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The Italian Secretary A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Caleb Carr

The Italian Secretary A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes


The Italian Secretary A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes by Caleb Carr

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.


Caleb Carr does not disappoint...A pacy and well-crafted mystery. * DAILY EXPRESS * Carr's is the real Holmes * Leslie Klinger, editor of THE NEW ANNOTATED SHERLOCK HOLMES * Full marks to Caleb Carr for creating a new Holmes and Watson adventure * DAILY MIRROR *

About the Author

As well as the creator of THE ALIENIST, Caleb Carr is a renowned and respected military historian, author of LESSONS OF TERROR. He regularly contributes to The Baker Street Irregulars.

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Publication date

3rd August 2006


Caleb Carr

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Sphere an imprint of Little, Brown Book Group


288 pages


Crime & mystery



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