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Front cover for Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel by John HallSherlock Holmes At The Raffles Hotel – John Hall

6th January 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press.

Sherlock Holmes At The Raffles Hotel by John Hall – Free ebook today (06.01.2015)

What’s it all about?

London, 1905. 

After the death of his second wife, and with patient numbers falling, Doctor Watson is considering retirement. 

That is, until he gets an urgent telegram from Martha, the housekeeper of an old friend. 

Sherlock Holmes is ill. Watson must make his way o his cottage in the village of Fullworth as soon as possible. 

But he arrives to find Holmes alive and well, if a little melancholy. The telegram was a clever ploy by Martha to return Holmes to his former vigour. 

In the village, Arshak Sarkies suggests a holiday for the pair as his guests at the Raffles Hotel in Singapore – it should be just what the doctor ordered. But knowing Holmes, they will only be able to tempt him abroad with the promise of one last case… 

When they finally arrive at the hotel, it seems that Watson’s scheme has come true after all. 

The wealthy wife of a hotel resident, Mr Derek Masterton, has been found dead in her apartment, her ‘Singapore Sugarplum’ sweets laced with arsenic. 

With her money protected by a will, who would have the motive to kill Mrs Masterton? 

How could they have gotten so close, and have predicted her every move? 

And what of the strange goings-on reported by the butler? 

Thrown back into the investigating game, Holmes and Watson must use all their deductive powers to solve the case of the poisoned sugarplums. 

Endeavour Press is the UK’s leading independent publisher of digital books.



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