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The Labyrinth of Death ★ [PDF / Epub] ☄ The Labyrinth of Death By James Lovegrove ✪ – Thomashillier.co.uk From the New York Times bestelling author of The Age of Odin comes a brand new Sherlock Holmes mystery in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson must infiltrate a mysterious cult to save a woman s life L From the New York Times bestelling author of The Age of Odin comes a brand new Sherlock Holmes mystery in which Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson must infiltrate a mysterious cult to save The Labyrinth PDF \ a woman s life London and a widowed gentleman comes calling at B Baker Street Due to his preoccupation with his grief at losing his wife, Fitzhugh Woolfson s daughter Hannah has become estranged from him, and has disappeared from the family home Woolfson begs Sherlock Holmes to find her Holmes and Watson soon discover that Hannah has joined a religious sect known as the Elysians led by the charismatic Sir Philip Buchanan which conducts secretive rituals in the countryside derived from Ancient Greek myth and religion Hannah s friend Sophia has disappeared after becoming embroiled with the Elysians, and foul play is suspected The companions must infiltrate the mysterious cult to discover the terrifying truth.

    The Labyrinth of Death Kindle Ì The Labyrinth PDF \ the charismatic Sir Philip Buchanan which conducts secretive rituals in the countryside derived from Ancient Greek myth and religion Hannah s friend Sophia has disappeared after becoming embroiled with the Elysians, and foul play is suspected The companions must infiltrate the mysterious cult to discover the terrifying truth."/>
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • The Labyrinth of Death
  • James Lovegrove
  • English
  • 09 May 2019
  • 1785653377

About the Author: James Lovegrove

James Lovegrove is the author of several acclaimed novels and books for childrenJames was born on Christmas Eve and, having dabbled in writing at school, first took to it seriously while at The Labyrinth PDF \ university A short story of his won a college competition The prize was , and it had cost to get the story professionally typed This taught him a hard but necessary lesson in the harsh economic realities of a literary careerStraight after graduating from Oxford with a degree in English Literature, James set himself the goal of getting a novel written and sold within two years In the event, it took two months The Hope was completed in six weeks and accepted by Macmillan a fortnight later The seed for the idea for the novel a world in microcosm on an ocean liner was planted during a cross Channel ferry journeyJames blew his modest advance for The Hope on a round the world trip which took him to, among other places, Thailand His experiences there, particularly what he witnessed of the sex industry in Bangkok, provided much of the inspiration for The Foreigners Escardy Gap was co written with Pete Crowther over a period of a year and a half, the two authors playing a game of creative tag, each completing a section in turn and leaving the other to carry the story on The result has proved a cult favourite, and was voted by readers of SFX one of the top fifty SF Fantasy novels of all time Days, a satire on consumerism, was shortlisted for the Arthur C Clarke Award losing to Mary Doria Russell s The Sparrow The book s genesis most probably lies in the many visits James used to make as a child to the Oxford Street department store owned by his grandfather It was written over a period of nine months while James was living in the north west suburbs of ChicagoSubsequent works have all been published to great acclaim These include Untied Kingdom, Worldstorm, Provender Gleed, The Age Of Ra and the back to back double novella Gig James has also written for children Wings, a short novel for reluctant readers, was short listed for several awards, while his fantasy series for teens, The Clouded World, written under the pseudonym Jay Amory, has been translated into other languages so far A five book series for reluctant readers, The Lords Of Pain, is appearing at two monthly intervals throughout He also reviews fiction for the Financial Times, specialising in the Young Adult, children s, science fiction, fantasy, horror and graphic novel genresCurrently James resides in Eastbourne on the Sussex Coast, having moved there in August with his wife Lou, sons Monty and Theo, and cat Ozzy He has a terrific view of the sea from his study window, which he doesn t sit staring out at all day when he should be working Honest.



10 thoughts on “The Labyrinth of Death

  1. Vicky Ziliaskopoulou Vicky Ziliaskopoulou says:

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  2. Stephen Robert Collins Stephen Robert Collins says:

    Letters from a female view point here we see Holmes like Hound only in the shadows taking the view that he often did that females are the week sex.Which was Doyle of course who had that view been typical Doctor in Victorian times who care nothing for women today it would be called MCP but then it was normal I am glade that Lovegrove has not as some SH modern books have done change the view so the book is modern.This very Victorian Doyle not twenty first century view of 1895 but the 1895 in Doyl Letters from a female view point here we see Holmes like Hound only in the shadows taking the view that he often did that females are the week sex.Which was Doyle of course who had that view been typical Doctor in Victorian times who care nothing for women today it would be called MCP but then it was normal I am glade that Lovegrove has not as some SH modern books have done change the view so the book is modern.This very Victorian Doyle not twenty first century view of 1895 but the 1895 in Doyle s style When the rotter is revealed we see an Indiana Jones style twisted Greek games Holmes Watson s maze battle.Another Holmes bits the dust

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  6. Roger Roger says:

