The Dark Water

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The Dark Water

The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes

By David Pirie

Pegasus Books, Hardcover, 9781933648118, 354pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2006

Pirie brings his rich familiarity with both the Doyle biography and the Sherlock Holmes canon to a mystifying Victorian tale of vengeance and villainy. The howling man on the heath, a gothic asylum, the walking dead, the legendary witch of Dunwich--perils lurk in every turn of the page throughout this ingenious pastiche.