Mystery & Thrillers, General Fiction (Adult)
Pub Date 13 Aug 2012
If you enjoy historical mysteries which incorporate the paranormal, you will like Bourland's Singleton and Trelawney series. Part of what I find appealing is the way the novel is framed. Bourland claims these manuscripts came from the long lost case files of the signature duo. Bourland implores the reader to suspend their disbelief and accept the possibility that the pair existed and encountered the supernatural. In the early 20th Century, spiritualism was greatly in vogue, with many prominent figures subscribing to its tenets. The Dream Killer of Paris is set within this time.
In The Dream Killer of Paris, Andrew Singleton travels to Paris to unravel the mysterious death of a poet who allegedly committed suicide 70 years before. On his journey, he encounters a mysterious woman and a mirage. Swiftly he finds himself drawn in...
In the spring of 1932, with Londoners terrorised by a series of brutal murders, the private detective agency of Messrs. Singleton and Trelawney quietly opens its doors in Bloomsbury. The first person to call on their services is a worried Lady Arthur Conan Doyle. She tells of mysterious events at 221 Baker Street - and a premonition that the London murders signal terrible danger for mankind. Their investigation will take our intrepid heroes into a world of séances and spirits. Aided by the most famous detective of all time, they must draw on their knowledge of the imaginary to find the perpetrators of some very real and bloody crimes before they strike again...
Just last week, I reviewed Art in the Blood, a novel featuring the iconic characters of Holmes and Watson. Fabrice Bourland's novel, The Baker Street Phantom is a different kind of tribute, unique and enticing.