A Soul of Steel

A Soul of Steel

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In this delightful encore to "Good Night, Mr. Holmes", diva-turned-detective Irene Adler engages in a battle of wits with Sherlock Holmes. Irene and her confidante Nell Huxleigh run into a stranger suffering from poisoning who turns out to be Quentin Stanhope, who is acquainted with both Nell and Watson. When they take him home, an attempt is made on his life, and before he has time to properly recover, Quentin vanishes. He also leaves behind a trail of deadly cobras evidently set to attack him, his late servant, and Watson - a trail Irene is avid to follow. In a new mystery that includes the background of Col. Sebastian Moran and the location of Dr. Watson's migrating war wound, Irene lures Holmes into the hunt for a vicious killer who seeks to hide a traitorous past.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 106.7 x 167.6 x 33mm | 204.12g
  • St Martin's Press
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 0765347903
  • 9780765347909
  • 2,245,893

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Praise for "Irene at Large" "An absolutely ripping adventure!"--Anne Perry, author of "Dark Assasin""" "Douglas's plot ingenuity remains fresh and amusing, and for all its fanciful turns, the action never loses its jaunty, high-heeled pace."-- "The New York Times""" "Holmes and Irene do their most charming (if in Holmes's case, unwitting) work together."--"Kirkus Reviews""" "Douglas has made Adler a superb detective and invented a perfectly delightful--and perfectly puzzling--series of cases for her."--"The Fort Worth Press"
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About Carole Nelson Douglas

Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the historical suspense series featuring Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have "outwitted" Sherlock Holmes. She is also the author of the bestselling Midnight Louie series, which includes "Cat in a Quicksilver Caper," " Cat in a Hot Pink Pursuit," " Cat in a Neon Nightmare," and many more. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
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609 ratings
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5 34% (206)
4 41% (251)
3 22% (134)
2 2% (14)
1 1% (4)
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