Sherlock Holmes knew two things to be true: that noticing small, seemingly inconsequential details can lead one to larger discoveries, and that real life spawns situations more curious than mere fi
More Devil Than HolmesDavid Grann, the author of "The Lost City of Z", has brought us a collection of true stories he has researched. Ranging from the apparent murder of the foremost scholar of Arthur Conan Doyle and his stories of Sherlock Holmes, to the rise of the Aryan Brotherhood throughout the U. S. prison system. We are fascinated by the story of a New York firefighter who was the soul survivor from his ladder company on Sept 11, yet due to a head trauma, he has no first hand memory of what occurred that day and is haunted by self doubt and survivor's guilt. These and many other fascinating stories comprise this excellent book. Mr Grann writes with an easy flowing style that gently moves you through stories of hope and hazard, crime and punishment. Some of his subjects are winning and sympathetic, while others will make you question man's humanity.