The Three Locks
1887, Indian Summer. London and Cambridge. A mysterious, impenetrable locked box arrives for Watson containing a secret from his past. A famous escape artist and stage conjurer burns to a crisp onstage in his “Cauldron of Death” illusion, and the beautiful daughter of a Cambridge don vanishes after her lookalike doll is found floating and dismembered in the Jesus Lock on the River Cam. Holmes and Watson risk life and limb to solve the murders, tangling with prestidigitators and priests, scientists and scheming sisters and a heat wave that melts the countryside.
‘Skilfully intertwining three very different mysteries, Bonnie MacBird’s fourth Sherlock Holmes novel is as intriguing as it is clever.’
— Emma Clarendon, Love London Love Culture
‘MacBird’s series grows stronger with each book and she remains, in my opinion, the best and most faithful pastiche writer out there today – bar none.’
— Alistair Duncan, The Doylockian
“Intriguing… MacBird artfully alternates among multiple plotlines, maximizing suspense. With its deep probe into the friendship between the detective and the doctor, this is a good choice for fans of…Sherlock Holmes.”
— Publishers Weekly