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Sherlock Holmes, the Missing Years : Japan
by Vasudev Murthy


Overview - It's 1893. King Kamehameha III of Hawaii declares Sovereignty Restoration Day ... Tension grows between China and Japan over Korea ... The Bengal Famine worsens ... A brilliant scientist in Calcutta challenges the system ... The senior priest at Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji temple is found dead in mysterious circumstances.  Read more...

 
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Overview
It's 1893. King Kamehameha III of Hawaii declares Sovereignty Restoration Day ... Tension grows between China and Japan over Korea ... The Bengal Famine worsens ... A brilliant scientist in Calcutta challenges the system ... The senior priest at Kyoto's Kinkaku-ji temple is found dead in mysterious circumstances. Dr John H. Watson receives a strange letter from Yokohama. Then the quiet, distinguished Mr. Hashimoto is murdered inside a closed room on a voyage from Liverpool to Bombay. In the opium dens of Shanghai and in the back alleys of Tokyo, sinister men hatch evil plots. Professor Moriarty stalks the world, drawing up a map for worldwide dominion. Only one man can outwit the diabolical Professor Moriarty. Only one man can save the world. Has Sherlock Holmes survived the Reichenbach Falls? In a seriocomic novel that radically ups the ante, Sherlock Holmes and Watson find their match in more than one man (or indeed, woman) as a clock inexorably ticks. History, mystery, romance, conspiracies, knife-edge tension; a train in Russia, roadside crime in Alexandria, an upset stomach in Bombay, careening through Cambodia, nasty people in China, monks in Japan-here's a thrilling global chase that will leave you breathless (occasionally with laughter) as the Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years series begins.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781464203657
  • ISBN-10: 1464203652
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press
  • Publish Date: March 2015
  • Page Count: 284
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 4.6 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.6 pounds

Series: Sherlock Holmes #1

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  • Reviewed in: Publishers Weekly, page .
  • Review Date: 2015-01-12
  • Reviewer: Staff

Indian author Murthy offers an offbeat pastiche that purports to tell the real story of what happened after the legendary Holmes-Moriarty encounter at the Reichenbach Falls. In 1893, two years after Watson believed both men died, he receives a letter postmarked Yokohama, Japan. Inside is a note in Sherlock Holmes’s hand: “Watson, I need you. My violin, please. S.H.” Also enclosed is a first-class ticket for a merchant ship bound from Liverpool to Yokohama. Aboard the boat, Watson finds an oddball assortment of passengers, including his Japanese suitemate, Kazushi Hasimoto, who’s murdered during the voyage. Moriarty turns out to have survived Reichenbach, but those expecting a genuine battle of wits between the professor and the detective will be disappointed. The humor isn’t for all tastes (in a footnote Watson remarks that he didn’t read one of Holmes’s monographs, as he “felt it was one monograph too many”), and the plot drags for long stretches. (Mar.)

 
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