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The Italian Secretary - Caleb Carr
2005 UK hardcover 1st edition, 1st impression, Little Brown, London
A near fine book in near fine unclipped dust jacket
No names, inscriptions or stamps etc
Tight and square with light knocks
The jacket has no loss or times, slight rubs
In honourable homage to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Caleb Carr takes Holmes and Watson through what turns out to be one of their most sensational adventures - one of their 'largely secret sub-collection' of cases, swathed - in discretion and bound by decorum. Rightly so, given the delicate nature of the investigation: murder in a royal palace, an affront to the majesty of Queen 1 Victoria
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Synopsis
The published compendium of the many adventures that I undertook in the company of Mr Sherlock Holmes contains only a few examples of those occasions on which we entered a variety of service that no loyal subject of this realm may refuse. I refer to cases in which the calls to action were delivered by various government ministries or agents, but in which our true employer was none other than that Great Personage whose name has come to define an age; herself, or her son, who has already displayed some of his mother's capacity for imprinting his name and character upon his era. To be plain, I refer to the Crown, and when I do, it must surely become more apparent why the greater portion of my accounts of such cases has come to

rest - perhaps never to be removed or revealed - in the tin dispatch-box that I long ago entrusted to the vaults of Cox's Bank in Charing Cross. Among this momentous yet largely secret subcollec-tion, perhaps no one adventure touches on more delicate particulars than that which I have identified as the matter of the Italian Secretary. Whenever I joined Holmes in attempting to solve one of his 'problems with a few points of interest,' it was an odds-on wager that lives would ultimately hang upon the outcome of our efforts; and during several such endeavours, no less than the continuation in power of one political party or another - or even the physical safety of the realm itself - was also exposed as having been at risk. But at no other time did the actual prestige of the monarchy (to say nothing of the mental peace of the Queen Empress herself)

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