The Revenant of Thraxton Hall: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle is the talk of the town, but not in a good way, after killing off Sherlock Holmes in his latest story. Thankfully, a curious message soon arrives, distracting him from both his angry audience and his wife’s impending demise. A young spiritualist believes she’s foreseen her own murder, convinced that Conan Doyle is the only one who can prevent it. As the author delves into the world of mediums and magic, he finds himself haunted by the spectre of his greatest creation, wondering whether he can prove Holmes’s match in time to save a young woman’s life.
A mystery with supernatural overtones, The Revenant of Thraxton Hall cleverly melds the man who believed in the paranormal with the man who created the ultimate skeptic, offering both sides of Conan Doyle in an unfamiliar scenario.
The mystery itself is pretty easily unraveled, but the bizarre cast of characters populating the story – including a masked count, a master of levitation, a blind butler, and Oscar Wilde himself – more than make up for it.
The Revenant of Thraxton Hall is a solid start to a new series, and I’m curious to see where Entwistle takes Conan Doyle next.
|Page Count||322 pages|
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|Category||Mystery, Crime, Thriller|