The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Written By David Grann
The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
  • Publsiher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 04 March 2010
  • ISBN : 1847378862
  • Pages : 352 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 27 reviews
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Read or download book entitled The Devil and Sherlock Holmes written by David Grann which was release on 04 March 2010, this book published by Simon and Schuster. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outréresults, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmesshed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : David Grann
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2010-03-04
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of ...

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories
  • Author : Otto Penzler
  • Publisher : Vintage Crime/Black Lizard
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Total pages : 928
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : Presenting Edgar Award-winning editor Otto Penzler's latest anthology, The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories, the largest collection of Sherlockian tales ever assembled—now in a deluxe hardcover edition, perfect for the collector and gift markets. Arguably no other character in history has been so enduringly popular as Sherlock Holmes. ...

The Adventure of the Devil s Foot

The Adventure of the Devil s Foot
  • Author : Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : BEYOND BOOKS HUB
  • Release Date : 2021-01-01
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY Holmes' much-needed spa vacation in Cornwall is cut short when a bizarre case crops up, prompting the famed detective and his assistant Watson to get involved. Although the strange tragedy that befalls a local family is initially blamed upon the ...

The Devil s Due A Sherlock Holmes Adventure Book 3

The Devil   s Due  A Sherlock Holmes Adventure  Book 3
  • Author : Bonnie MacBird
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2019-10-10
  • Total pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself....

Sherlock Holmes The Devil s Dust

Sherlock Holmes  The Devil s Dust
  • Author : James Lovegrove
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. ...

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Devil s Promise

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes   The Devil s Promise
  • Author : David Stuart Davies
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2014-11-21
  • Total pages : 224
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : THE DEVIL RISES. The discovery of a corpse on a deserted beach is just the first in a series of mysterious and terrifying events that threaten SHERLOCK HOLMES. Driven to investigate the death, Homes and Watson attract unwanted attention from the strange inhabitants of the nearby village, and are viciously ...

Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil s Tail

Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil s Tail
  • Author : Viktor Messick
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : Holmes and Watson have been handed the challenge of solving the London Tarot Killings. It is a shadowy episode equaling any dark conspiracy ever committed in the ancient city. Some fiend is brutally murdering random people in Lower Havering and pinning cards from the Italian deck on their faces. The ...

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Devil and the Four

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes  The Devil and the Four
  • Author : Christopher Husberg
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : The brand new adventure from the author of The Moonstone’s Curse, in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson travel to Paris to uncover a secret buried for over twenty years SECRETS AND LIES Sherlock Holmes’s latest case takes him to Paris in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy: a Frenchwoman ...

Sherlock Holmes

Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Martin Powell,Seppo Mäkinen
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : Download or read online Sherlock Holmes written by Martin Powell,Seppo Mäkinen, published by which was released on 1997. Get Sherlock Holmes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sherlock Holmes The Patchwork Devil

Sherlock Holmes   The Patchwork Devil
  • Author : Cavan Scott
  • Publisher : Titan Books
  • Release Date : 2016-04-22
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : London, 1919. While the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a singular mystery. A severed hand has been found on the banks of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches. But the hand is fresh, ...

The Devil s Foot and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes

The Devil s Foot  and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes
  • Author : Arthur Conan Doyle
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1921
  • Total pages : 128
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : Download or read online The Devil s Foot and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes written by Arthur Conan Doyle, published by which was released on 1921. Get The Devil s Foot and Other Tales of Sherlock Holmes Books now! Available in PDF, ePub and Kindle....

Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil s Tail

Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil s Tail
  • Author : Viktor Messick
  • Publisher : Andrews UK Limited
  • Release Date : 2016-11-03
  • Total pages : 88
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : Holmes and Watson have been handed the challenge of solving the London Tarot Killings. It is a shadowy episode equaling any dark conspiracy ever committed in the ancient city. Some fiend is brutally murdering random people in Lower Havering and pinning cards from the Italian deck on their faces. The ...

Sherlock Holmes The Devil s Dust

Sherlock Holmes   The Devil s Dust
  • Author : James Lovegrove
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2018-07-24
  • Total pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living ...

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes The Devil and the Four

The Further Adventures of Sherlock Holmes   The Devil and the Four
  • Author : Sam Siciliano
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2018-08-07
  • Total pages : 336
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : SECRETS AND LIES Sherlock Holmes's latest case takes him to Paris in pursuit of Marguerite Hardy: a Frenchwoman who fled her London home in mysterious circumstances. Holmes discovers she left after receiving a mysterious letter, containing an obituary and the words "four for the devil". Holmes's investigations will take him ...

Sherlock Holmes The Patchwork Devil

Sherlock Holmes  The Patchwork Devil
  • Author : Cavan Scott
  • Publisher : Titan Books (US, CA)
  • Release Date : 2016-04-12
  • Total pages : 288
  • ISBN : 1847378862
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Summary : It is 1919, and while the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a grisly discovery. A severed hand has been found on the bank of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. ...