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The Night Calls
on 15 August 2011
Arthur Conan Doyle and Dr Bell investigate a mysterious series of attacks against women.
This starts well and there is a suitably uneasy atmosphere. Characterisation is decent although Doyle is irritating. Unfortunately as the book goes on it all falls apart. The prose for the most part is very dull, especially the descriptive passages. It just doesn't go anywhere. There were no surprises here, the revelation at the end could be seen coming a mile away. As with 'The Patient's Eye' this book infuriatingly ends on a cllffhanger. Had this been a better read, this wouldn't matter so much but I was left feeling cheated and unsatisfied.