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The Sensible Necktie and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes

3 Jan

“The Sensible Neckties and Other Stories of Sherlock Holmes” is the second volume of Sherlock Holmes short stories from Peter K. Andersson, published by MX Publishing. The quality of the stories are quite on par with the first book.

Peter Andersson writes excellent traditional Holmes short stories. Every story was a good read.

Two stories really stood out for me. The first was “The Adventure of the Hobnail Boots”. His Lestrade is robust and entertaining.

The second story was the delightful “The Remarkable Experience of Professor Parkins”. This story is a retelling of M. R. James classic ghost story “Oh Whistle, and I’ll Come to You, My Lad.” Turning Holmes’s logical eye onto a story of sheer illogical and terror made for a great read.

As in the previous collection, the friendship between Holmes and Watson is strong.

Highly recommended.

The book is available directly from MX Publishing: https://mxpublishing.com/products/the-sensible-necktie-and-other-stories-of-sherlock-holmes?_pos=1&_sid=8dda48904&_ss=r

Maybe check out my books whilst you are there: https://mxpublishing.com/collections/sherlockian-author-profile-margaret-walsh

The Cotswolds Werewolf and other stories of Sherlock Holmes

2 Nov

“The Cotswolds Werewolf and other stories of Sherlock Holmes” was written by Peter K. Andersson and published by MX Publishing is 2014.

This great book comprises a novella: The Adventure of the Cotswolds Werewolf; and four short stories: The Adventure of the Velvet Lampshade, The Adventure of the Missing Mudlark, The Adventure of the Forking Paths, and The Adventure of the One-Armed Pugilist.

Usually with an anthology you get at least one dud story. Not this time. All five stories were excellent with each story being well plotted and well written. The titualar story has someoneā€¦or something, killing sheep in a small Cotswolds village. Holmes, reluctantly dragged there on holiday by Watson, takes on the challenge after the killer starts on people.

The friendship between Holmes and Watson is front and centre, which is something important to me in a pastiche.

A fabulous traditional Sherlock Holmes tale that will appeal to many. The Holmesian references scattered throughout are also fun to find.

Highly recommended.

The book is available directly from MX Publishing: https://mxpublishing.com/products/the-cotswolds-werewolf-and-other-stories-of-sherlock-holmes

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