Impressive period detail and sharp dialogue add charm to the strong plot
Praise for The Irregular: A Different Class of Spy
A thrilling story of espionage, murder and the creation of the Secret Service
H.B. Lyle has found the golden thread between Bond and Holmes in a thriller which engages on every page
A flavoursome smorgasbord that features not only Holmes but also Winston Churchill, this is irresistible stuff
A good deal of excitement and some enjoyable riffing on both the history of espionage and the Conan Doyle canon, with cameos of everybody from Winston Churchill to Mr Holmes himself... the book is a treat
A fine first entry in what promises to be a great new series. Wiggins is a captivating hero, and Lyle draws his Edwardian backstreets in convincing colour. The game is most definitely afoot.
Clever and witty. Readers will hope to see plenty more of Wiggins