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Book Reviews of The Lost World – An Arthur Conan Doyle Graphic Novel

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Book Reviews of The Lost World – An Arthur Conan Doyle Graphic Novel

Raven's Reviews “…The tremendous novel that introduces the reader to Professor George Edward Challenger—brilliant, apelike, powerfully muscled, and short tempered—is recreated here in this graphic novel. The artwork is whimsical, but the story for the most part goes along with the book. There will be a twist or two that may surprise the reader, but trust me, they are great! I enjoyed the original novel (a reprint, of course!) and this graphic novel is a joy to read. I will give this GN five stars. Petr Kopl has other graphic novels available, and I hope to read them all”   ...

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Book Reviews - Imogene and the Case of The Missing Pearls

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Book Reviews - Imogene and the Case of The Missing Pearls

Barbara Mariconda  “Sherlock Holmes finds a plucky protégé in Imogene! The story is a true Victorian whodunit, our young heroine surrounded by a list of colorful suspects – her conniving cousin, a temperamental governess, the elderly butler, to name a few. Readers will love tracking down clues, collecting evidence alongside Imogene, and will cheer when the handcuffs are placed on the unlikely culprit. An engaging mystery for young readers!”Barbara Mariconda (The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons)Edgar winner and National Book Award finalist David Marcum “There are a lot of Sherlock Holmes books written for kids. This really excellent volume does...

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Book Review - The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary

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Book Review - The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary

"I first encountered Matthew Elliott as a fellow-contributor to Sherlock magazine, whose last issue appeared in 2006, the year in which Mark Gatiss told the Society of the mad idea he and Steven Moffat had for an updated Sherlock Holmes. Matthew has since established himself as a scriptwriter and occasional actor, and as the deviser and presenter of our annual Film Evening. There’s no one better qualified to provide a survey of Sherlock – which he does in The Immortals: An Unauthorised Guide to Sherlock and Elementary. Cumberbatch or Miller? They’re both fine actors, equally superb in Danny Boyle’s production of Frankenstein, and Matthew Elliott’s guide is throughout...

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Sherlock Book Review - A Baskerville Curse

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Sherlock Book Review - A Baskerville Curse

"This little book is a delightful adaptation of The Hound of the Baskervilles, told with only twenty-six words, and slightly fewer images.  Macaluso has taken Lego figures and replicated approximately two dozen scenes from the classic novel, and the photographs illustrate each page.  Each scene is summed up in either one, or occasionally two words.  For example, a Lego version of the titular character appears under the words “Gigantic Hound.”  Despite the extreme brevity, Macaluso manages to summarize the entire novel with words and pictures, stretching only once, with the letter “X.”  It’s a really fun work, and one which ought...

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and The Menacing Moors

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“...The story winds through the poetry, to Baskerville Hall, to a confrontation on the moors with a beast like none they had seen, to the inquest on Will Abernathy, (which enrages Holmes,) back to 221B, and thus to the Sussex Downs where Holmes trains as a apiarist and solves a crime, and back to Baker Street for the shock ending I didn’t see coming! The story is really good and the Herculean effort it must have been to write it all in verse—well, my hat is off to you, Mr. Allan Mitchell! I wouldn’t dream of seeing such work get...

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