The Devil’s Blaze
Sherlock Holmes: 1943
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There are a lot of Sherlock Holmes series out there, but Robert J. Harris’ has the best twist on the format
BookPage US, Fall 2022 preview: Most anticipated mysteries & thrillers
[B]oth easy to read and hard to put down. It's a romp that manges to replicate the lightness of touch and feel of the orginal Sherlock Holmes stories ... Robert J. Harris has captured the entertainment value of the films beautifully
A strong sequel to 2020’s A Study in Crimson: Sherlock Holmes 1942... Fans of the Basil Rathbone Holmes movies will be eager for more
The Devil’s Blaze is taut and absorbing, particularly as the hero and anti-hero attempt to devise strategies to defeat each other
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About the Book
Across the city prominent figures in science and the military are bursting into flame and being incinerated. Convinced that the Germans have deployed a new terror weapon, a desperate government turns to the one man who can track down the source of this dreadful menace - Sherlock Holmes.
The quest for a solution drives Holmes into an uneasy alliance with the country’s most brilliant scientific genius, Professor James Moriarty. Only Holmes knows that, behind his façade of respectability, Moriarty is the mastermind behind a vast criminal empire. As they pursue the trail of incendiary murders, Holmes is quite sure that the professor is playing a double game and that there lies ahead a duel to the death which they cannot both survive.
A tribute to the classic Universal Pictures Sherlock Holmes film series starring Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce.
Robert J. Harris was born in Dundee and studied at the University of St Andrews where he graduated with a first class honours degree in Latin. He is the designer of the bestselling fantasy board game Talisman and has written numerous books including Leonardo and the Death Machine, Will Shakespeare and the Pirate's Fire, and more recently The Artie Conan Doyle Mysteries, a series featuring the youthful adventures of the creator of Sherlock Holmes. His first Richard Hannay novel, The Thirty-One Kings, was acclaimed by critics and readers alike and was listed by The Scotsman as one of the fifty best books of 2017. He lives in St Andrews with his wife Debby.
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