The Adventure of the Two Coptic Patriarchs
P. Whitney Hughes
Cover by Paul Churchill


Who is able to resist these opening words? "On a pleasant night towards the close of May of the year 1898, Sherlock Holmes and I had been sitting together in silence all evening .... " Irresistible! The sentence continues: " ...he intent with a powerful lens in hand upon the task of deciphering the remains of the original inscription upon a palimpsest, I deep in a recent treatise upon surgery in the pages of The Lancet." This is the first sentence of a new story titled "The Adventure of the Two Coptic Patriarchs." The book's subtitle explains it all – "An Untold Tale of Sherlock Holmes by John H. Watson, M.D." – or some of it! What it doesn't explain is that here is a new adventure about Holmes and the Arc of the Covenant! P. Whitney Hughes, the author/editor, has appended an entertaining and knowledgeable foreword and afterword which are certain to please Sherlockians, Watsonians, and all fans of detective fiction. Highly readable!

Quality Trade paperback,  138 pages.
ISBN 1-55246-744-2 @ $20.00


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