Son of Holmes (August Lupa and Jules Giraud Series #1)

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The New York Times bestselling author's chip-off-the-old Sherlock-back in print!

The “reliably excellent”* John Lescroart offers an engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I—where the rumor is that Auguste Lupa is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an ...

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Overview

The New York Times bestselling author's chip-off-the-old Sherlock-back in print!

The “reliably excellent”* John Lescroart offers an engrossing historical mystery that takes us to a small French town in the dark days of World War I—where the rumor is that Auguste Lupa is the son of the greatest detective of all time. And his mysterious legacy may come to light as he attempts to solve the baffling murder of an intelligence agent…

 

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
In 1915 Auguste Lupa, a mysterious 25-year-old chef, is asked to join the weekly homemade-beer-and-conversation sessions of undercover French spy Jules Giraud, who is on the trail of a master German saboteur with designs on the nearby armory in St. Etienne. At Lupa's first meeting with Giraud's group, a member is killed with poisoned beer. Convinced that this murder is the work of the German spy, Giraud enlists Lupa in finding the culprit. An attempt is made on Lupa's life, the armory is blown up, and the probity of the chef himself is questioned by the police before he brings all the suspects together for a confrontation and unmasking. Detection fans will probably spot the villain early in this medium-weight puzzler. But they will lap up the details of Lupa's possible heritage, and with his brilliance, devotion to food, flowers, books, beer and the color yellow, it's soon plain that the chef is really the young Nero Wolfe. It has been suggested before that Wolfe was Sherlock Holmes's son, and this will be all the delicious ``proof'' that Wolfe fans need. Lescroart's first novel was Sunburn. (April 10)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780451208750
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/2003
  • Series: August Lupa and Jules Giraud Series , #1
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 330,282
  • Product dimensions: 5.34 (w) x 7.96 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

John T. Lescroart
John Lescroart is the bestselling author of eighteen previous novels, which have sold more than ten million copies. He lives with his family in Northern California.
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    1. Also Known As:
      John Lescroart
    2. Hometown:
      El Macero, California
    1. Date of Birth:
      January 14, 1948
    2. Place of Birth:
      Houston, Texas
    1. Education:
      B.A. in English with Honors, UC Berkeley, 1970

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  • Posted July 18, 2012

    Very Disappointing, Too expensive.

    I've read every one of John Lescroart's books and thoroughly enjoyed each one!

    Unfortunately this book is a sad effort at best. I bought it because of the author's name. Unfortunately at only 175 pages I believe the author (or publisher?) split this book and the 2nd Son of Holmes book into two that should've been left as one. I believe I've been taken advantage of as a fan of this author. I've had to force myself to read this book (unfinished and I've quit) and that wasn't the case for any of his earlier books.

    Save your money. I wish I had save the $12.99 plus tax this cost. Unfortunately, can't return it to B&N. Buyer beware.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 15, 2003

    A hard book to rate

    It is hard to write a review of this book because I have read and liked almost all of John Lescroart's books. This one is not like the rest of his Dismas Hardy books and for Sherlock Holms fans, I've read quite a few of those as well, it's not like them either. It's not action packed but develops slowly. It isn't even a great mystery because any half way decient mystery fan could figure it out before the end. Why the 4 stars then? Because the book is an engrossing read and well worth the trip. For me the story became secondary to the journey the author describes. It's a good book to take on your next long trip.

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