Mycroft Holmes, charged with ensuring the personal safety of Queen Victoria, calls on his brother for help when a number of attempts have been made on her life and when two unexplained deaths occur amongst the staff at her Scottish residencies. Accompanied by Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes goes north by train, examining the few facts Mycroft has been ...
Mycroft Holmes, charged with ensuring the personal safety of Queen Victoria, calls on his brother for help when a number of attempts have been made on her life and when two unexplained deaths occur amongst the staff at her Scottish residencies. Accompanied by Dr Watson, Sherlock Holmes goes north by train, examining the few facts Mycroft has been able to cryptically supply. To Watson's bafflement he is sure there is a link between these deaths and the murder in the old royal apartments at Holyrood of the secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots: a killing which left a bloodstain that daily refreshes itself and in a room where voices can be heard in the darkest hours of the night. Can Holmes's extraordinary deductive powers solve the historical crime as well as the contemporary one? An original, beautifully crafted mystery story which is also a respectful homage to the master of the whodunnit.
Good. Large Print. Book Club Edition/Book of the Month Club. A nice copy with a tight and square binding. Black boards are good. Dust jacket is good. Text is clean but has yellowed. Careful packaging and fast shipping. We recommend EXPEDITED MAIL for even faster delivery.
Very Good. 0786278986 mjr Ships fast. **Different cover art** Original dust jacket. Avalon publishing, 2005, large print. Mild reading wear. Orphans Treasure Box is a 501c3 charity raising money for orphans and adopting families.
Very Good. The book has been read, but is in excellent condition. Pages are intact and not marred by notes or highlighting. The spine remains undamaged. Glued binding. Paper over boards. 365 p. Thorndike Mystery.
Good. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase supports authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Ex Library. 365 pages; Condition: Acceptable-Reading copy ONLY With owners inscription. Wear to extremities. This copy does NOT have Dust Jacket.
There are a lot of modern Sherlock Holmes pastiches out there, but this is one of the better ones. The inclusion of historical places and events flows naturally from the story, instead of being obtrusive. The beloved characters ring true most of the time; in fact, Watson may come off as a trifle too intelligent, which is certainly not the norm in pastiches. The inclusion of some supernatural elements is regretable, but not fatal.
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