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The Crimes of Dr. Watson
     

The Crimes of Dr. Watson

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by Duane Swierczynski (Editor)
 

After the rooms at 221B Baker Street are set ablaze—and a mutilated corpse is discovered in the wreckage—Dr. John H. Watson is arrested and imprisoned at Coldbath Fields penitentiary. Writing from a cramped and dimly lit cell, Watson describes the mysterious events leading up to his arrest. Someone has been mailing him a series of cryptic warnings. His

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After the rooms at 221B Baker Street are set ablaze—and a mutilated corpse is discovered in the wreckage—Dr. John H. Watson is arrested and imprisoned at Coldbath Fields penitentiary. Writing from a cramped and dimly lit cell, Watson describes the mysterious events leading up to his arrest. Someone has been mailing him a series of cryptic warnings. His lifelong friend Sherlock Holmes has vanished in the raging waters of Reichenbach Falls. And Professor Moriarty’s criminal empire is expanding across Europe and throughout America.
 
In a desperate attempt to clear his good name, Watson has compiled twelve clues that may prove his innocence, including:
 
     •  The front page of a newspaper from Thousand Oaks, California
     •  A catalog of Victorian fashions and merchandise
     •  An empty matchbook containing cryptic handwritten notes
     •  The complete text of “The Final Problem,” Watson’s famous account of the death of Sherlock Holmes
     •  Plus a theater ticket, an arrest report, a railroad timetable, and more
 
All twelve clues have been painstakingly reproduced for this volume, along with the complete text of Watson’s manuscript and specially commissioned illustrations by Homes aficionado Clint Hansen. 

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
“For a Dark and Stormy Night.”—Parade Magazine (Parade Picks)
 
“The Crimes of Dr. Watson has got to be one of the strangest (and most inventive) books we’ve seen.”—Diversion Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781594741999
Publisher:
Quirk Publishing
Publication date:
11/15/2007
Series:
Interactive Mysteries Series
Pages:
80
Sales rank:
922,299
Product dimensions:
9.58(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.91(d)

Meet the Author

John H. Watson, M.D., authored dozens of adventures about the great detective Sherlock Holmes (most were published under the name of his literary agent, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle). Duane Swierczynski's crime novels include The Wheelman, The Blonde, and Severance Package (all from St. Martin's Press). He lives in Philadelphia.

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The Crimes of Dr. Watson 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So much fun -- interactive clues, a sealed solution -- a good old fashioned whodunit you get to (try to) solve for yourself!
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I originally purchased this book just to add to my collection of hand made and/or oddly constructed books. It came with a bonus - I've really enjoyed reading it!