Dead Man's Land: A Doctor Watson Thriller

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Simon and Schuster, Jan 3, 2013 - Fiction - 480 pages
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Where better to get away with murder than a place where thousands are dying every day?

Deep in the trenches of Flanders Fields, men are dying in their thousands every day. So one more death shouldn't be a surprise.

But then a body turns up with bizarre injuries, and Sherlock Holmes' former sidekick Dr John Watson - unable to fight for his country due to injury but able to serve it through his medical expertise - finds his suspicions raised. The face has a blue-ish tinge, the jaw is clamped shut in a terrible rictus and the eyes are almost popping out of his head, as if the man had seen unimaginable horror. Something is terribly wrong.

But this is just the beginning. Soon more bodies appear, and Watson must discover who is the killer in the trenches. Who can he trust? Who is the enemy? And can he find the perpetrator before he kills again?

Surrounded by unimaginable carnage, amidst a conflict that's ripping the world apart, Watson must for once step out of the shadows and into the limelight if he's to solve the mystery behind the inexplicable deaths.

'A vivid account of life in the trenches…this is a genuinely fascinating and finely researched piece of war fiction' Daily Express

'A hugely powerful depiction of wartime horror, a cunning murder mystery and a brilliant re-invention of Dr John Watson. Conan Doyle would most definitely approve!' Mark Billingham
 

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User Review  - infjsarah - LibraryThing

I really enjoyed this book. Dr Watson is recommissioned into the army in France and encounters a serial killer. Enjoyable and well written. I'll be getting the next one to read. Read full review

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User Review  - DeltaQueen50 - LibraryThing

Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan was a very good thriller set among the muddy trenches of World War I. The author chose Dr. John Watson to anchor this story, and, I think, did a very good job with this ... Read full review

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ELEVEN
THIRTEEN
FOURTEEN
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Robert Ryan is an author, journalist and screenwriter who regularly contributes to GQ and the Sunday Times where he was Deputy Travel Editor for seven years. Ryan is currently working on his next novel and a variety of television projects. Find out more at RobTRyan.com and follow him on Twitter @robtryan.

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