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Death on a Pale Horse: Sherlock Holmes on Her Majesty's Secret Service (Pegasus Crime)

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In a momentous period of British history, Donald Thomas’s latest Sherlock Holmes adventure pits the Great Detective and his faithful biographer, Dr. John Watson, against an international conspiracy led by a disgraced English officer.  Colonel Hunter Moran bears upon him “The Mark of the Beast”; his satanic ingenuity leaves a spectacular trail of devastation.  It runs from the annihilation of a British armored column by Zulu tribesmen armed only with shields and spears, to a life-and-death struggle on the sinking passenger steamer Comtesse de Flandre.  

The heir to the French empire lies dead in the African dust.  Europe is brought to the brink of war by forged despatches, designed to enrich gun-runners and assassins.  The gold-fields and diamond mines of South Africa become the playground of organized crime. 

Only the detective genius of Holmes can prove a match for the unfolding criminality of Moran and his associates.  With Watson and Mycroft at his side, Sherlock Holmes again demonstrates although the powers of the state and the underworld may try to overpower him, they will never out-think his splendid analytical mind at the height of its powers.

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"Master pasticher Thomas demonstrates that his gifts at creating new Holmes short stories, most recently in 2010's Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly, extend to the harder task of sustaining character, atmosphere, and plot over a full-length novel, something that Conan Doyle himself struggled with. The opening section consists of the narrative of Col. Rawdon Moran (brother of Moriarty's chief of staff, Sebastian), who took his revenge on English forces arrayed in southeast Africa in 1879, after he was drummed out of his regiment for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The colonel's betrayals come to the attention of Holmes and Watson while they're in India consulting on the mysterious death of another army man. As with the best emulations of the originals, Thomas maintains both the proper tone and spirit, while presenting new facets of both the doctor and the detective that ring true. Agent: Charles Schlessiger, Brandt & Hochman Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

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"Donald Thomas is the all-time best at Sherlockian pastiche."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine

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Donald Thomas has published forty books, including poetry, fiction, biography, and true crime.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781605983943
Author:
Thomas, Donald
Publisher:
Pegasus Books
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - General
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » A to Z
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Doyle Pastiche
Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Historical
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Master pasticher Thomas demonstrates that his gifts at creating new Holmes short stories, most recently in 2010's Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly, extend to the harder task of sustaining character, atmosphere, and plot over a full-length novel, something that Conan Doyle himself struggled with. The opening section consists of the narrative of Col. Rawdon Moran (brother of Moriarty's chief of staff, Sebastian), who took his revenge on English forces arrayed in southeast Africa in 1879, after he was drummed out of his regiment for conduct unbecoming an officer and a gentleman. The colonel's betrayals come to the attention of Holmes and Watson while they're in India consulting on the mysterious death of another army man. As with the best emulations of the originals, Thomas maintains both the proper tone and spirit, while presenting new facets of both the doctor and the detective that ring true. Agent: Charles Schlessiger, Brandt & Hochman Literary." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
"Synopsis" by , "Donald Thomas is the all-time best at Sherlockian pastiche."—Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine
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