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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession

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Acclaimed New Yorker writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller The Lost City of Z, David Grann offers a collection of spellbinding narrative journalism.

Whether he’s reporting on the infiltration of the murderous Aryan Brotherhood into the U.S. prison system, tracking down a chameleon con artist in Europe, or riding in a cyclone- tossed skiff with a scientist hunting the elusive giant squid, David Grann revels in telling stories that explore the nature of obsession and that piece together true and unforgettable mysteries.

Each of the dozen stories in this collection reveals a hidden and often dangerous world and, like Into Thin Air and The Orchid Thief, pivots around the gravitational pull of obsession and the captivating personalities of those caught in its grip. There is the world’s foremost expert on Sherlock Holmes who is found dead in mysterious circumstances; an arson sleuth trying to prove that a man about to be executed is innocent; and sandhogs racing to complete the brutally dangerous job of building New York City’s water tunnels before the old system collapses. Throughout, Grann’s hypnotic accounts display the power—and often the willful perversity—of the human spirit.

Compulsively readable, The Devil and Sherlock Holmes is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.

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Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit. Compulsively enjoyable, "The Devil and Sherlock Holmes" is a brilliant mosaic of ambition, madness, passion, and folly.

About the Author

DAVID GRANN is a staff writer at The New Yorker and author of the bestseller The Lost City of Z, which has been translated into more than twenty languages. His stories have appeared in many  best-American-writing anthologies, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, the Atlantic, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and the New Republic.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307734570
Author:
Grann, David
Publisher:
Random House Audio Publishing Group
Read by:
Deakins, Mark
Read:
Deakins, Mark
Author:
Deakins, Mark
Subject:
General
Subject:
General Literary Criticism & Collections
Subject:
Mystery-A to Z
Edition Description:
Eleven CD
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
COMPACT DISC
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.14x5.50x1.16 in. .64 lbs.
Media Run Time:
780

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