Dead Man’s Land by Robert Ryan casts Holmes’ Doctor Watson as the hero on his own. The story finds Watson serving in the Army medical corps on the Western Front. With men are dying by the thousands, one more body is hardly a surprise. But when a body turns up with bizarre injuries, Watson, dogged as ever, begins to pry into a death his superiors would as soon ignore. Ryan has crafted a “genuinely fascinating” mystery that will satisfy Holmesians, history buffs and any reader of good fiction. If you enjoy this one, Ryan’s Watson has returned for three further adventures.