ISBN 9788184955026,Sherlock Holmes A Death in Venice and other cases

Sherlock Holmes A Death in Venice and other cases



Jaico Publishing House

Publication Year 2014

ISBN 9788184955026

ISBN-10 8184955022


Number of Pages 336 Pages
Language (English)


Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traverse the British Isles and the Italian peninsula in a rousing series of new adventures. After a thrilling jaunt in the Far East, Holmes and Watson return to England to address an inheritance left by one of Watson's relatives in Cornwall, half of which is entrusted to Sherlock Holmes. Financially secure, the two are now free to spend as much time on Baker Street and the Continent as they please, and the duo find themselves as comfortable in Rome on the banks of the Tiber as they do on the Thames. As Holmes rationalizes and ratiocinates his way through adventure after adventure, from The Case of Two Bohemes to A Singular Event in Tranquebar, it is all in a day's work, until clues surface that his great nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, might still be alive . . . "There's no way to dance around it: Ted Riccardi's work is absolutely brilliant. It is as if he is channeling Conan Doyle. Once you're a few pages into these stories, you would swear that these were newly discovered manuscripts, unearthed by Conan Doyle's estate. Or, better yet, I had the feeling that I had stumbled upon some pulp magazines where Conan Doyle was still writing. Riccardi has it all down - the cadence, the language, everything. He doesn't try to subtly update Holmes for the modern audience, either. It is as if each and every tale was written at the turn of the century, and not the twenty-first." Ted Riccardi is a professor emeritus in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He has served as the counselor of cultural affairs at the United States embassy in New Delhi. Ted and his wife split their time between New York City, New Mexico and Nepal.