By Carole Elizabeth Buggé
"Watson, do you suspect in ghosts?"
With this query, Sherlock Holmes shatters the calm of a quiet night of their London flat and, with Dr. John Watson at his aspect, embarks upon a very unusual case. Holmes has obtained a request for relief from Lord Charles Cary, whose relations is apparently being threatened via ghosts in and round the kin manor. The manor is Torre Abbey, a twelfth-century monastery in Torquay, Devon, and it has an extended historical past of hauntings. whereas skeptical of the supernatural, Holmes does think that the Cary kinfolk is in danger-a trust which proves to be horrifyingly exact while, almost immediately once they arrive at Torre Abbey, a family member dies without notice, mysteriously, and probably of fright. As unusual sightings and perilous apparitions develop into nearly usual, Holmes needs to discover the secrets and techniques of the haunted abbey and the relations that lives there if he's to have any wish of shielding the dwelling and avenging the useless. In a case that taxes his wits, and turns out past the succeed in of his traditional equipment, Holmes needs to grapple along with his most threatening and unforgiving foe. "Bugge's cautious interval descriptions trap the trimmings and incidentals of Conan Doyle's novel" - Publishers Weekly
"Bugge does a compelling and practical activity of bringing Holmes and Watson again to existence. She deals a sophisticated plot, the attractive surroundings of the Victorian hotel, and masses interesting details on ghosts, seances, and medieval English historical past. Her brisk plot and concise prose are a welcome reduction from many Holmes re-creations, which too frequently cave in below the burden of over the top interval aspect and unwieldy language. recommend this one to Holmes buffs who cherished Nicholas Meyer's tackle the sleuth within the deerstalker hat."
- John Rowe, Booklist
"As together with her first Holmes novel (see THE big name OF INDIA), Carole Bugge captures the essence of the period in her most recent story, THE HAUNTING OF TORRE ABBEY. the tale line is pleasing and enthusiasts of the nice detective will appreciate a go back to the recognized moors. although every now and then, Ms. Bugge permits her love for Watson and Holmes to permeate the story, either charcaters are good designed and remain inside of Arthur Conan Doyle's blueprint. Readers who appreciate extra novels starring Holmes and Watson will locate Ms. Bugge's homage a triumph."
- Harriet Klausner