Sherlock Holmes the Golden Years – Five New ‘Post-Retirement’ Adventures
September 28th, 2015 by Aldouspi

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Sherlock Holmes lamented, "I fear that retirement will elude me." It surely does in this five story chronicle. The saga begins with The Bonnie Bag of Bones that lead the infamous duo on a not-so-merry chase into the mythical mountains of Scotland and ultimately to the "the woman" who is tangled within a mystery that has haunted Holmes for a quarter century. Curse of the Black Feather continues the adventure in which Holmes teams up with the Irregulars and a gypsy matriarch, to expose a diabolical "baby-farming" enterprise. Their quest arouses a vicious adversary, Ciarán Malastier, who has Holmes struggling for his very life. Maestro of Mysteries begins with a summons to Mycroft's office and ends with a deadly chase in Undertown, far beneath the streets of London. Malastier escapes, but only into the next adventure. The Cure that Kills sees Holmes and Watson in hot pursuit of Ciarán Malastier, racing across America and pitting them against the largest detective organization in the world. In the final story, The Kongo Nkis Spirit Train, Holmes and Watson travel to the Dark Continent to derail a "spirit train" that ensnares people's spirit, and enslaves their bodies. In the end, this historically accurate chronicle sheds new light on greatest mystery of all, Sherlock Holmes himself.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 356 pages
  • Publisher: MX Publishing (November 12, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1780926715
  • ISBN-13: 978-1780926711
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.7 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 14.9 ounces

Customer Reviews

Conan Doyle is reincarnated as Kim Krisco!

6 people found this helpful.
 on December 24, 2014
By Doc
I read Holmes as a young man and loved him. Basil Rathbone was the supreme Holmes. Now we find an author who comes closest to edging out Conan Doyle. Wow! What do we get here that we could not find before in Holmes pretender authors. We find an author who equals Doyle and, at times, outdoes him. He outdoes because he humanizes Holmes. Note this quote from the book, " Holmes was always droll, but this playful demeanor was something new." When was Doyles' Holmes playful? Or, " what about heart, Watson? Shouldn' t justice come from the heart?". No Doyle Holmes here. And that is what makes this collection stand out. Holmes is Holmes, but he is a new and improved Holmes!!

A Page Turner

4 people found this helpful.
 on December 13, 2014
By Drstatz
This is a marvelous set of stories. Although presented as a series of short stories, they build upon one another and the author admonishes readers to go in the order presented. The accounts cover large amounts of territory and settings and do a nice job reminding readers that horrible crimes are not limited solely to the impoverished living in squalor but terrible acts may be committed by the highest nobility. The plots are engrossing and fast paced. This is Mr Krisco's first outing in the Holmes/Watson and I look forward to seeing many more.

Worthy of a second reading

 on November 29, 2016
By GNDNCR
Worthy of a second reading. I bought a copy when it first came out but have waited until I read it a second time before commenting. I have followed Kim Krisco's rise to prominence in authoring books addressing a wide range of societal issues and was pleasantly surprised with his facile transition to this genre. Each story was logical and fulfilling yet created a hunger for more ...Finished it a second time and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of his IRREGULARS offering .

The Legend Lives On

One person found this helpful.
 on December 14, 2014
By Soma Hunter
In this age of accentuating the brilliance of a genius mind such as portrayed in the legendary tales of Sherlock Holmes, here is an author which is simply able to not only capture that enigmatic quality of Sherlock in his tales "The Golden Years," but his portrayal of the dutiful specificity and honest forthrightness in the being of the narrator, Dr. Watson, is exceptional. They are a team after all, a legendary team, after our very body and soul. Here's to Mr. Krisco! The legend lives on!

To Go Where It Is Always 1895

One person found this helpful.
 on April 28, 2016
By Professor Matthew Novak, PhD
Well, as someone who fell in love with Holmes as a boy, and now--as an old man--these books take us all back to a more innocent, more formal, more predictable time. As a better writer than I am once said, "we are always in the London of 1895."

A Grand Adventure

One person found this helpful.
 on December 8, 2014
By C. Ludden
I must confess that this book was my first adventure with Sherlock Holmes, and an enjoyable one. The stories are cleverly interwoven and deal with more than simple crime sleuthing. Here, the reader will find a love story that reaches beyond the grave. The book also explores the historical, political and cultural background of eugenics, Darwinism and suffragettes, all the while marching to the drumbeat of an approaching WWII.

Not what I was expecting

One person found this helpful.
 on April 3, 2015
By MWG
This is a novel worth your time if your a fan of Holmes and Watson the title is a little misleading i wasn't expecting the story that went from the first mystery to continue throughout the book each one linked together Holmes was in more danger with each chapter I thoroughly enjoyed it even though I wasn't expecting much I recommend it throughly.

Excellant

 on April 2, 2017
By Edwin C. Burton
I thought this was excellent! I liked the way he linked the stories together and showed Holmes in a different light with "the woman". Please write more!

Fantastic read. I was not really a huge Sherlock ...

 on February 18, 2015
By Muzic Iz Life
Fantastic read. I was not really a huge Sherlock Holmes fan until I read this book!! Feeling a bit like Benjamin Button as I started with the Golden Years and expect because of this book I will go back and read some of the other original Sherlock Holmes books when he was younger. Loved how the tales were interwoven and the ending gives the impression there will be more crimes to solve in the future - as there should be. Highly recommend this fun, adventurous read.

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