The Adventure of the Old Campaigners

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About the author:
Jim Wearne is a musician, teacher and several other things. His background includes jobs as diverse as stagehand, bag boy and computer whiz. His lifelong love of the Sherlock Holmes stories, along with a stint as a prop man on a touring production of My Fair Lady, combined to produce the central idea for his novel "The Adventure of the Old Campaigners."
He has traveled extensively in the USA and abroad, especially in Britain. All of his many experiences come together in his writing, which may include some hidden meanings, just for those clever enough to catch on.
Jim's published writings include both fiction and non-fiction as well as poetry. He has lost count of the number of music CDs he has released.
He hopes very much that readers will enjoy reading his stories as much as he enjoys writing them!

The Adventure of the Old Campaigners
 

Authored by James Richard Wearne

This is a new story, set in the Classic Sherlockian mode, narrated by Dr. Watson. It begins in the staid confines of a London Club, and ends up in the heart of Africa. Along the way the reader will encounter gunplay, intrigue, kidnapping, state secrets, courtesans, Japanese mystics, African nobles, and some of the most surprising supporting players in any of Dr. Watson's memoirs.

The story starts with a chance meeting, after many years, of two old friends; Dr. Watson and Colonel Hugh Pickering. Pickering, of course, is the very same as may be met in Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion. As the mystery unfolds, we encounter Professor Henry Higgins, and his wife, the former Eliza Doolittle. The plot, as it develops, centers around the search for someone from Eliza's past (from her days as a flower-seller) who seems to have been sold into white slavery. The old friends (and Old Campaigners) Watson and Pickering are led by Eliza in a chase that ultimately leads to a very surprising place and a danger-filled climax. Holmes and Higgins have vital parts in the unraveling of the multi-layered mystery, which involves secrets at the highest level of the British Government.
It's a great read for Sherlockians, mystery fans and anyone who enjoys a good story!


Publication Date:
2011-10-01
ISBN/EAN13:
146639174X / 9781466391741
Page Count:
236
Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Language:
English
Color:
Black and White
Related Categories:
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / Traditional




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