The Sherlockian by Graham Moore

$ 10.00

Graham Moore, 'The Sherlockian,' published by Twelve of Hachette Book Group, 2010.

The Sherlockian is a 356 page softcover measuring 8" x 5 1/4".  The condition is very good, with no evidence of use.

Book Summary

December 1893.  Hungry for the latest Sherlock Holmes installment, Londoners ripped open their Strand magazines, only to reel in horror.  Holmes's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle, had killed their hero off.  London crowds demanded an explanation, but the cryptic author said nothing.  Eight years later, Conan Doyle abruptly brought Holmes back for a new series of adventures.  Again, the author said nothing.  After his death, the diary that would have shed light on his mysterious reasons went missing.  Since then it has never been found.  Or has it?

January 2010.  Inducted into the society of the Baker Street Irregulars, Harold White never imagined he would hunt for the Holy Grail of Holmes-ophiles:  the missing diary.  But after the world's leading Doylean scholar is murdered, it is Harold, using wisdom gleaned from countless detective stories, who must take up the search for the diary--and the killer.  Now, in a journey from New York to London, from the present day into the historic milieu of Conan Doyle, Harold delves into the arcane history of Sherlock Holmes and his creator--discovering a secret that proves to be anything but "elementary." 

ISBN:  978-0-446-57258-3 (pbk.)