Sherlock Holmes and the Nine-Dragon Sigil by Tim Symonds Review
Nov 18th, 2016 by Aldouspi

sherlock-holmes-nine-dragon-sigil
While it always fun, yet commonplace, to read a Sherlock Holmes story where London is the setting, it is a little bit rarer and more of a treat when readers are taken to exotic places where we get a chance to discover a place and history now all but forgotten.

Holmes has retired to the Sussex Downs to care for bees and Watson separated from his friend takes a lonely trip to China. But the two of them are still destined to have adventures together...

It's the year 1906. Rumors abound that a deadly plot is hatching - not in the fog-ridden back-alleys of London's Limehouse district or the sinister Devon moors of the Hound of the Baskervilles, but in faraway Peking. Holmes's task - discover whether such a plot exists and if so, foil it. But are the assassins targeting the young and progressive Ch'ing Emperor or his imperious aunt, the fearsome Empress Dowager Cixi? The murder of either could spark a civil war. The fate of China and the interests of Britain's vast Empire in the Orient could be at stake.

Holmes and Watson take up the mission with their customary confidence until they find they are no longer in the familiar landscapes of Edwardian England. Instead, they tumble into the Alice In Wonderland world of the Forbidden City."

This is author, Symonds' fifth Sherlock Holmes novel.

A Reader's Comment: Sherlock Holmes and the Nine Dragon Sigil is a mystery/crime novel worthy of the Sherlock Holmes title. I recommend this for any and all fans of Chinese settings, historical fiction, mystery, crime, thriller, and Sherlock Holmes. It covers a vast range of topics from old English apparatus's to the chaotic imagery of two men wandering around what feels like a whole other world!

Don't miss out on this new and attention capturing read! You'll be flipping the pages so fast you won't realize it's over until you've reached the satisfying "Finis!"


Sherlock Holmes related items For Sale




Sherlock Holmes Travel Backpack I AM SHERLOCKED School Book Bag Oxford Cloth
Sherlock Holmes Travel Backpack I AM SHERLOCKED School Book Bag Oxford Cloth C $35.13
Time Remaining: 16d 9h 1m
Buy It Now for only: C $35.13
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
New Design Custom Sherlock Holmes Quote 14 oz Travel Mugsliver Coffee Cup
New Design Custom Sherlock Holmes Quote 14 oz Travel Mugsliver Coffee Cup C $17.63
Time Remaining: 3d 2h 25m
Buy It Now for only: C $17.63
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes Travel Venturer Wallet and Journal Combo
Sherlock Holmes Travel Venturer Wallet and Journal Combo C $88.14
Time Remaining: 8d 11h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $88.14
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
TRAVELS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Hall John First Edition 1st Printing
TRAVELS OF SHERLOCK HOLMES Hall John First Edition 1st Printing C $31.50
Time Remaining: 6d 21h 4m
Buy It Now for only: C $31.50
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
New Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Coffee Tumbler Travel Mug
New Sherlock Holmes Benedict Cumberbatch Sherlock Coffee Tumbler Travel Mug C $18.89
Time Remaining: 8d 21h 55m
Buy It Now for only: C $18.89
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Travels of Sherlock Holmes
The Travels of Sherlock Holmes C $7.52
Time Remaining: 20d 18h 54m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.52
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Game Is Afoot A Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes
The Game Is Afoot  A Travel Guide to the England of Sherlock Holmes C $16.53
Time Remaining: 14d 7h 24m
Buy It Now for only: C $16.53
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
New Design Custom Sherlock Holmes Travel Home Bed Sofa Soft Blanket 58x80 inch
New Design Custom Sherlock Holmes Travel Home Bed Sofa Soft Blanket 58x80 inch C $46.62
Time Remaining: 12d 2h 59m
Buy It Now for only: C $46.62
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Traveling with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson
Traveling with Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson C $31.03
Time Remaining: 20h 47m
Buy It Now for only: C $31.03
Buy It Now | Add to watch list



BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES
BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES C $7.55
Time Remaining: 5d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1 BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTON SHERLOCK HOLMES
1 BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTON SHERLOCK HOLMES C $6.29
Time Remaining: 8d 5h 7m
Buy It Now for only: C $6.29
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES 22B BAKER STREET
BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES 22B BAKER STREET C $7.55
Time Remaining: 8d 17h 49m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Finsbury China Thimble Sherlock Holmes Made In England
Finsbury China Thimble Sherlock Holmes Made In England C $3.24
Time Remaining: 23d 14h 25m
Buy It Now for only: C $3.24
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES 125TH YEAR FREE BOX
BIRCHCROFT PORCELAIN CHINA THIMBLE SHERLOCK HOLMES 125TH YEAR  FREE BOX C $7.55
Time Remaining: 19d 19h 5m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Jeremy Brett Studio Gallery Portrayals of Sherlock Holmes Bone China Plate
Jeremy Brett Studio Gallery Portrayals of Sherlock Holmes Bone China Plate C $188.99
Time Remaining: 7d 17h 5m
Buy It Now for only: C $188.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1967 SHERLOCK HOLMES CONAN DOYLE CHINESE EDITION CHINOIS CHINE CHINA BOOK NOVEL
1967 SHERLOCK HOLMES CONAN DOYLE CHINESE EDITION CHINOIS CHINE CHINA BOOK NOVEL C $51.82
Time Remaining: 20d 1h 31m
Buy It Now for only: C $51.82
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1944 Life May 1 Anzio China Sherlock Holmes Air Group Nine returns B 17
1944 Life May 1 Anzio China Sherlock Holmes Air Group Nine returns B 17 C $7.06
Time Remaining: 24d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.06
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1 PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTON SHERLOCK HOLMES
1 PORCELAIN CHINA BUTTON  SHERLOCK HOLMES C $6.29
Time Remaining: 4h 50m
Buy It Now for only: C $6.29
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes in the 21st Century Episode #3

News About Forbidden City

Beijing's overwhelmed Forbidden City to limit visitors

Reuters - 3 yearss ago
BEIJING (Reuters) - Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the heart of Beijing, will begin limiting how many tourists it admits, amid worries that its popularity is damaging the site, state...

Arts Picks: Forbidden City, Aliwal Arts Night Crawl, Art Studio and Heart Orientations

The Straits Times - 2 days ago
Created 15 years ago by Singapore Repertory Theatre for the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, this musical reimagines the life of China's Dowager Empress Cixi with great visual appeal. Cheryl Tan,...

Forbidden City: Portrait Of An Empress an epic feast for the senses ...

The Straits Times - 6 days ago
Forbidden City: Portrait Of An Empress is an epic visual feast. Flying red lanterns, acrobatics and bejewelled costumes are present in plenty, but what stands out ...and...

10 Masterpieces from the Forbidden City

euronews - 4 weeks ago
“The Forbidden City in Monaco, Imperial Court Life in China” at the Grimaldi Forum Monaco celebrates the splendor of the last Chinese imperial dynasty. A magnificent exhibition comprising 250...

Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress is a sumptuous showcase of ...

The Peak Singapore - 4 days ago
Cheryl Tan and Benjamin Chow are a delight to watch as royal nemesis Cixi and Prince Tun. Jennifer Chen. Watching Forbidden City in 2017, I could not but ...and...

A lightning raid on Kaliningrad, the forbidden city Stalin grabbed from Hitler

The Times - 1 week ago
I first set foot in Kaliningrad on an icy day in March 1990 at a unique moment in European history, when rules that had endured for half a century had ceased to apply, and a timid Lithuanian taxi...

Durham becomes first UK team to excavate in Forbidden City

HeritageDaily - 4 weeks ago
Dr Derek Kennet, Associate Professor in the Department of Archaeology at Durham University, UK, said: “It is a great honour to have been invited to excavate in the Forbidden City and to work...

News via Google. See more news matching 'Forbidden City'

Sherlock Holmes and the Round Table Adventure by Joseph W Svec III
Nov 13th, 2016 by Aldouspi

sherlock-holmes-round-table

We all know of King Arthur and the knights of the round table, but who would expect a knight from Camelot to visit Sherlock Holmes...

"Merlin predicted you would say that." When a knight from the Round Table of Camelot bursts into 221-B Baker Street demanding the help of Sherlock Holmes. And there begins the oddest, most mystical adventure Holmes and Watson have ever experienced. Merlin himself, has called the great detective and his scribe back through time, to solve a vexing problem.

England's greatest Poet Laureate is missing! A Unicorn leads the way through the portal in the standing stones, and waiting for them are a series of challenges unlike anything they have ever encountered before, as well as Pixies, Gnomes, Hobgoblins, a dragon, an enchanted mirror, a very odd chess match, an underground labyrinth, King Arthur, and his Round Table, and the most infamous sorceress of history and myth, Morgan le Fey!

