BookBrowse Reviews The Art of Detection by Laurie R. King

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The Art of Detection

A Novel of Suspense

by Laurie R. King

The Art of Detection
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  • First Published:
    May 2006, 368 pages
    Paperback:
    May 2007, 496 pages

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'Sometimes a mystery takes one's breath away with its impeccable, inexorable logic.'

From the book jacket: Kate Martinelli has seen her share of peculiar things as a San Francisco cop, but never anything quite like this: an ornate Victorian sitting room straight out of a Sherlock Holmes story – complete with violin, tobacco-filled Persian slipper, and gunshots in the wallpaper that spell out the initials of the late queen. Philip Gilbert was a true Holmes fanatic, from his antiquated décor to his vintage wardrobe. And no mere fan of fiction's great detective, but a leading expert with a collection of priceless memorabilia – a collection some would kill for.  And perhaps someone did: In his collection is a century-old manuscript purportedly written by Holmes himself – a manuscript that eerily echoes details of Gilbert's own murder.  Now, with the help of her partner...

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