Released on 19 May 2016.

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Who Killed Sherlock Holmes?

4.11 based on 830 ratings & 115 reviews on Goodreads.com

Synopsis

Someone has murdered the ghost of Sherlock Holmes.

As a fictional character remembered by the people of London, Holmes' ghost walked the city, and now someone has put a ceremonial dagger through his chest. What could be the motive? The small team of Metropolitan Police detectives who have The Sight find themselves pursuing a criminal genius who soon lures them into a Sherlockian maze of too many clues and too much evidence. Ross finds herself drawn to an actor who may or may not be a deity, and goes on a quest to win back her happiness. Lofhouse seeks the answers, finally, about why she brought the team together. Quill battles for his sanity. Costain battles for his soul. And Sefton just wants to bring his team back together, even if that takes him to the edge of death.

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Pacy, smart and revels in London mythology. It's especially clever in that our heroes don't stop being coppers just because they now realize there are more things in heaven and earth (and elsewhere) than dreamt of in our philosophies. London Falling might not be on the Booker longlist, but crikey it's good fun
Scotland on Sunday on London Falling (Book One)
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)
Paul Cornell's London Falling is a much grittier vision of a gothic, fantasy London, well balanced between its depiction of the city's criminal underworld and a horrifying fantasy reality that for most of the novel lurks just at the edges of sight. Its take on the crime genre is less The Bill, more The Sweeney
Guardian on London Falling (Book One)