Castle Rouge: A Novel of Suspense featuring Sherlock Holmes, Irene Adler, and Jack the Ripper

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Tom Doherty Associates, 15.09.2003 - 544 Seiten

IRENE ADLER

Operatic diva. Femme fatale. Adventuress.

And one of the world's most intriguing detectives.

Before Caleb Carr, Anne Perry, and Laurie R. King, Carole Nelson Douglas gave readers a delightful look into Victoriana with one of the most impressive detective characters: Irene Adler, the only woman ever to have outwitted Sherlock Holmes, in "A Scandal in Bohemia." A charismatic performer and the intellectual equal (some would say superior) the men she encounters, Irene Adler is as much at home with a spyglass and revolver as with haute couture and gala balls.

And her adventures are the stuff of legend. She has faced down sinister spies, thwarted plots against nations, spurned a monarch and lived to reap a sweet revenge...and now is on the hunt for one of the true monsters of all time-Jack the Ripper. It was she who led a most unlikely group of allies through the cellars and catacombs of 1889 Paris in the search and capture of the suspect at a horrific secret-cult ceremony held beneath the city. But disaster has scattered those allies and the Ripper has again escaped, this time from the custody of the Paris police. Sherlock Holmes has returned to London, and Watson, to reinvestigate the Whitechapel murders of the previous fall from an entirely new angle.

Irene fears the Ripper will soon carve a bloody trail elsewhere and is eager to hunt this terror down. But terror has struck a little too close to home, for her own nearest and dearest are mysteriously missing--her companion/biographer, Nell Huxleigh, abducted in Paris and her barrister husband, Godfrey Norton, vanished in the wilds of Bohemia.

What should Irene do first? Search for Nell, Godfrey, or the Ripper? Though Irene has many highly placed friends, the Baron de Rothschild, Sarah Bernhardt, and the Prince of Wales can only offer money and good will.

For the actual pursuit, Irene must rely on an unreliable cohort, the American prostitute named Pink, who has proven to be someone with her own agenda, and Bram Stoker, the theatrical manager who was later to pen Dracula. The trail will lead back to Bohemia and on to new and bloodier atrocities before pursuers and prey reunite at a remote castle in Transylvania, where lthe Ripper is cornered and fully unveiled at last . . . a truly astounding yet chillingly logical answer to what the world has never known before:

Who was Jack the Ripper?



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CASTLE ROUGE

Nutzerbericht  - Kirkus

Plying the Sherlockian canon once again (Chapel Noir, 2001, etc.), Douglas sets The Woman, Irene Adler, to solve the case that is most baffling to Holmes: Who is Jack the Ripper? Moreover, is this ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Nutzerbericht  - Darla - LibraryThing

This is the second half of the story begun in Chapel Noir, and I liked it both more and less than part one. Of necessity, this contains some details that are mild spoilers for Chapel Noir, so if you ... Vollständige Rezension lesen

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Inhalt

EVENING IN PARIS
4
PLAINSMEN IN FRANCE
17
SOMEWHERE IN LONDON
32
PITILESS WHITECHAPEL
45
INHOSPITABLE
59
RIPPER REDUX
67
TAKING THE AIR
81
UNEASY ALLIES
92
X MARKS THE SPOTS
239
GAME FOR DINNER
245
DIGGING DEEPER
256
IN THE SOUP
273
CAUGHT MAPPING
280
CRYPTIC DOINGS
285
DANCE FOR YOUR SUPPER
296
BLOODY WORDS
305

THE DEVIL HIS OWN WAY
98
A STRAY CHICKEN
101
COLD COMPORT
105
CORK AND CANDLE
107
TWIXT HEAVEN AND HELL
113
UNKNOWN IN WHITECHAPEL
116
THE WILD EAST SHOW
124
NELL UNGIRDS HER LOINS
128
STERNER STUFF
133
A LUKEWARM BAPTISM
140
SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY
149
OF CORSETRY AND ATROCITY
165
THE QUEEN AND I
182
LONE WOLF
186
RAPUNZEL IN ASHBLOND
189
IRENE AND THE GYPSY QUEEN
195
ALONE
208
FOREIGN ACTIVITY
217
AULD ACQUAINTANCE NOT FORGOT
230
ALONE AT LAST
308
SOVEREIGN SECURITY
318
SHADES OF WHITECHAPEL
329
KILLING THE COBRA
337
FLEEING PRAGUE
340
A GUEST
342
A MYSTERY MAN INDEED
350
BEFORE THE DAWN
361
DANGEROUS EXPLORATIONS
369
TRAPPED LIKE RATS
387
A MIDSUMMER NIGHTMARE
393
NAMELESS PRACTICES
402
UNHOLY SPIRIT
413
JOURNEYS END
417
FOUND AND LOST
422
THE DISPOSITION
432
THE INQUISITION
439
AFTERWORD
453
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Über den Autor (2003)

Castle Rouge is the companion volume to Chapel Noir, chronicling Irene Adler's first Ripper case. The first book in Carole Nelson Douglas's Irene Adler series, Good Night, Mr. Holmes was a New York Times Book Review Notable Book of the year, as well as winning 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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