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The Holmes Affair

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The Holmes Affair is a brilliantly executed must-read for all admirers of historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes and intellectual mysteries. Engrossing, suspenseful and fast-paced, this debut novel manages to be both highly original as well as deeply reverential to its literary sources. It's difficult to find a new spin on Sherlock Holmes, but Graham Moore has pulled it off with flying colors' Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club. 'A delight, and you don't need to be a Holmes buff to enjoy it' Daily Mail. 'Clever and intriguing' Guardian. 'A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth' Yours.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 127 x 195.58 x 25.4mm | 249.47g
  • Cornerstone
  • ARROW BOOKS LTD
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099551543
  • 9780099551546
  • 495,303

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"The Holmes Affair is a brilliantly executed must-read for all admirers of historical fiction, Sherlock Holmes and intellectual mysteries. Engrossing, suspenseful and fast-paced, this debut novel manages to be both highly original as well as deeply reverential to its literary sources. It's difficult to find a new spin on Sherlock Holmes, but Graham Moore has pulled it off with flying colors" -- Matthew Pearl "A delight, and you don't need to be a Holmes buff to enjoy it" Daily Mail "Clever and intriguing" Guardian "A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth" Yoursshow more

About Graham Moore

Graham Moore is a writer for film and television. He is currently a staff writer on the television show 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU, and is also writing the feature action-comedy ID THEFT for Charlize Theron, who is set to produce and star. Graham was born and raised in Chicago, the son of a criminal defense attorney and a political lawyer. His mother, Susan Sher, worked for the mayor when Graham was growing up, and she is now Chief of Staff to Michelle Obama. He now lives in Los Angeles. The first book he ever read from start to finish, in 2nd grade, was Agatha Christie's A MURDER IN THREE ACTS, and he has been obsessed with mystery stories ever since. THE HOLMES AFFAIR, his first novel, is the product of this life-long need to know who-done-it.show more

Review Text

"A must for fans of the Baker Street sleuth"show more

Back cover copy

A Brutal Killer Sherlock Holmes' famous creator, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, has a new obsession: a brutal killer who is preying on young and vulnerable women. Conan Doyle is roaming the dark streets of Victorian London hunting a man who is determined to evade capture. A Missing Diary As his search continues, Conan Doyle records the clues the killer leaves behind in a private diary - a diary that, 100 years later, has never been found. A Deadly Secret Enter Sherlock Holmes fanatic Harold White, who must find the missing diary - and in so doing discover a secret that Conan Doyle risked everything to hide... 'Every clue is cast exactly as the pipe-smoking master would have done it in Baker Street, and each is clear to the reader - if only they are clever enough to deduce it.' Daily Mail 'A brilliantly executed must-read' Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Clubshow more

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