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Sherlock Book Launch and Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Cornwall Affair

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Sherlock Book Launch and Review - Sherlock Holmes and The Cornwall Affair

Today is the launch of Joanna Reike's first UK release, Sherlock Holmes and The Cornwall Affair. Joanna is a bestselling author in the German language. Here's the first review.  Sherlock Holmes and The Cornwall Affair This complex mystery is the first of several Sherlock Holmes adventures by Johanna Rieke to be translated from German into English, and after seeing that there are several other titles by her that still remain untranslated, I hope that they too will be available at some point. This tale starts innocently enough: It’s September 1890, just a few months before Holmes will battle Professor Moriarty...

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Sherlock Book Review - Diamond Jubilee: Sherlock Holmes, Mark Twain, and the Peril of the Empire

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Sherlock Book Review - Diamond Jubilee: Sherlock Holmes, Mark Twain, and the Peril of the Empire

A Very Fine Encounter Between Holmes, Watson, and Samuel Clemens I read a LOT of Sherlock Holmes stories – probably a couple-hundred of them every year. I do this as both a fan who has been collecting, reading, and chronologizing them for what’s unnervingly approaching half-a-century (!), and also as someone who edits a number of traditional Holmes anthologies every year. Since I started doing that in 2015, my Holmes-reading time has been decidedly skewed toward stories those sent to me by contributing authors, and I enjoy each one of those printed out on paper and with a red pen...

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Sherlock Book Review - Publishers Weekly - XIX and XX

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Sherlock Book Review - Publishers Weekly - XIX and XX

 

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Sherlock Book Review - These Scattered Houses

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Sherlock Book Review - These Scattered Houses

"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...

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Beer Barons

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Review of Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Beer Barons

“This is the third Sherlock Holmes novel by Christopher James, and in it he shows both his own unique style and approach to The World of Holmes, and also he provides a very interesting and informative travelogue to the area around Burton upon Trent, England. In addition to being a Sherlockian novelist, James is also an award winning poet. (He’s combined the two on several occasions, providing some truly amazing introductory poems to various volumes of “The MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories”.) Perhaps it’s because of his poet’s perspective that each of his three Holmes novels have had...

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