I don’t like to play favourites, but I have to admit, Rich Ryan is on my very exclusive list of preferred Sherlockian authors. News of a new book by him is cause for dancing in the streets. What do you mean, at my age?
Rich’s debut novel Vatican Cameos was an international bestseller earning several NY Times bestselling endorsements. (Nope, not jealous at all. Purely a coincidence this is in green.)
At the time of writing, the book has over 100 reviews on Amazon USA averaging 4.7 stars. The sequel, The Stone of Destiny, came in 2017.
“Somewhere Sir Arthur Conan Doyle is smiling. Ryan’s The Stone of Destiny is a fine addition to the Canon.” – Reed Farrel Coleman
Now Rich brings us The Druid of Death. Apologies for the drool on the keyboard, but check out this synopsis:
On the morning of the vernal equinox in 1899, Holmes is roused from his bed by Lestrade. The inspector has received a report of a girl brutally murdered at Stonehenge. Upon arriving at the famed site, Holmes discovers the body of a young woman. On her forehead, painted in blood, is a druidic symbol. On her side, also in blood, is a message written in a strange language that neither Holmes nor Lestrade can decipher.
If you want to know more, or are interested in the Kickstarter campaign, you can find more here.