By Bonnie MacBird
London. A snowy December, 1888. Sherlock Holmes, 34, is languishing and again on cocaine after a disastrous Ripper research. Watson can neither convenience nor rouse his good friend – till a unusually encoded letter arrives from Paris.
Mlle l. a. Victoire, a gorgeous French cabaret megastar writes that her illegitimate son by means of an English lord has disappeared, and he or she has been attacked within the streets of Montmartre.
Racing to Paris with Watson at his part, Holmes discovers the lacking baby is simply the end of the iceberg of a miles greater challenge. the main precious statue because the Winged Victory has been violently stolen in Marseilles, and a number of other teenagers from a silk mill in Lancashire were came across murdered. The clues in all 3 instances element to a unmarried, untouchable man.
Will Holmes recuperate in time to discover the lacking boy and forestall a emerging tide of murders? to take action he needs to remain one step prior to a perilous French rival and the threatening interference of his personal brother, Mycroft.
This most modern event, within the form of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, sends the long-lasting duo from London to Paris and the icy wilds of Lancashire in a case which assessments Watson's friendship and the fragility and presents of Sherlock Holmes' personal creative nature to the bounds.
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Art in the Blood: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Bonnie MacBird