The Vatican Cameos  A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

The Vatican Cameos A Sherlock Holmes Adventure


  • Release: 2016-08-24
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 258 page
  • ISBN: 9781780929903
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When the papal apartments are burgled in 1901, Sherlock Holmes is summoned to Rome by Pope Leo XII. After learning from the pontiff that several priceless cameos that could prove compromising to the church, and perhaps determine the future of the newly unified Italy, have been stolen, Holmes is asked to recover them. In a parallel story, Michelangelo, the toast of Rome in 1501 after the unveiling of his Pieta, is commissioned by Pope Alexander VI, the last of the Borgia pontiffs, with creating the cameos that will bedevil Holmes and the papacy four centuries later. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, the great detective has never encountered an adversary quite like the one with whom he crosses swords in “The Vatican Cameos.”.

The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos

The Adventure of the Vatican Cameos


  • Release: 2013-05-23
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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  • File: PDF, 28 page
  • ISBN: 9781780924595
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Fresh from almost getting killed helping Sebastian McCabe solve The 1895 Murder, Jeff Cody and Lynda Teal are enjoying their honeymoon alone in Rome when mystery and murder intrude. The disappearance of a young American’s Roman boyfriend seems like a familiar tale of a summer romance leading to heartbreak . . . until a cameo necklace purchased at the Vatican is stolen right off of Lynda’s neck. The feisty young journalist finds a connection between the two events as she solves her own case for the first time. In a departure from the McCabe – Cody mystery novels, she also narrates the story. The many fans of Jeff and Lynda will be delighted to read this short story bridge to the next novel in the series, The Disappearance of Mr. James Phillimore.

Murder in the Vatican

Murder in the Vatican


  • Release: 2010-08
  • Publisher: Ignatius Press
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 151 page
  • ISBN: 0938501526
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Intrigue at the Vatican abounds as Sherlock Holmes investigates three baffling mysteries at the "express desire of his Holiness, the Pope."

The Merchant of Menace

The Merchant of Menace


  • Release: 2019-06-27
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  • File: PDF, 260 page
  • ISBN: 1787054381
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Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs "The Merchant of Menace." Soon Holmes finds himself matching wits with a man who will steal anything - if the price is right. Moreover, this thief will go to any lengths, including blackmail and murder, to achieve his desired goal. As Holmes comes to understand his adversary, he also begins to realize he can only react to the Merchant because he has no idea where this criminal mastermind will strike next. All Holmes knows for certain is the Merchant seems to specialize in priceless, one-of-a-kind articles. Will that be enough information for the Great Detective to outwit his foe? From the British Museum to the Louvre to Blenheim Palace, Holmes finds himself in a deadly game of cat-and-mouse. Set against the backdrop of early Edwardian England, the Great Detective and his Boswell encounter an array of luminaries from the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough to a young Winston Churchill. For fans of Conan Doyle's immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, this time around Holmes must try to bring to justice a villain who might well be the next Napoleon of Crime.

The Druid of Death   A Sherlock Holmes Adventure

The Druid of Death A Sherlock Holmes Adventure


  • Release: 2018-07-31
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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  • File: PDF, 185 page
  • ISBN: 9781787052963
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On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge. Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher. The girl was also eviscerated and her organs placed around her body. As a final touch, branches from yew trees had been artistically arranged around the corpse. Holmes senses a malevolent force at work, but without data, he is powerless. As the weeks pass, he slowly gathers information about the ancient druids and Celtic mythology and begins to assemble a small army of experts to assist him. Expecting the killer to strike again on the summer solstice, Holmes and Watson travel to the Nine Ladies in Derbyshire, the site of another stone circle that harkens to druidic times. While they are holding their vigil, Lestrade and his men are off keeping watch over the stone circles at Avebury and several other locations. The Great Detective’s worst fears are realized when on the morning of the summer solstice, he learns that the body of a young man has been discovered in the eye of the White Horse of Uffington. Like the first victim, he too has been marked with a druidic symbol and his body bears a message. Aside from the symbol and the message, the only other difference appears to be that his body and organs have been surrounded by willow branches. Realizing full well that a maniac reminiscent of the Ripper is on the loose, Holmes and Watson find themselves in a race against time as they try to locate the cult, identify the killer and prevent another tragedy.

The Stone of Destiny

The Stone of Destiny


  • Release: 2017-06-08
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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  • File: PDF, 195 page
  • ISBN: 9781787050846
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During the elaborate funeral for Queen Victoria, a group of Irish separatists breaks into Westminster Abbey and steals the Coronation Stone, on which every monarch of England has been crowned since the 14th century. After learning of the theft from Mycroft, Sherlock Holmes is tasked with recovering the stone and returning it to England. In pursuit of the many-named stone, which has a rich and colorful history, Holmes and Watson travel to Ireland in disguise as they try to infiltrate the Irish Republican Brotherhood, the group they believe responsible for the theft. The story features a number of historical characters, including a very young Michael Collins, who would go on to play a prominent role in Irish history; John Theodore Tussaud, the grandson of Madame Tussaud; and George Bradley, the dean of Westminster at the time of the theft. There are also references to a number of other Victorian luminaries, including Joseph Lister and Frederick Treves. For fans of Conan Doyle’s immortal detective, the game is always afoot. However, for the great detective the stakes have never been higher as he must mollify a king who refuses to ascend the throne until “order has been restored.”

