The Devil's Blaze: Sherlock Holmes 1943

Category: Book
By (author): Harris, Robert J.
Series: Sherlock Holmes In Wwii
Subject:  FICTION / General
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Historical
  FICTION / Mystery & Detective / Private Investigators
  FICTION / Thrillers / Suspense
Publisher: Pegasus Books
Published: November 2022
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.90in
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From The Publisher*Set in London during World War II, a thrilling murder mystery where the world's greatest detective must uncover the truth behind a seemingly impossible series of high-profile assassinations.

London, 1943.

Across the city, prominent figures in science and the military are bursting into flame and being incinerated. Convinced that the Germans have deployed a new terror weapon, a desperate government turns to the one man who can track down the source of this dreadful menace-Sherlock Holmes.

The quest for a solution drives Holmes into an uneasy alliance with the country's most brilliant scientific genius, Professor James Moriarty. Only Sherlock Holmes knows the truth that behind his façade of respectability, Moriarty is the mastermind behind a vast criminal empire.

As they together pursue the trail of incendiary murders, Holmes is quite sure that Moriarty is playing a double-game-and that there lies ahead a duel to the death from which they will not both survive. 
Review Quote*Praise for A Study in Crimson:
Review Quote*"Harris' take on the iconic characters is outstanding."
Review Quote*"A Study in Crimson is an engaging read. The game, as Harris says in his preface, 'is once more afoot'-and in fine fashion."
Review Quote*"Robert J. Harris's lively Sherlock Holmes pastiche transports readers to a blacked-out London during World War II. In two previous books, the author resurrected John Buchan's World War I-era character Richard Hannay to good effect and with strong period flavor. A Study in Crimsonachieves a similar mix of action-adventure, detective savvy and Holmesian surprise."
Review Quote*"Besides providing the duo with a worthy challenge, Harris makes his Watson an intelligent and competent sidekick. Both the strong characterization and plot bode well for a sequel."
Review Quote*"Harris successfully captures Holmes' brilliance, talent, and arrogance, as well as Watson's dogged devotion to Holmes and the atmosphere in London during the dark days of war. The case he has imagined for Holmes to solve is both thoroughly challenging and pleasingly multilayered. A satisfying read."
Review Quote*"A Study in Crimson does right by its venerated source material while putting a new spin on Conan Doyle's characters by rejiggering their historical context. Harris's mystery is up to snuff. He does yeoman's work with Watson's narration, capturing the good doctor's starry-eyed bemusement with the fustily fastidious detective."
Biographical NoteRobert J. Harris was born in Scotland and studied at the University of St Andrews, where he graduated with honors. He is the author of A Study in Crimson, the first in his World War II mystery series featuring Sherlock Holmes, and The Thirty-One Kings. Both novels have been acclaimed by critics and readers alike. Robert lives in St. Andrews, Scotland.