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Project: Sherlock Rankings!

Well, here it is. To think, I started this venture just about eight months ago and here I am officially wrapping it up. I have put together a video that ranks the pastiches from #15 to #1, with #15 being the worst and #1 the best. I already said this in the video description, but […]

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Review: Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau

Sherlock Holmes: The Army of Dr. Moreau by Guy AdamsMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Sigh. Not a good book to end Project Sherlock on. You just can’t win them all. I half-expected this book to disappoint me. Over the course of this endeavor, I’ve come across books that really just flew off the edge […]

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Closing in….

Sherlock Holmes is one of the greatest literary characters of all time. With all of the Holmes adaptations being made and the reawakening of the Sherlockian/Holmesian fanbase in the 21st century, and with the BBC’s own take on Holmes (Sherlock)¬†under my belt, I began searching for other love letters to the great detective in literature. […]

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Review: Rendezvous at the Populaire – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes

Rendezvous at the Populaire – A Novel of Sherlock Holmes by Kate WorkmanMy rating: 4 of 5 stars “My dear friend, you cannot best me. You may kill me, but my spirit will not be taken down by a mere mortal. And that is precisely what you are.”Sometimes, even a machine like Sherlock Holmes may […]

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Review: Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum

Sherlock Holmes Investigates. The Pink Jewel Conundrum by Philip van WulvenMy rating: 2 of 5 stars Sorry this one took me longer than usual. I finished this late last night and was out all day today. So….. let’s get to it…. This book had a pretty strong starting point. It certainly felt like a Holmes […]

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Review: The Devil’s Grin

The Devil’s Grin by Annelie WendebergMy rating: 1 of 5 stars I don’t understand this book’s aim. Is it a Holmes pastiche? Is it its own story? I put it under Project Sherlock because it uses Holmes’ name and tries to pay homage to his methods…. for the first chapter of the book. After that, […]

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Review: The continued Adventures of Sherlock Holmes

The continued Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Samuel IngraldiMy rating: 2 of 5 stars In the simplest terms, too short. The so-called “resurrection” of the diabolical Professor James Moriarty has been done before (many times, in fact). Counting this short story, I have already perused three novels concerning the return of the Napoleon of Crime. […]

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Review: Shadows Over Baker Street

Shadows Over Baker Street by Michael ReavesMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Please note that my rating of this book is merely the rating I gave out most often to the stories presented and does not represent the rating for every story. Those ratings make up my updates. This novel shouldn’t work. Sherlock Holmes mixing […]

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Review: The Last Sherlock Holmes Story

The Last Sherlock Holmes Story by Michael DibdinMy rating: 3 of 5 stars The problem is sometimes preferable to the solution…. I’ve read Dust and Shadow and that novel honestly did not live up to expectations. So why did I pick up another Holmes mystery involving Jack the Ripper? Well, first of all, I’m running […]

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Review: The Sherlockian

The Sherlockian by Graham MooreMy rating: 2 of 5 stars This one’s going to be difficult to review… but I shall press on… So I debated for some time over whether this novel should even be under the Project Sherlock moniker, but ultimately decided to keep it under the project because it pays homage to […]