Book 1 of the award-winning Kronberg thriller series.
In Victorian London's cesspool of crime and disease, a series of murders remains undiscovered until a cholera victim is found floating in the city's drinking water supply. Dr Anton Kronberg is called upon to investigate and finds evidence of abduction and medical maltreatment. While Scotland Yard has little interest in pursuing the case, Kronberg pushes on and crosses paths with Sherlock Holmes. The detective immediately discovers Kronberg's secret that could land him in prison for years to come. But both must join forces to stop a crime so monstrous, it outshines Jack the Ripper's deeds in brutality and cold-bloodedness.
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The Devil's Grin
Very engaging. Good read.
Thumping Good Read
I loved the strong female protagonist in this novel. Anna Kronberg, who becomes the eminent bacteriologist Dr. Anton Kronberg with a change of clothes, a haircut and a prosthesis teams up with Sherlock Holmes to solve a case of germ based murder in London. This book has everything you typically find in a Holmes mystery, but it is all done from a drastically different but the same level of intellectual perspective. The difference is the emotions that Anna/Anton brings to the story. They add a new depth that make it very intriguing. There is action, suspense, murder, conspiracies,mayhem, and all the lovely logic you get with a Holmes mystery. I can't recommend it highly enough for those of you who are mystery fans. Bravo!
Good read. Noticed a few discrepancies but I am a "detailed reader"-- I found inaccuracies in some of Grafton's mysteries. Captured Holmes' character well. I read all the Sherlock Holmes books starting in high school and have been a fan since. Looking forward to reading the next book.