Murder at the Royal Observatory: A Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery (Sherlock Holmes and Lucy James Mystery #9) by Anna Elliott, Charles Veley
English | 2021|Mystery/Thriller| ePUB | 6.9 MB
The daughter of two English literature PhDs, Anna Elliott grew up in Connecticut in a house filled with books. She is a longtime devotee of historical fantasy and fell especially in love with Arthurian legend and Celtic history while at university. Anna now lives in the Washington, DC, Metro area with her husband and two daughters. She likes Jane Austen, British TV, Castle, Firefly, The Big Bang Theory, sewing toys for her children, and rainbows and unicorns, especially those drawn by her daughters. Mosquitos love her.
A mysterious death. A string of bizarre clues. And a killer who will stop at nothing to protect an unearthly secret.
London, 1900–As dawn breaks on a cold day in February, Holmes summons Lucy to the Royal Observatory to help investigate a mysterious and macabre incident. Emmett Frazier, an observatory employee, has been found dead under very strange circumstances, indeed. The young man appears to have been dropped straight from the sky. Peculiar prints have been found on the lawn, and a high-ranking witness has reported seeing a green glow. Is London the site of a real War of the Worlds-style invasion?
The otherworldly incident has occurred on the very day of the annual Funder’s dinner, held each year on the anniversary of the day a suicide bomber killed himself on the Observatory lawn. Is it coincidence, or something more?
Meanwhile, Jack has received disturbing news: a fellow police officer has been killed, and there are no leads and no suspects. Convinced that something deeply nefarious is going on, he sets out to investigate.
Every new revelation in the unusual Observatory case takes the Baker Street team deeper into a strange and secretive new world. When one of their own ends up in peril, they must work at light speed to find a killer and stage a rescue.
Will their stellar sleuthing skills be enough to save the day? Can Jack crack his own case, without making himself a target?