Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Sherlock Holmes in Africa
One of the most remarkable engineering projects ever conceived in modern times was the Cape to Cairo Railway--stretching over 5,700 miles from Cape Town South Africa to Cairo Egypt. The project faced, and overcome, many obstacles over the last 150 years—swamps, impenetrable jungle, the ravages of the white ants and termites, encounters with lions, elephants and other beasts, disease, and regional wars, to name a few. However, one of the most terrifying obstacles was the Kongo Nkisi spirit. It took Sherlock Holmes to travel deep into the forbidding jungle of central Africa to unravel the mystery of the Kongo Nkisi Spirit Train. This adventure is one of five, totally new Sherlock Holmes adventures in the collection: Sherlock Holmes – The Golden Years by Kim H. Krisco.
The other stories include: The Bonnie Bag of Bones that lead the legendary duo on a not-so-merry chase into the mythical mountains of Scotland, and ultimately to the “the woman” who is tangled within a mystery that has haunted Holmes for a quarter century.
The Curse of the Black Feather continues the adventure, in which Holmes teams up with the irregulars, and a gypsy matriarch, to expose a diabolical “baby-farming” enterprise. Their quest arouses a vicious adversary, Ciarán Malastier, who has Holmes struggling for his very life.
Maestro of Mysteries begins with a summons to Mycroft’s office and ends with a deadly chase in Undertown, far beneath the streets of London.
And, The Cure that Kills sees Holmes and Watson in hot pursuit of the diabolical Ciarán Malastier, racing across America, and pitting them against the largest detective organization in the world.
Over 150 years after construction began on the Cape to Cairo Railway has left it currently incomplete – and so are the adventures of Sherlock Holmes. Fortunately, it’s easy for you to continue your travels with Sherlock Holmes. You have but to buy the best-selling book: Sherlock Holmes – The Golden Years: