The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls

The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls

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Probably the most infamous story in the Sherlock Holmes canon is "The Final Problem" as it relates the facts of the death/murder of the master detective at Reichenbach Falls. On May 4, 1891, the detective met his archenemy Professor Moriarty on a ledge above the falls; the two became locked in a titanic hand-to-hand struggle before both tumbled over the precipice, presumably to their deaths, as witnessed afar by Dr.Watson. The outcry against the death of such a popular character was so great that in 1901 Conan Doyle was forced to give in to the pressure of his fan mail. He resurrected the detective by claiming that Holmes had managed to grab a tuft of grass during the fall into the "dreadful cauldron" and so had lived to solve another mystery. But what really happened that infamous day at Reichenbach Falls and why did Holmes disappear in the aftermath? And what of the infamous Moriarty? How did a noble mathematician become the Napoleon of Crime?"The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls" provides these answers and more. It turns out that the events were not just witnessed by Watson but by another young detective of the Victorian era - Carnacki the Ghost Finder.
Carnacki rescues an amnesiac gentleman from the base of the falls only to find himself and his companion doggedly pursued by an evil mastermind whose shadowy powers may reach from the bloody crime scenes of White Chapel to far beyond the grave.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 149.86 x 210.82 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0765318016
  • 9780765318015
  • 1,826,097

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Praise for "The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls""From the first page I was hooked ... This is a marvelous read!"--Elaine Bergstrom, author of "Shattered Glass" and "Mina...the Dracula Story Continue"""The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls" is a rousing mystery-adventure wreathed in the smoke of Holmes's meerschaum pipe and bathed in the eerie light of Carnacki's electric pentacle. Deftly told and exciting."--James Lowder, author of "Prince of Lies"
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About John R. King

John R. King lives in Wisconsin and is a life long Sherlockian. He has written in the paranormal field for various RPG companies.
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214 ratings
3.18 out of 5 stars
5 15% (33)
4 24% (52)
3 30% (65)
2 23% (49)
1 7% (15)
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