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Authors: Carole Nelson Douglas

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Good Night, Mr. Holmes

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

 

AUTHOR’S NOTE

CAST OF CHARACTERS

PRELUDE

CODA

A SCANDAL IN BOHEMIA

READERS GUIDE

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

ALSO BY THE AUTHOR

 

 

Praise for GOOD NIGHT, MR. HOLMES

 

“Setting herself the task of creating a heroine worthy of Sherlock Holmes, Douglas succeeds smashingly. Narrated with credible Victorian style and sensibility by Penelope ‘Nell’ Huxleigh, this lively caper establishes Adler’s sleuthing skills... A truly original perspective of the one
whom the great detective himself dubbed ‘the woman.’ She’s a superior woman at that: readers will doff their deerstalkers.”—
Publishers Weekly

 

“What fun to have Irene Adler’s side of the Sherlock Holmes story! With wit, humor, and skill, Douglas has given us a woman worthy of Holmes’ attention... Will delight a good many readers.”—
Phyllis A. Whitney

 

“Douglas has truly captured the Victorian age, with its chauvinism, its rigid morality, and its gas-lit opulence.”
—Mostly Murder

 

“So that’s what happened to Irene Adler! Sherlockians will relish Carole Nelson Douglas’s smart piece of detective work on—and by—
THE
woman.”—
Charlotte MacLeod

 

“No wonder Irene Adler enchanted Sherlock Holmes. In Carole Nelson Douglas’s delightful novel, Irene will charm today’s readers as well. This is a can’t-miss book for all admirers of Holmes and for all readers who enjoy superb plotting, writing, and detection. Absolutely wonderful.”—
Carolyn G. Hart

 

 

 

IRENE ADLER ADVENTURES:

Good Night, Mr. Holmes The Adventuress
(formerly
Good Morning, Irene
)

A Soul of Steel
(formerly
(Irene at Large
)
Another Scandal in Bohemia
(formerly
Irene’s Last Waltz
)
Chapel Noir

Castle Rouge

Femme Fatale

Spider Dance

 

GOOD NIGHT, MR. HOLMES

 

 

A novel of suspense featuring Irene Adler and Sherlock Holmes

 

by

 

CAROLE NELSON DOUGLAS

www.carolenelsondouglas.com

 

Author’s Note
:
This eBook contains material not in the original hardcover and paperback editions of 
Good Night, Mr. Holmes
. A full copy of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s “A Scandal in Bohemia” is included at the end of the novel, so readers can see how the Irene Adler series evolved from the founding story.

    “A Scandal in Bohemia” appeared in 1881. It was the first Sherlock Holmes short story Conan Doyle wrote, and introduced Irene Adler, the only woman to outwit the great detective.
Good Night, Mr. Holmes
has never before been available in eBook, so I’m delighted to be able to make it available again. I hope you enjoy this book—as well as the next seven novels featuring Irene Adler’s own detecting career and future encounters with Sherlock Holmes. A Reader’s Guide is at the end of this eBook.
—Carole Nelson Douglas

 

Copyright

 

Good Night, Mr. Holmes

Copyright 1990 by Carole Nelson Douglas

eBook published by Wishlist Publishing

First Kindle edition November 2012 Carole Nelson Douglas

eBook published by Wishlist Publishing

Proofreader: Pat Martin

Images Copyright iStock.com

Cover design and cameo: Jennifer Waddell Null

Irene Adler silhouette Copyright 1990 by Carole Nelson Douglas

Author photo by Sam Douglas

 

This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents are either the product of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual persons, living or dead, events, or locales is entirely coincidental.

 

The copying, reproduction, and distribution of this eBook via any means without permission of the author is illegal and punishable by law. Please purchase only authorized electronic editions and refuse to participate in or encourage the electronic piracy of copyrighted materials. Your support of the author’s intellectual rights are appreciated.

 

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 “She has a soul of steel . . . the face of the most beautiful of women

and the mind of the most resolute of men.”

 

 

 

 

 

For S. H.

and the many hours of delight and mystification

he brought: a heroine worthy of him

 

 

 

 

CAST OF CONTINUING CHARACTERS

 

IRENE ADLER
:
an American opera singer abroad, introduced in the first of Sir Arthur Conan’s Doyle’s sixty Sherlock Holmes stories, “A Scandal in Bohemia,” now the protagonist of her own adventures, beginning with
Good Night, Mr. Holmes

 

SHERLOCK HOLMES
:
the London consulting detective with a global reputation for feats of deduction

 

PENELOPE “NELL” HUXLEIGH
:
an orphaned parson’s daughter on her own in a hostile London environment

 

JOHN H. WATSON, M.D.
:
Afghanistan war veteran, medical man and Sherlock Holmes’s sometimes roommate and frequent companion in crime-solving

 

WILHELM GOTTSREICH SIGISMOND VON ORMSTEIN
:
the handsome, recently crowned King of Bohemia, whose capital city is Prague

 

GODFREY NORTON
:
a London barrister

 

OSCAR WILDE
:
 
friend of Irene Adler; a wit and man of fashion about London

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