"No blood, no teeth,and now no scullery maid! What else shall go missing? I hope we may all leave this house with our limbs." - Mycroft Holmes
To kill for the sake of killing--to target those unknown to oneself--is the most demonic act of all. Is it a Satanic cult or a witches' coven behind the murders? Or is the legend of "Varney the Vampire" true? Are these heinous massacres an act of greed or vengeance? Or both? Mycroft's exclusive Diogenes Club is targeted, with its members found drained of all blood, their necks punctured with wolf-like teeth marks.
The vampire murderer combs the workhouses for the most desperate and misplaced, forming a vampire army in Victorian London. 12-year-oldWiggins is on the case. Would a murderer who kills indiscriminately stop at children? Sherlock is aghast to learn that his female operative Mirabella Hudson has disappeared, secretly checking into a workhouse in an effort to find the vampire murderer-and the reason for these killings. It's the dawn of medicine when knowledge of human anatomy is almost non-existent, without which understanding there can be no surgery, no blood transfusions, and no medical advancement. Dead bodies are in high demand to further the needs of science. If a body were helped along to its final resting place and thereafter removed from the coffin, who was going to be the wiser?
Victorian romantic mystery featuring Sherlock Holmes, Mycroft Holmes, Dr. James Watson, Mirabella Hudson, Wiggins and the Baker Street Irregulars. The Great Detective In Love is a series finalist Chanticleer Mystery & Mayhem awards 2017,Goethe Awards for Historical Fiction 2017, International Book Awards Mystery/Suspense 2017, Readers' Favorite Awards Historical Mystery 2017. Historical Mystery. Fast-paced action, historical immersion, characters who come alive on the page, witty dialogue, and a touch of romance.