Plot twists abound, as logic and rational thinking collide head on with myth and magic, resulting in Sherlock crafting a masterful scheme that echoes all the way down through history. Brace your selves for a most fascinating and enjoyable tale.

In Joseph Svec III’s first two Holmes novels, the author has had Holmes travel to Wonderland seeking Alice and Lewis Carroll and then under the sea on the Nautilus searching for Jules Verne. Readers of those two books, will be glad to find Holmes is traveling backwards in time to the days of King Arthur to seek out Alfred Lord Tennyson!


Joseph W Svec III Related Items For Sale




Svec III Joseph W Sherlock Holmes In The Nautilus Adventu UK IMPORT BOOK NEW
Svec III Joseph W Sherlock Holmes In The Nautilus Adventu UK IMPORT BOOK NEW C $11.76
Time Remaining: 27d 9h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $11.76
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Toy Castles and Knights Joseph Svec III Infinity Publishing Anglais 110 pages
Toy Castles and Knights Joseph Svec III Infinity Publishing Anglais 110 pages C $81.13
Time Remaining: 4d 10h 51m
Buy It Now for only: C $81.13
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
SVEC III JOSEPH Toy Castles and Knights A Guide to Toy Brand New
SVEC III JOSEPH Toy Castles and Knights A Guide to Toy  Brand New C $73.70
Time Remaining: 12d 7h 18m
Buy It Now for only: C $73.70
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat by Joseph W Iii Svec Pape
Sherlock Holmes and the Adventure of the Grinning Cat by Joseph W Iii Svec Pape C $16.69
Time Remaining: 14d 15h 55m
Buy It Now for only: C $16.69
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Mystical Journeys A Gathering of Poems by III Joseph W Svec Paperback Book En
Mystical Journeys A Gathering of Poems by III Joseph W Svec Paperback Book En C $13.74
Time Remaining: 23d 24m
Buy It Now for only: C $13.74
Buy It Now | Add to watch list



Sherlock Holmess war of the worlds Warner science fantasy Wade Wellman Manl
Sherlock Holmess war of the worlds Warner science fantasy Wade Wellman Manl C $5.03
Time Remaining: 17h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $5.03
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmess war of the worlds Warner science fantasy
Sherlock Holmess war of the worlds Warner science fantasy C $5.03
Time Remaining: 24d 20h 14m
Buy It Now for only: C $5.03
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1982 Press Photo Rita Jenrette in Fantasy Island Save Sherlock Holmes
1982 Press Photo Rita Jenrette in Fantasy Island Save Sherlock Holmes C $23.79
Time Remaining: 16d 21h 52m
Buy It Now for only: C $23.79
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery C $6.30
Time Remaining: 23d 18h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $6.30
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery C $37.80
Time Remaining: 29d 22h 54m
Buy It Now for only: C $37.80
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Fantasy DVD lot Lord of the Rings Underworld Sherlock Holmes Special Edition
Fantasy DVD lot Lord of the Rings Underworld Sherlock Holmes Special Edition C $17.63
Time Remaining: 25d 5h 16m
Buy It Now for only: C $17.63
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery
Young Sherlock Holmes 1985 Original Movie Poster Adventure Fantasy Mystery C $12.60
Time Remaining: 29d 23h 41m
Buy It Now for only: C $12.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Fantasy Collector 214 1990 Caz Sherlock Holmes Virgil Wilhite fanzine VG
Fantasy Collector 214 1990 Caz Sherlock Holmes Virgil Wilhite fanzine VG C $42.34
Time Remaining: 5d 22h 44m
Buy It Now for only: C $42.34
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Unframed Art Poster Fantasy Bear Dressed as Sherlock Holmes m407
Unframed Art Poster Fantasy Bear Dressed as Sherlock Holmes m407 C $12.88
Time Remaining: 2d 12h 20m
Buy It Now for only: C $12.88
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
USED LN The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Wildside Fantasy Classic
USED LN The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Wildside Fantasy Classic C $78.71
Time Remaining: 12d 15h 16m
Buy It Now for only: C $78.71
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

News About the Round Table

Knights of Camelot invade Monroe

Monroe Courier - 2 weeks ago
Written by Monty Python alum, Eric Idle (whose voiceover graces the Two Planks' production), SPAMALOT humorously retells the Arthurian legend of the Knights of the Round Table, with many notable...

