The Fifth Heart

The Fifth Heart

Dan Simmons

Book 1.0 of Fifth Heart

Language: English

Published: Mar 5, 2015

Words: 206659
Pages: 823


In 1893, Sherlock Holmes and Henry James come to America together to solve the mystery of the 1885 death of Clover Adams, wife of the esteemed historian Henry Adams--member of the Adams family that has given the United States two Presidents. Clover's suicide appears to be more than it at first seemed; the suspected foul play may involve matters of national importance. Holmes is currently on his Great Hiatus--his three-year absence after Reichenbach Falls during which time the people of London believe him to be deceased. Holmes has faked his own death because, through his powers of ratiocination, the great detective has come to the conclusion that he is a fictional character. This leads to serious complications for James--for if his esteemed fellow investigator is merely a work of fiction, what does that make *him?* And what can the master storyteller do to fight against the sinister power -- possibly named Moriarty -- that may or may not be controlling them from the shadows? ** ### Review A good old-fashioned mystery ... a doorstopper to lose yourself in Guardian Simmons (Drood) knows the Holmes canon and uses that expertise in the service of a highly original reimagining of the beloved sleuth. Publishers Weekly Always compelling Sherlock Holmes Society ### About the Author Dan Simmons is the author of several award-winning and bestselling novels. His most recent books include *The Terror*, *Drood*, *Black Hills*, *Flashback*, and *The Abominable*. He lives in Colorado.