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Sherlock Holmes--the Missing Years

The Adventures of the Great Detective in India and Tibet ; A Novel
Jamyang Norbu (Book - 2001 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Sherlock Holmes--the Missing Years


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A new Sherlock Holmes mystery worthy of the master Sir Conan Doyle himself. In 1891, a horrified public learned that Sherlock Holmes-in a last deadly struggle with the archcriminal Professor Moriarty-had perished at the Reichenbach Falls in Switzerland. Two years later, popular demand made Sir Conan Doyle resurrect the great detective. Holmes informed a stunned Dr. Watson, "I traveled for two years in Tibet, therefore, and amused myself by visiting Llasa." Nothing has been known of those missing years until Jamyang Norbu's discovery of the Mandala, a carefully wrapped package in a rusting tin box. When opened, the package reveals a Bengali scholar's own account of his travels with Holmes. The Mandala holds the key to a mystery and tells the story of Holmes in a landscape so fascinating, a game so intriguing, that it is impossible to resist. An exciting, often richly humorous detective story, "Sherlock Holmes: The Missing Years also evokes the romance of Kipling's India. Jamyang Norbu has written a mystical, playful, and witty page-turner.
Authors: Jamyang Norbu
Title: Sherlock Holmes--the missing years
the adventures of the great detective in India and Tibet ; a novel
Publisher: New York :, Bloomsbury,, 2001
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: xxiii, 279 p. :,maps ;,25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Jamyang Norbu
Notes: "Based on the reminiscences of Huree Chunder Mookerjee ..."
"First published in India by Harper Collins ... 1999."
Alternate Title: Sherlock Holmes
ISBN: 158234132X
Branch Call Number: MYSTERY JAMYANG
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  • Tashi rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

One of the best new Sherlock Holmes mysteries I have read. Mr. Norbu captures the feel of a true Holmes mystery. Fans won't be disappointed.

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