Maryland Ensemble Theatre Presents YOUNG CAMELOT AND THE FIGHT FOR THE HOLY GRAIL

Broadway World - 1 week ago
Maryland Ensemble Theatre's (MET) family theatre, The FUN Company presents their annual community collaboration with Frederick Community College and the youth of Frederick County with Young...

Knights and ladies: Triphammer Arts stages 'Camelot'

Ithaca Journal - 3 weeks ago
Bringing to life the story of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table, the show features Broadway classics such as, “If Ever I Would Leave You,” “The...

Monty Python's Spamalot

Austin Chronicle - 2 weeks ago
Musical theatre fans will recall the classic Camelot, Lerner and Loewe's earnest and somewhat silly depiction of the court of Camelot and the adventures of the Knights of the Round Table. Then...

This is the legend of the Knights of the Round Table

We Are The Mighty (blog) - 2 weeks ago
He even started a romantic affair with Arthur's wife, Queen Guinevere. This action sparked a civil war, which led to the death of King Arthur and the dissolution of his knights. But the legacy of...

Broadway's Camelot Comes to the Farm

Lansing Star - 4 weeks ago
Chivalry, passion, and betrayal! The timeless tale of King Arthur, Queen Guenevere, Sir Lancelot, and the Knights of the Round Table is set against a backdrop of lush green fields and sweeping views...

Peoria and Tazewell restaurant inspections for June

News ... - 2 weeks ago
PEORIA CITY/COUNTYInspections conducted by the Peoria City/County Health Department for June have been released. Monthly results with a score of fewer ...and...

News via Google. See more news matching 'round table camelot'

Sherlock Holmes in Russia by Alex Auswaks Review
Sep 16th, 2016 by Aldouspi

sherlock-holmes-in-russia

Here is a review and look at the collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches entitled "Sherlock Holmes in Russia" translated by Alex Auswaks.The book contains 7 stories, two written by P. Orlovetz and 5 stories by P. Nitikin. These stories were written in the around 1905 - 1910, in what were the equivalent of "penny dreadfuls" in Russia. These stories were not authorized and were published without regard to copyright protection at that time.

When I first bought the book, I imagined it was going to contain modern pastiches from a modern Russia. Instead, I read seven stories that reflect the Russian society of the early 20th century. And that has a certain fascination. Of course, there is also the confusion of how Russians name themselves that anyone who has read "War and Peace" is familiar with. But as a long time reader I have learned to ignore such literary distractions and still enjoy what is presented.

The Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson that appears in these stories are not your usual characters - they are oddly flavored in not fully realized charicatures. While still recognizable, I have never read a Holmes story before where Sherlock Holmes is so willing to receive a fee...

The book is readable and the stories have their moments - twice a story ends with Holmes disappearing in a river. These are not great stories, though, and if you are looking for great pastiches, buy some other book first. For Sherlock Holmes collectors, though, you will not mind having this in your library.

The Rating:  ... This book has a rating of 3 "Pipes." Readers will enjoy the stories, if they look at the book as a collection of Sherlockian oddities, rather than being great stories.

More information from Amazon:

Sherlock Holmes in Russia

Thanks to the Sherlockian historian George Piliev and translator Alex Auswaks, this remarkable collection of seven Russian Sherlock Holmes stories is now available in English for the first time. Piliev tells the fascinating story of how these tales came to be written, in the context of the Sherlockian phenomenon in Russia. He explains how Holmes reached an even greater audience when Russian writers decided to transport him and Watson from Baker Street to Russia, on the premise that they traveled widely in the country and became fluent in the language.

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson traveled the length of Russia solving the most difficult and unimaginable cases and pursued all the while by an implacable Russian Moriarty. Instead of mainly dealing with murders, these stories are more diverse, covering kidnapping, a strange problem in a shop, theft, and corruption.

Read more ...


