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Praise for The Irregular
"With so many books set in the wide world of Sherlock Holmes, it is difficult to come up with a new story that is both original and compelling, but H.B. Lyle has managed it beautifully with The Irregular."
--Otto Penzler, ed., The Big Book of Sherlock Holmes Stories

"The Red Ribbon is a spy novel, a mystery, a study of social change, and an examination of personal relationships...Lyle demonstrates that a thoroughly entertaining story can also subtly encourage reflection on larger themes."
--New York Journal of Books

"A fast-moving, hugely enjoyable story with interesting characters and authentic background . . . It is the first of a series, and I look forward to the sequels."--Historical Novel Society

"A fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing color. The game is most definitely afoot."--Mick Herron, author of the Slough House series

"A flavorsome smorgasbord that features not only Holmes but also Winston Churchill, this is irresistible stuff."--Barry Forshaw, The Guardian

"A good espionage adventure which reminds us that Edwardian England was not a golden age of peace and harmony."
--Historical Novel Society

"A smorgasbord of Edwardian vignettes."
--Don Crinklaw, Booklist

"A thriller that harkens back to England in the days before the Great War...An engrossing story that leaves time for a sequel or two before war breaks out."
--Kirkus Reviews

"A thrilling story of espionage, murder, and the creation of the Secret Service."--Charles Cumming, author of A Divided Spy

"An inventive espionage thriller set before World War I...A twist-filled adventure that proves far from elementary."
--Tom Nolan, The Wall Street Journal

"Entertaining...scenes between the irrepressible but infallible Wiggins and Constance, who shares his remarkable gift for detection, are clever and witty. Readers will hope to see plenty more of Wiggins."
--Publishers Weekly

"Fans of Arthur Conan Doyle's stories will remember young Wiggins as the leader of the Baker Street Irregulars . . . Though Lyle's debut novel is certainly an homage, it's not a flat-footed imitation but a crisp, stylish spinoff."--Kirkus Reviews

"H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Holmes and Bond in a thriller that engages on every page."
--Giles Foden, author, The Last King of Scotland

"I think H.B. Lyle is probably our most talented historical mystery writer today. An author who writes like a veteran but instead brings a fresh new perspective."--Andrew Gulli, Strand Magazine

"It is hard to generate something new in such an avalanche of well-worn tropes, but H.B. Lyle has managed to do that quite cleverly in The Irregular."--Crime Time

H.B. Lyle has a knack for historical accuracy...the tumultuous times roil with competing societal forces. The working class (some just one generation away from dire poverty), the emerging middle class, and the ruling classes, long accustomed to the corridors of power, all vie for their slice of the pie. Lyle melds mystery and history with a delicate touch: readers will look forward to Kell and Wiggins next adventure."
--Criminal Element

About the Author

H.B. Lyle lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career in feature film development, he took an MA in creative writing--and then a PhD--at the University of East Anglia, an experience that led to the creation of The Irregular, his first novel. He also writes screenplays and teaches undergraduates.

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Quercus Books (29 October 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 368 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1635060052
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1635060058
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.7 x 2.54 x 19.69 cm
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