Today I have a review of The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols by Nicholas Meyer, publishing tomorrow via St. Martin’s Press/Minotaur Books! A big thank you to Megan Beatie and Minotaur Books for my complimentary copy.
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols is based on a previously unknown case found in a Dr. John H. Watson journal. Exciting, right?
Holmes’ brother, Mycroft, asks Holmes and Watson to help investigate the death of a British Secret Service agent. Found in the Thames, the agent has a manuscript that may have cost her life.
This is a great historical mystery. I loved that it was based on real events and with everyone’s favorite clever duo of detectives. The travels along the Orient Express are so fun, informative, and entertaining. I felt like I was right along with them and that same sense of adventure.
The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols had a fast pace, the locations were exotic and engaging, and the writing was smooth and clever. Overall, I think mystery fans will be happy to do this Holmes and Watson nod!
About the Book:
With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery—an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal.
January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes’ brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world.
Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo—in the company of a bewitching woman—aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before.
Have you read The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols, or is it on your TBR? Happy Reading! ~ Jennifer THR