Poltergeists, Egyptian myths, and a series of murders make 1898 a year Sherlock Holmes will never forget. From Camden Town to the diamond district, no part of London is safe. It will take all his skills if Holmes is to keep himself, Doctor Watson, and their friends free from harm. He doesn't need any distractions. What a time for Lady Beatrice to be trapped in a volatile Paris.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Other Woman by Geri Schear *** I am trying hard to avoid spoilers *** I do feel that I should point out that this is definitely non-canon. That said, the author has taken time to pinpoint the chronology of this adventure. Using Historical reference, this case takes place during the terrible Dreyfus Affair. Using canonical references, DANC takes place towards the end of this adventure. Canonically, this case could be “The Case of the two Coptic Patriarchs” referred to in passing by Watson in RETI. Holmes has married the enigmatic Lady Beatrice, the goddaughter of Queen Victoria. It is touted as a “marriage of convenience” and both keep their separated living quarters. But as the story moves along it becomes clear that both really care a lot for each other. With the Dreyfus Affair raging in an unstable France, Holmes is called home by Mycroft. Lady B stays behind, as her friend Émile Zola is also facing arrest. Holmes takes a case for Mrs. Alice Prentiss. Alice is a professional translator as she speaks several languages and has knowledge of Latin and Greek. There are noises at night and things have been taken and then show up in odd places. Alice thinks her home in Camden Town is haunted. The case seems rather easy to solve, but further surprises are ahead. Holmes learns of two coins, called “The Coins of Our Fathers” or “The Two Coptic Patriarchs.” Supposedly blessed by Saint Mark who founded the Coptic Church in Egypt, the coins have a tremendous history. If the coins are real, and have documented Provence, they would be priceless. Although the Jewish dealers in Hatton Garden assure Holmes the coins are myth. Yet one of them is murdered over the coins and the fleeing killer also shoots down a constable. A young woman is also murdered and she can be traced back to the major suspect. The next murder is a cut to the heart for Holmes, Watson, and especially Lady Beatrice. Holmes vows to put an end to this business. I really think I should say no more. This is an excellent book if you can read it as it is written, a kind of parallel universe Holmes. The pacing is steady and keeps your interest as it is fraught with death, danger, espionage, hidden treasure, and the cold evil of “The Other Woman…” I give this masterpiece five plus stars. Quoth the Raven…