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The Year of the Gun (Hardcover)

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The follow-up to the acclaimed The Red Ribbon and the third book in 'a great new series' (Mick Herron, author of Spook Street)

1912. Released from the Secret Service, Wiggins sets out for New York and his lost-lover Bela. But after an altercation on board, he finds himself among the low-life of Britain's poorest city, Dublin.

Wiggins falls in with gangster Patrick O'Connell and is soon driving the boss's girlfriend around town. Molly wants O'Connell to support her Irish nationalist cause--a cause needing guns to defeat the British--and then they go to find them in America.

Finally, Wiggins can solve the mystery of Bela--and meet his old mentor, Sherlock Holmes in a story of escalating intrigue, danger, and violence.

About the Author

H.B. Lyle lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career in a feature film development, he took an MA in creative writing, followed by Ph.D, at the University of East Anglia, an experience which led to the creation of The Irregular. He also writes screenplays and teaches undergraduates.

Praise For…

Praise for The Year of the Gun:

"A bruising, gritty and very entertaining adventure amid the slums and salons of 1912 Dublin, a city about to explode."
Ed O'Loughlin, author of Minds of Winter

"Full throttle, highly entertaining...delivering entertainment in spades."
Irish Independent

"Lyle's series of thrillers featuring Wiggins, once one of Sherlock Holmes's Baker Street Irregulars, are coming on splendidly...Skillfully mixing real history with action sequences worthy of Lee Child, this is historical crime-writing at its best."
Mail on Sunday

Praise for The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy

"A thrilling story of espionage, murder, and the creation of the Secret Service"
Charles Cumming, author of A Colder War

"A flavorsome smorgasbord that features not only Holmes but also Winston Churchill, this is irresistible stuff"—Barry Forshaw, Guardian

"A fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing color. The game is most definitely afoot."—Mick Herron, author of Slow Horses
Product Details
ISBN: 9781473655539
ISBN-10: 1473655536
Publisher: Quercus
Publication Date: November 17th, 2020
Pages: 320