The Merchant of Menace is bestselling author Richard T. Ryan's fourth Sherlock Holmes adventure.
“The Merchant of Menace is an absolute humdinger of a novel …It is beautifully written, erudite and hugely entertaining.” – Ken Bruen, the author of The Ghosts of Galway and the creator of Jack Taylor
Reluctantly, Sherlock Holmes agrees to assist Inspector Lestrade who is being hounded by an obnoxious nobleman whose jewel-encrusted dagger has gone missing. However, what Holmes initially believes to be a simple theft turns out instead to be his first encounter with a master criminal, who is as ruthless as he is brilliant, and whom Watson dubs “The Merchant of Menace.”
Rich Ryan's fourth Sherlock Holmes novel is his best yet - with world reknown Holmes historian Mattias Bostrom describing the book as "An exciting adventure of priceless valuables, great detective work and just the kind of devilish adversary we love to read about."
The book continues a series of novels which began with 'The Vatican Cameos' which was an international bestseller with several NY Times bestselling endorsements including Lee Child (Jack Reacher) who called the book "An extravagantly imagined and beautifully written Holmes story”
His second Holmes novel, Stone of Destiny was also a hit.
“Somewhere Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is smiling. Ryan’s ‘The Stone of Destiny’ is a fine addition to the Canon.” – Reed Farrel Coleman
Ken Bruen (author of The Guards) called his third Holmes book The Druid of Death "A stunning achievement"
- For fans worldwide this is an opportunity to get the new book ahead of the September publication date (paperback) and August (hardcover) at significant discounts from the retail price
- You can also pledge to include a mention in the back of the book
- For USA based fans, we have set up a number of rewards that include signed first editions of the book and the series
- There is also an amazing opportunity to have a character named after you in Rich's next Holmes novel (an ideal gift) - strictly limited to 4 characters
We've set up lots of countries, but if yours isn't listed, please let us know and we will calculate the shipping and add it. Signed copies USA only though.
Risks and challenges
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