Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil

Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil

And Other New Adventures of the Great Detective

By Donald Thomas

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781605980430, 325pp.

Publication Date: May 1, 2009

In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers: he co-operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street; helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram; establishes a link between two missing light-house keepers and the royal treasures of King John; contends with a supernatural curse placed upon an eccentric aristocrat and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron. But it is all in a days work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to ratiocinate another day.