Unquiet Spirits: Whisky, Ghosts, Murder

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The world’s most famous consulting detective has become a serious person of interest since unraveling the mystery of the Baskerville hound. A ruthless assailant from his past has resurfaced, the beautiful daughter of a highborn Scottish businessman needs his help, and his brother, Mycroft, has an assignment waiting for him in France. And despite Sherlock’s strange responses to both his assailant and the Scottish woman, he and Doctor Watson discover that all three roads lead to a brewery in Scotland where strange things are afoot.
Unquiet Spirits is one of the most ambitious Holmes novels I’ve read in quite some time, not only creating an elaborate family mystery that spans several countries but boldly daring to delve into Holmes’s mysterious past. And MacBird delivers brilliantly on both ends, presenting an engaging, multilayered mystery while believably adding some wonderful, touching detail to the life experience of the Great Detective.

Stronger than Art in the Blood — no doubt thanks to the decreased presence of the irritating Vidocq — Unquiet Spirits humanizes Holmes without descending into the maudlin or betraying the legacy of the character. MacBird didn’t just thread the needle here, she did it in the middle of a tornado. Color me extremely impressed.

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Author Bonnie MacBird
Star Count 4.5/5
Format Hard
Page Count 400 pages
Publisher Collins Crime Club
Publish Date 2017-Oct-10
ISBN 9780008201081
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Issue May 2018
Category Mystery, Crime & Thriller


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