Frustrated by their not being accepted to participate in the European conflict, two aging gentlemen sit in Baker Street hoping that a new challenge will enter their lives. Sure enough, a young lady journeys from Essex to tell Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson of the disappearance of her uncle and of the local legends of the hell birds. Holmes is about to investigate this minor problem when he is summoned to the Tower of London, whence a dangerous German spy has escaped. The trail of the spy leads the detective to Dover, across the Channel to Paris, and then to the trenches of December, 1914. Holmes and Watson cross No Man s Land into German-occupied France, where they meet the Kaiser, the flying ace von Richtofen, and an English spy. The duo steal a German secret weapon and escape back to England, where a New Year's Eve concert at the Albert Hall provides a climax to their Continental adventure and also to the Hell Birds of Heaven's Portal.
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Austin Mitchelson was born in 1945. He has worded as a reporter in Fleet Street, a radio news presenter, and a television producer. He has written and produced several radio plays, including an adaptation of The Blue Carbuncle, in which he took the part of Sherlock Holmes. In 1979 he produced a one-hour radio documentary, The Case of the Amateur Detective, which looked at the continuing interest in Holmes. He is the co-author of two Sherlock Holmes pastiche novels, The Earthquake Machine and The Hellbirds, and each of which sold more than 50,000 copies in the United States and were translated into several foreign languages.
Nicholas Utechin is an Honorary Member of The Sherlock Holmes Society of London and edited its Journal from 1976-2006. He is also a member of the American Baker Street Irregulars and is distantly related to the great film portrayer of Holmes, Basil Rathbone. Nicholas is a freelance journalist and broadcaster and was a senior producer on BBC Radio 4.
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Descrizione libro Players Press, 1995. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria M0860252841