Sherlock Holmes and the Queen of Diamonds by Steve Hayes

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Two western fiction writers tell a brand-new Holmes story, with plenty of western influences

Thomas Howard of Missouri came out of nowhere, one foggy night, to rescue Countess Elaina Montague from rape and robbery. He was in England, he said, to find his brother, who had disappeared. To repay him, the beautiful countess offered to enlist her friend, Sherlock Holmes, to help in the search. At the time Holmes was investigating a rash of audacious jewel-thefts, and much to Watson's dismay spending altogether too much time at the music hall. But because the Great Detective felt that there was more to the mysterious Mr Howard than met the eye, he accepted the case. This in turn led to their involvement in a vicious blood feud, a spectacular—not to mention death-defying—daylight robbery, the possibility of a serious diplomatic incident, and finally, a thrilling climax below the brooding River Thames.


About Steve Hayes

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Steve Hayes is a prolific writer of westerns and a screenwriter. He lives in Huntington Beach, California. David Whitehead is a western writer.
Published October 1, 2012 by Robert Hale. 224 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Action & Adventure, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction

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In order to repay her debt to Howard, Elaina takes him to her bed and introduces him to Holmes and Watson, who she feels certain are just the right men to help Howard find his missing brother, Hank.

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Hayes and Whitehead, both authors of western fiction, put a western spin on Victorian London in this entertaining Sherlock Holmes pastiche.

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