Mycroft and Sherlock

Mycroft and Sherlock

The Empty Birdcage : A Novel

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It is 1873, and Mycroft Holmes is in service to the Crown once again. A distant relative of Queen Victoria has been slain by the Fire Four Eleven killer, a serial murderer who leaves no mark upon his victims. Mycroft allows Sherlock to take the case, as he has been asked to find a missing person--the fiancé of the woman he loves. As Sherlock travels the country on the hunt for a murderer, both he and Mycroft will discover that the greed of others is at the root of the evil they are trying to unearth.
Publisher: London :, Titan Books,, 2019.
Copyright Date: ♭2019
ISBN: 9781785659300
Characteristics: 328 pages ;,25 cm.
Additional Contributors: Waterhouse, Anna - Author
Alternative Title: Empty birdcage : a novel


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Feb 28, 2021

Enjoyable reading. The biggest false note is the engagement of an impoverished Chinese noble family's heir to the daughter of a wealthy Hakka merchant. That's as likely as a Brahmin marrying an untouchable or an 1870's Southern aristocrat marrying the daughter of an ex-field slave.

Oct 29, 2019

This is, for the most part, a well-written and interesting addition to the Holmes canon, but this book falls short with the Sherlock part.

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