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The Dead Can Wait

(2014)
(The second book in the Dr Watson series)
A novel by

 
 
Deep in England's green and pleasant land something evil lurks...

Dr John Watson, Sherlock Holmes' stalwart companion, is back home, fresh from his time in the trenches of Flanders Fields. The horrors of war weigh heavy on his mind, and now his task is to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from the crippling effects of shell-shock.

But the war is not yet over and in one corner of England lies a secret, one that the establishment is determined to keep under wraps. For in the woodlands of the lush countryside, the government is building the secret weapon which will win the war for Britain. Here, they are developing the land ship - never-before-seen 'tanks' which the army is convinced will end the stalemate on the Western Front.

But then disaster strikes. After a training exercise in one of the tanks, eight men are mysteriously struck down, seven of them dead. There is just the one survivor, and he's not talking. It is clear something is horribly wrong, and the army calls in the only man who will know how to solve the mystery: Dr John Watson.

Praise for The Dead Can Wait:

'The Dead Can Waitis in no sense pastiche, but a seriously good, very readable, well-researched novel incorporating the First World War, detection and espionage' The Times

'In a year when there are going to be thousands of books about WWI published, this will be one of the first, and I am prepared to bet, one of the best. It's a cracking, fulfilling, utterly satisfying read and you should get a copy now...' Manda Scott

Praise for Dead Man's Land:

'A hugely powerful depiction of wartime horror, a cunning murder mystery and a brilliant re-invention of Dr John Watson. Conan Doyle would most definitely approve!' Mark Billingham

Genre: Historical Mystery

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : UK Hardback

Title: The Dead Can Wait
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-4448-2709-X / 978-1-4448-2709-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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January 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Dead Can Wait (A Dr. Watson Thriller)
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-4711-0117-7 / 978-1-4711-0117-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Paperback Editions

October 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dead Can Wait (Dr Watson Thrillers)
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-4711-0119-3 / 978-1-4711-0119-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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January 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dead Can Wait (A Dr. Watson Thriller)
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-4711-0118-5 / 978-1-4711-0118-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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Audio Editions

April 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Can Wait
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April 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Can Wait
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April 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dead Can Wait
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Dead Can Wait
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-78433-065-5 / 978-1-78433-065-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2015 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Dead Can Wait
Author(s): Robert Ryan
ISBN: 1-78433-207-0 / 978-1-78433-207-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing (MP3 CD)
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Can Wait
Author(s): Robert Ryan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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January 2014 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Dead Can Wait: A Doctor Watson Thriller (A Dr. Watson Thriller Book 2)
Author(s): Robert Ryan
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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