The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Web Weaver

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When a mysterious gypsy places a cruel curse on the guests at a ball and a series of terrible misfortunes begin to affect those who attended that night, Mr. Donald Wheelwight engages Sherlock Holmes to find out what really happened that fateful evening.

With the help of his cousin Dr. Henry Vernier and his wife Michelle, Holmes endeavors to save Wheelwright and his beautiful wife Violet from the devastating curse.  As the threats to the captivating Violet mount, Holmes is ...

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Overview

When a mysterious gypsy places a cruel curse on the guests at a ball and a series of terrible misfortunes begin to affect those who attended that night, Mr. Donald Wheelwight engages Sherlock Holmes to find out what really happened that fateful evening.

With the help of his cousin Dr. Henry Vernier and his wife Michelle, Holmes endeavors to save Wheelwright and his beautiful wife Violet from the devastating curse.  As the threats to the captivating Violet mount, Holmes is drawn in deeper and deeper, finding himself entangled in a vast dark web involving prostitution, perversion, theft, and blackmail.

A brand new, never before published addition to the Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes series.

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Publishers Weekly
Despite some gratuitous shots at Dr. Watson, Siciliano's second pastiche is an improvement over his first, The Angel of the Opera, presenting a non-canonical view of Holmes that remains persuasive. Once again, the narrator is another doctor, Holmes' cousin Henry Vernier. On a visit by Vernier to Baker Street, Holmes reveals that "Watson's stories to the contrary, most crimes and criminals are stupid," and that the Moriarty of "The Final Problem" was a "complete fiction." Notwithstanding that, the detective has begun to believe that a real mastermind is at work behind the scenes of London crime. Holmes is consulted by Donald Wheelwright, heir to a potted meat business, who wants him to look into an incident from two years earlier; a female gypsy crashed a society ball, and cursed the attendees with a prophesy of ruin and early death, which preceded at least one violent death. The author's alterations in Holmes' personality mighthave had more power with Watson as storyteller, but there are enough positives to make this enjoyable. (Jan.)
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Praise for Sam Siciliano’s Sherlock Holmes novel The Angel of the Opera:
 
“The tone is Homesian to the last detail, with the reader swept along to a satisfying ending. A fine addition to the Holmes canon.” - Library Journal

“Siciliano’s tale… is wonderfully atmospheric and moves briskly.” - Publishers Weekly

“The [familiar] tale seems fresher and deeper, thanks both to the invigorating presence of Holmes and Vernier and to the wealth of marvelous detail, especially on the Paris Opera House itself.” - Booklist
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Meet the Author

Sam Siciliano is the author of several novels, including Sherlock Holmes: The Angel of the Opera. He has a long-time fascination with gothic and fantasy fiction — subjects he once taught at university level. He lives in Vancouver, Washington. 

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  • Posted May 24, 2012

    As a Sherlock Holmes novel, it was one of the worst. The reader

    As a Sherlock Holmes novel, it was one of the worst. The reader figures out what is going on long before Holmes, which makes reading the rest tedious. The secondary characters take over the plot and they're interesting, but not as compelling as Holmes or Watson. Unless your into the hardships of London for the poor and women- skip.

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