By Carole Elizabeth Buggé
"Watson, do you think in ghosts?"
With this question, Sherlock Holmes shatters the calm of a quiet night of their London flat and, with Dr. John Watson at his part, embarks upon a very unusual case. Holmes has obtained a request for reduction from Lord Charles Cary, whose kin is apparently being threatened by way of ghosts in and round the family members manor. The manor is Torre Abbey, a twelfth-century monastery in Torquay, Devon, and it has a protracted historical past of hauntings. whereas skeptical of the supernatural, Holmes does think that the Cary relations is in danger-a trust which proves to be horrifyingly actual while, presently once they arrive at Torre Abbey, a family member dies all of sudden, mysteriously, and probably of fright. As unusual sightings and perilous apparitions develop into virtually standard, Holmes needs to discover the secrets and techniques of the haunted abbey and the kinfolk that lives there if he's to have any wish of shielding the dwelling and avenging the useless. In a case that taxes his wits, and turns out past the achieve of his ordinary tools, Holmes needs to grapple along with his most dangerous and unforgiving foe. "Bugge's cautious interval descriptions seize the trimmings and incidentals of Conan Doyle's novel" - Publishers Weekly
"Bugge does a compelling and reasonable activity of bringing Holmes and Watson again to existence. She deals a classy plot, the attractive surroundings of the Victorian inn, and masses attention-grabbing info on ghosts, seances, and medieval English historical past. Her brisk plot and concise prose are a welcome aid from many Holmes re-creations, which too usually cave in less than the load of over the top interval element and unwieldy language. recommend this one to Holmes buffs who beloved Nicholas Meyer's tackle the sleuth within the deerstalker hat."
- John Rowe, Booklist
"As along with her first Holmes novel (see THE famous person OF INDIA), Carole Bugge captures the essence of the period in her newest story, THE HAUNTING OF TORRE ABBEY. the tale line is pleasing and fanatics of the nice detective will delight in a go back to the well-known moors. notwithstanding from time to time, Ms. Bugge permits her love for Watson and Holmes to permeate the story, either charcaters are good designed and remain inside of Arthur Conan Doyle's blueprint. Readers who get pleasure from extra novels starring Holmes and Watson will locate Ms. Bugge's homage a triumph."
- Harriet Klausner