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Sherlock Book Reviews - Keys of Death

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Keys of Death

Sherlock Holmes Society of London  In his introduction, Mattias Boström describes himself as an “embracer” of Holmes in his many forms, and issues the invitation to “shake up Sherlock”. In The Keys of Death, Holmes, if not shaken, is certainly stirred into life. Taken from the perspective of journal entries by Mrs Hudson, Dr Watson and others, we start with a mysterious and lamented death. This leads us into the introduction of the fledgling consulting detective and his soon-to-be landlady. Watson soon joins the gathering at Baker Street, paralleling the events of A Study in Scarlet. This telling, however, presents...

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Sherlock Book Review - A Study In Illustrations Volume 2

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Sherlock Book Review - A Study In Illustrations Volume 2

Sherlock Holmes Society of London Mike Foy's second book of Sherlockian illustrations has been a real eye-opener for me as it has exposed me to artists whose work I had seen (and some I had not) but didn't really appreciate. The book is best described as post-Paget. It is covering artists both UK and international that were working on Holmes at the same time as Sidney Paget or after as a direct result of his death. The one that amused me the most was Richard Gutschmidt who worked for German publications and seems to have spent a lot of his...

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Mrs. Hudson and The Wild West

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Sherlock Book Reviews - Mrs. Hudson and The Wild West

Sherlock Holmes Society of London This is the seventh offering in the amusingly quirky Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series, in which the formidable landlady proves to be the unacknowledged sage of Baker Street. When Buffalo Bill Cody brings his Wild West Show to London his horse is stolen. Mrs. Hudson not only finds the thieves but also solves a murder, battles anti-Indian prejudice, and becomes a reluctant performer in the Wild West Show. And she still finds the time to make scones (plain and raisin-filled).   Reedsy If you're a fan of the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas,...

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#THIF - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022 - Week 25

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#THIF - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022 - Week 25

Week 25 - Thank Holmes It's Friday 2022 Four brand new books out this week and a new audiobook out today as one of our free audiobooks.  19th June - The Adventure of the Bloody Duck and other tales of Sherlock Holmes - Margaret Walsh 22nd June - Sissy Holmes and The Case of The Dead Hypnotist (Orange Pip Books) - Mary Stojak 23rd June - Of Course He Pushed Him and Other Sherlock Holmes Stories Volumes 1 and 2 - Chris Chan 26th June - Sherlock Holmes: The Adventure of the Jeweled Falcon and Other Stories - Gregg Rosenquist   This weeks news: 1. June Offer 2. Free...

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Book Reviews - A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897

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Book Reviews -  A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897

Robert Pater “The plot is multilayered, characters fleshed out and alive with suitable backstories. Just a joy to read! I look forward to Geri Schear’s sequel. Highly recommended! I was thoroughly entertained and touched.”      Charlie Deckard “This is the most “authentic-feeling” work I have read. Doyle himself would be pleased with this. Every detail reeks of authenticity. It was difficult to put this down, and I’m sorry I’m finished!”      A Biased Judgement: The Sherlock Holmes Diaries 1897 is also available from:   Amazon USA      The Strand Magazine  (special offer) Amazon UK        Book Depository...

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