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The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy
     

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes: The Titanic Tragedy

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by William Seil
 

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson board the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage, where Holmes is to carry out a secret government mission.

Soon after departure, highly important submarine plans for the US navy are stolen. Holmes and Watson must work through a list of suspects which includes Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the late Professor

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson board the Titanic on its ill-fated maiden voyage, where Holmes is to carry out a secret government mission.

Soon after departure, highly important submarine plans for the US navy are stolen. Holmes and Watson must work through a list of suspects which includes Colonel James Moriarty, brother to the late Professor Moriarty - but will they find the culprit before tragedy strikes? 

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's timeless creation returns in a new series of handsomely designed detective stories, encapsulating the most varied and thrilling cases of the world's greatest detective.

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Publishers Weekly
Starred Review.

First published in 1996 as Sherlock Holmes and the Titanic Tragedy, this captivating pastiche finds the famous sleuth, in disguise as a Royal Navy commodore, and his loyal friend and narrator, John Watson, on board for the equally famed ocean liner's fateful maiden voyage. Accompanying Holmes is Christine Norton, Irene Adler's grown daughter, who's carrying secret plans for a prototype submarine. The trio join Capt. E.J. Smith at his table, where they meet a lively group of dining companions, including Colonel Moriarty, brother of Holmes's most notorious adversary; a German baron, Hans Von Stern, and his wife, Elizabeth; and crime writer Jacques Futrelle. Soon after the Titanic leaves port, the secret plans are stolen, while a blackmail plot against Baroness Von Stern and the shooting of a ship's officer, found dead in a Rolls-Royce below decks, add to the intrigue. The heroes' efforts to unravel an apparent anarchist plot combine with the reader's foreknowledge of the disaster awaiting the legendary ocean liner to create taut, absorbing suspense.
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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780857687104
Publisher:
Titan
Publication date:
03/13/2012
Series:
Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
288,317
Product dimensions:
5.34(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.76(d)

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William Seil is a lifelong devotee of Sherlock Holmes. He lives in Washington, USA.

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The Titanic Tragedy 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 28 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Combines the history of the Titanic with the Canon very well. Keeping Dr. Watson as the narrator is important to having the "voice" of the tale fit the original stories. When does the next one come out?
InTheBookcase More than 1 year ago
I'm certainly a Holmes fan, and I enjoy studying about the Titanic. So when I located this book, which combined 2 of my favorite interests, I had to read it right away! Now that I have finished it, I'll say it was a good book. I didn't feel a true Holmes vibe from it (that is to be expected from another author), nor did I get an authentic Titanic feeling, but the plot was good enough to keep me busy reading it. Sometimes I think the author overdid it on the amount of secrets that Captain Smith maintained with everybody. Other in-command men on the ship, like Lightoller, were okay, but I don't think those men would have reacted how this story portrays them. Certain points of the plot seemed far-fetched. And too many reenactments of Sherlock's original adventures were repeated... even Irene Adler's daughter was a main character. But really, I didn't mind, because all it amounts to is this: Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are sailing on the Titanic!.... Do I need to say anything else? The sheer idea of it still excites me. Regardless of the things I mentioned above, I still enjoyed the book!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Delightful and quick read! Enjoyed the voice and characters and historical setting of Titanic. Small paging issue near end, but just manually put in page numbers and was fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The game's afoot! Well written in the style of Doyle. Some nice insight into the first and final voyage of the Titanic.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A well thought out story for anyone who enjoys a good Sherlock Holmes mystery. This is no Arthur Conan Doyle classic, but is a good read that I enjoyed and encourage Holmes fans to read. It also has a lot of interesting trivia about the Titanic for those who are interested in that as well.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Both an intriguing and elaborate mystery and a refreshing and informative description of the doomed voyage of the Titanic. Full of Sherlockian lore and reminders of the original stories make it pleasureable for all readers A good yarn well told.
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Hard time getting into this. Didn't finish.
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A great new version of Sherlock Holmes
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I like it so far. It is hard to get into and there is a page missing after 138 when Holmes is trying to save Watson from a bomb that is supoosed to destroy the ship.
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No Seven Percent Solution, which is the best of the Holmes re do, but gave me something fun to this weekend.
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