Sherlock Holmes & Russia Related Items For Sale




Sherlock Holmes in Russia ExLibrary
Sherlock Holmes in Russia ExLibrary C $6.67
Time Remaining: 18d 3h 40m
Buy It Now for only: C $6.67
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage Russia Book Kulikova Elementary Vasin Sherlock Holmes Children Kids Old
Vintage Russia Book Kulikova Elementary Vasin Sherlock Holmes Children Kids Old C $9.49
Time Remaining: 17d 20h 28m
Buy It Now for only: C $9.49
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage Russia Book Conan Doyle The Maracot Deep Sherlock Holmes Children Kids
Vintage Russia Book Conan Doyle The Maracot Deep Sherlock Holmes Children Kids C $12.45
Time Remaining: 14d 14h 57m
Buy It Now for only: C $12.45
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes in Russia ExLibrary
Sherlock Holmes in Russia ExLibrary C $7.01
Time Remaining: 13d 4h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $7.01
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes in Russia HARDCOVER Very Good Condition
Sherlock Holmes in Russia HARDCOVER  Very Good Condition C $18.84
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: C $18.84
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Sherlock Holmes in Russia HARDCOVER Brand New
Sherlock Holmes in Russia HARDCOVER  Brand New C $45.30
Time Remaining: 11d 15h 57m
Buy It Now for only: C $45.30
Buy It Now | Add to watch list



Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes DrWatson observe the nature Modern Russian card
Conan Doyle Sherlock Holmes  DrWatson observe the nature Modern Russian card C $3.99
Time Remaining: 20d 17h 8m
Buy It Now for only: C $3.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Sherlock Holmes The Complete Collection Russian
ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Sherlock Holmes The Complete Collection   Russian C $61.74
Time Remaining: 11d 18h 58m
Buy It Now for only: C $61.74
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Vintage Russian Book Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1988 Dorohova old
Vintage Russian Book Doyle The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes 1988 Dorohova old C $12.59
Time Remaining: 19d 18h 27m
Buy It Now for only: C $12.59
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
Russian Book Doyle Arthur Conan Adventure Sherlock Holmes Old Children Kids
Russian Book Doyle Arthur Conan Adventure Sherlock Holmes Old Children Kids C $10.07
Time Remaining: 6d 7h 55m
Buy It Now for only: C $10.07
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyl HARDCOVER BOOK IN RUSSIAN
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyl HARDCOVER BOOK IN RUSSIAN C $163.79
Time Remaining: 18d 21h 27m
Buy It Now for only: C $163.79
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


3 Top Selling Mystery Books

#1 Best Seller
#2 Best Seller
#3 Best Seller
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.

News About Sherlock Holmes and Russia

The revolution Putin wants to ignore (opinion)

CNN - 5 days ago
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, and Project 1917, which was founded to create social media forums about the...

Myths of Mother Russia—and other books to read

WSJ.com - 1 week ago
More than enforced lies, fables of a noble war helped some Soviet women cope with monstrous memories. Read more. The Greatest Show on Earth ...and...

From Russia with code: Three pals from the East have an elementary plan to create a Sherlock Holmes game in Ireland

Independent.ie - 2 weeks ago
He had already tossed around some ideas with two friends from back in Russia. Alex Nitz is a doctor by profession but also studied visual arts, while Ilya Moshkov is a musician and business graduate...

'Black as Azef': The story of Russia's most notorious double agent

Russia Beyond the Headlines - 3 weeks ago
Yevno Azef (1869-1918) was a provocateur, a terrorist and a double agent who feigned loyalty to both the Revolution and the Tsarist regime. Today, he remains a symbol of treachery in Russian history,...

9 new movie trailers you need to watch from this past week

BGR - 6 days ago
And forget about the Russia investigation — well, we do have a Russia-related movie that will make it impossible to forget this particular nation. ... The Limehouse Golem seems to be a Sherlock...

The Dog That Has Not Barked Yet: New York and the Special Counsel

Bloomberg BNA - 3 days ago
The Sherlock Holmes short story “Silver Blaze” featured a clue that has become famous: the dog that did not bark during the theft of a champion race horse, from which the sleuth deduced that the...

This choir will be performing Gustav Holst's Veda-based hymns for first time in India

Economic Times - 6 hours ago
Holst went on to compose two texts based on Kalidasa's works, a lot of folk music and even collaborated with a socialist priest who supported the revolution in Russia. A stint in Algeria inspired...

News via Google. See more news matching 'Sherlock Holmes Russia'

Sherlock Holmes and the Menacing Metropolis by Allan Mitchell Review
Jun 7th, 2016 by Aldouspi

Here is a recent Sherlock Holmes pastiche written in poetic stanzas that has come to my attention...

Sherlock Holmes and the Menacing Metropolis

After Holmes has rid the moors of the huge grizzly bear that was wantonly killing livestock, Holmes returned to London, only to discover that his reputation had been shredded no less than the sheep on the moors. He concludes that the diabolical mind behind the menace is still very much in evidence. Could Moriarty have survived the fall? Was he back and seeking revenge? Holmes' plan for his retirement was complete, but once his mind had been restored, he realized that he had to finish his work, once and for all.

