Sherlock Holmes’ younger sister has grown up in the country, raised by her single mother and away from her famous siblings Mycroft and Sherlock. After the disappearance of her free-thinking mother, she escapes Mycroft’s attempts to make her socially acceptable — and less of an embarrassment to him, a government official — to travel to London in search of the missing Holmes family matriarch.
On the way she gets embroiled, like Holmes family members tend to do, in the case of a missing aristocrat, has her brothers trying to find her, for various reasons, and is slowly stumbling across the plot her mother has gotten herself into.
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There are a great many authors picking up on Sherlock Holmes these days, taking Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s beloved characters and weaving their own tales starring them.
Tim Symonds gives his Sherlockian stories a twist by adding real historical characters in every installment. For his third book, our favorite sleuth investigates a matter in the background of Albert Einstein.
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Sherlock Ferret and The Missing Necklace by Hugh Ashton, of Deed Box fame, is marvelously illustrated by Andy Boerger and a real treat for Sherlock fans of all ages, not just the children it’s intended for.
It’s a lovely cautionary tale of things that can go amiss if you encounter Moriarty, with thankfully Sherlock and Watson being about to save the day and help out a young lady in distress.
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The latest edition in Hugh Aston’s Sherlock Holmes series is once again full of marvelous tales of that favored sleuth. Even though all its predecessing volumes have been absolutely brilliant, this one is the best so far.
Once again the author takes the reader on four new cases, all describing adventures and mysteries needing to be solved by the brightest mind of the Empire.
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The latest installment in Hugh Ashton’s contains three more classic-style Sherlock Holmes short stories.
I must say, I am seriously starting to believe that Ashton is the incarnation Sir Arthur Doyle! Every single book, he surprises the reader with brilliant stories, sleuthing at its best and the much desired character development that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself never got around to.
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When Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are presented by old Lord Darlington with a case riddled with supernatural elements, they set out to investigate in style. Facing new foes, one far more clever than expected, and a whole slew of unexpected issues arising left and right. As the plot unfolds, our heroes must use all their considerable amount of wits to stop innocent people from dying and the villain succeeding at their diabolical plan.
The Darlington Substitution is Hugh Ashton’s first full-length novel featuring Baker Street’s sleuthing duo and from the first second you start reading it will grab your attention and hold it to the very last letter.
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With More from the Deed Box of John H. Watson MD, the sequel to Tales of the Deed Box, Hugh Ashton brilliantly continues to follow in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
As was the case with the first volume, Ashton takes us on a tour of three tales previously untold by the good Doctor Watson. Again, he does it in a style so reminiscent of that of the creator of Sherlock Holmes that it is easy to believe you are in fact reading an original story.
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Those that have been reading the Gatehouse Gazette and this blog are no doubt aware of Hugh Ashton’s works, such as Beneath Grey Skies and Red Wheels Turning. I am glad to report that aside from producing excellent alternative-history works and contemporary thrillers (At the Sharpe End), Ashton has now written a truly fantastic Sherlock Holmes book.
This work contains three new tales, stories written up by Dr Watson, the chronicler of Mr Holmes.
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Guy Ritchie is at it again with his spectacular reimagination of the great detective. Robert Downey returns as the most outrageous version of Sherlock Holmes we’ve ever seen and Jude Law is impeccable as the loyal Dr Watson, who is again thrust into an adventure quite against his will.
There’ll be no spoilers in this review — that is to say, there’ll be no information that will spoil the movie experience but some tidbits of information about the plot, so if you’re puritanical about it, don’t read further!
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