When a corpse is found by the fire in Mycroft Holmes’s rooms in London’s Pall Mall early one morning, the brother of the country’s most famous detective is about to face the greatest mystery of his career – and the greatest danger as well. Within two hours, Mycroft Holmes has been arrested on a charge of murder and taken in handcuffs to Wormwood Scrubs prison. Has he been framed by his greatest enemy, the elusive master criminal the German Count Von Stoltenburg? What happened to the man who changed the locks on his front door six weeks before, found lying senseless on the pavement on his way to Mycroft’s rooms? And what of the man who identified the body as that of a naval engineer?
From his prison cell Mycroft Holmes turns the great engines of his mental powers onto the problem, assisted by the convict who runs the prison, Chalky The Shotgun White. The game’s afoot. But time is short.
Mycroft Holmes and The Adventure of the Naval Engineer is the second in David Dickinson’s brilliant series of novellas that started with Mycroft Holmes and the Adventure of the Silver Birches.
Praise for Mycroft Holmes series:
'The stories are atmospheric, fast-moving, ingenious and very enjoyable.' - Roger Johnson, The District Messenger
David Dickinson is the best-selling author of the Lord Powerscourt series of historical mysteries, including ‘Death of a Pilgrim’ and ‘Death of an Old Master’.
Praise for David Dickinson's Lord Powercourt Series:
'A cracking yarn, beguilingly real from start to finish... you have to pinch yourself to remind you that it is fiction - or is it?' Peter Snow
'This is detective fiction in the grand style; the characters and the plot soar upwards and carry us in their wake. Powerscourt's debut in this intoxicating book is the start of a gilded life in the archives of crime.' - James Naughtie
'In this excellent novel, Dickinson weaves a tale of blackmail and murder among the royals late in Victoria's reign... One hopes to see more of Lord Powerscourt and his friends in the near future.' - Publishers Weekly
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Published January 30, 2012
by Endeavour Press Ltd..
History, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction.