The Crime Writers' Association

Historical 2014

Robert Ryan
The Dead Can Wait
Simon & Schuster

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At a time when Sherlockian recreations are ten-a-penny, Ryan’s Dr Watson At War series seems likely to be the one that would most have won the approval of Conan Doyle himself. As well as offering a fresh perspective on a legend of crime fiction, Ryan’s novel sheds new light on some of the darkest aspects of the British effort to achieve victory during the Great War.