The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival

The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival

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by Stephanie Osborn
     
 
Displaced Detective is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at

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Displaced Detective is a science fiction mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Knee-jerking, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt.

Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of - and possibly sabotage - Project: Tesseract.

Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes' new "Watson" - or more?

And what happens next?

Editorial Reviews

Voice in the Dark - Anne K. Edwards
"The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is a great read, filled with adventure and suspense right from the beginning. Told by very talented author, Stephanie Osborn, it is one of those rare tales guaranteed to appeal to fans of any genre. From the nail-biting opening to the nail-biting ending, Ms. Osborn has crafted the first book in a series that will add great reading to the world's most famous detective's legend."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940013630970
Publisher:
Twilight Times Books
Publication date:
11/05/2011
Series:
Displaced Detective , #1
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
770,524
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

Stephanie Osborn worked 20+ years in civilian & military space programs, including Space Shuttle and ISS, training astronauts and "sitting console." She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, obtaining her degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.

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The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've read many of Stephanie Osborn's books, and I have to say this is one of her best. It also happens to be one of the best Sherlock Holmes stories written by anyone other than Arthur Conan Doyle, himself. I can't praise this series highly enough. This is a fun read!
ChrisSommercorn More than 1 year ago
When I read this book I got excited. Most of my exposure to Sherlock Holmes included Robert Downey, Jr. I'm a hardcore military SF junky, so I was a tad bit skeptical when I purchased this work. But, I immediately fell in love with it. I had a lot of fun reading this work of art. Stephanie can be sure that I'll be reading more of her books soon enough.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I wasn't sure about the premis behind this book before I started reading. I mean, Sherlock (yes I've read Doyle's work and love his stories) meets modern sci-fi (I'm a Bradbury fan)?! Did I mention I like a little romance to? Ms. Osborn blends these genres well, creating a thoroughly believable world/situation. The upshot is that if you're a purist about any of these genres you might feel like other things are encroaching, but if you read widely and enjoy a roaring good tale with a little of everything - this story is fun, fun, fun! The only drawback is that it leaves you hanging for the next book... which I just bought without hesitation. Worth the cost.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This was one of the first books by Ms. Osborn I read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. The combination of sci-fi and mystery with a touch of romance was the hook that drew me in and kept me reading. You can't go wrong by reading the first book of this series, and then you should go on and read the other three. They are that good! 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I haven't read anything other than a technical manual in over 11 years. Then I came across the Displaced Detective Series of books and was intrigued. I have read the first two and love them! I recommend them to anyone who wants a good read, even if you are not a Sherlock Holmes fan - you will love these books. And if you are a Sherlock Holmes fan, you will love them more!
bucmjt More than 1 year ago
The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival by Stephanie Osborn is terrific.  I was a bit overwhelmed at the beginning by the physics and science, but once Holmes came into the picture and everyone began explaining things to him, I was able to keep up.  I enjoyed the emotional connections that formed as well, but oooooo the cliff hanger!  I am so glad I have the first four and can get right into the next episode.  Such an enjoyable, fun book that jumped through all the hoops.  Drama, suspense, time travel, the works.  A definite must read. 
Eandyil More than 1 year ago
I enjoy reading, generally. There are a few books I flat out refused to finish, but I pride myself on finishing most books. I'm not sure what I expected from this book at first, but I was amazed at how easily I was drawn into it. I started out just checking the free section, the "take a look inside" part. Well, that wasn't just bait! From the moment it stopped I was pacing... I mean, I HAD to know what happens next! So I whipped out my card and I picked it up. Well... It was worth it! I wanted more, and I was getting a little sad that I couldn't have it... But there IS more to it! I am quite pleased with this series so far and I WILL own them all. Thank you, Stephanie Osborn, for an excellent series!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago