December 1939. Germany and Great Britain are in the fog of the phoney war. The First Sea Lord Winston Churchill knows that England is not nearly ready for the fight. Four British spies have perished in strange circumstances in Nuremberg trying to discover the biggest secret of the Third Reich. Churchill turns to the only man he knows who can solve the mystery. But Lord Sherlock Holmes is now 83, Dr Watson even older. Are they still up to it? They must cross the Channel, pretend to be German sympathisers. If caught, England will disown them. Holmes accepts the challenge; indeed he has been awaiting the call. They will solve the mystery, or die in the attempt. Two ancient men of England and one beautiful nurse enter enemy territory. Their loyalty will be tested, more than once, and there is no one they can trust. The secret of Nuremberg is far more sinister than even Holmes could imagine; their chances of getting back alive, very slim indeed.
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By mark cunliffe
Oct 2, 2009
"Thank God for Holmes!" A great light hearted and canny pastiche with lashings of old fashioned derring do and great historical backdrop; this is an excellent and welcome read in the Sherlock Holmes canon. Its good to know that Holmes and Watson, even in their 80s can still rally to England's call! Mark Cunliffe, author of Stumbling Block.
"Excellent pastiche of Sherlock Holmes" Knowing I like Sherlock Holmes a friend gave me 'The Curse of the Nibelung' for my birthday and although I took some weeks to get around to reading it, once began I just started to laugh out loud. Although it is really funny, it is also a great original and exciting Holmes adventure set at the very end of Sherlock's and Watson's life. Winston Churchill sends them to Germany undercover at the begining of WW2 to discover Germany's biggest military secret and the wonderful difficulties and twists that occur when they get there are perfect; - having them sunk at sea hilarious and I think I have developed a thing for the beautiful nurse Cornelia. A fun read and a definite must for any Holmes collection.
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