The Final Solution
a story of detection
World War, 1939-1945
A mute boy with a talking parrot reveals a mystery that a retired and oddly familiar detective cannot resist.
As fans of the great detective know, after retirement Holmes moved from London to Sussex, where he spent his days keeping bees. Chabon's story takes place during WWII, when Holmes is 89 and intent on bee-keeping only-until a mysterious boy wanders into town. The boy is remarkable for two reasons:... Read More »
Set in the English countryside during World War II, this imaginative story follows an elderly (and possibly familiar) detective on what will become his final--and most profound--case.
Set in the English countryside during World War II, this astounding new work of imagination from the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay" follows an elderly detective on what will become his final--and most profound--case.
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For the first time in a very many years, he felt the old vexation, the mingled impatience and pleasure at the world's beautiful refusal to yield up its mysteries without a fight.
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