A Soul of Steel (with bonus A. C. Doyle story The Naval Treaty): A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes [NOOK Book]

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Title line: A Soul of Steel (with bonus A.C. Doyle short story The Navel Treaty): A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes

“Carole Nelson Douglas has more than earned her niche in the mystery hall of fame with this timeless classic.”—RT Book Reviews

(Previously published without the ...
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A Soul of Steel (with bonus A. C. Doyle story The Naval Treaty): A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes

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Overview

Title line: A Soul of Steel (with bonus A.C. Doyle short story The Navel Treaty): A Novel of Suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes

“Carole Nelson Douglas has more than earned her niche in the mystery hall of fame with this timeless classic.”—RT Book Reviews

(Previously published without the Readers Guide and Doyle story as Irene at Large.)

When a savage-looking man in Oriental garb collapses at the feet of Miss Penelope Huxleigh, the spinster associate of diva/detective Irene Adler, at a Parisian sidewalk café, the perspicacious Adler quickly diagnoses his ailment as...poison. The recovering victim seeks to save the life of the man who tended his wounds at the disastrous battle of Maiwand in Afghanistan a decade earlier, one Dr. Watson.

Irene Adler herself will soon battle assassin cobras to uncover an international scheme of treachery, death and deceit leading back to London and 221B Baker Street, that rivals any adventure of Sherlock Holmes himself.
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Editorial Reviews

New York Times bestselling author - Anne Perry
“An absolutely ripping adventure!"
Fort Worth Press - Judy Alter
"Douglas has made Adler a superb detective and invented a perfectly delightful—and perfectly puzzling—series of cases for her. Adler's adventures...make of Holmes a wily adversary. A deadly cobra is found in Watson's quarters, and the exotic image of the dance between the cobra and the mongoose parodies the dance between the parties in this complicated plot.”
Worcester MA News - Charles Burns
“The fast pace shifts from Afghanistan to Paris to London and finally to Sherlock Holmes himself...Irene is unconventional, irreverent, at least a century before her time—witty, competent, competitive, adventurous, and like Holmes himself fascinated with the curious and the criminal. The relationship between Irene and Penelope is both warm and charming.Irene's sharp and caustic wit is always softened by her obvious affection for her amanuensis.”
Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox
“Fans of Sherlock Holmes will be delighted with the female equivalent in 'A Soul of Steel'...international intrigue as well as two feisty women. The atmosphere and Victorian images are exquisitely portrayed.”
New York Times bestselling author - Anne Perry
“An absolutely ripping adventure!"
The New York Times - Marilyn Stacio
"Irene Adler, the dashing heroine of two earlier adventures in Carole Nelson Douglas's enchanting Victorian series [returns]...plot ingenuity remains fresh and amusing, and...the action never loses its jaunty, high-heeled pace."
Fort Worth Press - Judy Alter
"Douglas has made Adler a superb detective and invented a perfectly delightful—and perfectly puzzling—series of cases for her. Adler's adventures...make of Holmes a wily adversary. A deadly cobra is found in Watson's quarters, and the exotic image of the dance between the cobra and the mongoose parodies the dance between the parties in this complicated plot.”
Worcester MA News - Charles Burns
“The fast pace shifts from Afghanistan to Paris to London and finally to Sherlock Holmes himself...Irene is unconventional, irreverent, at least a century before her time—witty, competent, competitive, adventurous, and like Holmes himself fascinated with the curious and the criminal. The relationship between Irene and Penelope is both warm and charming.Irene's sharp and caustic wit is always softened by her obvious affection for her amanuensis.”
Midwest Book Review - James A. Cox
“Fans of Sherlock Holmes will be delighted with the female equivalent in 'A Soul of Steel'...international intrigue as well as two feisty women. The atmosphere and Victorian images are exquisitely portrayed.”
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Meet the Author

Carole Nelson Douglas is the USA TODAY bestselling author of eight Irene Adler adventures, twenty-five Feline Noir Midnight Louie mysteries, five Delilah Street, Paranormal Investigator, noir urban fantasies, and many other witty, adventurous novels and shorter pieces that combine mystery/thriller, high and urban fantasy and romance/women’s fiction. She was inducted into the Texas Literary Hall of Fame in 2012 and lives in Fort Worth, where she is currently at work on her next novel.
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