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The Revenge of the Hound

Hardwick, Michael

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ISBN 10: 0394556534 / ISBN 13: 9780394556536
Published by Random House, New York, 1987
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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In a clear protective Brodart mylar cover. While Sherlock Holmes contemplates retirement and Dr. Watson has fallen in love, a baffling case of a sighting of a creature resemblling the Hounds of Baskerville have surfaced. A touch of wear to ends of spine, one spot and a hint of sunning to edge of front board, Bookseller Inventory # 1001217

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Title: The Revenge of the Hound

Publisher: Random House, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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THE BEST-SELLING SHERLOCK HOLMES NOVEL IN ITS FIRST TRADE PAPERBACK EDITION. A badly mauled tramp and the footprints of a giant hound; the theft of Oliver Cromwell's bones a sinister murder on the channel ferry; an illustrious personage who fears blackmail....It is up to Sherlock Holmes and his brilliant powers of deduction to uncover the pattern connecting these bizzare events. You can share your thoughts about Michael Hardwick's "The Revenge of the Hound in the new ibooks virtual readers' group atwww.ibooksinc.com

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Two prior books by Hardwick, (Sherlock Holmes: My Life and Crimes and The Prisoner of the Devil) have been enthusiastically endorsed by both the Baker Street Irregulars and the Conan Doyle estate. Such approval may be daunting: one way to explain why, while it faithfully echoes a Holmesian novel in tone and design, this latest effort seems to lack any life of its own. Hardwick roams freely through earlier Holmes adventures, plucking characters and situations, to form a pastiche composed of deliberately familiar elements. Thus that legendary hound (formerly of the Baskervilles) now seems to have surfaced on Hampstead Heath, a compromising letter (like the one in A Scandal in Bohemia) must be retrieved and the throne of England saved from the usual madmen. The purloining of Oliver Cromwell's bones, the beheading of a statue of Charles II and the death of a Chinese seaman provoke the appearances of most of Holmes's comrades from Scotland YardLestrade, Gregson and White Masonbut it is up to Holmes to discover the pattern underlying those events, which he does with his usual aplomb. Though this book does little to advance the Holmes legend, it does pay tribute to a character who has been fascinating readers for a hundred years. Drawings not seen by PW.
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