Irene at Large by Carole Nelson Douglas

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When a stranger in Asian garb is poisoned at the feet of Nell Huxliegh, Irene Adler does a little investigating, discovering that the Asian was actually an Englishman and that Dr. Watson's life is in danger.
 

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Bestselling author Carole Nelson Douglas was born on November 5, 1944. She majored in theater and English literature in college and was an award-winning journalist for the St. Paul Pioneer Press until she moved to Texas in 1984, where she began writing fiction full time. She is the author of over fifty novels in genres including mystery, fantasy, science fiction, and romance fiction. Douglas seeks to create strong female protagonists in her works and is best known for two popular series, the Irene Adler mysteries and the Midnight Louie mystery series.
 
Published July 1, 1992 by Tor Books. 381 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, History. Fiction

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There's choicer fare for Holmes's nemesis/love Irene Adler (Irene at Large, 1992, etc.): a charge from Worth's client Queen Clotilde of Bohemia to find out why her husband, the former lover who brought Irene into the Holmes canon, declines to consummate their marriage (``I believed I knew what th...

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With this third helping of corseted whimsy resurrecting Sherlock Holmes's old antagonist Irene Adler, Douglas (Good Night, Mr. Holmes;

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Although Irene Adler appeared in only one of Arthur Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories ("A Scandal in Bohemia"), this beautiful, intelligent and mysterious character, a Victorian woman well ahead of her time, has taken on a vivid new life in seven novels by the prolific Douglas (Good Night, Mr...

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Accompanied by her new husband, Godfrey Norton, and her faithful, highly sensible friend Penelope Huxleigh, Irene is in Paris, delightedly reading her obituaries after her presumed death in a railway accident, when she becomes involved in the case of a corpse that washes up on the shore of the Se...

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In a delightful encore, Victorian diva/detective Irene Adler Norton (last encountered in Good Morning, Irene ) engages in a battle of wits with Sherlock Holmes and a vicious killer seeking to hide a traitorous past.

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