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Sherlock Book Review - These Scattered Houses

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Sherlock Book Review - These Scattered Houses

"Of the hundreds of Sherlock Holmes pastiche mysteries available to the Sherlockian, very few can match this book for a depth of historical research, finely crafted sentences and paragraphs, and a heart-stopping thrill of a story. Ms. Altabef takes the reader on a journey during the great hiatus and brings Sherlock Holmes to New York state where he is led to investigate that horrifying world of the insane asylums of that day. The characters she creates--especially that of the child, Rachel--are distinct, colorful, and memorable. The plot builds through incident after dangerous incident, culminating with a frantic climax. A great...

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Beer Barons

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Beer Barons

“This is the third Sherlock Holmes novel by Christopher James, and in it he shows both his own unique style and approach to The World of Holmes, and also he provides a very interesting and informative travelogue to the area around Burton upon Trent, England. In addition to being a Sherlockian novelist, James is also an award winning poet. (He’s combined the two on several occasions, providing some truly amazing introductory poems to various volumes of “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories”.) Perhaps it’s because of his poet’s perspective that each of his three Holmes novels have had...

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Top 7 Audio books so far in May

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1. Sherlock Holmes and a Hole in the Devil’s Tail – Viktor Messick and Kevin Theis 2. Sherlock Holmes and the Hunt for Jack the Ripper – Gerard Kelly and  Kevin Theis 3. The Druid of Death – A Sherlock Holmes Adventure – Richard T Ryan and  Nigel Peever 4.  Merchant of Menace – Richard T Ryan and Nigel Peever 5.  Demon of The Dusk – Arthur Hall and Nick Crosby 6.  Sherlock Holmes and The Baker Street Legacy – Mark Mower and Steve White 7.  Scarlet Thread of Murder – Luke Kuhns and Joff Manning More audio books on the Sherlock Holmes Audio Books Pinterest Board.

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Exhibiting Art During The Pandemic With Manzur Kargar

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Exhibiting Art During The Pandemic With Manzur Kargar

Fascinating video with artist Manzur Kargar whose exhibition opened at the beginning of May under lockdown. Manzur is one of the fifty plus artists in The Art of Sherlock Holmes collection with his incredible piece 'Die Weisse Frau' painted from a story written by Tim Symonds. You can see Manzur's piece in The Art of Sherlock Holmes Virtual Gallery.    Manzur Kargar-Glam Exhibition from nazanin subat on Vimeo.

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Book Review - Mrs Hudson Takes The Stage - The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

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Book Review - Mrs Hudson Takes The Stage - The Sherlock Holmes Society of London

"This is the sixth book in Barry Brown’s enormously entertaining Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series." A great review from the world's leading Sherlock Holmes society is something all Holmes authors aspire to. Congratulations to Barry Brown for another wonderful endorsement from The Sherlock Holmes Society of London for his latest novel. The review continues.... "In September 1901, following a successful run in New York, Sherlock Holmes opens at London's Lyceum Theater. In attendance are Mrs. Hudson, Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes. Before the curtain goes up, however, Holmes is summoned backstage where the wardrobe mistress has been found murdered....

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