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Doctor Watson's Bout

(The third book in the Doctor Watson series)
A Novella by

'A storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle.' - Bernard Cornwall

In this masterly follow-up to Patrick Mercer's best-selling Dr Watson's War, the back pages have become front-page news.

The British boxing champion Ezekial Shaw has been knifed to death. Yet the world's greatest consulting detective, Sherlock Holmes, seems indifferent towards the case.

Doctor Watson is intrigued, however, and starts an investigation of his own.

But his line of questioning soon causes him to cross paths with a certain Colonel Moriarty.

And it leads him into an affair with a possible suspect - Amelia, the sensual and seductive wife of Ezekial Shaw.

Yet as he gets closer to the mysterious truth, the boxing underworld stands in his way. And to keep the truth hidden, plans are made to murder the investigator.

Before the case is solved, Watson will have to fight his way out of tighter corner than any he ever found himself in with Holmes.

This is Watson as you have never seen him before. He is daring, dogged and damnably attractive to the fair sex! This gripping novella combines action, humour, mystery - along with a love and knowledge of the original Conan Doyle stories.

Praise for Patrick Mercer’s books

'The style is rougher and more forceful than we're used to, being untouched by Conan Doyle's editorial hand, but it suits the subject matter admirably. You just know that this is what it was like.' - Roger Johnson, The District Messenger on Doctor Watson's War

‘A tremendous achievement by a storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle,’ Bernard Cornwell

'A finely-drawn depiction of battle and the camaraderie of war' - The Daily Mail of To Do and Die.

Patrick Mercer is author of the Anthony Morgan Trilogy, To Do and Die, Dust and Steel and Red Runs the Helmand, as well as a number of straight histories of Victoria's wars. A military historian by training, he was decorated four times as an infantry officer and then was the defence correspondent for BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Kindle Editions

June 2015 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Doctor Watson's Bout (The Doctor Watson Adventures Book 3)
Author(s): Patrick Mercer
Publisher: Lume Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU