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Pirie, David - The Dark Water

Pegasus. The third book in the series in which Arthur Conan Doyle and his mentor, Dr. Joseph Bell, display their acumen as detectives. A howling man on the health, a gothic asylum, a rune with an impenetrable cipher, the walking dead, the legendary witch of Dunwich and her evil curse are just some of the bizarre entities that challenge the intrepid sleuths. A terrific novel, somewhat dark (think Thomas Harris and Raymond Chandler), it got a starred review in Publishers Weekly. Trade paperback.