The Revenant of Thraxton Hall: The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes in “The Final Problem,” and he immediately becomes one of the most hated men in London. So when he is contacted by a medium “of some renown” and asked to investigate a murder, he jumps at the chance to get out of the city. The only thing is... show more
Arthur Conan Doyle has just killed off Sherlock Holmes in “The Final Problem,” and he immediately becomes one of the most hated men in London. So when he is contacted by a medium “of some renown” and asked to investigate a murder, he jumps at the chance to get out of the city. The only thing is that the murder hasn’t happened yet—the medium, one Hope Thraxton, has foreseen that her death will occur at the third séance of a meeting of the Society for Psychical Research at her manor house in the English countryside. Along for the ride is Conan Doyle’s good friend Oscar Wilde, and together they work to narrow down the list of suspects, which includes a mysterious foreign Count, a levitating magician, and an irritable old woman with a “familiar.” Meanwhile, Conan Doyle is enchanted by the plight of the capricious Hope Thraxton, who may or may not have a more complicated back-story than it first appears. As Conan Doyle and Wilde participate in séances and consider the possible motives of the assembled group, the clock ticks ever closer to Hope’s murder, in The Revenant of Thraxton Hall by Vaughn Entwistle.
Publish date: March 25th 2014
Publisher: Minotaur Books
Pages no: 336
Edition language: English
I'm going to use one of my dad's favourite sayings and call this one fair to middling. On the surface it should have been a guaranteed-to-please-me read: I'm intrigued by Wilde, Conan Doyle is one of only a couple of people I'd go back in time to meet, and the it's a ghost story set on the moors....
Arthur Conan Doyle is the most hated man in London after killing off Sherlock Holmes. So when he gets the chance to investigate a murder that hasn't happened yet he jumps to the chance to get away from London a bit. A medium, Hope Thraxton, has foreseen her own murder and the only face she recognize...
Fabulous ghost story with Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar Wilde as primary players. First in a series. Thanks, mom!
When I request an ARC from NetGalley, I like to mix it up a bit. This is how I read – a little non-fiction, middle grade, literary fiction, and YA. Sometimes, I throw in a dystopian book, sometimes even a picture book. It keeps my reading pattern interesting, and I don’t get bored reading all of the...
This first book in what feels like a promising series. There is a mystery to solve, a possible murder, creepy location and ghosts. It is more fun with Mr. Doyle and Oscar Wilde fumbling along trying to solve it before it’s too late.We meet Mr. Doyle who has just become the most hated man in the UK. ...