The Affair of the Mysterious Letter by Alexis Hall

The Affair of the Mysterious Letter

Alexis Hall

Captain Wyndham is drawn into a mystery that leads him from literary salons to the drowned back-alleys of Ven and even to a prison cell in lost Carcosa. 

Request an Advance Reading Copy!

Get a chance to read this book as a digital galley months before it’s available in stores…become a First to Read member today!

Sign In or Join

SIGN UP

Sign me up to receive news about Alexis Hall.

Place our blog button on your blog to let people know you are a member of this great program!

In this charming, witty, and weird fantasy novel, Alexis Hall pays homage to Sherlock Holmes with a new twist on those renowned characters.

Upon returning to the city of Khelathra-Ven after five years fighting a war in another universe, Captain John Wyndham finds himself looking for somewhere to live, and expediency forces him to take lodgings at 221b Martyrs Walk. His new housemate is Ms. Shaharazad Haas, a consulting sorceress of mercurial temperament and dark reputation.

When Ms. Haas is enlisted to solve a case of blackmail against one of her former lovers, Miss Eirene Viola, Captain Wyndham is drawn into a mystery that leads him from the salons of the literary set to the drowned back-alleys of Ven and even to a prison cell in lost Carcosa. Along the way he is beset by criminals, menaced by pirates, molested by vampires, almost devoured by mad gods, and called upon to punch a shark.

But the further the companions go in pursuit of the elusive blackmailer, the more impossible the case appears. Then again, in Khelathra-Ven reality is flexible, and the impossible is Ms. Haas' stock-in-trade.

Copy the following link