The Secret Documents of Sherlock Holmes (Sherlock Holmes Collection)
October 10th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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This collection of stories, allegedly written by Doctor Watson, includes the theft of the Vatican cameos, the arrest of Huret the Boulevard assassin, and the terrible death of Crosby the banker.

Product Details

  • Series: Sherlock Holmes Collection
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Allison and Busby (July 3, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0749016574
  • ISBN-13: 978-0749016579
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 7.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces

Customer Reviews

Thomson continues to write authentic Holmes and Watson

3 people found this helpful.
 on October 10, 2014
By Ruthless
I first read the Sherlock Holmes canon when I was 11 or 12 and remember being exquisitely caught between wanting to tear through all of the stories in a single night AND wanting to savour them because I knew I would eventually reach "His Last Bow" and that would be the last authentic Sherlock Holmes story I ever read. I have read probably 100 pastiches since then--some of them have been quite good, even excellent, and yet I've known they were not about the "real" Holmes and Watson. Halfway through reading the first story by June Thomson, however, I found myself teetering on that happy edge again--shall I tear through these stories or shall I savour them? Because it turns out that Thomson (and Aubrey B. Watson, LDS, FDS, D Orth) have been privy to the last authentic stories all this time--enabling them to perfectly write Watson (who is my favourite); to truly portray Holmes in all his foibles; to fully provide the rich details about clients, climate and culture that added so much to the atmosphere of the original stories; to deftly plot; to genuinely achieve the correct tone. These stories fit into the Canon as if they had always belonged there.

Seven Mysteries suggested by canonical references!

 on October 10, 2016
By Raven
June Thomson selects seven additional mysteries that were mentioned in some way in the original stories. I will try to match the references to the stories even though some are not directly named. Spoilers always possible but I will try hard not to ruin the reader’s experience!


One person found this helpful.
 on February 1, 2015
By Yancey
Language and storyline are comfortably close to Doyle's. The development is the stories from the hints Watson leaves in the main canon is impressive and well done. My only criticism is Thomson's too frequent references to how Holmes gets paid. There's no value added and the comments of Holmes are a little out of character at times. Thomson is among my favorite Holmes authors and the short stories are enjoyable. Her other works in this series are worth a read as well.

A Capital Collection

One person found this helpful.
 on February 24, 2015
By arthurthird
Thoroughly entertaining, full of twists and turns, and perfectly authentic. June Thompson has a perfect grasp of the characters, and an intuitive sense of what makes an enthralling story line. Well done!

I have enjoyed every one of June Thomson's Sherlock Holmes

One person found this helpful.
 on January 31, 2015
By T. Floyd
I have enjoyed every one of June Thomson's Sherlock Holmes. Her writing is solid, the stories well crafted, and she maintains the feel and characters of the Canon. Highly recommend any of her titles.

Very good read

 on May 17, 2015
By Kindle Customer
Keeps in tune with the original writings. Thoroughly enjoyed and recommend. Suspense and brilliance from the Holmes character is in this book as it was in the original.

More Holmes

One person found this helpful.
 on March 30, 2013
By Kindle Customer
See the review for the Secret Chronicles of Sherlock Holmes, these are all stories based on cases mentioned, but not written up, in the canon.

Four Stars

 on February 28, 2015
By Levin Pollitt Messick
Ms. Thomson captures the essence of the originals very well.

Four Stars

 on March 18, 2015
By breach

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