Before 221b Baker Street, young Sherlock Holmes lodged in his rooms at Christ Church, Oxford. Before Dr. John H. Watson, Holmes was accompanied in his adventures by his college don, Rev. Charles Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll (yes, Alice's Lewis Carroll). And before the tin dispatch box with its trove of unpublished adventures, there was discovered, in an old leather document case, a most unusual manuscript, published w for the first time. Be prepared to enter the dark underworld of Victorian London - Seven Dials, Billingsgate, and the waterfront! A world peopled with murderers and magicians, royalty and rogues! A series of jewel thefts suddenly turns to murder. And Holmes and Dodgson are led from an old English mar through a magician's workshop beneath the mysterious Egyptian Hall to one of her majesty's most closely guarded secrets. Sherlock Holmes and The Adventure of the Deadly Illusion is Victorian mystery at its tastiest. As nineteenth-century specialist, I found it wonderfully evocative of that period. I found the prison sermon spellbinding... La Donna Flagg, Hor Books
The author of the international bestseller, Son of Hamas, Ron Brackin has traveled extensively in the Middle East as an investigative journalist. He was in the West Bank and Gaza during the Al-Aqsa Intifada, on assignment in Baghdad and Mosul after the fall of Iraq, and more recently with the rebels and refugees of Southern Sudan and Darfur. Ron has contributed articles and columns to many publications, including USA Today and The Washington Times. He was a broadcast journalist with WTOP-AM, the all-news CBS radio station in Washington D.C. and weekend news anchor on Metromedia's WASH-FM. And he served as a congressional press secretary during the Reagan Administration.