"Somewhere in the vaults of the bank of Cox and Co., at Charing Cross, there is a travel-worn and battered tin dispatch-box with my name, John H. Watson, M.D., painted upon the lid. It is crammed with papers, nearly all of which are records of cases to illustrate the curious problems which Mr. Sherlock Holmes has at various times to examine."

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword (1985)

First published in 1980, this original Sherlock Holmes adventure by Frank Thomas seems to have anticipated Indiana Jones. This Pinnacle paperback was published in 1985.

BENEATH THE DEADLY BLADE 
A dying man arrives at 221B Baker Street. An eccentric burglar scandalizes Sussex. The legendary sword of the prophet Mohammed surfaces, then disappears...  
This bizarre sequence of events propels Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson to the back canals of Venice, the shadowy world of Berlin, the lurid alleys of Cario, an the Valley of the Kings––in search of the sacred silver sword and the false prophet who may trigger a holy war in the Middle East, unless the dauntless Holmes can bring the scoundrel to ground and halt his fiendish scheme!

Title: Sherlock Holmes and the Sacred Sword
Author: Frank Thomas
Year: 1985 (first published 1980)
Publisher: Pinnacle
Purchase: Amazon

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