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The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

About The Book

By the author of the international Number One bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON and THE WAGER

‘Chilling . . . Poignant . . . Haunting and gripping . . . gets into worlds that are otherwise invisible to us’
Daily Mail

A Polish detective tries to determine whether an author planted clues to a real murder in his post-modern novel

An arson investigator races to prove whether a man about to be executed is innocent

Scientists stalk a sea monster …

In this engrossing collection, David Grann sets out to unravel the truth of twelve great, real-life mysteries.

Each of these mesmerising stories is true; the protagonists are mortal and pieces of the puzzle often elude them. Some of the characters are driven by deception and murder. Others go mad.

After all, as Holmes puts it, ‘Life is infinitely stranger than anything which the mind of man could invent.’

About The Author

Matt Richman

David Grann is the author of the Number One international bestsellers KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON, THE LOST CITY OF Z and THE WAGER. KILLERS OF THE FLOWER MOON was shortlisted for the CWA ALCS Gold Dagger for Non-Fiction and won an Edgar Allan Poe Award. He is also the author of THE WHITE DARKNESS and the collection THE DEVIL AND SHERLOCK HOLMES. Grann’s storytelling has garnered several honours including a George Polk Award. He lives with his wife and children in Westchester County, New York.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (March 4, 2010)
  • Length: 352 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781847378866

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Raves and Reviews

'Chilling . . . Poignant . . . Haunting and gripping . . . Gets into worlds that are otherwise invisible to us'

– Daily Mail

'Each puzzle is as perplexing as the next'

– Daily Express

'Beautifully constructed, highly improbable real-life reports'

– GQ

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