Zoom Book Launch

Robert J. Harris Launches A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942


LONDON, 1942. A killer going by the name of ‘Crimson Jack’ is stalking the wartime streets of London, murdering women on the exact dates of the infamous Jack the Ripper killings of 1888. Has the Ripper somehow returned from the grave? Is the self-styled Crimson Jack a descendant of the original Jack or merely a madman obsessed with those notorious killings?

In desperation, Scotland Yard turn to Sherlock Holmes, the world’s greatest detective. He is surely the one man who can sift fact from legend and track down Crimson Jack before he completes his tally of death. As Holmes and the faithful Watson tread the blacked-out streets of London, death waits just around the corner.

Robert J. Harris’s thrilling murder mystery spins a web of fiction and history. In a further twist, the novel is a tribute to the classic Universal Pictures Sherlock Holmes film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, which brought Holmes and Watson to wartime London.


Robert J. Harris will be interviewed by Jonathan Whitelaw live on Zoom to celebrate the launch. We hope you can join us!


Once you reserve your free ticket via Eventbrite you will receive a Zoom link before the beginning of the event.


Click here to pre-order your copy of A Study in Crimson.


Please note that this event will be recorded. If you have any questions about this, please email events@birlinn.co.uk.

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Thursday 01 Oct 2020
Zoom, Online. United Kingdom