Jan. 5, 2019

Really keeps you guessing!

The Druid of Death A Sherlock Holmes Adventure by Richard T Ryan

My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Books for my copy of this book.

A young woman is murdered at Stonehenge, on the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899. Her organs have been removed and arranged around the body, with symbols drawn on her skin in her own blood. Cut branches of yew surround the body…

The whole business smells too much of Jack the Ripper… Yet Holmes is also confident a malevolent force is at work. He researches pagan ceremonies and Druidic rites. Then, on the morning of the summer solstice, a similar body, this time a young male, is discovered on the eye of the White Horse of Uffington…

Ryan brings more of his exciting stories in this latest volume! If you were fortunate to read his previous Holmes novels, get ready for more of the same quality! He indeed has a knack for keeping the action flowing from start to finish! The flow is fast and furious, the mystery kept concealed until the last possible moment, and the deductions and crime solving superb!

I give the book a solid five stars!

Quoth the Raven…