The Adventure of the Spectred Bat

The Adventure of the Spectred Bat : A New Sherlock Holmes Mystery

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The Adventure of the Spectred Bat: A beautiful young woman, just weeks away from giving birth, arrives at Baker Street in the middle of the night. Her sister was attacked by a bat and died and now it is attacking her. Could it be a vampire sent by the local band of Gypsies? Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are called upon to investigate. The step-father, the local Gypsies and the furious future mother-in-law are all suspects. And was it really a vampire in the shape of a bat that took the young mother-to-be's life? This adventure takes the world's favorite detective away from London to Surrey north to the lovely but deadly Lake District. The story was inspired by the original Sherlock Holmes story, "The Adventure of the Speckled Band" and like the original, leaves the mind wondering and the heart racing. The original Sherlock Holmes story that inspired this one is appended to the paperback edition of this more

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  • Paperback | 143 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 8.38mm | 276.69g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1512296821
  • 9781512296822

About Craig Stephen Copland

In May of 2014 the Sherlock Holmes Society of Canada - better known as The Bootmakers ( - announced a contest for a new Sherlock Holmes story. Although he had no experience writing fiction, the author submitted a short Sherlock Holmes mystery and was blessed to be declared one of the winners. Thus inspired, he has continued to write new Sherlock Holmes Mysteries since. He is on a mission now to write sixty new Sherlock Holmes mysteries - one inspired by each story in the original canon. In real life he writes about and serves as a consultant for political campaigns in Canada and the USA (, but would abandon that pursuit if he could possibly earn a decent living writing about Sherlock Holmes. He currently writes from Toronto, Tokyo, and more

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