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In The Six Messiahs, Mark Frost creates a novel of nineteenth-century mystery, adventure, and terror with Arthur Conan Doyle - the creator of the Sherlock Holmes books - at the center of the heart-stopping action. Now off to America for his first book tour, Doyle is joined by his impetuous younger brother, Innes, and a cryptic Irish priest. During their voyage across the Atlantic, the men are stalked by an otherworldly order of assassins attempting to steal a precious piece of the ship's cargo: a priceless book ...
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Overview

In The Six Messiahs, Mark Frost creates a novel of nineteenth-century mystery, adventure, and terror with Arthur Conan Doyle - the creator of the Sherlock Holmes books - at the center of the heart-stopping action. Now off to America for his first book tour, Doyle is joined by his impetuous younger brother, Innes, and a cryptic Irish priest. During their voyage across the Atlantic, the men are stalked by an otherworldly order of assassins attempting to steal a precious piece of the ship's cargo: a priceless book of ancient mysticism. The Book of Zohar is the first piece of a lethal puzzle that will draw Doyle across the burgeoning young nation. From the filthy slums of lower Manhattan to the dark alleys of Chicago to a final apocalyptic confrontation in the searing Arizona desert, Doyle and his companions track the paths of six mysterious strangers who are united by a single, eerie dream. A dream of a black tower rising out of a wasteland - and a river of blood. As their trails converge at the source of this terrifying vision, Doyle and company confront an evil so dark and profound that it threatens to obliterate the very fabric of the world.

Certain doom awaits Arthur Conan Doyle and his brother on a book tour across America--as it does six unique personages, linked together by dreams of a black tower and a river of blood. Each of these individuals has a role to play in the ultimate battle of good versus evil. This is the follow-up to the runaway national bestseller The List of 7.

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Jewish Book World
While not exactly a sequel to The List of 7, this novel again employes Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, as the protagonist. Famous for his fictional detective, Doyle is en route to a book tour in America, along with his brother, an Irish priest, when they become involved with thieves who are attempting to steal a valuable piece of the ship's cargo, the Book of Zohar. Solving the mystery will bring Doyle into contact with all sorts of characters while at the same time confronting the issues of turn-of-the-century American life. For those interested in the Kabbalah, this novel should be especially fascinating.
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In the first book of this clever series, The List of 7, Arthur Conan Doyle met the enigmatic Jack Sparks, a secret agent of sorts who inspired him to create the immortal Sherlock Holmes. Now, 10 years after his presumed death, a greatly changed Sparks reappears-just in time to save Doyle from assassins during a steamship crossing of the Atlantic. Bound for America on a celebrity author tour, Doyle has accidentally become involved in a terrifying scheme, which centers around the theft of great holy books from all over the world and the birth of an unspeakable menace in the Arizona desert. Several others are drawn to a new city outside Phoenix, where an old enemy awaits: Eileen Temple, Doyle's lover from the first book; as do an embittered Native American woman, a Chinese assassin, and a gentle and inquisitive rabbi. Several historical figures, too, make cameo appearances; a chance meeting with Teddy Roosevelt is pure delight, and a visit with Thomas Edison reveals an important plot point. Holmes devotees will be delighted by the way Frost alludes to familiar tales from the Sherlockian canon, and all readers should appreciate the wry contemporary touches that spice up this classical-style, slam-bang adventure. (July)
Library Journal
In this follow-up to The List of Seven (Audio Reviews, LJ 10/15/93), author Frost has created an intrigue- and action-oriented work that includes Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a principal character. The audio, given an excellent reading by David Warner, lacks the ability to sustain listener interest even with Doyle, other interesting characters, descriptions of turn-of-the-century America, and nearly nonstop action. The abridgment fails to propose a believable theory for the common dream that links the six religious sensitives in search of stolen scriptures that may either yield the secrets of God's "breath of life" for Adam or implement the end of the world. Worse, the profusion of characters fighting Golem, mind-controlled cultists, and each other makes for considerable confusion. Recommended only for comprehensive fantasy collections.-Cliff Glaviano, Bowling Green State Univ. Libs., Ohio
Emily Melton
Frost's debut novel, the popular "List of 7" (1993), introduced Sir Arthur Conan Doyle as a sleuth. This time Conan Doyle is off to America for a whirlwind tour to meet his huge contingent of U.S. fans. Aboard ship, Doyle senses something's afoot when he's asked to help shepherd a priceless manuscript across the ocean. Things turn even more sinister once he reaches America. Six strangers are drawn to the Wild West, dreaming of a dark tower where their destiny awaits them. Doyle, attracted by the mesmerizing power emanating from the six, follows them into a nightmare that ends in shocking revelations, bloody violence, and a most surprising climax. Frost, cocreator of the popular "Twin Peaks", is a compelling writer who could do with a little editing to tighten and tone his work. Overall, though, this eerie thriller is entertaining, gripping, and sure to win him new fans, especially those who like their thrillers tinged with the occult.
Clive Barker
“Dark and compelling entertainment . . . an irresistible page turner.”
People Magazine
A spooky page-turner . . . barrels through Victorian England with the narrative drive of a runaway train."
People
A spooky page-turner . . . barrels through Victorian England with the narrative drive of a runaway train.”
San Francisco Chronicle
“Compelling . . . bizarre.”
Denver Post
“Plenty of detail and fast-paced action.”
People
A spooky page-turner . . . barrels through Victorian England with the narrative drive of a runaway train.”
Orlando Sentinel
“Hair-raising.”
Washington Post Book World
“A ripping good tale. It effervesces like champagne.”
Booklist
“A knockout . . . remarkable . . . engrossing . . . strange and terrifying.”
Los Angeles Times
“Takes off like a runaway brougham . . . a compulsive puzzler.”
Buffalo News
“Dark, brooding . . . a heart-thumping, bizarre tale.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787103996
  • Publisher: NewStar Media, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 7/1/1995
  • Series: Arthur Conan Doyle Series
  • Edition description: Abridged, 1 Cassette
  • Product dimensions: 4.14 (w) x 7.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Mark Frost was the co-creator and executive producer of the cult classic television series, "Twin Peaks", and is the author of several books including the bestseller, "The Greatest Game Ever Played". He attended school in Pittsburgh, where he studied acting, directing, and playwriting before leaving to begin his impressive career in television, film, and literature. He received a Writer’s Guild Award and an Emmy nomination for his work as executive story editor on the acclaimed television series Hill Street Blues. He lives in Los Angeles and upstate New York.

