Sherlock Book Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Ley Line Murders
Posted by Steve Emecz on
In "Sherlock Holmes and the Ley Line Murders" by Allan Mitchell, body parts are discovered distributed along the ancient ley lines of Wiltshire. Holmes and Watson journey to Salisbury to assist Inspector Fleming with the case. They are soon joined by Inspector Lestrade, and the game is well and truly afoot.
The level of historical detail in this book is excellent. Allan Mitchell supplies a lot of facts about the ancient monuments of Wiltshire and the resurgence of Druidism in the 18th and 19th centuries, without straying into lecture territory.
The plot is detailed and delightful. An old-fashioned ripping yarn, in fact. Holmes and Watson work well together, and Mitchell's Lestrade is a complete delight.
The only qualm I have is that the dialogue is in italics, which did make reading a little difficult.
All in all, "Sherlock Holmes and the Ley Line Murders" is a very good read. Recommended.
Margaret Walsh - Sherlockian Author
Sherlock Holmes and The Ley Line Murders is also available from:
Amazon Book Depository (free worldwide delivery)
The mists of Britain’s insula antiquity have drifted into the modernity of the nineteenth century bringing with them echoes of the savage rituals of its ancient peoples. The Press has fuelled the Public’s fear over dismembered victims discovered at the intersection of ancient ley-lines, points on the landscape where logic is defied and science is rendered impotent as ancient forces emerge menacingly from the living Earth itself. Sherlock Holmes finds he must anchor his superior mind on solid ground to uncover the truth and deliver justice for the victims as the reader accompanies the Intrepid Doctor Watson and the Great Sleuth as they conquer their innermost fears when encountering the mysteries of Britain’s ancient Ley Lines, the Ancient Ways.