1890. Sherlock Holmes has been a renown detective in the circles of London for some time. But now he has to face his greatest challenge ever. One by one, well-known members of the elite society of London are found dead. Each person died in a different way. Some are even considered suicides. Could there be something they have in common?
But our beloved detective’s problems don’t end there. Scotland Yard’s new Chief is a strange and shady figure. Less than inclined to work well with Holmes, the new Chief is set on destroying the great detective. As Holmes and his trusted ally, Watson, roam through the streets of London looking for clues to connect the dots, other powers are trying to get rid of him.
And, of course, there’s Mycroft Holmes: the genius brother who never reveals too much. This time, though, the killings seem to lead back to a connection with Sherlock’s brother. How will the great detective unravel this mystery?
The Devil’s Due is a brilliant mystery that brings the worldwide renowned and beloved detective back to life. There’s little doubt that Bonnie MacBird has done some seriously thorough research on Sir Doyle’s most famous creation. Reading The Devil’s Due feels like revisiting an old friend – almost as if Doyle himself is narrating this.
More importantly, however, The Devil’s Due is a gripping story, with small subplots and colorful characters that come into play, creating a complicated (in all the right ways) plot that keeps you on your toes to the very end. An enjoyable read that’s not exactly for one sitting length-wise – but which you’ll probably try to finish overnight, anyway – The Devil’s Due is definitely a recommended read. Both for fans of Sherlock Holmes, and for fans of mystery books and detective stories in general. Not to be missed.