The Bookbag Reviews The Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

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Outstanding Mysteries of Sherlock Holmes

To get a four star review from The Bookbag is impressive, and all the more so if it is your debut book.

Gerry Kelly gets a very solid thumbs up for his collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories; "I'll spare people the details of Holmes and Watson as crime-solvers – I'm assuming anyone likely to pick this one up is probably familiar with the Victorian duo. This is generally very faithful to the Arthur Conan Doyle originals and the best stories in this set of thirteen sound authentic enough to take their place alongside some of the canon. The strong points of the collection are numerous, chiefly being an excellent attempt at capturing Conan Doyle's style of writing which makes Kelly's Watson convincingly close to the original for the most part. There's also some ingenious plotting in some of the stories – my personal favourites being The Mayfair Strangler, The Mysterious Death of the Kensington Verger, The Mystery of the Locked Study, and The Adventure of the Black Arrow. Holmes is also given plenty of opportunities to dazzle both his companion and the reader with observations about people he's only just met, which were always some of my favourite moments in the original stories and raise just as much of a smile here..."

You can read the whole review at The Bookbag website.  Buy a copy of the book here at MX Publishing and we'll plant you a tree on behalf of the Happy Life Childen's Home in Kenya.  

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