Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? - Shadow Police (Paperback)Paul Cornell (author)
The ghost of Sherlock Holmes is dead, but who will solve his murder?
The Great Detective's ghost has walked London's streets for an age, given shape by people's memories. Now someone's put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. But what's the motive? And who - or what - could kill a ghost?
When policing London's supernatural underworld, eliminating the impossible is not an option. DI James Quill and his detectives have learnt this the hard way. Gifted with the Sight, they'll pursue a criminal genius - who'll lure them into a Sherlockian maze of clues and evidence. The team also have their own demons to fight. They've been to Hell and back (literally) but now the unit is falling apart . . .
Paul Cornell's Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? is the third book in the urban gothic Shadow Police series.
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 252 g
Dimensions: 197 x 131 x 22 mm
More dazzling work from a master of every medium he tackles * Rob Doherty, Executive Producer of Elementary *
The Shadow Police series is the quintessential British contemporary fantasy, full of grit and magic and wonderful things. Paul Cornell is a national treasure * Adam Christopher *
An irresistible blend of guns, gangsters, cops and monsters that grabs you by the eyeballs and never lets go. Start this book early in the day people, because you ain't going to get no sleep until it's done * Ben Aaronovitch on London Falling (Book One) *
I think it is absolutely magnificent. I loved it . . . I'm not sure I've been that gripped by a novel in... well, decades * Russell T. Davies on London Falling (Book One) *
Paul Cornell's London Falling is a much grittier vision of a gothic, fantasy London, well balanced between its depiction of the city's criminal underworld and a horrifying fantasy reality that for most of the novel lurks just at the edges of sight. Its take on the crime genre is less The Bill, more The Sweeney * Guardian on London Falling (Book One) *
Realistic banter, original twists; a nifty debut * Daily Telegraph on London Falling (Book One) *
Pacy, smart and revels in London mythology. It's especially clever in that our heroes don't stop being coppers just because they now realize there are more things in heaven and earth (and elsewhere) than dreamt of in our philosophies. London Falling might not be on the Booker longlist, but crikey it's good fun * Scotland on Sunday on London Falling (Book One) *
The team's continued struggle to understand the dark and terrifying side of London is gripping. This book is a strong follow-up, a good standalone story, and an excellent read for fans of dark urban fantasy * Publishers Weekly on Severed Streets (Book Two) *
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