The Improbable Prisoner
Sherlock must battle to save his old friend Watson from the hangman's noose.
Following a summons to a fictional patient, Dr Watson finds himself arrested for the horrific murder of an elderly woman and left to rot in jail, a most improbable prisoner.
Imprisoned and with the evidence against him, Watson’s only hope is that Sherlock Holmes can discover the identity of the real killer. But when a mysterious letter appears to link Watson to blackmail and a notorious street gang, Holmes must use all his powers of reasoning to save his friend from the hangman’s noose.
PRAISE FOR THE IMPROBABLE PRISONER
‘Possibly the best pastiche I have ever read. The author’s achievement in this volume is nothing short of amazing. First, he separates Watson from Holmes almost at once, and then, despite the handicap of the narrative necessarily focusing on Watson, manages to hold our interest and give ample time to Holmes.’ – Rory Coker, Amazon.com
‘Stuart Douglas presents us with is that rarest of things: a completely original Holmes story, which remains true to the work of the original author..’ – We Are Cult
‘I picked up this book with high expectations after reading the authors previous two Holmes and Watson stories and was not disappointed. The story is tight, well plotted and best of all for once it focuses almost entirely on Watson with his thoughts and actions as the protagonist being the main part of the story. Douglas also does something that I can’t think has ever been done before and has done a touch of a modern Dickens in touching on why criminals become who they are, in this he’s a latter day genius as too many modern Holmes stories slavishly copy Conan Doyle (in itself no bad thing) but by moving outside the comfort zone of pure pastiche he takes the story and setting to a new level of enjoyment..’ – Goodreads
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