your sleuthing skills can match the great Sherlock Holmes?
Give it a go with these 25 short stories. Read the story,
work out the clues and decide on the suspect and reason for
their apprehension. Then turn to the solutions at the back
to see if you have got it right. The cases come from all periods
of Sherlock’s career but are not told by Watson. Instead,
they are presented as though a packet of unpublished notes
was sent to the author. Eschewing the usual “pastiche”
style, Mr Ross has decided to write them up as short stories
told in the third person; brief, perhaps, but appealing to
the reader’s love of trying to solve a case before the
this immensely and would love to see more books in this style;.
All the information you need is contained in each case, and
going back over it and trying to work it out is a lot of fun.
Some knowledge of the period is fairly essential, although
having read all the original stories is not. The book is illustrated
throughout with black and white pictures, some of which are
obviously from the late Victorian period, the others newer
drawings. My copy is a hardcover, which makes for a good bedside
book, but an ebook is also available for waiting room and
travel use. An unusual and innovative mixture of short story
fiction and puzzle book.