By Charles Coombs
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"Watson, do you think 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 facet, embarks upon a very unusual case. Holmes has bought a request for relief from Lord Charles Cary, whose family members is outwardly being threatened by means of ghosts in and round the relatives manor. The manor is Torre Abbey, a twelfth-century monastery in Torquay, Devon, and it has an extended heritage of hauntings. whereas skeptical of the supernatural, Holmes does think that the Cary family members is in danger-a trust which proves to be horrifyingly exact while, presently once they arrive at Torre Abbey, a family member dies without notice, mysteriously, and possible of fright. As unusual sightings and dangerous apparitions develop into nearly normal, Holmes needs to discover the secrets and techniques of the haunted abbey and the kin that lives there if he's to have any wish of shielding the residing and avenging the useless. In a case that taxes his wits, and turns out past the achieve of his traditional equipment, Holmes needs to grapple along with his most dangerous and unforgiving foe. "Bugge's cautious interval descriptions seize 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 classy plot, the attractive surroundings of the Victorian hotel, and masses interesting details on ghosts, seances, and medieval English heritage. Her brisk plot and concise prose are a welcome aid from many Holmes re-creations, which too usually cave in lower than the burden of over the top interval element and unwieldy language. recommend this one to Holmes buffs who cherished Nicholas Meyer's tackle the sleuth within the deerstalker hat. "
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"As together with her first Holmes novel (see THE celebrity OF INDIA), Carole Bugge captures the essence of the period in her most modern story, THE HAUNTING OF TORRE ABBEY. the tale line is agreeable and fanatics of the good detective will delight in a go back to the well-known 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 delight in extra novels starring Holmes and Watson will locate Ms. Bugge's homage a triumph. "
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