Sherlock Holmes - Masters of Lies (Paperback)

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A brand-new, brilliantly twisty Sherlock Holmes mystery from 'best kept secret of British genre writing' - British Fantasy Society

When investigating what seems to be a suicide, Holmes and Watson uncover a murderous forgery ring with ties to the British government. As the web of blackmail, threats and violence draws around them, they are forced to consider who they can really trust…

About the Author

Philip Purser-Hallard is the author of the trilogy of urban fantasy thrillers beginning with The Pendragon Protocol, and the editor of a series of anthologies about the City of the Saved. As well as writing various other books and short stories, Phil edits The Black Archive, a series of monographs about individual Doctor Who stories published by Obverse Books.

Praise For…

"Purser-Hallard’s unusual fair-play puzzle will remind many of the sleight-of-hand novels of Anthony Horowitz. Fans of traditional Holmes stories will hope for more from this versatile author." Publishers Weekly Starred review 

"Complicated and entertaining" - Peter E. Blau, Sherlockians and Doyleans

Prsise for Sherlock Holmes The Spider's Web:

"Displays the author’s remarkable facility at conjuring the spirit of Conan Doyle’s originals. Sherlockians and Wildeans alike will embrace Purser-Hallard."  -Publishers Weekly starred review

Praise for the author:

"A very good locked-room puzzle" Morning Star

"One of the cleverest locked room mysteries ever tackled by Sherlock Holmes... John Dickson Carr and Anthony Boucher fans will be gratified at the logical explanation the master rationalist devises. This ranks among the top novel-length Sherlock Holmes pastiches." Publishers Weekly

“The best kept secret in British genre writing”
the British Fantasy Society

“[Purser-Hallard’s] writing is crisp and clever… the cast of characters appealing, interesting and consistent”
the British Fantasy Society on The Pendragon Protocol

Product Details
ISBN: 9781789099249
ISBN-10: 1789099242
Publisher: Titan Books
Publication Date: May 17th, 2022
Pages: 272
Language: English