The adventure of the peculiar protocols : adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D. / by Nicholas Meyer.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "With the international bestseller The Seven-Per-Cent Solution, Nicholas Meyer brought to light a previously unpublished case of Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Dr. John H. Watson. Now Meyer returns with a shocking discovery-an unknown case drawn from a recently unearthed Watson journal. January 1905: Holmes and Watson are summoned by Holmes' brother Mycroft to undertake a clandestine investigation. An agent of the British Secret Service has been found floating in the Thames, carrying a manuscript smuggled into England at the cost of her life. The pages purport to be the minutes of a meeting of a secret group intent on nothing less than taking over the world. Based on real events, the adventure takes the famed duo-in the company of a bewitching woman-aboard the Orient Express from Paris into the heart of Tsarist Russia, where Holmes and Watson attempt to trace the origins of this explosive document. On their heels are desperate men of unknown allegiance, determined to prevent them from achieving their task. And what they uncover is a conspiracy so vast as to challenge Sherlock Holmes as never before"-- Provided by publisher.
    • ISBN:
      9781250228956
      1250228956
    • Accession Number:
      2019029073
    • Accession Number:
      on1108781719
      1108781719
    • Accession Number:
      fay.671073
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      MEYER, N. The adventure of the peculiar protocols : adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D. First edition. [s. l.]: Minotaur Books, 2019. ISBN 9781250228956. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073. Acesso em: 4 dez. 2020.
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      Meyer N. The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols : Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2019. Accessed December 4, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073
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      Meyer, N. (2019). The adventure of the peculiar protocols : adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D (First edition.). Minotaur Books.
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      Meyer, Nicholas. 2019. The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols : Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. First edition. Minotaur Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073.
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      Meyer, N. (2019) The adventure of the peculiar protocols : adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D. First edition. Minotaur Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073 (Accessed: 4 December 2020).
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      Meyer, Nicholas. The Adventure of the Peculiar Protocols : Adapted from the Journals of John H. Watson, M.D. First edition., Minotaur Books, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073.
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      Meyer N. The adventure of the peculiar protocols : adapted from the journals of John H. Watson, M.D [Internet]. First edition. Minotaur Books; 2019 [cited 2020 Dec 4]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.671073

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Meyer, author of the 1974 best-seller The Seven Per Cent Solution and two other novels in his Sherlock Holmes series, Journals of John H. Watson, M.D., returns to the series after a 26-year gap following The Canary Trainer. Here Holmes and Watson are called upon to prevent the spread of a hoax. The titular Procotols refer to the spurious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a document written in the early twentieth century that purported to describe a Jewish plan for world domination. In Meyer's inventive work, the detectives seek the document's publisher to extract a confession that the material is an anti-Semitic hoax, leading the pair on a dangerous trek across Europe, largely on the Orient Express. The parallels drawn to the rise of fascism today will resonate with readers, as will the idea that, even if the Protocols are proven fake, it won't matter. The focus on Watson's point of view is handled effectively, but all of the characters will draw readers into an absorbing and exciting tale that also imparts some lesser-known history (Henry Ford was one of the tract's publishers, for example). A welcome return for Meyer. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Booklist Reviews 2019 August #1

Meyer, author of the 1974 best-seller The Seven Per Cent Solution and two other novels in his Sherlock Holmes series, Journals of John H. Watson, M.D., returns to the series after a 26-year gap following The Canary Trainer. Here Holmes and Watson are called upon to prevent the spread of a hoax. The titular Procotols refer to the spurious Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a document written in the early twentieth century that purported to describe a Jewish plan for world domination. In Meyer's inventive work, the detectives seek the document's publisher to extract a confession that the material is an anti-Semitic hoax, leading the pair on a dangerous trek across Europe, largely on the Orient Express. The parallels drawn to the rise of fascism today will resonate with readers, as will the idea that, even if the Protocols are proven fake, it won't matter. The focus on Watson's point of view is handled effectively, but all of the characters will draw readers into an absorbing and exciting tale that also imparts some lesser-known history (Henry Ford was one of the tract's publishers, for example). A welcome return for Meyer. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

LJ Reviews 2019 September

Rejoice, Sherlock fans! Meyer returns with another thrilling adventure for Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson (after 1993's The Canary Trainer and 1976's The West End Horror). In 1905, Holmes and Watson begin a secret investigation at the request of Mycroft Holmes. A British agent has been murdered while smuggling The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a manuscript that endangers the entire Jewish population, The quest leads Holmes and Watson, accompanied by a gorgeous Russian translator, on a perilous journey from Paris to Russia aboard the Orient Express. The intrepid trio seek the manuscript's creator in a desperate attempt to stop the insidious spread of the anti-Semitic document. A fabulous Sherlockian tale ensues, complete with unexpected twists, disguises, abduction, and Russian roulette. VERDICT Director and author Meyer puts his own stamp on the Holmes and Watson tradition, basing his story on historic events with contemporary relevance, as lies become accepted as truth by means of willful ignorance. Holmes enthusiasts will relish this well-crafted novel.—Barbara Clark-Greene, Westerly, RI

Copyright 2019 Library Journal.

PW Reviews 2019 July #2

Set in 1905, Meyer's memorable fourth Sherlock Holmes novel, his first since 1993's The Canary Trainer, convincingly mimics Conan Doyle's writing style and characterizations. After the murder of British operative Manya Lippman, Holmes's brother, Mycroft, the dead woman's employer, asks for help in tracing the origins of the papers found on her corpse. Lippman apparently paid with her life for somehow obtaining a French version of the anti-Semitic tract known as The Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion, which describe a Jewish plot for world domination. Mycroft is concerned about a possible connection between the documents, the annual meetings of Jews committed to the establishment of a Jewish homeland, and the untimely death of Zionist leader Theodor Herzl, who apparently suffered a heart attack right before he could be interviewed by one of Mycroft's agents. Holmes and Watson's pursuit of the truth takes them to France and Russia, where their ethics face a severe test. Meyer cleverly plays with his audience's expectations, noting at the outset that the case was one of Holmes's rare failures. Sherlockians will hope for a shorter wait for his next pastiche. Author tour. Agent: Charlotte Sheedy, Charlotte Sheedy Literary. (Oct.)

Copyright 2019 Publishers Weekly.