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A Study in Crimson

by Robert J. Harris

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A new Sherlock Holmes mystery and it's something to celebrate. Robert J Harris takes a fascinating step to the side and we experience London of 1942 where Crimson Jack is murdering women on the same dates as Jack the Ripper. This is very much a “tribute to the Universal Pictures Sherlock Holmes film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which brought Holmes and Watson to wartime London” and interestingly Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself stated that placing the film in the modern setting “was a daring experiment which has succeeded admirably. Truly genius has no age”. A Study in Crimson (the title a lovely tribute to the original series) slides very nicely into the different time frame, feeling at once familiar and yet different enough to set it on its own path. Holmes and Watson are living together at Baker Street and the explanations as to the differences in time slot together. The mystery motivates Holmes, energises Watson, and leaves Lestrade hanging on their coattails. I thoroughly enjoyed this captivating start to a new series, felt completely at home and look forward to the next!

Liz Robinson

A Study in Crimson Synopsis

LONDON, 1942.

A killer going by the name of 'Crimson Jack' is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is the self-styled Crimson Jack a descendant of the original Jack or merely a madman obsessed with those notorious killings?

In desperation Scotland Yard turn to Sherlock Holmes, the world's greatest detective. Surely he is the one man who can sift fact from legend and track down Crimson Jack before he completes his tally of death. As Holmes and the faithful Watson tread the blacked out streets of London, death waits just around the corner.

Inspired by the classic film series from Universal Pictures starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which updated Sherlock Holmes to the 1940s, this is a brand new adventure from the acclaimed author of The Thirty-One Kings, Castle Macnab and the Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries.

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ISBN: 9781846975271
Publication date: 01/10/2020
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781846975271
Publication date: 1st October 2020
Author: Robert J. Harris
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd an imprint of Birlinn General
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 256 pages
Genres: Action Adventure / Spy, Crime / Mystery, eBook Favourites, Historical Fiction,
Categories: Espionage & spy thriller, Films, cinema, Crime & mystery, Historical mysteries, Second World War fiction,

About Robert J. Harris

Robert J. Harris was born in Dundee and studied at the University of St. Andrews where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Latin. He is the designer of the bestselling fantasy board game Talisman and has written numerous books, including the popular World Goes Loki series, the Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries, as well as the bestselling The Thirty-One Kings and Castle Macnab. He lives in St. Andrews with his wife, Debbie.

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