The Irregular: A Different Class Of Spy by H.b. LyleThe Irregular: A Different Class Of Spy by H.b. Lyle

The Irregular: A Different Class Of Spy

byH.b. Lyle

Paperback | October 2, 2018

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AS AN URCHIN LIVING ON THE STREETS OF LONDON, WIGGINS SPIED FOR SHERLOCK HOLMES. AS A MAN, HE SPIES ON THE ENEMIES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE.
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London 1909:Vernon Kell, head of counterintelligence at the war office, wants to set up a Secret Service, but to convince his political masters he needs proof of a threat. And to find that proof, he needs an agent he can trust who is smart, ruthless, and able to blend in with the hoi polloi.

As it happens, the man Kell needs is Wiggins. An ex-soldier with a talent for deduction perhaps second only to the Great Detective, Wiggins was a Baker Street Irregular, part of a gang of urchin investigators trained by Holmes himself.
Unfortunately, Wiggins "don't do official," but when his best friend, Bill, is killed by Russian anarchists, Wiggins realizes that accepting the role of secret agent could give him the cover he needs to pursue revenge against Bill's killers.

Tracking down the Russian gang responsible for the murder and assembling a motley network of allies and informants in the process, Wiggins begins to unravel a deadly international conspiracy.
H.B. Lylelives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career in feature film development, he took an MA in creative writing--and then a PhD--at the University of East Anglia, an experience which led to the creation ofThe Irregular,his first novel. He also writes screenplays and teaches undergraduates.
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Title:The Irregular: A Different Class Of SpyFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inShipping dimensions:8.25 × 5.5 × 0.88 inPublished:October 2, 2018Publisher:QuercusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681440261

ISBN - 13:9781681440262

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"It's not easy for an author to come up with an original idea for a novel, much less a plot involving Sherlock Holmes. But that is just what H.B. Lyle has done, albeit the great detective here only playing a minor cameo role . . . Exciting, interesting, and fast-moving."
-Theodore Feit, Spinetingler Magazine