"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."

Friday, November 25, 2016

Hellbirds (1976)

Austin Mitchelson and Nicholas Utechin's follow-up to their first Holmes pastiche The Earthquake Machine. This one brings the great detective into World War I intrigue.

In December of 1914, while the two greatest armies in history were deadlocked across Europe from the North Sea to the Alps, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson were called in to investigate the mysterious death of a man who had fallen victim to a vicious flock of birds. There is more to it than first apparent, however–for an evil genius, the German master spy Von Bork, is planning to infiltrate all of England. A new Sherlock Holmes thriller by the authors of THE EARTHQUAKE MACHINE.

Title: Hellbirds
Author: Austin Mitchelson & Nicholas Utechin
Year: 1976
Publisher: Belmont Tower Books
Purchase: Amazon.

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