Sherlock Holmes in Paris

SHERLOCK HOLMES IN PARIS
by Séamas Duffy

cover by Vincent Partel

"We British should have followed the example of your Monsieur Vidocq. He had the Sûreté set up in 1812, wasn't it?" Holmes asked. 


The Adventure of the Nebrodi Sapphire
Sherlock Holmes receives a coded message warning of a jewel robbery in Paris. By the time he and Watson arrive, the man charged with safeguarding the jewel is dead, presumably murdered, yet the Nebrodi Sapphire does not appear to have been stolen. Who is behind the death of the jewel's guardian? Was it the shadowy Habits Noirs? And what of the enigmatic Raoul d'Andrésy who vehemently denies any involvement in the crime?

The Adventure of the Bognor Prestidigitation Circle
A bright young neurologist disappeared suddenly after three of his patients died, yet the post mortem examination does not indicate murder. At the same time, a spate of bank robberies brings Inspector Lestrade to Baker Street. What goes on inside the premises of the bizarre Bognor Prestidigitation Circle? Is it a front for something much more sinister?

The Afflictions of Dom Agostinho Mendoça
Mycroft asks Holmes to investigate the case of a Portuguese nobleman living in Paris who believes he is being poisoned. The Great Detective struggles to discover the cause of Dom Agostinho's afflictions. But with an insight from an unexpected source, he solves the mystery in a way which astonishes and even disturbs Watson...

Séamas Duffy is of Irish extraction and lives in Glasgow . He has written for London Fictions, and is working on a historical crime novel, The Tenants of Cinnamon Street, based on the Ratcliff Highway Murders of 1811.

Contents:
Foreword
The Adventure of the Nebrodi Sapphire
The Adventure of the Bognor Prestidigitation Circle
The Afflictions of Dom Agostinho Mendoça

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