    The good The Labyrinth of Death is neatly ensconced in the Canon for those not in the know, the Canon consists of the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In this novel Holmes is forced to solve a series of elaborate puzzles just to stay alive That part of the book isJames Bond than Holmes, but it is a lot of fun to read The bad Holmes makes a severe error in judgment that I think is uncharacteristic of him I won t tell you what it is but you can read The good The Labyrinth of Death is neatly ensconced in the Canon for those not in the know, the Canon consists of the original Sherlock Holmes stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle In this novel Holmes is forced to solve a series of elaborate puzzles just to stay alive That part of the book isJames Bond than Holmes, but it is a lot of fun to read The bad Holmes makes a severe error in judgment that I think is uncharacteristic of him I won t tell you what it is but you can read the back of the book and figure it out The ugly Dr Watson is truly a dunderhead in this one, a characterization I do not agree with Please note that my overall rating of this book is still a solid four stars the good certainly outweighs everything else and this is an enjoyable literary outing

  7. TheRavenking TheRavenking says:

    This was my third Holmes pastiche from James Lovegrove after Gods Of War and The Thinking Machine two books which had several strong individual parts but these did not come together satisfyingly to form a great novel So, let s see whether The Labyrinth Of Death issuccessful in this regard Hannah Woolfson, a young woman of independent spirit and great intelligence has disappeared The trail leads Holmes and Watson to a bizarre cult like group obsessed with ancient Greek culture and mytholo This was my third Holmes pastiche from James Lovegrove after Gods Of War and The Thinking Machine two books which had several strong individual parts but these did not come together satisfyingly to form a great novel So, let s see whether The Labyrinth Of Death issuccessful in this regard Hannah Woolfson, a young woman of independent spirit and great intelligence has disappeared The trail leads Holmes and Watson to a bizarre cult like group obsessed with ancient Greek culture and mythology Are they just a harmless bunch of nutters Or have they taken thebloodthirsty rituals and myths too seriously The first few chapters move rather slowly But once Holmes and Watson arrive at the headquarters of the mysterious sect things start to get exciting.Lovegrove s strength lies in his great ability to bring these classic characters to life These are the Holmes and Watson we know and love, behaving like they would in the original stories There is also some wonderfully witty banter between the two friends as in the following passages I know you would prefer me to represent your investigations as if they were treatises, Holmes, with a premise, an explanation and a conclusion But what would be the point in that Who would read them bar a handful of academics and intellectual snobs They would at least have the virtue of serious and lasting scientific value Thanks to you, I strongly doubt that my achievements will be heralded in the future Whereas asober, factual record of my deeds would live on indefinitely in scholarly libraries, adding to the sum total of mankind s wisdom and benefiting the student of crime for generations to come He was being ironic At least, I like to think he was Holmes, I said, it is not up to me, or to you, what of us lives on past our deaths and what does not A higher power determines that God Posterity My companion grinned Then let us hope that posterity is kind to me and you Perhaps you are right Perhaps a century from now or , my renown will persist through your jottings Who knows Other authors might even pick up where you leave off and invent chronicles of their own about me Since you fictionalise my doings, Watson, who is to say I will not in the end come to be considered completely fictitious, a figment of the imagination, and therefore air game for pasticheurs and homageurs and similar such mountebanks bereft of originality He seemed tickled by the prospect An afterlife as the hero of literary works by diverse hands , he mused A very specific Valhalla My own private Elysium Ha The story reads like a mixture between Donna Tartt s The Secret History and an Indiana Jones adventure Lovegrove creates some atmospheric scenes and presents the reader with enough shifty characters to keep us guessing who is friend or foe Alas, just like its predecessors The Labyrinth Of Death stumbles at the finish line The identity of the culprit is anything but a huge surprise, and once the mystery plot has been solved the entire last act is taken up by our two protagonists trapped in the titular labyrinth having to escape several death traps This part feels almost like an overlong Sudoku puzzle or the ending of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade stretched out over 60 minutes Admittedly Lovegrove is very good at setting up these riddles which are all based in ancient Greek mythology But once we arrive at this part of the story the big bad has already been unmasked and his rather mundane motives have been explained The result is a lack of tension It s a shame, really, because there were parts where I thought that this would end up being a winner Ultimately though it s just a solid but also slightly underwhelming example of a Holmes pastiche

  8. Rose Rose says:

    Reallylike three and a half stars, but I rounded up because, y know, it s Lovegrove, and also because that third act was crackerjack This is my fifth pastiche by Lovegrove, and it serves to remind me why he s among my favorite of pastiche writers he writes a bloody good adventure story There s always a mystery to his Holmes pastiches, don t get me wrong but I appreciate that he takes to heart that most of the Conan Doyle stories were given titles that begin with The Adventure The d Reallylike three and a half stars, but I rounded up because, y know, it s Lovegrove, and also because that third act was crackerjack This is my fifth pastiche by Lovegrove, and it serves to remind me why he s among my favorite of pastiche writers he writes a bloody good adventure story There s always a mystery to his Holmes pastiches, don t get me wrong but I appreciate that he takes to heart that most of the Conan Doyle stories were given titles that begin with The Adventure The duo of Holmes and Watson are rounded out to a trio in this one, with the addition of view spoiler Hannah Woolfson, the woman that Holmes and Watson were drawn into the case to find hide spoiler She s operating under the nickname Shirley Holbrook, which she chose as a tribute to Holmes himself she s a fan, you see, and quite a capable one of that Indeed, when the second chunk of the book took place from her point of view through letters she wrote to Holmes, updating him on her progress , I mostly enjoyed it I m not big on letters and flashbacks in stories, because it always seems to slow the pacing down but I liked Shirley enough here that the letters kept me engaged.Besides damn, it was a great third act The first two thirds kept me frantically turning pages, but view spoiler Holmes and Watson through the labyrinth hide spoiler is just kind of everything I want in a pastiche If Watson is a littleMonk ish than his canon counterpart, his clear loyalty to his friends assured me this is our Watson and I always enjoy Lovegrove s Holmes, without any traces of the slightly too acerbic characterization that was in one or two of his earliest reads view spoiler And if I was just slightly disappointed at Holmes s failure to stop the villain from shooting himself, it didn t bother me nearly as much as Holmes s flat out murder of the villain in The Thinking Engine and, too, the fact that Shirley Holbrook survives the ending made up for everything else I would ve been crushed if Lovegrove had given us a female character I enjoyed that much, who then ends up being fridged I also admit I was mildly disappointed that she gives up her apparent love of sleuthing but I did love that she soldiered on fighting her own fight, just as Watson will continue fighting his hide spoiler Plus Greek myths references I do love Greek mythology.So Not my favorite of Lovegrove s pastiches but it kept me smiling during a difficult week, and it certainly earns a fourth star for that Here s to Shirley Holbrook

  9. Doug Phillips Doug Phillips says:

    I have had the good fortune of reading a few Holmes pastiches, and this one holds its own compared to others Lovegrove is no stranger to Sherlock, as evidenced by the number of titles he has devoted to the detective and his partner in solving crime, Watson As I cruised through the detailed chapters of Labyrinth , I was impressed by Lovegrove s ability to craft his tales in the style of Sir Arthur I commend all of today s authors who work to expand the telling of classic Holmes adventures Th I have had the good fortune of reading a few Holmes pastiches, and this one holds its own compared to others Lovegrove is no stranger to Sherlock, as evidenced by the number of titles he has devoted to the detective and his partner in solving crime, Watson As I cruised through the detailed chapters of Labyrinth , I was impressed by Lovegrove s ability to craft his tales in the style of Sir Arthur I commend all of today s authors who work to expand the telling of classic Holmes adventures This title is no exception, with proper development of the characters who interact with Holmes and Watson, and exciting suspense in the latter third of the book.I m already on the trail of other Lovegrove pastiches Fortunately, they re sufficiently discoverable such that I won t need to engage the great detective that resides at 221b Baker Street

  10. booksofallkinds booksofallkinds says:

    RATING 4.5 I have always enjoyed the tales of Sherlock Holmes and own a couple of different editions written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but this was my first time picking up one of the adventures written by James Lovegrove, and I am really glad that I did In this adventure, Holmes and Watson are on the hunt for a missing woman, Miss Hannah Woolfson, who has vanished into thin air Her father is distraught and hopes that his daughter has not come to some grisly end But it is not long before H RATING 4.5 I have always enjoyed the tales of Sherlock Holmes and own a couple of different editions written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle but this was my first time picking up one of the adventures written by James Lovegrove, and I am really glad that I did In this adventure, Holmes and Watson are on the hunt for a missing woman, Miss Hannah Woolfson, who has vanished into thin air Her father is distraught and hopes that his daughter has not come to some grisly end But it is not long before Holmes uncovers the fact that Miss Woolfson has gone into the countryside in the hopes of saving her friend, Sophia, who appears to have gotten herself mixed up in some sort of cult Soon Watson and Holmes find themselves in dangerous territory, with a group who are obsessed with Greek Mythology, but luckily for them, they are perfectly adept at piecing puzzles together, and they even have help on the insideWhen I was reading THE LABYRINTH OF DEATH by James Lovegrove I fell completely under his spell and felt like I was transported to 1895 with its unique flair, language, and charm This book is most certainly a must read for Sherlock Holmes fans with echoes to the originals while also creating a fresh and creative storyline I loved the characters, especially Hannah who is so independent and unafraid to show the world her intelligence The story is well paced with plenty of danger, mystery, and action throughout to keep your eyes glued to the page This may be the first time that I have read this series but it most certainly won t be my last SHERLOCK HOLMES THE LABYRINTH OF DEATH by James Lovegrove is a compelling and exciting riddle that you simply must unravel Happy reading I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher

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