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Publisher's Summary

The ghost of Sherlock Holmes is dead, but who will solve his murder?
The Great Detective's ghost has walked London's streets for an age, given shape by people's memories. Now someone's put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. But what's the motive? And who - or what - could kill a ghost?
When policing London's supernatural underworld, eliminating the impossible is not an option. DI James Quill and his detectives have learnt this the hard way. Gifted with the Sight, they'll pursue a criminal genius - who'll lure them into a Sherlockian maze of clues and evidence. The team also have their own demons to fight. They've been to hell and back (literally), but now the unit is falling apart....
©2016 Paul Cornell (P)2016 Audible, Ltd
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4 out of 5 stars
By Eco-Emancipator on 04-20-17

Good story, but not a stand-alone

I understand why people who haven't read/listened to the other novels in this series didn't like it. If you haven't listened to the previous volumes, don't start here. It won't make any sense. But personally, I like that Cornell didn't waste my time repeating previous stories or reminding me who is who. I usually find that tedious in books in a series.

With that out of the way, I'm enjoying the Shadow Police. I like all the characters, I like their ops boards and police procedures. And I like that they don't have super powers, other than being able to see magic. Or London stuff, as they call it. I particularly liked this volume because of the Lofthouse segments and the back story on the previous team.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Chris on 10-06-16

good story, but audio editing was atrocious

story and narration were good, but the audio editing was stilted and annoying. No flow.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Tod Werewolf on 12-08-16

A every day London story NOT

the shadow police are back on the case.
it could be a good idea to recap the earlier books before jumping in. unless your memory is a lot better than mine (not that hard). I have grown to like the team and felt that this book (although very good ) a little rushed in places and did not feel for some of the lesser characters has much as I could have done. On the whole a most enjoyable experience, now I have to wait for the next book.

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3 out of 5 stars
By Asbjørn on 01-23-17

The story is jarring

The author has some entertaining ideas, but unfortunately he is not a very good storyteller. The movement of the plot and the actions of the characters often feels jarring. It leaves me more annoyed than entertained or satisfied.

Damyan Lynch on the other hand is delivering a solid performance.

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1 out of 5 stars
By Dorothea on 04-22-17

Boring, confusing, uninspiring

[{ "answer" : "I really wanted to get into the story but it the iuninspired story and the voice just turned me off - hard work , even after the first part...", "type" : "Overall", "question" : "What would have made Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? better?", "id" : 50, "typeString" : "overall" }, { "answer" : "confusing convoluted with some story that supposedly happened before and I as a listener cannot fathom as why it has such impact on people Did I get to know that this was to be book two of a series? NO!", "type" : "Story", "question" : "What was most disappointing about Paul Cornell’s story?", "id" : 15, "typeString" : "story" }, { "answer" : "short introduction into the previous happenings", "type" : "Performance", "question" : "How could the performance have been better?", "id" : 32, "typeString" : "performance" }, { "answer" : "", "type" : "Genre", "question" : "If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Who Killed Sherlock Holmes??", "id" : 63, "typeString" : "genre" }, { "answer" : "sadly disappointing The other books from \" Rivers of London\" series are soo much better!!!", "type" : "Misc", "question" : "Any additional comments?", "id" : -1, "typeString" : "misc" } ]

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5 out of 5 stars
By Richie on 12-17-17

As good as Rivers of London...read it!

Well written, brilliant character development and getting better book by book ... really worth a buy !

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