Eddie Knox returns to London after spending five years in forced exile in Ceylon. It is the beginning of December 1894 and the city is suffering from the harshest winter in living memory. In the company of Violet, his twin sister, an actress who is utterly dedicated to promoting spiritualism, and his old friend Osmond Starrett, a set designer and detective aficionado with a bad reputation at Scotland Yard, Eddie will soon find himself immersed in an investigation into a series of crimes related to the activities of a mysterious group known as the Resuscitators who have apparently been able to achieve a miracle: bringing the dead back to life.
Find out who inspired Conan Doyle to create his famous detective, Sherlock Holmes.
Wonderful characters with whom the reader will empathise immediately, in spite of their quirks. Brilliant dialogues.
The protagonist is presented as the real-life inspiration for Conan Doyle’s famous detective.