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Sherlock Holmes in the World of Jules Verne - Review of Sherlock Holmes in the Nautilus Adventure

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Sherlock Holmes in the World of Jules Verne - Review of Sherlock Holmes in the Nautilus Adventure

Ravens Reviews “…Once again, Joseph W Svec, III takes us (and Holmes and Watson) deep into another fictional world that somehow manages to be real. All of the scenes that excite the reader from 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, such as the giant squid, are here in this exciting tale. While showing us the wonders of the Nautilus, and delighting us with Luna the Mermaid, Svec manages to also produce a challenging mystery! I am also pleased to see that the teaser at the end of the book promises more adventures, perhaps at Camelot! I gladly give this amazing book...

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Book Review - The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

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Book Review - The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper

Sherlock Holmes Society of London "A handsome hardback novel by Diane Gilbert Madsen. The Conan Doyle Notes: The Secret of Jack the Ripper is the third DD McGil Literati Mystery, the first two being published by Midnight Ink. Some of the characters bear canonical names, but this is set in present-day America. An apparently routine fraud case for insurance investigator DD McGil interweaves with a more curious matter, a murderous assault on a friend of hers and the theft of an old diary that hints at a momentous discovery – Arthur Conan Doyle’s own notes on the Whitechapel murders and the identity...

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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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