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Mrs. Hudson and The Wild West


Loved it! 😍

If you're a fan of the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas, this series is well worth your time.

Mrs. Hudson and The Wild West by Barry S. Brown of MX Publishing is the newest novel of the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series. I've never had the opportunity before now to read any of the previous books in the series, but I jumped at the chance to dive right in with this novel since I've had good luck with this publisher's works in the past. Plus, I can't say no to a good Sherlock Holmes retelling. Luckily, I was able to jump into this installment of the series without feeling completely lost. That said, one day I would like to officially read this series from the very beginning to help me fill in some of the blanks that naturally come from jumping in so late in the game.

I've always enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes and while it's fun to find a new release that it feels like it could make itself right at home in that original world created by Arthur Conan Doyle, it's even cooler to find a retelling that can successfully do something new and different. This particular novel manages to do something a little different while still fitting in with the tone of the original stories which I greatly appreciated. This novel puts Mrs. Hudson in the lead and also puts her more on an equal footing with Sherlock Holmes and John Watson. She's just as an important member of the team as either of them, but also she's the real brains behind the entire operation. That said, I wasn't expecting such a strong cockney accent from Mrs. Hudson. I also got a kick out of the Buffalo Bill Cody and his Wild West Show. It was certainly an intriguing change of pace from the average Holmesian story with such a quintessentially American element.  

Overall, if you're a fan of Holmes retellings, MX Publishing's Mrs. Hudson and The Wild West by Barry S. Brown is definitely worth trying. Although it isn't the first in the Mrs. Hudson of Baker Street series, it's easy enough to jump into and still enjoy. If you're a fan of the Lady Sherlock series by Sherry Thomas, you may want to give this series that gives Mrs. Hudson the spotlight a chance. 

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MX Publishing has over 500 Sherlock Holmes books, from short stories to award winning novels and biographies. Over 200 of books have made it into audio and there are more coming. We also have regular campaigns on Kickstarter to promote new projects. view profile

Published on May 15, 2022

Published by MX Publishing

70000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Historical Fiction

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