When Sherlock Holmes went to his grave, what unutterable secret went with him? Why is the now-venerable Doctor Watson, having decided to write his old friend's biography, suddenly receiving death threats? What do Holmes's celebrated Stradivarius, an unpublished and long-forgotten adventure, and a mysterious musician-cum-prestidigitator have in common? These are the questions that Watson must answer, before the anonymous threats on his life become a reality. In Sherlock in Love, Sena Jeter Naslund has cunningly recreated the world of Sherlock Holmes and the faithful Watson, expanding and embroidering upon the long-familiar and beloved tropes to build an engaging, powerful narrative of her own. Sherlock in Love takes Watson - and the reader - through a gripping series of adventures, involving unearthed diaries, stolen journals, apparitions from the past, characters who are anything but what they seem, and even, in a stunning tour de force, a complete, unknown Sherlock Holmes mystery (in which the renowned duo come to the aid of Mad King Ludwig of Bavaria). Through it all, Watson must find the key to Holmes's most baffling and urgent case-a case that Holmes himself had suppressed, and whose solution turns on the identity of the mysterious figure who was his one true love.
Original title: Sherlock in Love
Genre: Fiction→ Crime and Mystery→ Detective Story and Detectives
Fiction→ General Fiction