Ghost Story

31 May

“Ghost Story” by G. V. Pearce is the latest book from Improbable Press. I was given a copy of the book by the editor to read and review.

“Ghost Story” is a Sherlock Holmes/John Watson story with a twist. It is set in the modern day and the pair are married. If that sort of thing isn’t your bag, then don’t bother reading on.

“Ghost Story” is a delightful tale of deduction, deceit, and death.

The characters are well-rounded and fleshed out. Pearce’s characterizations of Holmes and Watson are excellent. The author supplies some lovely back story. I particularly loved the reason that Holmes, though an excellent violinist, is banned from playing in orchestras.

There are several scenes where the creepy-factor is through the roof. The first one in a cave when John was a boy; the other in an abandoned house. Pearce’s ability to manipulate atmosphere put me very much in mind of M. R. James.

The only thing to I didn’t care for was the way the story flipped about time-wise, going back and forth from the present day to the past. This isn’t a criticism as such, merely that I prefer stories to be linear. But that is on me, not the author.

“Ghost Story” is an excellent read and I am hoping for more stories from G. V. Pearce in the future.

If you want to read this delightful book for yourself it is available via the publisher:

Ghost Story

2 Responses to “Ghost Story”

  1. Atlin Merrick June 1, 2020 at 6:44 am #

    What a lovely review, I really appreciate your clarity and conciseness with reviews, thank you Margy!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. margysmusings June 1, 2020 at 8:56 pm #

    You are most welcome. šŸ™‚

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