By Donald Thomas
"Donald Thomas is the all time top at Sherlockian pastiche." —Ellery Queen secret journal "Have you ever obvious a ghost, Mr. Holmes?" asks Victoria Temple, and Sherlock Holmes, on the top of his powers in 1898, needs to face a brand new problem, person who plunges the nice detective into the world of the supernatural. leave out Temple has been came upon guilty—but additionally insane—at her trial for murdering a baby less than her care. She is locked away within the Broadmoor lunatic asylum, and worse nonetheless, she believes totally in her personal guilt. yet have been the hauntings on the Elizabethan manor residence of Bly a imaginative and prescient of the jogging lifeless, possibly, instead of delusions of her tormented brain? Or may it's legal conspiracy is guilty for the psychic phenomena? within the corporation of Dr. Watson, the indefatigable Holmes will music down the perpetrators in the course of the occult underworld of Victorian London.
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Sherlock Holmes and the Ghosts of Bly: And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective by Donald Thomas