The Devil and Sherlock Holmes

David Grann (The Lost City of Z) has written a new book based on a collection of his previously published articles. The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness and Obsession contains more than tales about Sherlock Holmes.

Divided into 3 parts the book is a collection of short stories. Each part deals with a different psychological trait of a human, but the stories don't read like any psychological study. They range from the strictly factual, "The Chameleon" to the absolutely heartbreaking, "Which way did he run?" a story about a fireman who survives 9/11 but has amnesia relating to the events.

The stories are easy to read, they are like reading a magazine article (Grann writes for the New Yorker among other publications), and very well written. The stories are fascinating, mostly because while they are true they are almost unbelievable - it's like reading a work of fiction. Grann writes another winner with The Devil and Sherlock Holmes.

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession

The Devil and Sherlock Holmes: Tales of Murder, Madness, and Obsession
By Grann, David
2010-03 - Doubleday Books
9780385517928 Check Our Catalog BookPage Notable Title Acclaimed "New Yorker" writer and author of the breakout debut bestseller "The Lost City of Z" offers a collection of spellbinding short stories. Throughout, Grann's hypnotic accounts display the power--and often the willful perversity--of the human spirit. …More
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