The Italian Secretary
A NovelBook - 2005
In The Alienist, his acclaimed bestselling debut novel,Caleb Carr created a darkly evocative mystery set in 19th century New York. Nowhe turns his considerable imagination to the greatest fictional detective of alltime, Sherlock Holmes. Summoned from London to Edinburgh, Holmes and Dr. Watsoninvestigate two brutal killings at Holyrood Palace, and their possible link to aplot against Queen Victoria's life. To Watson's bafflement, Holmes finds inthe deaths a ghostly and bloody echo of the 300-year-old murder of David Rizzio,secretary to Mary, Queen of Scots. With its marriage of taut literary suspense and rich historicaldetail, The Italian Secretary takes the Conan Doyle tradition toremarkable new heights.
Publisher: Toronto : HarperCollins, 2005
Edition: 1st Canadian ed
Branch Call Number: M CAR
Characteristics: 266 p. ;,22 cm