Sherlock Holmes is comfortably retired. He spends his days in the Sussex countryside, tending his bees.
But there is a war on and Mycroft Holmes, a senior ranking official at the War Office, believes his brother’s peaceful retirement must come to an end if the allied armies are to defeat the Kaiser. Dr. Watson, at the behest of Mycroft, is charged with cajoling Holmes away from Suffolk comfort to serve his country.
Their mission is simple enough: find out how the Germans are intercepting British communications.
But before they get to the front line, the pair uncover an elaborate spy-ring at the British Army’s Salisbury headquarters, involving Stonehenge, phosphorous rocks, marionettes and an alarmingly long-range German plane. The hunt for the conspirators and the secrets they posses takes Holmes and Watson on a wild chase through the English countryside and eventually to the Western Front itself …
‘Sherlock Holmes on the Western Front’ is Holmes’ most daring adventure to date.
‘A treat for any fan of the master detective.’ – Tom Kasey, best-selling author of ‘Cold Kill’.
Val Andrews (15 February 1926 – 12 December 2006) was a music hall artist, ventriloquist and writer. Andrews was a prolific writer on magic, having published over 1000 books and booklets from 1952. He also authored Sherlock Holmes pastiches and Houdini’s novels.