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Follow Holmes and Watson on their first espionage mission to Imperial Germany as they unmask the plot behind the Kaiser's premature accession. This case initiates a quarter-century of Anglo-German rivalry that will occupy Sherlock Holmes until His Last Bow, when World War I begins.

©2021 Tom Turley (P)2021 MX Publishing

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Amazing story!

An excellent historical novel, dealing with a stretch of time that it's usually neglected: the final days of Frederick III and the with them, the eclipse of an opportunity for a more liberal government in Germany.

The story felt really authentic, filled with historical accurate details to the point that I got the sense of being just there. German doctors with an agenda, a son who is extremely willing to take his father's place and an English wife who is maybe the symbol of the tension growing in the court.

A very engaging tale that kept me glued to my phone until the end.

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  • alan tennant
  • 12-31-21

Sherlock Holmes and the dying Emperor

The story follows Holmes and Watson on a political mission to Imperial Germany in Victorian times. They unmask and try to foil a plot to prematurely kill off emperor Fredrick the third by forces determined to allow the Kaiser to assend to the throne. Watson shines in the story using his medical knowledge to expert use. Holmes has arguably a lesser part but is still his usual self deducing things. There are superb descriptions and prose used to describe the characters and the atmosphere in Germany at this time. I particularly like the details regarding Sherlock's description of a horse and the effect of a voluptuous painting may have on new recruits. Ultimately there is no 'the games afoot' moments and Holmes affectionadoes may lament the lack of action. However, it is a fine story well read and suitable with a cup of tea and a biscuit on a Sunday afternoon by the fire. I actually listened to the story walking round the park during lock down which shows the benefit of Audible.