Sherlock Holmes: The Spider’s Web

26 Jan

“Sherlock Holmes: The Spider’s Web” is the latest offering from author Philip Purser-Hallard. In this book Sherlock Holmes and John Watson investigate a murder at a society party – but the host and his family and friends are more concerned with the inconvenience than finding the killer. As Holmes and Watson delve deeper they begin to uncover secrets that people would far rather were forgotten.

The joy of this book is the fact that the author has seamlessly woven Arthur Conan Doyle’s characters into the world of Oscar Wilde. The society family is that of Moncrieff: the family from “The Importance of Being Earnest”. Other Oscar Wilde characters flow in and out of the story.

Philip Purser-Hallard has a deliciously Wildean turn of phrase. I found myself laughing out loud more than once during the course of my reading.

“The Spider’s Web” is a delectable concoction of a book. Light and fizzy on the tongue, but so very satisfying.

A fabulous, fun, 5-Star read. Highly recommended.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: