Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Waiting on Wednesday (45)

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating. So here's a thing I'm looking forward to: Fatal Enquiry, by Will Thomas (13 May 2014).

Some years ago, Cyrus Barker matched wits with Sebastian Nightwine, an aristocrat and sociopath, and in exposing his evil, sent Nightwine fleeing to hide from justice somewhere in the far corners of the earth. The last thing Barker ever expected was to encounter Nightwine again - but the British government, believing they need Nightwine's help, has granted him immunity for his past crimes, and brought him back to London. Nightwine, however, has more on his mind than redemption - and as Barker and Llewellyn set out to uncover and thwart Nightwine's real scheme, they find themselves in the gravest danger of their lives.

I really liked all the books in this series, and I was afraid he'd stopped writing them. But after a gap of six years from the last installment, here's a new one! Highly recommended for fans of Sherlock Holmes, especially those like me who feel that most modern stories using Holmes and Watson don't get the characters quite right; these novels avoid that problem by using different characters in a similar setting.


  1. Thanks for sharing this new-to-me series. I'm off to find out more about it.

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  2. Oooh, sounds interesting!

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