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Book Reviews - Sherlockian Musings

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Book Reviews - Sherlockian Musings

Sherlockian Musings has had dozens of fantastic reviews. Here are some of the most exciting from leading Sherlockian Societies and publications. The Sherlock Holmes Society of London “Dr Goldfarb surveys each of the sixty stories, lighting upon all sorts of points that others may not have considered. The style is friendly and informal, but always intelligent and thoughtful. Of “The Empty House”, for instance: “Watson’s bereavement, presumably the death of Mrs Watson, is almost a cheery note. The gesture towards grown-up living, marriage, domesticity — that can all be forgotten now. Watson and Holmes can be adventuring boys again, and...

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Book Review - The Riddle of Foxwood Grange

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Book Review - The Riddle of Foxwood Grange

In this superb evocation of both the spirit and the style of Conan Doyle’s earlier Sherlock Holmes stories, Denis O. Smith, acclaimed author of numerous Sherlock Holmes short story collections, here presents the great detective on a larger stage, in a gripping mystery which builds remorselessly to a thrilling and dramatic climax. “There’s a rich cast of characters, the setting is splendidly evoked, and Holmes’s solution to Harley’s puzzle is a tour de force.” – The Sherlock Holmes Society of London From the back cover: An invitation to take lunch at the Great Western Hotel at Paddington station leads Sherlock...

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Book Review - Sherlock and Irene

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Book Review - Sherlock and Irene

“Irene and Sherlock: The Secret Truth behind A Scandal in Bohemia” has sufficient power and ingenuity to stimulate any Sherlockian aficionado to rethink the story.  Chan describes the book as a monograph intended “to apply the principles of The Great Game and Sherlockian pseudoscholarship that may call into question the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and one of the most famous one-shot characters in the entire Canon: Irene Adler.” The popularity of the original story is documented. In a contest for The Strand magazine, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle was asked to name his top 12 favourite stories (not including stories from...

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Irish Rebels

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Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Irish Rebels

"It’s a powerful subject, and Mr McMullen handles it well."  The  Sherlock Holmes Society of London reviews Kieran McMullen's Sherlock Holmes novel about the Easter uprising in Ireland -  "Kieran McMullen has once more combined his expertise as a military historian and former soldier with his devotion to Sherlock Holmes, and he’s added a third element – his own heritage – in Sherlock Holmes and the Irish Rebels. Two years into the Great War, Dr Watson is called away from his post with the Royal Army Medical Corps and instructed to join Holmes in Dublin, where, under the alias of Liam Altamont,...

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Book Review - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon - Sherlock Holmes Society of London

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Book Review - Arthur Conan Doyle, Sherlock Holmes and Devon - Sherlock Holmes Society of London

"The book’s easy readability belies the awe-inspiring amount of research that’s gone into it."   Nominated for several awards, this wonderful guide has done well in all formats and will no doubt be a travel companion for many Holmes fans visiting Devon (and a great read for those that want to walk in the footsteps of Conan Doyle). "Messrs Pugh and Spiring broke new ground with On the Trail of Arthur Conan Doyle: An Illustrated Devon Tour. This latest book is essentially an enlarged and improved version, benefiting greatly from the participation of a distinguished Devon historian. We knew that Conan...

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