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The Italian Secretary : A Further Adventure of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)

Author: Carr, Caleb

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Caleb Carr?s novel, The Alienest, was a blockbuster international bestseller and positioned its author as a modern master of the historical thriller. Now, Carr reaches back further, to the age of opium dens and Jack the Ripper, when fictional detective Sherlock Holmes made the science of murder as real as the gore on a killer?s hands?

FOUL WHISPERINGS?

Mycroft Holmes?s encoded message to his brother, Sherlock, is unsubtle enough even for Dr. Watson to decipher: a matter concerning the safety of Queen Victoria herself calls them to Edinburgh?s Holyroodhouse to investigate the confounding and gruesome deaths of two young men?horrific incidents that took place with Her Highness in residence. The victims were crushed in a manner surpassing human power. And while recent attempts on Her Majesty?s life raise a number of possibilities, these intrigues also seem strangely connected to an act of evil that took place centuries earlier?

?UNNATURAL DEEDS
For indeed, the slaying of David Rizzio, music master and friend to Mary, Queen of Scots, was an extraordinarily brutal and treacherous act?even for a time when brutality and treachery were the order of the day. Now, the ghosts of Holyroodhouse are being reawakened by someone with a diabolical agenda of greed, madness, and terror as Holmes and Watson set out to trap a killer who is eager to rewrite history in blood...

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Publisher Griffin
Mfg Part# 9780312352042
SKU 211425610
Format Paperback
ISBN10 0312352042
Release Date 10/27/2009
Product Attributes
Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0338
Publisher St. Martin's Griffin
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