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Sherlock Holmes and the Giant Rat of Sumatra

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Publisher Comments:

Watson narrates a new Holmes adventure featuring plenty of twists and classic touches
 
In the autumn of 1898, the Docklands of London are stunned by the arrival of a long overdue clipper ship, the Matilda Briggs, which has apparently drifted into a vacant berth. The only crew member still on board is a young cabin boy and he is in the throes of death, following a mysterious attack. The great consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, is called to investigate the matter but the case fails to grip his imagination. Instead, he is more interested in the disappearance of a famous archaeologist. A violent confrontation on the waterfront brings this story to a shocking conclusion.

Review:

"Gilbert, the author of two collections of short Holmes pastiches (The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes and The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes), delivers an atmospheric and suspenseful novel-length rendering of one of the most famous of Dr. Watson's notoriously tantalizing untold tales. In 1898, Scotland Yard asks Holmes to help explain why an unmoored tea cutter, the Matilda Briggs, was found abandoned near a London dock, with only a dying cabin boy on board. The detective also agrees to assist a new client, Daniel Collier, in interpreting a series of letters his explorer and theologian father sent him from the Far East. As in Doyle's own longer stories, Gilbert relates much of the action in flashbacks, and if the revelation of what the rat is fails to fully satisfy, his ability to conjure up the familiar Baker Street scene will make future such efforts welcome. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

About the Author

Paul D. Gilbert is the author of The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes and The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780709089049
Author:
Gilbert, Paul D.
Publisher:
Robert Hale & Company
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Mystery & Detective - Traditional British
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20110431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.5 x 6 in 1.25 lb

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Product details 224 pages Robert Hale & Company - English 9780709089049 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Gilbert, the author of two collections of short Holmes pastiches (The Lost Files of Sherlock Holmes and The Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes), delivers an atmospheric and suspenseful novel-length rendering of one of the most famous of Dr. Watson's notoriously tantalizing untold tales. In 1898, Scotland Yard asks Holmes to help explain why an unmoored tea cutter, the Matilda Briggs, was found abandoned near a London dock, with only a dying cabin boy on board. The detective also agrees to assist a new client, Daniel Collier, in interpreting a series of letters his explorer and theologian father sent him from the Far East. As in Doyle's own longer stories, Gilbert relates much of the action in flashbacks, and if the revelation of what the rat is fails to fully satisfy, his ability to conjure up the familiar Baker Street scene will make future such efforts welcome. (Apr.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
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