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A further seven tales have been rescued from the battered tin dispatch box which came into the possession of the famous Dr. Watson’s namesake. They are: The Case of the Millionaire’s Persecution; The Case of the Colonel’s Madness; The Case of the Addleton Tragedy; The Case of the Friesland Tragedy; The Case of the Shopkeeper’s Terror; The Case of the Smith-Mortimer Succession; The Case of the Maupertuis Scandal. And in addition, the brilliantly conceived proposition,an hypothesis regarding the identity of the second Mrs Watson.
The cases of Sherlock Holmes entice readers with their curious mystery. The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes" is a series of short stories following the famous detective as he faces many more cases. June Thomson is dedicated to capturing the essence of Doyle's stories and characters and placing them in many new scenarios both common and uncommon. "The Secret Journals of Sherlock Holmes" is a must for fans of the detective and mystery in general, recommended."
Midwest Book Review, 2013/04
- Series: Sherlock Holmes Collection
- Paperback: 288 pages
- Publisher: Allison and Busby; Reprint edition (November 15, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0749011092
- ISBN-13: 978-0749011093
- Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.9 x 7.7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 7.8 ounces
Better than most
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While these stories were well-written, at least in a technical sense, they somehow lacked spirit. I've been reading every Sherlock Holmes pastiche I can find, unless it already has a reputation for being crappy (such as the Alan Vanneman "Giant Rat of Sumatra"), or is known to seriously mess with the already-established facts of the canon. I've been burned in some cases, trusting frequently-iterated positive reviews of certain books that turned out to be either disappointing, or outright garbage. ("The Peerless Peer" by PJ Farmer was nothing like an AC Doyle story -- just two snarky, bitchy, wheezing old men, inexplicably identified by the writer as Sherlock Holmes and John Watson, being molested by an absurd plot that aimed mainly at seeing them discomfited by as many characters from early pulp-fiction magazines as possible, and then to prove that Holmes was related to Tarzan.)
This is The Real Thing!
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June Thomson IS the voice of Dr John H. Watson. I confess to a certain sexist bias in that I didn't expect Ms Thomson's books to convey the true flavour of the original Holmes adventures, but I happily admit that I was very wrong.
As the saying goes an average Sherlock tale is good and a good one is delightful. Ms Thompsons are better. I particularly enjoy the footnotes. They tie ones back to Doyle's original stories. One can't be certain that the Premises of the "secret" are not true. It makes the books more fun to read.
Holmes and Watson Live -- In All Their Glory
June Thompson is the master of her craft, and an unparalleled artist in recreating ACD's Holmes and Watson. Thoroughly enjoyed the tales of the consulting detective and his trusted biographer...well crafted and intricate stories, superb character development, and the settings are perfect. A wonderful read.
Another good collection of pastiches
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This is a genuine review; no connection to the author or publisher! As a long-time fan of SH & DW, I found these stories satisfying & accurate as to style & period. There is a footnote indicating where each story was mentioned in the Canon. I have bought her other collections & enjoyed them also.
Very rarely have I been disappointed. I was not Disappointed in this
I have many,many Sherlock Holmes Books. Very rarely have I been disappointed. I was not Disappointed in this.A good reading for any Sherlock Holmes fan.
3rd volume in an excellent series
Ms. Thomson comes through again in her 3rd collection of untold tale from Watson's seemingly bottomless dispatch box. She really has mastered Doyle's style.This is the thickest volume in the series so far at over 350 pages and seven previously untold adventures recommended for all Sherlockians.
I am a Sherlock Holmes nut!! I read every book from many authors and all June Thomson book's on Sherlock are great ! She writes about all the stories that Watson mentions in Conan Doyle books and really you can't tell the difference between her and him!!
ONE OF THE BEST HOLMES PASTICHE
ONE OF THE BEST HOLMES PASTICHE WRITERS