Synopses & Reviews
1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve
the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed
historian Henry Adams — member of the Adams family that has given the
United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than
it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of
Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus — his
three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people
of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death
because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has
come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character.
leads to serious complications for James — for if his esteemed fellow
investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make him?
And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister
power — possibly named Moriarty — that may or may not be controlling
them from the shadows?
About the Author
Dan Simmons is the author of several award-winning and bestselling novels. His most recent books include The Terror, Drood, Black Hills, Flashback, and The Abominable.
He lives in Colorado.