Even Sherlock Holmes needs help sometimes...
Londoners are turning out for the unveiling of the Malabar Rose-a rare and remarkable ruby-and the British debut of the Great Salmanazar. A magician and illusionist extraordinaire, Salmanazar is the talk of Europe-since whenever he appears abroad, daring thefts of famous jewelry coincide with his performances.
But after a special representative of the Home Secretary begs Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to help guard the Malabar Rose, it vanishes under the most baffling of circumstances. Suspecting that the Great Salmanazar has used smoke-and-mirrors on Scotland Yard, the formidable Mrs. Hudson is called upon to give a lesson in criminal deduction to that most logical of minds-the great Sherlock Holmes.
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Martin Davies lives in London and works for the BBC as a producer and editor. Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse, his first novel, was written as a birthday present for his father, who had often wondered "what life must have been life for Sherlock Holmes' housekeeper."From Publishers Weekly:
At the start of Davies' light-hearted second caper (after 2004's Mrs. Hudson and the Spirits' Curse) to feature Mrs. Hudson, a Baker Street housekeeper and crime solver, the Malabar Rose, a priceless Indian ruby given to Britain by the maharajah of Majoudh, arrives in London just as the Great Salmanazar, famed magician known for his vanishing act and "escapology," comes from Europe for a much-heralded Boxing Day performance. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are standing guard duty when the gem inexplicably vanishes while Salmanazar is performing nearby. The indefatigable Mrs. Hudson suspects a link with Salmanazar, and leads scullery maid Flottie, her assistant, on a search of London alleyways. While Holmes remains aloof, Watson eventually joins the hunt and is treated to a humorous encounter with an exotic dancer linked to the case. Tension builds as shadowy figures lurk outside Flottie's bedroom at Baker Street, but she ultimately measures up to the challenge and joins a breathtaking chase amid New Year's revelers in Trafalgar Square. The author has eliminated the confusing narrative shifts that bedeviled the first in the series, making for a seamless and enjoyable adventure.
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