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The Counterfeit Detective
by Stuart Douglas


Overview - An anonymous telegram brings strange news to Baker Street; there is an impostor Sherlock Holmes at work in New York City, solving cases and taking society by storm. The real Sherlock Holmes, fresh from an undercover mission for his enigmatic brother Mycroft, wastes no time in crossing the Atlantic to confront the charlatan.  Read more...

 
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Overview
An anonymous telegram brings strange news to Baker Street; there is an impostor Sherlock Holmes at work in New York City, solving cases and taking society by storm. The real Sherlock Holmes, fresh from an undercover mission for his enigmatic brother Mycroft, wastes no time in crossing the Atlantic to confront the charlatan. But he and Watson find more than they bargained for: the counterfeit Sherlock is nowhere to be found and his clients are none too keen on revealing their secrets...

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781783299256
  • ISBN-10: 1783299258
  • Publisher: Titan Books (UK)
  • Publish Date: October 2016
  • Page Count: 272
  • Dimensions: 7.9 x 5.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 pounds

Series: Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)

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Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Traditional
Books > Fiction > Mystery & Detective - Cozy

 
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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2016-10-31
  • Reviewer: Staff

Douglas's second Sherlock Holmes pastiche (after 2015's The Albino's Treasure) is elevated by an original plot and prose that convincingly emulates Conan Doyle's. In 1899, Holmes, who's exhausted after carrying out a number of covert assignments for his brother, Mycroft, is unsettled by an anonymous letter. The correspondent, who claims that Holmes once freed his uncle from a false charge of theft, reports that an imposter has set up shop in New York City as a detective, pretending to be Holmes. The Baker Street detective is naturally concerned about the hoax's effect on his reputation, so he and Watson travel across the Atlantic to New York, where, with the assistance of Insp. Simeon Bullock, an expat Englishman working for the New York constabulary, they try to locate the fraud. The man proves elusive, and the client of his whom they interview provides little information, but a murder soon changes the nature of the inquiry. Watson is an active partner to his friend, and the plot twists will surprise many readers. Fans of traditional pastiches will hope that Douglas writes more of them. (Oct.)

 
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