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Review: The Seven-Per-Cent Solution

The Seven-Per-Cent Solution by Nicholas MeyerMy rating: 4 of 5 stars What started out as a simple novel about helping Holmes to battle addiction quickly turned into a much larger struggle and I have to say that it captivated me. I pitied poor Holmes. I felt like I knew where he was coming from. I […]

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Review: The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls

The Shadow of Reichenbach Falls by John R. KingMy rating: 2 of 5 stars This novel fought hard for the position as my favorite Holmes pastiche – a position that currently belongs to a novel commissioned by the Conan Doyle Estate (of which there are two books and I’m not revealing which one is my […]

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Just a quick update!

You know, I was going through my goodreads reviews under Project Sherlock and I think I’m going to create a list of the best pastiches. I think I’ll post them and invite opinions on how I rate and what even ends up getting rated. So far, I know which tribute is winning, but that could […]

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Review: Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson

Dust and Shadow: An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr. John H. Watson by Lyndsay FayeMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Well. The crime was the of the darkest nature I’ve ever seen Holmes take on. I don’t think I’ll be able to keep anything down for a while. Joking aside, this was good, […]

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Review: The Beekeeper’s Apprentice

The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. KingMy rating: 4 of 5 stars I definitely enjoyed this. Mary Russell, a dauntless heroine, is likable despite her character flaws when matched up to Sherlock Holmes. It took her longer than I expected to decipher a message left by the antagonist, and I see that as a flaw […]

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Review: Sherlock Holmes End Justifies?

Sherlock Holmes End Justifies? by Cavenagh Tom CavenaghMy rating: 3 of 5 stars Well. I did not see that ending coming, and that redeemed the book significantly in that I was able to award it one more star. I wish I could say that this book is on-par with the likes of Anthony Horowitz, but […]

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Project Sherlock

I’m very excited – I honestly don’t know why this didn’t come to me when I read The House of Silk. I present Project Sherlock. I will first file Anthony Horowitz’s fabulous tributes under the project (because the first novels to be endorsed by The Conan Doyle Estate in over one hundred years deserve as […]

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Review: Moriarty

Moriarty by Anthony HorowitzMy rating: 4 of 5 stars Internal screaming No, wait. Give me a moment. I’m not done yet.¬†Screams more. What the heck did I just read? I’m afraid this review won’t do the book justice. This story is like a rollercoaster with twenty loops. I felt sick on it…. and I loved […]

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Review: The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel

The House of Silk: A Sherlock Holmes Novel by Anthony HorowitzMy rating: 5 of 5 stars I keep reading the preface in Martin Freeman’s voice now. Oh, God…A novel that takes a beloved character and puts a different twist on him/her can be tricky territory. The readers scrutinize the character and make sure it stands […]