Sherlock Holmes is summoned from London to Rio in 1886 to investigate the theft of a Stradivarius violin--a gift from the Emperor of Brazil to his favorite lady friend. A bestseller in Brazil, and published to wide acclaim in Europe, this brilliant literary thriller is now poised to capture the imagination of American readers.

A Samba for Sherlock 1998, Vintage Books USA

ISBN-13: 9780375700668

Trade paperback

A Samba for Sherlock 1997, Pantheon Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780375400650

American edition