The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession

by David Grann | Nonfiction |
ISBN: 1847378854 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingGoryDetailswing of Nashua, New Hampshire USA on 2/19/2016
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Journal Entry 1 by wingGoryDetailswing from Nashua, New Hampshire USA on Friday, February 19, 2016
I came across this fair-condition UK softcover at a local thrift shop, and couldn't resist. It's an anthology of real-life mysteries - though the title turns out to be misleading: one article deals with a devoted fan of Arthur Conan Doyle trying to determine the truth behind missing/mislaid papers, and while a couple of others deal with people who could be described as "devilish" they aren't connected with the Holmes/Doyle account. Still, the variety of subjects here makes for an interesting mix: French "serial imposter" Frédéric Bourdin; a 9/11 firefighter who was the sole survivor of his truck company but who suffered traumatic amnesia; the pursuit of giant squid; the sandhogs who maintain New York's tunnel systems; a Haitian death-squad leader turned real-estate agent - in a Haitian-refugee neighborhood... and more.

Released 2 yrs ago (10/16/2016 UTC) at Main Street (see release notes for details) in Nashua, New Hampshire USA

WILD RELEASE NOTES:

I left this book on the curb on the 150-block of Main St. during this weekend's Art Walk event; there's a new Hollywood-film-themed mural in progress in the background. Hope the finder enjoys the book!

*** Released as part of the 2016 Spooktacular Halloween release challenge. ***

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