Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine by James Lovegrove
August 26th, 2015 by Aldouspi

Here is your chance to solve a puzzle - Can you think like Sherlock Holmes?
The answer comes quickly in this video, pause it when the question is asked and give yourself a chance to figure out the answer...


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For Sale: Sherlock Holmes: The Thinking Engine by James Lovegrove

Man vs Machine

It is 1895, and Sherlock Holmes is settling back into life as a consulting detective at 221B Baker Street, when he and Watson learn of strange goings-on amidst the dreaming spires of Oxford.

A Professor Quantock has built a wondrous computational device, which he claims is capable of analytical thought to rival the cleverest men alive. Naturally Sherlock Holmes cannot ignore this challenge. He and Watson travel to Oxford, where a battle of wits ensues between the great detective and his mechanical counterpart as they compete to see which of them can be first to solve a series of crimes, from a bloody murder to a missing athlete.

But as man and machine vie for supremacy, it becomes clear that the Thinking Engine has its own agenda...

Product Details

  • Series: Sherlock Holmes
  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Titan Books (August 25, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1783295031
  • ISBN-13: 978-1783295036
  • Product Dimensions: 5.1 x 0.8 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 12.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

Another fantastic Holmes mystery by Lovegrove!

 on September 5, 2017
By ATLCM
Another fantastic Holmes mystery by James Lovegrove (inspired by Charles Babbage's Analytical Engine). Lovegrove commands Holmes' and Watson's voices in a manner which Conan Doyle would certainly approve of, with sharp, clear prose, while also excelling at painting the pictures of the various locations, buildings, and other set pieces (with this mystery largely taking place in Oxford). Without giving anything away, there are also some very interesting reflections/parallels to our own modern world and the ability to access and process large volumes of information.

Lovegrove's best pastiche yet

5 people found this helpful.
 on September 3, 2015
By Phipedro
This sits nicely in the canon around the Three Students story and the steampunk elements are more smoothly introduced thanks to the pre-existence of Charles Babbage. Nonetheless this is a Sherlock with Cumberbatch tendencies and if the Dr Who touches also bring the name Moffatt to mind, then it should be noted that another Stephen is in the mix as well - verb sap...

Well-written, an engaging plot with some interesting twists.

One person found this helpful.
 on December 31, 2015
By Alan Filipski
Holmes is challenged by an automaton developed by an Oxford professor to solve crimes. The author is a good writer, well-grounded in the canon, includes many details of Oxford culture and weaves an interesting plot, with some unexpected twists. If you're looking for a good pastiche, do try this.

Five Stars

 on November 19, 2015
By Mark - West Hartford, CT
Very true to Arthur Conan Doyle's writing...hard to put down...a real page-turner!

tech

 on October 16, 2016
By Larry Grimaldi
Victorian thriller with lots of sci fi technology

Recommended, Lovegrove surpasses himself.

 on October 27, 2015
By Haley Moore
One of the best pastiches I've ever read, hands down. Doyle would be proud. The ending will stick with you for a while.

Can a machine out think Sherlock Holmes?

 on January 24, 2016
By Raven
Sherlock Holmes and the Thinking Engine by James Lovegrove

NOT YOUR FATHER'S SHERLOCK HOLMES

 on October 8, 2015
By roy bell
A RIPPING GOOD TALE WELL TOLD.


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