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SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE DREAMING MAN by William Meikle
A new Sherlock Holmes novel!
Cover art and interior illustrations by M. Wayne Miller.
Page count: 152 pages.
“My mind rebels at stagnation. Give me problems, give me work, give me the most abstruse cryptogram, or the most intricate analysis, and I am in my own proper atmosphere. I can dispense with artificial stimulants. But I abhor the dull routine of existence. I crave for mental exaltation. That is why I have chosen my own particular profession, or rather created it, for I am the only one in the world.”
— Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Sign of Four
When an old army friend of John Watson is the victim of a burglary, Holmes is at first unsure as to whether the case merits his attention, but when more, seemingly unrelated, burglaries occur, and the same man is seen at each scene, Holmes and Watson are soon drawn into an intrigue that will take them to places where they have never before had cause to venture.
After yet more crimes take place, Holmes finally determines there is a pattern, one that leads Holmes to a remote country house, he finally discovers that all that has gone before has merely been smoke and mirrors – a misdirection to lead him to a single place, at a single time.
And when Holmes keeps the appointment he has been led into, the full detail of the fiendish plot is uncovered, and Mycroft Holmes is abducted in an attempt to take control of the secrets that he holds, secrets that might control the fate of the country and the Empire.
An old friend is lost and found again, an old enemy resurfaces and Holmes must walk perilous paths for a second time if he is to save his brother from falling victim to his most implacable opponent. Professor Moriarty is attempting to come back from where no other has ever returned.
A fall is coming, a fall that has haunted Holmes’ dreams, and now must be faced again, in the place of dreams where past and present become one, and two old foes meet for a final battle at Reichenbach Falls.
Special note: This excellent book will be available in a deluxe hardcover lettered edition and a signed and numbered hardcover edition. The deluxe edition will be signed by the author and the artist, and the signed and numbered edition will be signed by the author. The front cover and back cover will be stamped with a gold foil Victorian style border. The deluxe will sport a gold book ribbon, gold headband, and gold footband. The end sheets will be in black. The deluxe edition will be protected by a black slipcase. The signed and numbered edition will be bound in a beautiful Arrestox B red vellum stamped on the front cover and the back cover with a beautiful gold foil Victorian style border. Gold headband, and gold footband. This news is important for collectors of fine books: All of our books will be fully offset printed on a 60 lb. natural stock, and using black acid free ink. This also includes the signature sheets. DRB books will also be smythe sewn. This ensures our current books will not only be beautiful, but will be long lasting to be handed down from generation to generation.
PRAISE FOR WILLIAM MEIKLE’S PREVIOUS SHERLOCK HOLMES WORKS
For THE QUALITY OF MERCY AND OTHER STORIES:
“For anyone who loves great storytelling and well crafted stories this book is for you. For Sherlock Holmes fans this book is an absolute must.” Famous Monsters of Filmland
“A splendid and entertaining diversion.” Black Static Magazine #28
For THE LONDON TERRORS:
“Masterfully written, extraordinarily entertaining, and in doing full justice to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s enormously popular detective, this is a ‘must read’ for the legions of Sherlock Holmes fans.” The Midwest Book Review