❉ A brand-new Sherlock Holmes mystery from the author of Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man.
‘Sherlockians and Wildeans alike will embrace Purser-Hallard’ – Publishers Weekly
Sherlock Holmes meets Oscar Wilde in this brand-new mystery inspired by The Importance of Being Earnest.
It is 1897, and Sherlock Holmes is investigating a murder that took place during a society ball…
Holmes and Watson rush to the scene, but are shocked by the flippant attitude of the ball’s host: the wealthy Ernest Moncrieff, a favourite of high society who was found in a handbag as a baby. Suspicion naturally falls upon the party guests, but the Moncrieff family and their friends – including the indomitable Lady Bracknell – are more concerned with the inconvenience of the investigation than the fact that one of them may have committed murder. But behind the superficial façade, Holmes and Watson uncover family secrets going back decades, and a mysterious blackmailer pulling the strings…
Philip Purser-Hallard is the author of the critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes: The Vanishing Man (‘among the top novel-length Sherlock Holmes pastiches’ – Publishers Weekly), and of the urban fantasy political thriller trilogy Devices (The Pendragon Protocol, The Locksley Exploit and Trojans). He edits, and has written several of, The Black Archive series of critical monographs about individual Doctor Who stories.
❉ News source: Titan Books/Philip Purser-Hallard.
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