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters

The Brotherhood of Book Hunters


  • Release: 2014-11-04
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • Price: FREE
  • File: PDF, 268 page
  • ISBN: 9781609452438
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The Da Vinci Code meets Stephen Greenblatt's The Swerve in this erudite adventure story set at the dawn of the printed book about the outlaw poet François Villon and the power of words to change the world. François Villon, the world's first poet of modernity, was born in Paris in 1431. He was arrested and condemned to death by hanging in 1462 and exonerated in 1463. Shortly after his release from prison, as far as history is concerned, he disappeared forever. In Raphaël Jerusalmy's thrilling novel, to ensure his release, Villon has accepted a shady deal offered by the Bishop of Paris at the behest of Louis XI. All Villon has to do to earn his freedom is to convince a printer and bookseller to move from Mayence to Paris, telling him that by doing so he'll be better able to circulate progressive ideas that aren't approved of in Rome. Not surprisingly, Villon's task becomes more complicated that it first seemed. With this riveting tale of plots and counterplots involving secret organizations in Jerusalem, intrigue in France, and brigands in Italy, Raphaël Jerusalmy leaves readers with their hearts racing and their imaginations stirred. The Brotherhood of Book Hunters is an irresistible read for lovers of books, adventure, and fine writing.

Through a Glass Starkly

Through a Glass Starkly


  • Release: 2020-07-13
  • Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
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  • File: PDF, 193 page
  • ISBN: 9781787055940
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After surviving an attempt on his life in Paris, Sherlock Holmes returns to London, where the Great Detective is almost immediately enlisted by his brother to secure the safety of the delegates at a top-secret peace conference. With Europe a veritable powder keg in the years before World War I, Holmes understands any misstep on his part could prove fatal and possibly plunge the continent into war. However, after pledging to do his utmost for "King and Country," Holmes suddenly finds himself overwhelmed by an onslaught of cases. An old friend requests his assistance in recovering a priceless manuscript which has gone missing from the British Museum. Accused of accepting bribes from a smuggling ring, Inspector Lestrade, who has been suspended from Scotland Yard, turns to Holmes for help. Add in a beautiful newlywed who claims her husband is trying to murder her, and it is easy to see why Watson compares the tasks confronting his friend to the Labours of Hercules. From a secret pied-à-terre in the City of Lights, to the Rare Book Room in the British Museum, to the Whispering Gallery in St. Paul's Cathedral, to the waterfront along the Thames, Holmes and Watson find themselves on the trail of an elusive quarry for whom murder is merely another move in an elaborate game of cat-and-mouse.

The World of Sherlock Holmes

The World of Sherlock Holmes


  • Release: 1975
  • Publisher: Dutton Adult
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  • File: PDF, 227 page
  • ISBN: 0525238107
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One of a number of "biographies" of the fictional Holmes character, this one reveals a wealth of unsuspected "facts" about the master sleuth. What was the scandal involving Queen Victoria's son and grandson? Why did Holmes visit the United States, and what did he do for Vanderbilt? Why did he remain silent about the identity of Jack the Ripper? What was the secret of the Vatican cameos? Why did the kings of Denmark, Sweden and Holland, the Sultan of Turkey, the Czar of Russia and the President of the United States confer on Sherlock Holmes their countries' highest decorations?

The Tarleton Murders

The Tarleton Murders


  • Release: 2017-10-03
  • Publisher: Mango Media Inc.
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  • File: PDF, 248 page
  • ISBN: 9781633536500
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A young Sherlock Holmes crosses the Atlantic to solve a trio of craven killings in the post-Civil War South. A not-yet-famous Sherlock Holmes is on assignment in Rome in 1879 when he encounters a former schoolmate in need of assistance. The Reverend Simon Peter Grosjean, S. J., is troubled by the deaths of the three Tarleton brothers, young Southern gentlemen who were shot in the back at close range and in quick succession during the Battle of Gettysburg. Intrigued by what are clearly no ordinary battlefield casualties, the incomparable sleuth sets sail for America with Father Grosjean. Arriving in the Southlands, their investigation leads them through the Georgia backwoods—hotbed of the newly formed Ku Klux Klan—and into the highest strata of Atlanta society. But the murders of three Southern siblings are not the only crimes hidden among the cotton fields and peach trees, as Holmes and Grosjean’s sleuthing soon uncovers a plot that threatens the very existence of a recently reunited United States. Set in the years prior to the famed detective’s partnership with Dr. John Watson, The Tarleton Murders is a captivating mystery that every Sherlock Holmes fan will adore. Featuring characters both fictional and real—including George Bernard Shaw, Scarlett O’Hara, and the forebears of Paul McCartney and Martin Luther King—and revealing the surprising origins of Professor Moriarity and Uncle Remus—it is a corking good literary puzzler that would make Sir Arthur Conan Doyle proud.