Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright

Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright Sherlock Holmes is in retirement tending his apiary on the Sussex coast His partner in crime Doctor John Watson believed their sleuthing days were over That is until he receives an urgent vis

  • Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright
  • Author: Val Andrews
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 427
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • 1892 Sherlock Holmes is in retirement, tending his apiary on the Sussex coast His partner in crime, Doctor John Watson, believed their sleuthing days were over That is, until he receives an urgent visit from eminent magician, Harry Houdini Houdini is convinced that a set of fraudulent mediums are praying on the deceased and conning them out of money He manages to pers1892 Sherlock Holmes is in retirement, tending his apiary on the Sussex coast His partner in crime, Doctor John Watson, believed their sleuthing days were over That is, until he receives an urgent visit from eminent magician, Harry Houdini Houdini is convinced that a set of fraudulent mediums are praying on the deceased and conning them out of money He manages to persuade Holmes and Watson to step back in the fray and unmask the criminals But then, a few years later, Houdini dies in suspicious circumstances And his distraught widow, knowing his previous involvement with the crime fighting duo, implores Holmes and Watson to take on the case As Holmes delves deep into the life and death of the mysterious magician, he is set on a trail that will take him across the globe, from Canada to Hungary Is the body in Houdini s coffin really his Was his death linked to the fake mediums his ousted Sherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright is a thrilling new Sherlock adventure, which combines fact and fiction to create an expertly plotted mystery Praise for Val Andrews A treat for any fan of the master detective Tom Kasey, best selling author of Cold Kill Val Andrews 15 February 1926 12 December 2006 was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952 He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini s novels Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent digital publisher For information on our titles please sign up to our newsletter at endeavourpress Each week you will receive updates on free and discounted ebooks Follow us on Twitter EndeavourPress and on Facebook via on.fb 1HweQV7 We are always interested in hearing from our readers Endeavour Press believes that the future is now.

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    1. 3 & a half actually. The writing is quite true to Conan Doyle, and that's nice to find. The story is divided into three parts. The first involves Holmes & Watson helping Houdini prove that Conan Doyle is being scammed by a spiritualist, and is really pretty good The second, taking place a few years later, has H&W investigating the possibility that Houdini was murdered, and is OK but weaker that the first. The third part, about which I will say nothing as it would give major spoilers, [...]

    2. Holmes and HoudiniSherlock Holmes and the Houdini Birthright by Val AndrewsIt is summer, 1922. Harry Houdini calls Doctor Watson in an attempt to get in touch with Sherlock Holmes. The detective has retired to Sussex and values his privacy. Watson has to make sure any case that disturbs Holmes’ self-imposed retirement is worth the great detective’s time.Houdini is out to prove that a pair of Spiritualists named Doctor Robert Blackthorne and Mrs Marina Blackthorne. Houdini knows how they do m [...]

    3. There are actually two stories here, the first of which is okay, the second of which is not so great. The first story finds Sherlock Holmes enjoying a quiet retirement after WWI. He does leave his apiary long enough to take on a case brought to him by Harry Houdini, who is trying to expose a pair of spiritualists who have suckered Arthur Conan Doyle and his wife into believing that they can communicate with the dead. This one's kind of fun.The second story is relegated to the world of "what-if," [...]

    4. Good story, I chose this one because of Houdini being in the story. I recently watched the TV series Houdini and Doyle this past summer, loved it, and wanted to read something that paralleled that. I love Holmes, anything Holmes really so this was fun.

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