Sherlock Book Review - These Scattered Houses

Posted by Steve Emecz on

"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 read. Now, all we need is more like this from this very capable Sherlockian." 

Craig Stephen Copland author of New Sherlock Holmes Mysteries


Sherlock Holmes - These Scattered Houses is available from this website and also:

Amazon USA      Barnes and Noble (USA independents)

Amazon UK        Book Depository  (free worldwide shipping) 

Other formats

Audio Book   

(first chapter of the audio free download)

A client forsworn, a threatened town, and a Goliath of unimaginable proportions . ....Sherlock Holmes has survived a three-year vendetta against him by Moriarty’s remaining henchmen. Wounded and bleeding, with Mycroft’s help he clandestinely boards an Atlantic steamship.  At the close of his great hiatus, Holmes finds sanctuary at Vassar Women’s College.


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