Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara

Sherlock Holmes and the Hapsburg Tiara

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Baker & Taylor
Set within the milieu of Sherlock Holmes, this mystery novel follows Watson and Holmes on a search through London for clues in a perplexing crime scene that seems to have disappeared before their eyes.

Perseus Publishing
In a crafty new novel featuring the world’s greatest literary detective, Alan Vanneman extends the boundaries of the Sherlock Holmes canon with a knotty investigation that takes the celebrated sleuth and his cohort, Dr. Watson, far from the cozy Victorian comforts of 221B Baker Street. The mystery begins familiarly enough, in London, in the middle of the night. Holmes and Watson are summoned to a crime scene that, not so familiarly, seems to vanish before their eyes, as they find themselves with neither evidence nor a client. They do not want for opposition, however; not for long, not with the governments of three great empires arrayed against them. As Holmes strives to unmask his most cunning, ruthless, and elusive foe, he is transported into a world of high finance rife with intrigue and crime. With a cast of characters that includes the enchanting lady of fortune Countess D’Espinau and historical greats like Winston Churchill and Cecil Rhodes as well as a poorest-of-the-poor beggar girl whom Watson adopts, Holmes follows a trail that leads ultimately and unpredictably to the fabled and fabulous lost Hapsburg tiara.

In a crafty new novel featuring the world's greatest literary detective, Alan Vanneman extends the boundaries of the Sherlock Holmes canon with a knotty investigation that takes the celebrated sleuth and his cohort, Dr. Watson, far from the cozy Victorian comforts of 221B Baker Street. The mystery begins familiarly enough, in London, in the middle of the night. Holmes and Watson are summoned to a crime scene that, not so familiarly, seems to vanish before their eyes, as they find themselves with neither evidence nor a client. They do not want for opposition, however; not for long, not with the governments of three great empires arrayed against them. As Holmes strives to unmask his most cunning, ruthless, and elusive foe, he is transported into a world of high finance rife with intrigue and crime. With a cast of characters that includes the enchanting lady of fortune Countess D'Espinau and historical greats like Winston Churchill and Cecil Rhodes as well as a poorest-of-the-poor beggar girl whom Watson adopts, Holmes follows a trail that leads ultimately and unpredictably to the fabled and fabulous lost Hapsburg tiara.


Blackwell North Amer
The young archduke Josef Anton Salvator of Austria has vanished, along with his impostor. An eight-year-old servant boy lies dead at the foot of a cliff near Loch Rannoch in Scotland. The assistant manager of Huperman & Co., manufacturer of the finest vaults in England, has been run down and trampled by horses in a London street. And two of Dolly Marigold's fancy girls have disappeared. So has the Great Blue, a spectacular uncut five-thousand-carat De Beers diamond.
Alan Vanneman's new novel featuring the world's greatest literary detective extends the boundaries of the Sherlock Holmes canon with a knotty investigation that takes the celebrated sleuth and Dr. Watson far from cozy comforts of 221B Baker Street. Indeed, enjoying the luxuries of the Orient Express, they travel the breadth of fin-de-siecle Europe to exotic Constantinople, though not strictly in pursuit of pleasure. For death, too, is traveling first-class, and it comes scented with perfume, opium, and snuff.
As Holmes strives to unmask a foe as ruthless and elusive as any he has encountered, he finds himself facing opposition from Scotland Yard, the constabulary, the Foreign Office, and personages no less than Cecil Rhodes and the young Winston Churchill as well. Conveyed by his investigation into a world of high finance rife with political intrigue and criminal corruption, he vies with jewel thieves, diamond smugglers, American millionaires, peers of the realm, the governments of three great empires, and the enchanting lady of fortune Madame la Comtesse D'Espinau to gain possession of an invaluable prize: the fabulous Hapsburg tiara. In its splendor lies the cause for more than one crime.

Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf ; {Berkeley, CA} : Distributed by Publishers Group West, 2004
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed
ISBN: 9780786712977
078671297X
Branch Call Number: F
Characteristics: 318 p. ; 24 cm

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