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Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu: The Missing Years by [Murthy, Vasudev]

Sherlock Holmes, The Missing Years: Timbuktu: The Missing Years Kindle Edition

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Length: 319 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
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The copyright has run out on using the Holmes character, first invented by Arthur Conan Doyle, and the result is a slew of good, new Holmesian page-turners by others. Vasudev Murthy's Timbuktu is one of the new ones, and it's a blisteringly hot read, both literally and literarily; as the Sahara Desert is hot, so too is the plot of this book. This Holmes adventure (as told by Dr. Watson) is full of intrigue and risk, desert sun, sand, and scimitars.--Don Messerschmidt "Portland Book Review ""

The copyright has run out on using the Holmes character, first invented by Arthur Conan Doyle, and the result is a slew of good, new Holmesian page-turners by others....Vasudev Murthy's Timbuktu is one of the new ones, and it's a blisteringly hot read, both literally and literarily; as the Sahara Desert is hot, so too is the plot of this book. This Holmes adventure (as told by Dr. Watson) is full of intrigue and risk, desert sun, sand, and scimitars.

--Don Messerschmidt "Portland Book Review "

Timbuktu imaginatively portrays what might have happened during the "missing years" between Sherlock Holmes's supposed death at Reichenbach Falls in 1891 and his return to London in 1894....The plot revolves around an ancient manuscript, torn in two by the great medieval world traveler Ibn Batuta, an concealed in two different locations to prevent the unworthy from learning its secret. Holmes, in possession of one half, travels in hot pursuit of the other, with the evil Professor Moriarty hot on his trail. A supernatural twist at the end is not consistent with the classic Holmes canon, but even purists should have plenty of fun getting there.

--Margaret Tomlinson "HistoricalNovels.info "

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Still wondering what Sherlock Holmes was doing between his reported death in 1891 and his reappearance in 1894? All the world knew that Sherlock Holmes died at the Reichenbach Falls, tumbling over the jagged cliff in a deadly embrace with his nemesis Moriarty. But for history's greatest detective, death was only the beginning. Rumors abounded that Holmes had been sighted advising the Japanese emperor, studying with the Dalai Lama, and protecting the president of the United States, but only Dr. Watson knew the truth. From 1891 to 1894, Sherlock Holmes was dead to the world—and having the grandest adventures of his career. It begins when an Italian scholar travels from Venice to 221B Baker Street, to beg the help of the legendary detective. He carries an ancient parchment, written in the hand of Marco Polo himself. It is a rubbing made from a brass disc found in the libraries of Kublai Khan, and it was torn in half centuries ago to protect the world from a terrifying secret, one that, apparently, first Marco Polo, then another great traveler, the Moroccan Ibn Battuta, took dramatic steps to guard. Where, if anywhere, is its missing half? Holmes springs into action. He fakes his death at Reichenbach, and proceeds undercover to Venice. A murdered scholar, an archivist from the Vatican, British imperial politics and, of course, the dire hand of Moriarty propel Holmes and a surprised but resolute Dr. Watson, playing the roles they assumed in Morocco, on a perilous journey down the Sahara to the ancient city of Timbuktu…and beyond. In deepest Africa, Holmes will confront ruthless criminals, an ancient culture, and a staggering surprise.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1438 KB
  • Print Length: 319 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Poisoned Pen Press (5 January 2016)
  • Sold by: Amazon Asia-Pacific Holdings Private Limited
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B018UZPEQG
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,81,209 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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