ISBN 9781846058103,The Holmes Affair

The Holmes Affair


Graham Moore


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781846058103

ISBN-10 1846058104


Number of Pages 368 Pages
Language (English)

General & literary fiction

For over a century, the secrets of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's missing diary have lain buried. Now all that's about to change ...

Victorian London: As the world mourns the demise of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's fictional detective Sherlock Holmes at the foot of the Reichenbach Falls, Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation. A chance encounter has set him on the trail of a brutal killer who is targeting vulnerable suffragettes. Together with Bram Stoker, Conan Doyle roams the dark streets of Victorian London searching for clues as to what happened to the girls, leading to a shocking event that severs his friendship with Stoker forever.

Modern-day New York: Literary researcher Harold White's lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister. The world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered in his hotel room, and only Harold is familiar enough with the arcane mysteries of the Holmes novels to recognise the clues the killer has left. Clues which will lead him not only to a murderer prepared to stop at nothing, but also to the mystery of Conan Doyle's missing diary - and a secret that Conan Doyle, a hundred years earlier, risked everything to hide ...

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