We discover that the Great Metropolis harbors evil and deviltry far more sinister than Dartmoor's menacing moors could offer - it is not for nothing that Watson describes London as the great cesspool draining the Empire of its dregs. Its evil stems from the hearts of the most heartless of men, evil against which a group of stalwart Londoners is determined to act. Knowledge is power and forewarned is forearmed, it is said, but fore-knowledge is fragile and Sherlock must balance probability with instinct, caution with decisiveness, when warned of impending disaster for both City and Realm.

Allan Mitchell's stirring stanzas of reeling rhyme once again stretch back to an earlier era to witness the never-ending battle between Sherlock Holmes and the Menacing Metropolis.

Actual Customer Comment: Alan Mitchell first brought us the epic Sherlock Holmes poem in the form of “The Menacing Moors.” Now the author/poet returns to that format in the sequel, “The Menacing Metropolis”.

With events that begin immediately following the previous book, Holmes and Watson are back in London after Holmes’s recent sojourn to Sussex. They have learned that Professor Moriarty, believed to be dead, may be alive. Whoever has left a taunting note on the door of 221 Baker Street certainly wants them to think so.

With Watson’s invitation into a secret crime-fighting society, the investigation begins in earnest.

Actual Customer Comment: I enjoyed the book, but I have said before and I say again, poetry is made to be read aloud. I read the entire 170 pages aloud over two days. The cadence at times reminded me of The Night before Christmas, and sometimes of Dr. Seuss, but the story is definitely there!

Holmes detects the presence of a devious mind behind the events of The Menacing Moors. He wonders whether or not Moriarty could possibly be alive. Watson reminds Holmes that Moriarty had a brother, Colonel James Moriarty who had defamed Holmes in the newspapers following Professor Moriarty died at Reichenbach Falls. Then there is Colonel Moran. He is supposed to be in prison, but is discovered to have escaped. Nothing really is a deciding factor in determining who the mastermind really is, but Holmes and a group called The Tower are determined to find out!

Read More/Buy


Best Selling British Detective Books

#1 Best Seller
#2 Best Seller
#3 Best Seller
Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.


Allan Mitchell Books For Sale




Allan Houston 20 Detroit Pistons NBA Mitchell Ness Jersey sz 56 NEW
Allan Houston 20 Detroit Pistons NBA Mitchell  Ness Jersey sz 56 NEW C $62.99
Time Remaining: 16d 10h 8m
Buy It Now for only: C $62.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
J ALLAN MITCHELL Ethics and Exemplary Narrative in Chaucer Brand New
J ALLAN MITCHELL Ethics and Exemplary Narrative in Chaucer  Brand New C $119.64
Time Remaining: 18d 12h 20m
Buy It Now for only: C $119.64
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
ALLAN MITCHELL The Devils Captain Ernst Jnger in Nazi Brand New
ALLAN MITCHELL The Devils Captain Ernst Jnger in Nazi  Brand New C $90.67
Time Remaining: 18d 5h 33m
Buy It Now for only: C $90.67
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Thirteenth Disciple by Allan Mitchell English Paperback Book
The Thirteenth Disciple by Allan Mitchell English Paperback Book C $20.55
Time Remaining: 20d 4h 59m
Buy It Now for only: C $20.55
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The German Influence in France after 1870 by Allan Mitchell Alla
The German Influence in France after 1870 by Allan Mitchell Alla C $23.56
Time Remaining: 26d 4h 2m
Buy It Now for only: C $23.56
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
The Thirteenth Disciple by Allan Mitchell Hardcover Book English
The Thirteenth Disciple by Allan Mitchell Hardcover Book English C $36.59
Time Remaining: 7d 15h 39m
Buy It Now for only: C $36.59
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
ALLAN MITCHELL The Nazi Revolution Hitlers Dictatorship and Brand New
ALLAN MITCHELL The Nazi Revolution Hitlers Dictatorship and  Brand New C $103.00
Time Remaining: 11d 12h 18m
Buy It Now for only: C $103.00
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
German Influence in France After 1870 by Allan Mitchell Paperback Book English
German Influence in France After 1870 by Allan Mitchell Paperback Book English C $75.07
Time Remaining: 10d 22h 59m
Buy It Now for only: C $75.07
Buy It Now | Add to watch list


