'I was still not quite sure when, exactly, my disinclination towards people began.
I know, though, that it had a great deal to do with the bane of my life - the great Mr Sherlock Holmes.' Conan Doyle is on the run from his own fame, and the impact it has had on his life.
Having fled to a peaceful village among the mountains that house the Reichenbach Falls, he hopes to find the anonymity he needs to decide the destiny of his most popular creation.
Yet peace eludes him as he finds himself drawn into the mystery surrounding the death of a fellow tourist. Who killed Peter Brown? What does the local priest know that he's not saying?
What effect is Holmes having on Doyle's psychological state, and is it malignant?
Soon he finds the finger of suspicion is pointing at him, as the locals unite behind the troubled Holloway, who believes he is the embodiment of Sherlock Holmes.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Lion Hudson Plc
- Publication Date: 22/03/2013
- Category: Fantasy
- ISBN: 9781782640165