Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box

Sherlock Holmes: The Spirit Box

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by George Mann
     
 

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german zeppelins rain down death on London, and dr watson is grieving for his nephew, killed on the fields of france. A cryptic summons from Mycroft Holmes reunites Watson with his one-time companion, as Sherlock returns to the capital after years in retirement, tasked with solving three unexplained deaths. A politician has drowned in the Thames after giving a… See more details below

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german zeppelins rain down death on London, and dr watson is grieving for his nephew, killed on the fields of france. A cryptic summons from Mycroft Holmes reunites Watson with his one-time companion, as Sherlock returns to the capital after years in retirement, tasked with solving three unexplained deaths. A politician has drowned in the Thames after giving a pro-German speech; a soldier suggests surrender before feeding himself to a tiger; and a suffragette renounces women’s liberation and throws herself under a train. Are these apparent suicides something more sinister, something to do with the mysterious Spirit Box? Their investigation leads them to Ravensthorpe House, and the curious Seaton Underwood, a man whose spectrographs are said to capture men’s souls…

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Publishers Weekly
11/03/2014
Mann opens more strongly than he closes in his second Holmes novel (after 2013's Sherlock Holmes: The Will of the Dead). In 1915, Watson is feeling the butcher's bill of WWI personally. His nephew, the last of the family line, was killed in France, just "another forgotten face, another entry in the tally chart of the dead." He gets a welcome distraction from his personal woes when he's summoned to Victoria Station, asked by Holmes to help with a new case. London has been beset by a series of odd suicides: a British Army officer threw himself into the tiger enclosure at the London Zoo, a suffragette jumped in front of a train, and a Member of Parliament plunged himself into the Thames. All three high-profile victims opposed British involvement in the war. The probe takes an odd turn when a search of MP Herbert Grange's belongings turns up some portraits of the politician featuring the images of bizarre gaseous auras. The solution doesn't match the cleverness of the setup, and some of Holmes's deductions are less than convincing. (Aug.)
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“A fun romp.” - Geek Dad

"Unexpected twists and turns" - Life is Story

"This novel is yet another delightful addition to Titan Books’ excellent Sherlock series." - Pop Mythology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781781160091
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
08/19/2014
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
77,705
File size:
1 MB

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