Sherlock Holmes and The Sword of Osman is a tale of espionage, double-crossing, intrigue, and murder. Holmes and Watson find themselves aboard HMS Dreadnought en route to Stamboul, a city of fabled opulence, high espionage and low intrigue. Their mission: foil a plot which could bring about the immediate collapse of the Ottoman Empire.
It’s 1906. The Ottoman Empire ruled by the despotic Sultan Abd-ul-Hamid 11 is on the verge of imploding. ‘Rival Great Powers, especially Kaiser Wilhelm’s Germany, sit watching like crows on a fence, ready to rush in to carve up the vast territories, menacing England’s vital overland routes to her Indian possessions.’
‘I recommend ‘Sherlock Holmes And The Sword Of Osman’… a tale of espionage, double-crossing, intrigue and murder. I thoroughly enjoyed this romp through Edwardian Era ‘Stamboul’ with its colourful description of jewelled swords that rule Empires, ghosts that haunt palaces and tyrannical rulers’
– Xanthé Mallett, University of New England. (Anthropologist, Criminologist & Television presenter)