December 1, 2010/ ISBN 0446572594
Mystery / contemporary & historical mixed
by Brenda Weeaks
becomes the youngest Baker Street Irregular in history. When a fellow
alumnus is murdered after revealing he found Arthur Conan Doyle's
missing diary its Harold who dons his imitation Sherlock hat to
investigate. Sarah Lindsey is a reporter wanting a scoop. She takes
to following Harold and eventually becomes his Watson. The chase
leads them across the pond and at some point they’re not sure
who's chasing whom. Harold
relives many of the Sherlock Holmes mysteries in order to solve
his friend's death; readers can expect plenty of spoilers.
Doyle is sick of Sherlock and kills him off. In turn he receives
a mail bomb. When he brings it to Scotland Yard they play it down.
Feeling frustrated he decides to solve the mystery himself. Bram
Stoker joins in on the suspense and eventually becomes Doyle's Watson.
The trip takes them to the seedy side of town, the docks and face
to face with members of the suffrage.
both contemporary and historical fiction very well. There are plenty
of twists and turns to keep the storylines moving and chapters separate
the mysteries making the novel as a whole a real page-turner. I
picked this book up more than once only to set it down again. When
I finally opened the cover and started to read I was pleasantly
surprised and highly entertained. I hope Moore eventually presents
historical mystery readers with a full historical mystery.