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The Execution of Sherlock Holmes - And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective - cover

The Execution of Sherlock Holmes - And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective

Donald Thomas

Publisher: Pegasus Classics

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Summary

Drugged, manacled, condemned to a dank cell in the depths of London’s infamous Newgate prison, the world’s greatest literary detective awaits execution by a vengeful crew of formidable enemies. Escape is impossible; death, a certainty. But not for Sherlock Holmes, who, in a stunning display of intellect and derring-do, will elude his hangman’s noose and live to fiddle, spy, and ratiocinate another day.

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