The Secret Archives of Sherlock Holmes – Book Review
By Angela Youngman Sep 17, 2012, 18:48 GMT
Previously unpublished case notes from the pen of Dr. John H. Watson, companion to the great detective Sherlock Holmes, come to light in this new collection from June Thomson. A mysterious veiled lady carries a counterfeit painting into an art dealer\'s office. A widow with three hands slips out of a church door. A farmer lies dead in a barn, his son accused of his murder, and a skeleton with ...more
Irresistible reading for anyone who enjoys history mysteries. Dr. Watson is again chronicling the cases of Sherlock Holmes. The stories are a good attempt at recapturing the style and world which Conan Doyle created. Certainly the stories are entertaining, and convincing.
A widow with three hands leaves a church, while a skeleton with a silver locket is unearthed in a back garden. Then there is the story of the mysterious woman who brings a counterfeit painting into an art dealer's office. And what of the farmer who is found dead in a barn, seemingly stabbed twice. Is his son really to blame?
Was Mlle Lucille Carere really murdered? Nothing is quite as it seems - in every case the story becomes more complex than it appears at first glance. All the usual characters reappear including Lestrade seeking help from the Great Detective.
A little more atmosphere might be helpful but overall an enjoyable collection of short stories worthy of Conan Doyle. I thoroughly enjoyed them.
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