Released on 19 May 2016.

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Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?

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The ghost of Sherlock Holmes is dead, but who will solve his murder?

The Great Detective's ghost has walked London's streets for an age, given shape by people's memories. Now someone's put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. But what's the motive? And who – or what – could kill a ghost?

When policing London's supernatural underworld, eliminating the impossible is not an option. DI James Quill and his detectives have learnt this the hard way. Gifted with the Sight, they'll pursue a criminal genius – who'll lure them into a Sherlockian maze of clues and evidence. The team also have their own demons to fight. They've been to Hell and back (literally) but now the unit is falling apart . . .

Paul Cornell's Who Killed Sherlock Holmes? is the third book in the urban gothic Shadow Police series.

In the media

More dazzling work from a master of every medium he tackles
Rob Doherty, Executive Producer of Elementary
The team's continued struggle to understand the dark and terrifying side of London is gripping. This book is a strong follow-up, a good standalone story, and an excellent read for fans of dark urban fantasy
Publishers Weekly on Severed Streets (Book Two)
Realistic banter, original twists; a nifty debut
Daily Telegraph on London Falling (Book One)