The Music of Sound

The Music of Sound

4.33 (6 ratings by Goodreads)
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A modern-day Sherlock Holmes, Bernie Quist operates as a consultant detective from Baker Avenue in York. His assistant is Watson, although this Watson is a youth from the Grimpen housing estate and he's definitely no doctor. The mismatched duo take on bizarre cases which invariably lead into the realms of the supernatural, a shadowy world Quist is all too familiar with. Rex Grant has vanished from a hotel without paying the bill, but the police seem more concerned with the murdered girl in his room. Investigating their friend's disappearance, Quist and Watson are intrigued by his connection to the superstar singer Ligeia and the lethal mercenary soldiers who act as her management team. Irana Adler heads the squad - a female Colonel who doesn't take kindly to intrusion - and Quist is amazed to discover that Laurel and Hardy are part of the singer's entourage, something which is not only surprising, but pretty much impossible. A dark and very peculiar game is afoot, and Ligeia's musical voice may not be as sweet as it sounds...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 15mm | 327g
  • English
  • 1787051382
  • 9781787051386
  • 2,202,750

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Praise for "Cat Flap - the first Bernie Quist novel. "A bold and clever move away from the traditional" - "Holmes fans will also appreciate the 'Easter Eggs' sprinkled through the narrative; for examples, the Grimpen Housing Estate and a character named Atwill are just two of the many. This isn't a Sherlock Holmes story per se, but a bold and clever move away from the traditional, with unique characters and settings that bring the idea of Sleuth and Sidekick right into 2017. Refreshingly, the Police aren't all wooden-headed dunces gaping in admiration as the Hero shows them up for fools; they simply don't know how to deal with the nature of the crimes they face and are shown as flesh and blood humans. Sometimes a little less flesh and more blood than they'd like" - The Volcano.
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6 ratings
4.33 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (2)
3 17% (1)
2 0% (0)
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