Mycroft has turned detective…

A masterclass of classic crime – ‘A triumph of ingenuity and horrific simplicity’ Boris Karloff

‘A very clever thriller’ Raymond Chandler


In an English country village, a recluse and a beekeeper team up to catch a cunning villain.
Far from the noise of Victorian London, Sydney Silchester’s two passions are privacy and honey. But when his honey supplier is found stung to death by her hive, the search for a new beekeeper takes Sydney to Mr. Mycroft, a brilliant man who has retired to Sussex to take up precisely this occupation, and who shares many traits with the great detective, Sherlock Holmes.

Mycroft, himself no stranger to crime-solving, immediately senses the bloody hand of murder. But what villain would have the mad intelligence to train an army of killer bees? And will Mycroft risk his own life to find the killer?

Reviews

A very clever thriller
Raymond Chandler
I enjoyed it hugely
Vladimir Nabokov
Sinister, the suspense cuts down respiration 40%, and it's a tale well and truly told
Rex Stout
A triumph of ingenuity and horrific simplicity
Boris Karloff
Diabolic ... Whimsical ... Sly
NEW YORK TIMES