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Victorian London: As the world mourns the demise of fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, Conan Doyle has a new preoccupation, as a chance encounter sets him on the trail of a brutal killer targeting suffragettes. Together with Bram Stoker, he roams the streets of Victorian London searching for clues. Modern-day New York: Literary researcher Harold White's lifelong obsession with Sherlock Holmes turns into something far more sinister. The world's leading Doylean scholar is found murdered, and only Harold is familiar enough with the Holmes novels to recognise the clues the killer has left. Clues which will lead him not only to a murderer, but also to the mystery of Conan Doyle's missing diary – and a secret that Conan Doyle risked everything to hide...
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Graham Moore is a New York Times bestselling novelist and Academy Award winning screenwriter. His screenplay for THE IMITATION GAME, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Keira Knightley, won both an Oscar and a WGA Award in 2015, and was nominated for a BAFTA and a Golden Globe. The film received 8 Academy Award nominations, including Best Picture. Graham's first novel, THE HOLMES AFFAIR (2010), was published in 16 countries and translated into 15 languages. It was called "sublime" and "clever" and "delightful" by the New York Times, "savvy" and "entertaining" by the Los Angeles Times, and lots of other nice things as well. His second novel, a legal thriller set in New York in 1888, will be published in the fall of 2016.Review:
"The Holmes Affair is a brilliantly executed must-read for all admirers of historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes and intellectual mysteries. Engrossing, suspenseful and fast-paced, this debut novel manages to be both highly original as well as deeply reverential to its literary sources. It's difficult to find a new spin on Sherlock Holmes, but Graham Moore has pulled it off with flying colors" -- Matthew Pearl "A delight, and you don't need to be a Holmes buff to enjoy it" * Daily Mail * "Clever and intriguing" * Guardian * "A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth" * Yours *
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Book Description May 01, 2011. Condition: Used: Good. Ex library CD audiobook, usual markings. All CDs present in case with artwork. Quick dispatch from UK seller. Seller Inventory # P_B10-D06_0009_DE_03/18_TBCD