The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2011
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN: 9780307275905

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Explores unforgettable mysteries and the nature of obsession, from the Aryan Brotherhood's infiltration of the U.S. prison system to a chameleon con artist in Europe to the author's experience with a cyclone while searching for the elusive giant squid.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2010-03-09
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780385533164

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From the bestselling author of Killers of the Flower Moon comes this “gripping” (The Miami Herald) and “hilarious” (EW) collection of true crime mysteries about people whose obsessions propel them into unfathomable and often deadly circumstances. Whether David Grann is investigating a mysterious murder, tracking a chameleon-like con artist, or hunting an elusive giant squid, he has proven to be one of the most gifted reporters and storytellers of his generation. In The Devil and Sherlock Holmes, Grann takes the reader around the world, revealing a gallery of rogues and heroes with their own particular fixations who show that truth is indeed stranger than fiction.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2010-03-04
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781847378866

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As Sherlock Holmes once conceded to Dr. Watson, 'If we could fly out of that window hand in hand, hover over this great city, gently remove the roofs and peep in at the queer things which are going on, the strange coincidences, the planning, the cross-purposes, the wonderful chain of events, working through generations and leading to the most outréresults, it would make all fiction with its conventionalities and foreseen conclusions most stale and unprofitable.' And with such a spirit for investigation and discovery does David Grann set out in The Devil and Sherlock Holmes to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries. Although Holmes is the subject of just one of the mesmerizing true stories in this collection, all twelve contain elements of intrigue. Many of the protagonists are sleuths: a Polish detective trying to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel; an arson investigator racing to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent; a legendary French con man questioning whether he is the one who is suddenly being conned; and scientists stalking a sea monster. Unlike the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, these tales are all true. The protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven to deception and murder. Others go mad. But ultimately the stories contained in The Devil and Sherlock Holmesshed light on the human condition, and why some people on this earth devote themselves to good and others to evil. As Holmes put it, 'Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent'.

The Lost City of Z

The Lost City of Z
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2009-02-24
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780385529228

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The #1 New York Times bestseller from the author of Killers of the Flower Moon In 1925, the legendary British explorer Percy Fawcett ventured into the Amazon jungle, in search of a fabled civilization. He never returned. Over the years countless perished trying to find evidence of his party and the place he called “The Lost City of Z.” In this masterpiece of narrative nonfiction, journalist David Grann interweaves the spellbinding stories of Fawcett’s quest for “Z” and his own journey into the deadly jungle, as he unravels the greatest exploration mystery of the twentieth century.

Sherlock Holmes The Patchwork Devil

Sherlock Holmes   The Patchwork Devil
Author: Cavan Scott
Publsiher: Titan Books (US, CA)
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2016-04-12
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781783297153

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It is 1919, and while the world celebrates the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Holmes and Watson are called to a grisly discovery. A severed hand has been found on the bank of the Thames, a hand belonging to a soldier who supposedly died in the trenches two years previously. But the hand is fresh, and shows signs that it was recently amputated. So how has it ended up back in London two years after its owner was killed in France? Warned by Sherlock’s brother Mycroft to cease their investigation, and only barely surviving an attack by a superhuman creature, Holmes and Watson begin to suspect a conspiracy at the very heart of the British government...

The Devil s Promise

The Devil s Promise
Author: Veronica Bennett
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 268
Release: 2013
Genre: Apparitions
ISBN: 1406343234

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After the death of her father, Catriona goes to stay with long-lost relations in Drumwithie Castle. Handsome 21-year-old Jamie calls her Cat, for the faerie cat associated with the Other World who roams the Scottish hills. He believes that Cat was meant to come here so that all the castle's secrets would be revealed - most of all, what it is the ghost girl who visits the tower wants to tell them?

The Adventure of the Devil s Foot

The Adventure of the Devil s Foot
Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Publsiher: BEYOND BOOKS HUB
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2021-01-01
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9182736450XXX

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The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY Holmes' much-needed spa vacation in Cornwall is cut short when a bizarre case crops up, prompting the famed detective and his assistant Watson to get involved. Although the strange tragedy that befalls a local family is initially blamed upon the Devil himself, Holmes' clever sleuthing proves that the true perpetrator was all too human. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY This book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations. We havent used any OCR or photocopy to produce this book. The whole book has been typeset again to produce it without any errors or poor pictures and errant marks. The Adventure of the Devil's Foot THE SHERLOCK HOLMES STORY

The Devil s Due A Sherlock Holmes Adventure Book 3

The Devil   s Due  A Sherlock Holmes Adventure  Book 3
Author: Bonnie MacBird
Publsiher: HarperCollins
Total Pages: 384
Release: 2019-10-10
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9780008348113

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After Art in the Blood and Unquiet Spirits, Holmes and Watson are back in the third of Bonnie MacBird’s critically acclaimed Sherlock Holmes Adventures, written in the tradition of Conan Doyle himself.

