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Sherlock Holmes The Missing Years: Timbuktu
Vasudev Murthy
J-2687  
Rs.350  
316p  
ISBN 978-93-86348-80-7  
Still wondering what Sherlock Holmes was doing between his reported death in 1891 and his reappearance in 1894? The whole world knew that he died at the Reichenbach Falls, tumbling over the jagged cliff in a deadly embrace with his nemesis Moriarty. But for history’s greatest detective, “death” was only the beginning.

It all started when an Italian scholar travelled from Venice to 221B Baker Street, to beg the help of the legendary detective. He carried an ancient parchment, written in the hand of Marco Polo himself. It was torn in half, centuries ago, to protect the world from a terrifying secret, one that apparently Marco Polo and the Moroccan traveller Ibn Battuta, took dramatic steps to guard. Holmes sprang into action. He faked his death at Reichenbach and proceeded undercover to Venice.

From 1891 to 1894, when Sherlock Holmes was dead to the world, he was having the grandest adventures of his career. From the Vatican to Morocco, and from the Sahara to the ancient city of Timbuktu, Holmes and Watson were on a dauntless journey, one where the duo confronted ruthless criminals, an ancient culture and a staggering surprise.

Vasudev Murthy was born in Delhi and has meandered around the world with lengthy stopovers in Tallahassee and Dallas. His books span a variety of interests, from Indian classical music to crime fiction, humor, and business management. A violinist and animal rights activist, Vasudev lives with his family and five snoring dogs in Bangalore, India, where he runs a consulting firm. http://vmurthy.blogspot.com/

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