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What if the most celebrated consulting detective in the world, at the height of his powers in 1897, were put on the trail of the fabled lost Crown of Scotland? What if the most potent symbol of Scottish sovereignty was stolen, members of the British Royal Family abducted, threats made against the Queen and a campaign of terror planned by separatists aided by a Great Power? What if Holmes and Watson tracked a conspiracy against the Union by some of the highest in the land? And what if a war of cataclysmic proportions might set Europe ablaze and destroy the Empire if they failed to uncover the plot? The Scottish Question - Sons of the Thistle tells that story.
- Paperback: 208 pages
- Publisher: MX Publishing (September 9, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1780927010
- ISBN-13: 978-1780927015
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.4 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 9.1 ounces
the dialogue is exceptionally good – authentic sounding and spiced with wit and character
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Back in the year of Queen Victoria’s diamond jubilee Sherlock Holmes and Doctor Watson are on the trail of a missing icon of Scottish sovereignty (I won’t give the game away), a missing duke and duchess and a Scottish Nationalist group planning to – well we’re not quite sure what they are planning till we get to the end!
A Pretty Good Pastiche.
It's a pretty good pastiche, historically well-researched and intelligently written. There's one scene near the end that incongruously
English view of Scottish Independence & international intrigue
Who's helping the Scots? Why? Who wants to maintain the status quo? Who side are you on? Now that Scotland has actually Voted the story is even interesting.
a very good tale in the Sherlock Holmes canon.