The Revenant of Thraxton Hall

The Revenant of Thraxton Hall

The Paranormal Casebooks of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Book - 2014
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"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 se; ances and consider the possible motives of the assembled group, the clock ticks ever closer to Hope's murder"--
Publisher: New York :, Minotaur Books,, 2014.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781250035004
1250035007
9781250035011
Characteristics: viii, 322 pages ; 22 cm

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tocch101
Oct 30, 2015

A good read that really introduces the characters and where they are going. Would like to see more of Dr. Doyle's and Mr. Wilde's friends in the future who are simply alluded to here.

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winston2006
Jun 29, 2014

Not bad. Having read most of Doyle's works I expected a let down, but Entwistle did a good job of following the formula.

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micheleherrick
Jun 30, 2014

"Oh my! How much champagne have I had?" Oscar Wilde (page 140)

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