Mr Holmes and the Love Bank by Conrad Voss Bark

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“Neatly contrived adventure.” — Daily Express

A cocktail party at Downing Street, a geophysicist who was three weeks late for his honeymoon, and dead fish floating in mid-Atlantic.

How could they possibly be related?

These were the three oddly assorted events which stimulated Mr. Holmes’s curiosity and led him to a dusty basement in the Admiralty library.

There he found the diary of a long-dead sea captain which held the clue for which he was searching.

Mr Holmes sparks a curious investigation which throws up more questions than answers.

In fact the only person who seems shocked that no one was concerned before is Captain Inigo Chedders, the Admiralty Librarian.

Carefully stored away in the historical library is a treasure trove of information, carefully preserved by Chedders, who is fretful about the trouble that seems to be brewing and armed with far more information than Holmes...

This was the raw material of the Love Bank affair and perhaps only someone with the inquiring mind of Mr. Holmes would have pursued it at all.

Political chaos, blackmail, spies and mystical sea creatures are on the horizon but Mr. Holmes is distracted by the mystifying Ingrid Johansson who seems keen to spend as much time with him as possible...

The threat of volcanic eruption and potentially unprecedented levels of global flooding are becoming increasingly real, but in the last analysis it was the Prime Minister who held the key to intervention…

Holmes finds himself flying over the mid-Atlantic, witnessing the most spectacular physical phenomenon that men have ever seen.

But what is this phenomenon?

And will Holmes be able to see through a web of lies and uncover the trove of truth?

Mr Holmes and the Love Bank is an original espionage thriller which delves into a world of secrets, scandal and spies.

Praise for the Mr Holmes series:

“One of the pleasantest new personalities in Crime Fiction.” Julian Symons in The Sunday Times

“A most engaging sleuth.” — Nottingham Guardian Journal.

“Fast, humorous, knowledgeable.” — Daily Herald

“A most satisfactory thriller.” — Oxford Mail

“Neatly contrived adventure.” — Daily Express

“Tense, frightening and diverting by turns.” — Glasgow Herald

“An exciting thriller.” — Frances Iles in the Guardian

“Mr. Holmes remains an engagingly off-beat ‘trouble-fixer’ from No. 10 Downing Street.” — Daily Herald

“Extremely engaging, shrewdly and humorously written.” —The Sunday Times

“Enjoyably sardonic … I hope we see more of the agreeably smooth Mr. Holmes.” —The Daily Telegraph

“Delightfully lively … gleefully handled.” — Glasgow Herald

Conrad Voss Bark was born in 1913 and died in 2000. He was educated at Bristol Grammar School and worked for the BBC as Parliamentary Correspondent. Voss Bark began writing poetry and short stories before the Second World War. He is the author of several novels, many of them featuring his detective, William Holmes, as well as a number of books about fly-fishing.

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Published February 15, 2016 by Endeavour Press. 193 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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