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In 1891, the public was horrified to learn that Sherlock Holmes had perished in a deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. Two years later, popular demand made Doyle resurrect the world's greatest detective: Holmes informed a stunned Dr. Watson, "I travelled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Lhasa."

Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery of a carefully wrapped package in a rusting tin box. When opened the package revealed Hurree Chunder Mookerjee's own account of his travels with the great detective — the story of Holmes in a landscape so fascinating it is impossible to resist. For the first time, we learn of Holmes's brush with the Great Game, with Colonel Creighton, Lurgan Sahib and the world of Kim. We follow him across the hot, dusty plains of India to Simla, over the high passes to the vast emptiness of the Tibetan plateau, to the medieval splendor that is Lhasa, and to the remote, icy Himalayas where good and evil battle for ascendancy.

An exciting, often richly humorous detective story, Sherlock Holmes The Missing Years is a mystical, witty page-turner that is truly a feat of the imagination.

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"[A]n unusual and worthy addition to Holmesiana." Publishers Weekly

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"Norbu's piece of literary sleight-of-hand constitutes a master-stroke." The Times of India

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"[O]ne of the more imaginative of the many addenda to the Conan Doyle oeuvre." Booklist

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A new Sherlock Holmes mystery worthy of the master Sir Conan Doyle himself.

In 1891, a horrified public learned that Sherlock Holmes-in a last deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty-had perished at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Two years later, popular demand made Sir Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informed a stunned Dr. Watson, "I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Llasa."

Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery of the Mandala, a carefully wrapped package in a rusting tin box. When opened, the package reveals a Bengali scholar's own account of his travels with Holmes. The Mandala holds the key to a mystery and tells the story of Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing, that it is impossible to resist. An exciting, often richly humorous detective story, Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years also evokes the romance of Kipling's India. Jamyang Norbu has written a mystical, playful, and witty page-turner.

About the Author

Jamyang Norbu, one of Tibet's foremost writers at work today, is a director of the Amnye Machen Institute, Tibetan Center for Advanced Studies, Dharamsala. He is the author of several books, five plays, and a traditional opera libretto. He lectures frequently on Tibetan culture and the Tibetan Freedom Struggle in the US, Canada, and Europe.

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irfan , April 6, 2007 (view all comments by irfan )
SHERLOCK HOLMES
SIR HOLMES IS THE ONE HOW IS THE GREATEST detective in the world like him have not born and never be born again,who want to become a private consolten detective, will should read all about sir holmes ,i thing that respective JAMYANG NORBU has given a oppurtunity to those who want to become a detective ,i also respect sir sherlock holmes for his great event in solving the great cases
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781582341323
Author:
Norbu, Jamyang
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Author:
Jamyang
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
India
Subject:
Mystery fiction
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Historical
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Tibet
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Sherlock Holmes
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Subject:
Private investigators
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock (Fictitious character)
Subject:
Holmes, Sherlock
Edition Number:
1st U.S. ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series Volume:
106-824
Publication Date:
20010307
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in

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"Review" by , "[A]n unusual and worthy addition to Holmesiana."
"Review" by , "Norbu's piece of literary sleight-of-hand constitutes a master-stroke."
"Review" by , "[O]ne of the more imaginative of the many addenda to the Conan Doyle oeuvre."
"Synopsis" by ,
A new Sherlock Holmes mystery worthy of the master Sir Conan Doyle himself.

In 1891, a horrified public learned that Sherlock Holmes-in a last deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty-had perished at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Two years later, popular demand made Sir Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informed a stunned Dr. Watson, "I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Llasa."

Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery of the Mandala, a carefully wrapped package in a rusting tin box. When opened, the package reveals a Bengali scholar's own account of his travels with Holmes. The Mandala holds the key to a mystery and tells the story of Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing, that it is impossible to resist. An exciting, often richly humorous detective story, Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years also evokes the romance of Kipling's India. Jamyang Norbu has written a mystical, playful, and witty page-turner.

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