London Metropolis Related Items For Sale




New London Metropolis Audio CD
New  London Metropolis Audio CD C $38.96
Time Remaining: 7d 16h 46m
Buy It Now for only: C $38.96
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
CONCERT FAVOURITES 45 record EP London Metropolis Symphony
CONCERT FAVOURITES 45 record EP London Metropolis Symphony C $17.99
Time Remaining: 25d 1h 55m
Buy It Now for only: C $17.99
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
London Metropolis of the Slave Trade
London Metropolis of the Slave Trade C $32.67
Time Remaining: 13d 22h 30m
Buy It Now for only: C $32.67
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
London Metropolis of the Slave Trade ExLibrary
London Metropolis of the Slave Trade ExLibrary C $29.53
Time Remaining: 8d 16h 41m
Buy It Now for only: C $29.53
Buy It Now | Add to watch list
1868 London Metropolis Gas Company Report of Charges + Expenses
1868 London Metropolis Gas Company Report of Charges + Expenses C $75.60
Time Remaining: 4d 18h 49m
Buy It Now for only: C $75.60
Buy It Now | Add to watch list

News About London Metropolis


England delights visitors with sites just beyond the London metropolis - San Francisco Chronicle
Posted on Sunday August 13, 2017


San Francisco Chronicle

England delights visitors with sites just beyond the London metropolis
San Francisco Chronicle
London might be a global colossus with 8.8 million inhabitants (the second-biggest English city, Birmingham, can lay claim to a mere 1.1 million), but size isn't all that matters. There's plenty more to be unearthed in England's green and pleasant land ...

To Kill A King & Misfires tickets - Skiddle.com
Posted on Monday August 07, 2017


Skiddle.com

To Kill A King & Misfires tickets
Skiddle.com
Metropolis Live, in partnership with CLASH Magazine, is a series of free monthly showcases presenting some of the best acts around town, performing live at Metropolis in Studio A, one of the most exclusive recording studios in the world, graced by the ...

Watch: To Kill A King live at Metropolis Studios - Skiddle.com
Posted on Tuesday August 15, 2017


Skiddle.com

Watch: To Kill A King live at Metropolis Studios
Skiddle.com
We've been partners with Clash Magazine since earlier in the summer, and part of that involves us live streaming their series of events featuring some of the best bands bubbling away on the UK music scene.

Camden Goods Yard delivers on new homes - Financial Times
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017


Financial Times

Camden Goods Yard delivers on new homes
Financial Times
“When London surrounds Primrose Hill, the streets of the metropolis will run with blood.” So predicted Ursula Sontheil, better known as Mother Shipton, a 16th-century soothsayer. Until now, superstitious local residents may have pointed to Camden Goods ...

London's ThinCats funds a big fat £2.4m loan to the Academy of Contemporary Music - Bdaily
Posted on Friday August 18, 2017


Bdaily

London's ThinCats funds a big fat £2.4m loan to the Academy of Contemporary Music
Bdaily
Alongside being the sole shareholder of the ACM, Kainne Clements is the owner of Europe's Metropolis Studios. The ACM offers students the opportunity to benefit from recording at Metropolis Studios - the likes of Queen, Michael Jackson, Amy Winehouse, ...

Before New York had Broadway and London was crammed with tourists: Oldest known photos of cities around the ... - Daily Mail
Posted on Friday August 11, 2017


Daily Mail

Before New York had Broadway and London was crammed with tourists: Oldest known photos of cities around the ...
Daily Mail
Ever wondered what New York looked like before the bright lights of Broadway, Tokyo before it became a sprawling metropolis and London's Trafalgar Square before it became a tourist hot spot? These remarkable images are some of the oldest known ...

Best London gardens to visit - Telegraph.co.uk
Posted on Tuesday August 15, 2017


Telegraph.co.uk

Best London gardens to visit
Telegraph.co.uk
Nevertheless, there are a number of gems to be sought out even in the midst of the metropolis. You just have to avoid the hordes in the obvious places, such as Kew and Hyde Park. Here is our list of the best off-the-beaten-track gardens to visit in the ...

SIDEBAR
»
S
I
D
E
B
A
R
«
»  © Sherlockholmespastiches.com | Privacy Policy | Disclosure Policy | Substance:WordPress   »  Style:Ahren Ahimsa

The owner of this website, Scott Harker, is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking Sherlock Holmes Pastiches to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.