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The Counterfeit Detective

The Counterfeit Detective

Author(s): Simpson Grears

Location(s): Edinburgh, London, Pittsburgh

Genre(s): Crime, Thriller

Era(s): 1900s 1970s

THE COUNTERFEIT DETECTIVE is an epic Gothic literary crime thriller set mostly in Victorian London in 1900 but also in 1970s England, Scotland and the United States. An American professor discovers the diaries of John Ledbury, known as the counterfeit detective, a minor poet who, in Victorian London, is employed to reply to the mail that comes addressed to Sherlock Holmes at 221b Baker Street.
Through the diaries he unearths a series of baffling unsolved murders. He travels through England and Scotland but he realizes that, in order to solve the mystery, he has to travel further, back through time itself.

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