Dr. John Watson

4 books in series
4.5 out of 5 stars 107 ratings

Dead Man's Land Summary

Deep in the trenches of Flanders Fields, men are dying in the thousands every day. So one more death shouldn't be a surprise.

But then a body turns up with bizarre injuries, and Sherlock Holmes' former sidekick, Dr. John Watson - unable to fight for his country due to injury but able to serve it through his medical expertise - finds his suspicions raised. The face has a bluish tinge, the jaw is clamped shut in a terrible rictus, and the eyes are almost popping out of his head, as if the man had seen unimaginable horror. Something is terribly wrong.

But this is just the beginning. Soon more bodies appear, and Watson must discover who the killer in the trenches is. Who can he trust? Who is the enemy? And can he find the perpetrator before he kills again?

Surrounded by unimaginable carnage, amid a conflict that's ripping the world apart, Watson must for once step out of the shadows and into the limelight if he's to solve the mystery behind the inexplicable deaths.

©2012 Robert Ryan (P)2015 Simon & Schuster
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  • Book 1

    • Dead Man's Land

    • By: Robert Ryan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 14 hrs and 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 41

    Deep in the trenches of Flanders Fields, men are dying in the thousands every day. So one more death shouldn't be a surprise. But then a body turns up with bizarre injuries, and Sherlock Holmes' former sidekick, Dr. John Watson - unable to fight for his country due to injury but able to serve it through his medical expertise - finds his suspicions raised.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Watson without Holmes

    • By Lee on 26-11-17

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 2

    • The Dead Can Wait

    • By: Robert Ryan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 14 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 25

    Dr. John Watson is back home, fresh from his time in the trenches of Flanders Fields. The horrors of war weigh heavy on his mind, and now his task is to help rehabilitate soldiers suffering from the crippling effects of shell-shock.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Just Not Grabbing Me...

    • By Colin on 21-09-16

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 3

    • A Study in Murder

    • By: Robert Ryan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 13 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 17

    The year is 1917, and Dr. John Watson is held in a notorious POW camp deep in enemy Germany, there as medical officer for the British prisoners. With the Allied blockade, food is perilously short in the camp, and when a new prisoner is murdered, all assume the poor chap was killed for his Red Cross parcel. Watson, though, isn't so sure.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Weakest Book so far.

    • By Lee on 04-05-18

    Regular price: £12.99

  • Book 4

    • The Sign of Fear

    • By: Robert Ryan
    • Narrated by: Richard Burnip
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Autumn, 1917. London is not the city that Dr. John Watson and Sherlock Holmes once bestrode like giants. Terror has come from the sky, and Londoners are scurrying underground in fear. Then a twin tragedy strikes Watson. An old friend, Staff Nurse Jennings, is on a boat-ambulance torpedoed in the Channel with no survivors. And his concert-going companion, Sir Gilbert Hardy, is kidnapped.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dr Watson and Holmes continue their adventures.

    • By Avid reader on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £12.99