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  • Posted February 12, 2010

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    a fun mystery

    The Six Messiahs, sequel to the fabulous The List of 7, is a good mystery with plenty of action.

    Arthur Conan Doyle is back and on an American book tour with his brother Innes. There, he meets up with Jack Sparks, but it's not really the same Jack Sparks from the previous book. The Jack in this book is a broken man. After his near fatal fall from the last book, Jack turns sour and bitter and has lost everything I loved about him. This was disappointing for me but I guess it's part of the story and adds some suspense around whether or not Doyle can bring the old Sparks back. Along with Doyle, Innes and Sparks, there are several others characters they meet up with. Some of them seem to be having the same dreams about a black tower in the desert and a river of blood. So five characters are having this crazy dream but the real surprise comes when we learn who the sixth one is. Let's just say it's a blast from the past....meaning someone from The List of 7. And this mysterious number six has mad plans. It's one of those good versus evil scenarios that I've seen one too many times. But the characters are good and the way it all plays out is interesting.

    So, overall I enjoyed this book. The story wasn't nearly as good as The List of 7 and the characters were not quite as fun. There wasn't as much humor. It's a decent follow up though and worth a read.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 8, 2006

    A Holmes and Doyle Fan

    I was excited about this book after having read 7, but once I got into it, I couldn't wait to finish, because it was terrible and I was wasteing my time. Poorly written and the finish is awful with how it leaves you hanging.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 17, 2004

    Big Disapointment!

    I was very excited about this book after reading 'List of Seven' but it fell short to say the least. It seemed like Frost was reaching for a story line because it had very little substance. There were new charaters that had very little background. One the important charaters didn't fit at all and the ending was poor.It was very disjointed and the twist to Jack's character seemed out of context. I was soorly disappointed because I thoroughly enjoyed 'List of Seven.'

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 4, 2002

    Expected too much

    Perhaps I expected too much after 'The List of 7', but this just didn't measure up. Slow at times and confusing in places. The ending was some salvation, but this just isn't the quality of his first book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 28, 2000

    A Great book!

    This is really a great book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2000

    Read the 'List of 7' first

    This book wasn't quite as riveting as the first one, but it was still quite good. Doyle is back with his brother Innes, and meets Eileen Temple again in America. Jack's back and so's Alexander. New charactrs add depth and humor. Beautiful unexpected twist at the end, but I won't give it away here. Still, '6 M' pales in comparison to 'L7.'

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