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The Adventure of the Second Wife

The Strange Case of Sherlock Holmes and the Ottoman Sultan

By Andrew Finkel
Published by Cornucopia Books

£20.00 / $25.27 / €23.06
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Due for publication February 2024

Hardback, 288 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9957566-5-6
Book Description

Strange that Abdülhamid II, the last great Ottoman Sultan, would have Sherlock Holmes stories read to him before he went to sleep. Even stranger is that his obsession helped change the course of history.

The explanation lies in the mystery of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s dying words, that the one Sherlock adventure still to intrigue him was that of ‘The Second Wife’. For no such story exists… Or does it?

The Adventure of the Second Wife is the debut novel of renowned journalist Andrew Finkel – a clever, compelling mystery about a Sherlock Holmes enthusiast who with the help of a brilliant Turkish professor, tries to solve the enigma of Arthur Conan Doyle’s dying words only to upend his life in the process.

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