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The Italian Secretary

by Caleb Carr

The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr
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  • Published in USA  May 2005
    256 pages
    Genre: Noir

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Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are summoned to the aid of Queen Victoria in Scotland by a telegram from Holmes' brother, Mycroft, a royal advisor.

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'... the primary base for this novel will be, of course, Carr fans, who won't be quite as thrilled--for while the novel captivates, it matches neither of Carr's previous megasellers in plot invention or depth of character.' - Publishers Weekly.
'Placing these famous characters into Carr's capable hands is a gift to anyone who enjoys mysteries, historical fiction, or just a great read.' - Library Journal
'..It's fun for about a hundred pages, because Carr apes Conan Doyle's plummy storyteller's voice quite ably... but the successive disclosures become increasingly preposterous..' - Kirkus Reviews.

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OMG!
Wow... I didn't like Carr's other two books but in this one, he really takes the cake. course, he doesn't have anything on Conan Doyle.

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Caleb Carr Author Biography

Jerry Bauer

Caleb Carr is a contributing editor of MHQ: The Quarterly Journal of Military History and the series editor of the Modern Library War Series. His military and political writings have appeared in numerous magazines and periodicals, among them The World Policy Journal, The New York Times, and Time magazine.

His novels include The Legend of Broken, The Angel of Darkness, The Alienist, The Italian Secretary, and Killing Time.

He lives in upstate New York.

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