I love a good Sherlock Holmes story. The originals were works of art, and at one time, I read every pastiche novel that the library owned (That’s how I fell in love with the Mary Russell/Sherlock Holmes novels. Click here for my review of the newest adventure). That’s why I was so happy to see two very good Sherlock Holmes novels for a steal.
Art in the Blood (A Sherlock Holmes Adventure, Book 1) is only $.99 right now on Kindle, and it’s sequel, Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder is only $1.99 right now.
From the publisher for Art in the Blood : “London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and back on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper investigation. Watson can neither comfort nor rouse his friend – until a strangely encoded letter arrives from Paris.
Mlle La Victoire, a beautiful French cabaret star, writes that her illegitimate son by an English lord has disappeared, and she has been attacked in the streets of Montmartre. Racing to Paris with Watson at his side, Holmes discovers the missing child is only the tip of the iceberg of a much larger problem. The most valuable statue since the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and several children from a silk mill in Lancashire have been found murdered. The clues in all three cases point to a single untouchable man.”
Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder: “The new novel from the author of Art in the Blood. December 1889. Fresh from debunking a “ghostly” hound in Dartmoor, Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, only to find himself the target of a deadly vendetta. A beautiful client arrives with a tale of ghosts, kidnapping and dynamite on a whisky estate in Scotland, but brother Mycroft trumps all with an urgent assignment in the South of France. On the fabled Riviera, Holmes and Watson encounter treachery, explosions, rival French Detective Jean Vidocq…and a terrible discovery. This propels the duo northward to the snowy highlands. There, in a “haunted” castle and among the copper dinosaurs of a great whisky distillery, they and their young client face mortal danger, and Holmes realizes all three cases have blended into a single, deadly conundrum. In order to solve the mystery, the ultimate rational thinker must confront a ghost from his own past. But Sherlock Holmes does not believe in ghosts…or does he?”
Amazon changes prices all the time, so if you’re interested in these Holmes books, get them now!
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