteries of Sherlock Holmes. In this second edition, learn more about lock picking, poisons and the chemistry in the world around us.

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Pigtail Twist

Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of The Pigtail Twist
Author : M J H Simmonds
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2018-05-29
Category : Fiction
Total pages :217
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It is June 1884, a grey period for both the weather and Sherlock Holmes’ mood. A lack of compelling cases has left him bored and close once again to the dull embrace of the needle. Less than a month earlier, however, he had astonished Inspector Lestrade and everyone around him by solving no less than six crimes in consecutive days. At the eleventh hour, Inspector Gregson arrives, with the promise of an impossible crime to solve. A murder has shattered the bucolic peace of the sleepy arable farmlands of Bedfordshire. The owner of a small stately home has been brutally killed while hosting a dinner party. But what and where is the murder weapon? What follows is an epic, sweeping tale. From England to Africa, from poverty to wealth, the story spans decades. Hardship and friendship are followed by betrayal, deception and murder.

That Which Was So Fair - A Ghost Story

That Which Was So Fair - A Ghost Story
Author : Tony Reynolds
Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
Release Date : 2016-04-07
Category : Fiction
Total pages :143
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The Fen country in the autumn of 1850 is dank and drab. A young woman, Catherine Greencliffe, comes from the other end of England to care for a small child who has been abandoned by his mother. On the surface all seems well but she soon becomes prey to mysterious compulsions and visions. She comes to realise that Southwell Hall holds a secret that she is not invited to share and at last makes a dreadful discovery.