What starts as a series of polite and ordinary questions quickly transforms into a nightmare when the doorman of Banque de France, Auguste Vauban, discloses too much information concerning the security measures of the building to an average customer. The bank is robbed by this mysterious stranger and his team led by the formidable James Moriarty.
Holmes and Watson are summoned at once to catch the criminal but a more serious event changes their course – the president of France has been assassinated! Disguising themselves as two Frenchmen, the duo journey overseas to the crime scene where they encounter a bizarre group of detectives and investigators.
With their help, Holmes and Watson identify the culprits as dangerous anarchists whose ultimate goal is to outsmart each other and receive the biggest bonus from their leader, Monsieur Constantine. In an attempt to expose the anarchists, the duo is captured and temporarily held hostage by an unknown individual who appears to be Monsieur Constantine himself.
He promises to release them with the only condition being that they work for him dutifully and accomplish every task that is assigned to them. With no other options at hand, Holmes and Watson are obliged to side with and work for the most menacing criminals in Paris …
Can the duo escape from the terrible situation? Will they be able to stop the rebels before they kill again?
‘Sherlock Holmes and the Boulevard Assassin’ is a sensational Sherlock adventure by John Hall.
Praise for John Hall:
‘A treat for any Holmes fan.’ – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Trade Off’.
John Hall spent many years in the civil service before becoming a professional writer specialising in crime fiction. His book Death of a Collector won the Sherlock magazine’s competition for the best new fictional detective. He is also the author of Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel and Sherlock Holmes and the Hammerford Will.