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The Merchant of Menace


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A lifelong Sherlockian, Richard Ryan is the author of "The Official Sherlock Holmes Trivia Book" as well as a book on Agatha Christie trivia. His first two novels, "The Vatican Cameos: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure," and "The Stone of Destiny: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure" are available from MX Publishing, London. His third novel "The Druid of Death: A Sherlock Holmes Adventure" is due out in hardcover Sept. 17 from MX and will be available as a paperback on October 17. He obtained his master's degree from the University of Notre Dame, where he majored in medieval literature; he is a die-hard fan of the Fighting Irish -- it doesn't matter what sport. He has been happily married for 40 years and is the proud father of two children.


"Oh, what a joy it is to meet Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson again! The Merchant of Menace is an exciting adventure of priceless valuables, great detective work and just the kind of devilish adversary we love to read about." - Mattias Bostroem, award-winning author of From Holmes to Sherlock: The Story of the Men and Women Who Created an Icon"This rousing, intriguing, devilishly fun caper, well executed and well-paced, had me hooked from the first page. The dutiful Watson, Holmes' deductive skills, and a worthy nemesis to rival the evil Moriarty himself, make this cat-and-mouse adventure a page-turning, edge-of-your-seat coaster ride well worth taking." - Tracy Clark, author of Broken Places and Borrowed Time and the creator of Cass Raines"[In The Merchant of Menace], Ryan takes reality and weaves it together with Sherlockian mythology and a fun mystery. - Barbara Searles @the bibliophage.com"[The Merchant of Menace is] an absolute humdinger of a novel ...It is beautifully written, erudite and hugely entertaining." - Ken Bruen, the author of The Ghosts of Galway and the creator of Jack Taylor"The Merchant of Menace, Rich Ryan's fourth Holmes novel is his most Sherlockian yet. Moving from initially seems to be an insignificant incident to a series of crimes with international implications, Ryan present Holmes the way I like to encounter him: A true hero who is always three steps ahead of the criminal." - David Marcum, Sherlockian author, editor and collector"With an intriguing premise and a cunning plot, The Merchant of Menace will delight Sherlockians of all stripes. Richard T. Ryan has given us a gripping mystery and a loving tribute to the Great Detective." -- Daniel Stashower, author of Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle

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