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The Sign of Fear

27 Aug

It’s the tenth anniversary of the publication, by MX Publishing, of “The Sign of Fear” by Molly Carr.

I hadn’t read it before, but relished the opportunity to finally do so.

“The Sign of Fear” is not your typical Holmes and Watson story. The protagonist is Mary Morstan aka Mrs. John Watson.

We learn about the events of the The Sign of Four from her perspective which is greatly different to the story as previously published.

From that start the book jumps into a riot of colourful escapades and adventures with equally colourful characters, including Holmes, Watson, Moriarty, Emily Fanshawe aka Mrs. Neville St Clair, the father of Hercule Poirot, the mother of Miss Jane Marple, Raffles, Bunny, and the youthful Maigret.

“The Sign of Fear” is a delightful romp from start to finish.

Thanks to Steve Emecz at MX Publishing for providing a copy for review.

The House At Baker Street

11 Apr

“The House at Baker Street” is the first novel for author Michelle Birkby.

When Sherlock Holmes turns away a potential client, Martha Hudson and Mary Watson step into the breech.

A marvellous story with action, adventure, much warmth between the characters, and real character depth.

Martha Hudson and Mary Watson miostly flit around the edges of the canon stories, the exception being Mary’s leading role in “The Sign of the Four”. This book fleshes out both women, making it obvious why Holmes remains at Baker Street, and just what Watson sees in Mary.

I do not have the room to keep all but the very best (in my opinion) books in my small Sherlock Holmes library. “The House at Baker Street” is the latest addition to that library and will be read many, many times in the future.

I cannot recommend this book too highly.

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