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Good Night, Mr. Holmes

An Irene Adler Novel

Irene Adler

Carole Nelson Douglas

Forge Books

Winner of the American Mystery Award for Best Novel of Romantic Suspense, and the Romantic Times Award for Best Historical Mystery Miss Irene Adler, the beautiful American opera singer who once outwitted Sherlock Holmes, is also a superb detective, as Oscar Wilde and Bram Stoker can attest. Even Holmes himself must admit--albeit grudgingly--that she acquits herself competently.

But in matters of the heart she encounters difficulty. The Crown Prince of Bohemia--tall, blonde, and handsome--proves to be a cad. Will dashing barrister Godfrey Norton be able to convince Irene that not all handsome men are cut from the same broadcloth?
 Guy Ritchie is directing a new film for Warner Bros. based on the life of Sherlock Holmes, due out in the fall of 2009.  Robert Downey Jr. is Holmes, Jude Law is his able sidekick Dr. Watson. Rachel McAdams portrays Irene Adler, a femme fatale who Holmes always considered to be “the woman”--and who outwitted Holmes when few could.

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Chapter One
Tea and Sympathy
By night, when gaslights glitter through the fog and the cob-A blestones gleam like bootblack, London seems a landscape glimpsed in some Arabian Nights tale. By day the effect is more com­monplace, as the city streets throng with omnibuses, hansom cabs and pedestrians.
Yet that daily, daylit London can intimidate even more than its dark nocturnal side; at least a respectable young woman like myself found it so in the spring of 1881. I walked the streets of London town, wondering how I came to be adrift on this tide of strangers, my few belongings tumbled
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  • Carole Nelson Douglas

  • The first book in CAROLE NELSON DOUGLAS's Irene Adler series, Good Night, Mr. Holmes was a New York Times Notable Book of the year, won an American Mystery Award for Best Novel of Romantic Suspense, and a Romantic Times Best Historical Romantic Mystery Award. In addition to the Irene Adler series, Carole Nelson Douglas is the author of the bestselling contemporary Midnight Louie mystery series. She resides in Fort Worth, Texas.
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    An Irene Adler Novel

    Irene Adler

    Carole Nelson Douglas

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