Creepy Connections to Conan Doyle!
A Sherlockian Walk ‘midst Tombstones by Brenda Rossini
My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Publishing for my copy of this work of love. May you never require the services of a Sherlock Holmes!
This is another work by Brenda Rossini which I would hesitate to actually call a “book.” I have now read this book twice. Unlike the other Brenda Rossini Sherlockian book I recently reviewed, I actually understood this one perfectly!
I found the connections between tombs and tombstones in Chicago’s Graceland Cemetery and the works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle rather morbid and very interesting! I also liked the period cartoon that shows Doyle on a chair shackled to Holmes! Doyle wanted to be free from Holmes and killed him off at Reichenbach Falls, but unfortunately for him—extremely fortunate for readers!—Holmes paid the bills that his other works did not. Doyle wrote historical books and even horror stories, he had another hero in Professor Challenger, but Holmes made his fame and fortune.
I rather like this short “book.” I give it four stars…
Quoth the Raven…