Sherlock Holmes The Devil s Dust

Sherlock Holmes  The Devil s Dust
Author: James Lovegrove
Publsiher: Titan Books
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2018-07-24
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781785653629

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The new Sherlock Holmes novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Age of Odin. It is 1884, and when a fellow landlady finds her lodger poisoned, Mrs Hudson turns to Sherlock Holmes. The police suspect the landlady of murder, but Mrs Hudson insists that her friend is innocent. Upon investigating, the companions discover that the lodger, a civil servant recently returned from India, was living in almost complete seclusion, and that his last act was to scrawl a mysterious message on a scrap of paper. The riddles pile up as aged big game hunter Allan Quatermain is spotted at the scene of the crime when Holmes and Watson investigate. The famous man of mind and the legendary man of action will make an unlikely team in a case of corruption, revenge, and what can only be described as magic...

The Devil and the Dark Water

The Devil and the Dark Water
Author: Stuart Turton
Publsiher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2020-10-06
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781728206035

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"Compulsively readable."—New York Times Book Review The extraordinary new thriller from Stuart Turton, author of the bestselling murder mystery The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle, winner of the Costa Best First Novel Award. A murder on the high seas. A remarkable detective duo. A demon who may or may not exist. It's 1634, and Samuel Pipps, the world's greatest detective, is being transported to Amsterdam to be executed for a crime he may, or may not, have committed. Traveling with him is his loyal bodyguard, Arent Hayes, who is determined to prove his friend innocent. Among the other guests is Sara Wessel, a noblewoman with a secret. But no sooner is their ship out to sea than devilry begins to blight the voyage. A strange symbol appears on the sail. A dead leper stalks the decks. Livestock dies in the night. And then the passengers hear a terrible voice, whispering to them in the darkness, promising three unholy miracles, followed by a slaughter. First an impossible pursuit. Second an impossible theft. And third an impossible murder. Could a demon be responsible for their misfortunes? With Pipps imprisoned, only Arent and Sara can solve a mystery that stretches back into their past and now threatens to sink the ship, killing everybody on board. For fans of Steven King, The Devil and the Dark Water brings a chilling new spin to the Sherlock Holmes detective duo in a thriller of supernatural horror, occult suspicion, and paranormal mystery on the high seas.

The Devil s Grin

The Devil s Grin
Author: Annelie Wendeberg
Publsiher: Annelie Wendeberg
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-02-09
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781301320226

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In Victorian London's cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city's drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg, England's best bacteriologist, is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg's secret - a woman masquerading as a man in order to practice medicine - a criminal deed that could land her in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper's deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes

The Perils of Sherlock Holmes
Author: Loren D Estleman
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 208
Release: 2012-09-18
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781440545207

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"An excellent collection of short stories and essays." --New York Review of Books "An entertaining and diverting read." --BookPleasures.com "Estleman's style as Watson is better than many." --BestofSherlock.com "Readers are transported back to another place and time during the series of short stories that pay homage to the legend that is Sherlock Holmes." --Pop Culture Guy "The Hound of the Baskervilles." "A Scandal in Bohemia." "The Sign of the Four." These are just a few of the well-known mysteries solved by the one and only Sherlock Holmes. The legendary detective is one of the most enduring literary characters of all time, and he appears once more in The Perils of Sherlock Holmes. Each of these adventurous tales has been authorized by the estate of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While you may recognize some of these stories, others--such as "The Serpent's Egg"--are revealed for the very first time. Other works in this collection include three previously published essays that delve deeper into the daring world of Sherlock Holmes and the imaginative mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

The Old Man and the Gun

The Old Man and the Gun
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2018-09-04
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780525566069

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Now a major motion picture starring Robert Redford and Sissy Spacek, The Old Man and the Gun is here joined by two other riveting true-crime tales. "The Old Man and the Gun" is the incredible story of a bank robber and prison escape artist who modeled himself after figures like Pretty Boy Floyd and who, even in his seventies, refuses to retire. "True Crime" follows the twisting investigation of a Polish detective who suspects that a novelist planted clues in his fiction to an actual murder. And "The Chameleon" recounts how a French imposter assumes the identity of a missing boy from Texas and infiltrates the boy's family, only to soon wonder whether he is the one being conned. In this mesmerizing collection, David Grann shows why he has been called a "worthy heir to Truman Capote" and "simply the best narrative nonfiction writer working today," as he takes the reader on a journey through some of the most intriguing and gripping real-life tales from around the world.

Killers of the Flower Moon

Killers of the Flower Moon
Author: David Grann
Publsiher: Vintage
Total Pages: 352
Release: 2017-04-18
Genre: True Crime
ISBN: 9780385534253

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NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINALIST • NATIONAL BESTSELLER • A twisting, haunting true-life murder mystery about one of the most monstrous crimes in American history, from the author of The Lost City of Z. In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe. Then, one by one, the Osage began to be killed off. The family of an Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, became a prime target. One of her relatives was shot. Another was poisoned. And it was just the beginning, as more and more Osage were dying under mysterious circumstances, and many of those who dared to investigate the killings were themselves murdered. As the death toll rose, the newly created FBI took up the case, and the young director, J. Edgar Hoover, turned to a former Texas Ranger named Tom White to try to unravel the mystery. White put together an undercover team, including a Native American agent who infiltrated the region, and together with the Osage began to expose one of the most chilling conspiracies in American history.

Popular Crime

Popular Crime
Author: Bill James
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 496
Release: 2012-05-08
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781416552741

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Presents a cultural analysis of sensational crime in America that profiles such infamous cases as the Lindbergh baby kidnapping, the Black Dahlia murder, and O.J. Simpson's trial to offer insight into topics ranging from evidence practices to radicalism.