Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traverse the British Isles and the Italian peninsula in a rousing new series of adventures.
After a thrilling jaunt in the far east, Holmes and Watson return to England to address an inheritance left by one of Watson’s relatives in Cornwall, half of which he gave to his dear friend, Sherlock Holmes. Financially secure, the two are now free to spend as much time on Baker Street and the Continent as they please, and the duo find themselves as comfortable in Rome on the banks of the Tiber as the Thames.
As Holmes rationalizes and ratiocinates his way through case after case, from “The Case of Two Bohemes” to “A Singular Event in Tranquebar,” it’s all in a day’s work, until clues surface that his great nemesis, Professor James Moriarty, might still be alive . . .
Ted Riccardi, also the author of The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes, is a professor emeritus in the Department of Middle East and Asian Languages and Cultures at Columbia University. He has served as the Counselor of Cultural Affairs at the United States Embassy in New Delhi. Ted and his wife split their time between New York City and Nepal.
"Filled with fascinating detail, and provides an answer as to what Holmes was up to during those missing years."
– Anne Perry
"There’s no way to dance around it: Ted Riccardi’s work is absolutely brilliant. Once you’re a few pages into these stories, you would swear that these were newly discovered manuscripts, unearthed by Conan Doyle’s estate. Riccardi has it all down—the cadence, the language, everything. It is as if each and every tale in this volume was written at the turn of the century."
– Bookreporter [praise for 'The Oriental Casebook of Sherlock Holmes']