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A Study in Murder: A Doctor Watson Thriller (A Dr. Watson Thriller Book 3) Kindle Edition
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About the Author
ROBERT RYAN is an author, journalist and screenwriter. He was born in Liverpool and moved to London to study natural sciences at university. He began his writing career in the late 1980s for The Face, Arena and the US edition of GQ, before moving to a staff job in the Sunday Times. In 1999, after the publication of his first novel, Underdogs, he left to go freelance, although he is still a frequent contributor to the newspaper. He has published a total of twelve novels under his own name, the latest being Death on the Ice, and two (Steel Rain and Copper Kiss) as Tom Neale. The latter have been optioned by Fremantle TV with a view to creating a TV series. Ryan is currently working on his next novel and a variety of television projects. Find out more at www.robtryan.com --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
- ASIN : B00JHIDNLO
- Publisher : Simon & Schuster UK (1 January 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 575 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 463 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 767,938 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Kat Man Do
Shocking end...Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 25 July 2015
Ryan continues the story of Major Watson from book two where he finds himself a prisoner of war being used as a pawn by the German secret service to flush out his old friend and colleague Sherlock Holmes. Along the way characters from the first two books make appearances and Watson is tasked to investigate a mystery at the POW camp he is transferred to. I enjoyed this outing for the Major and the way he worked at the solution to the mystery was well done and credible within the storyline. What I wasn't prepared for was the ending, although perhaps I should have been, it was a still a bit of a shock and brave of Ryan that he should even consider it - unless there is going to be a Reichenbach Falls moment in a later book. I do hope that this isn't the end for Watson, as Ryan over the three books has done a marvellous job with the characterisation of Watson and his strained relationship with Holmes. Poor man never was lucky in love though. If you've read 'Dead Can Wait' and 'Dead Man's Land' this ties up some of the loose ends but then dangles a few others. Thoroughly recommend it.
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a real 5 star readReviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 January 2015
Having read the other two Dr Watson books, at the end of last year and really enjoyed them as they combined a good story with a very realistic setting in the Trenches, front line hospitals, and the developments if modern war fair. And I was not disappointed with A Study in Murder, a "rattling good story" with an very well researched authentic background. Old characters return, including the very scary female spy. I was genuinely stocked at one twist in the story. With a Granfather one of the missing on the Somme and a Great Aunt who was a front line nurse I felt their experiences honoured within an enjoyable read. A real 5 star read.
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Elementary My Dear WatsonReviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 March 2015
Dr. Watson (Major) probes once again tht his brai is a match for his old friend Sherlock Holmes, although with some help from the latter, telepathically. The mystery of the escaped prisoners from a POW camp in Germany and how they were made to disappear is a mystery to be solved. The horrors of a World War One POW camp is well described, particularly with regard to the Russians. The cruel Sie Wolfe, Miss Peabody, plays her usual murderous part and finally makes her escape into Germany - are we to hear of her again? As the story comes to a conclusion with a mixture of satisfaction and regret we are left wondering if we can have more of Dr. Watson investigating.
HangingReviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 March 2018
As always Robert Ryan keeps hanging on the next. It was captivating read. I shall forward to the next novel.
Very, very well written.Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 17 October 2016
Absolutely brilliant. So Watson is now a POW, so surely it limits the plot and environment? No, not one bit. It's sort of a classic closed room mystery. The plot is excellent, as is the story telling. Absolutely flashed through the story and didn't want it to finish.