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Sherlock Holmes – The Baker Street Archive


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A solid collection of stories to satisfy your Sherlock Holmes addiction. Definitely worth picking up.

It has been quite a few years since I have read some of the original Sherlock Holmes stories. However, I have enjoyed reading series such as Lady Sherlock by Sherry Thomas and Laurie R. King's Mary Russell. I have also enjoyed watching tv shows like Sherlock with Martin Freeman, so I was intrigued by this collection of new Sherlock Holmes stories by Mark Mower.

Sherlock Holmes - The Baker Street Archive is a well-written collection of stories that stays true to the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Although I didn't find the first of the cases, the Diplomatic Affair, to be a particularly thrilling read, I was glad that the remainder of the stories piqued my interest. My favourite within the collection was the Case of the Learned Linguist. It's 1923, and Sherlock is now in his late 60's and living as a recluse on the south coast of England. Dr. Watson is living in London with his wife and, upon receiving a call from Sherlock, is more than pleased to be reunited with his former colleague to embark on a new case! Sherlock and Dr. Watson are asked to help unravel a challenge left by a University linguist in his will upon his death. The will has stipulated that the first of his three sons to find the father's hidden 'treasure' will inherit a considerable fortune. If not found, the will states that all the assets will be gifted to a university, and the sons will not inherit anything. I love language, anagrams and cryptograms, so I enjoyed how this story slowly revealed the solution to the enigma. 

I would recommend it to readers who enjoy "Sherlock" and readers on the hunt for some good short stories they can pick up and finish in an evening. These are definitely worth reading.

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An avid reader since Grade school, I think there is nothing better than losing yourself in a good book. I've also taken on the role of finding great books for my niece and nephew to read so I pre-read quite a few middle grade and YA novels to find great books to inspire their love of reading.

A Diplomatic Affair

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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 October 24, 2022

Published by MX Publishing

50000 words

Contains mild explicit content ⚠️

Genre: Historical Fiction

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