The Patients Eyes: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (Murder Rooms)

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9780099416586: The Patients Eyes: The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (Murder Rooms)

"Truly frightening."―Time Out

David Pirie gained rave reviews for his screenplay depicting the "real" Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Joseph Bell, in the two part, Edgar-nominated TV series Murder Rooms. Treading that same critically acclaimed ground, The Patient's Eyes is the first in a stand-alone cycle of novels written from Doyle's point of view that include a whole new perspective on the adventures of Bell and Doyle and the genesis of the best-known detective in all of mystery literature...

When the impoverished young Arthur Doyle opens his first medical practice, he is puzzled by the symptoms presented by Heather Grace, a sweet young woman whose parents have died tragically several years before. Heather has a strange eye complaint, but is also upset by visions of a phantom bicyclist, who vanishes as soon as he is followed. But this enigma is soon overshadowed as Doyle finds himself embroiled in more threatening events-including the murder of a rich Spanish businessman-that call for the advice of the eminent Dr. Bell. But Dr. Bell dismisses the murder of Senor Garcia as a rather unimportant diversion from the incident which Bell considers to have real criminal implications: the matter of the solitary cyclist-and the patient's eyes...

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As a young medical student in Edinburgh, Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, studied under the pioneering, forensic scientist Dr. Joseph Bell. Taking this fact as a starting point, David Pirie weaves a compelling thriller which partners Bell and Doyle as they investigate crime in the strange underworld of violence and sexual hypocrisy running beneath the civilized surface of the Victorian era.
"The Patient's Eyes moves from Edinburgh to Southsea where Doyle begins his first medical practice. He's puzzled by his patient Heather Grace's strange eye condition. Heather's parents died tragically several years earlier, and she's upset by visions of a phantom cyclist who vanishes as soon as he is followed. When Doyle gets embroiled in more dangerous events, he asks for Bell's intervention. But Bell is more interested in the patient's eyes, and the solitary cyclist, than the murder of a rich Spanish businessman.

"From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author:

David Pirie, journalist, film critic, screenwriter, and novelist, is the author of two other critically acclaimed novels featuring Arthur Conan Doyle, The Patient's Eyes and The Night Calls. He lives in Bath.

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