#Review: Sherlock Holmes - The Vanishing Man by Philip Purser-Hallard @purserhallard @TitanBooks @jmarybradley #SherlockHolmesTheVanishingMan #SherlockHolmes #Mystery
Book length - 288 pages
Publisher - Titan Books
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I want to thank Julia from titanbooks.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
It is 1896, and Sherlock Holmes is presented with his strangest case yet. While attempting to prove the existence of telekinesis to a scientific society, a self-proclaimed psychic named Kellway disappeared from a locked room, in front of several witnesses.
With a £10,000 reward at stake, Holmes is convinced Kellway is a charlatan - or he would be, if he had returned to claim his prize. But as Holmes and Watson investigate, the case only grows stranger and more difficult, as they have to contend with the interference of an 'occult detective'. Then one of the society's members is murdered, and Kellway himself reappears. But he is not the same man who vanished...
Step back in time for a twisted mystery that has London peers baffled - a scientific society offering £10,000 for proof of psychic ability and a man who claims to be what they are looking for who disappears before their eyes in a locked room. There is only one man who can unlock this puzzle, Sherlock Holmes (and his trusted best friend, Watson of course).
But as is always the case in these matters, looks can often be deceiving and nothing is ever as magical or clear-cut as they appear. And when murder becomes the order of the day, Holmes and Watson may have bitten off more than they can chew ...
Engaging, excellently-depicted, and with many twists and turns along the way, THE VANISHING MAN by Philip Purser-Hallard is like reading something new from the original man himself, and I was sucked into this mystery immediately and effortlessly.
With Holmes' well-known wit and Watson's fastidiousness down to a tee, this story has got everything you could possibly wish for and more in a Sherlock Holmes novel.
SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE VANISHING MAN is excellent from beginning to end and a must-read for fans of this genre!
Philip Purser-Hallard is the author of the trilogy of urban fantasy thrillers beginning with The Pendragon Protocol, and the editor of a series of anthologies about the City of the Saved. As well as writing various other books and short stories, Phil edits The Black Archive, a series of monographs about individual Doctor Who stories published by Obverse Books.
For more information:
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