Who is this new mastermind of evil?
The Trials of Sherlock Holmes by James Moffett
My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Publishing for my copy of this book! Thanks so much, you guys!
This book is a series of interconnecting short stories. They work extremely well as a complete book, but I doubt that the stories would all function well as stand-alone stories. Holmes and Watson are first drawn into the story while investigating a locked-room murder.
The action moves on to each new case, and each has a seeming one-time criminal. But Holmes becomes aware of a force behind the scenes that is using these crimes to entice the detective and Doctor Watson to their doom for imagined injustices.
Saying much more might possibly spoil the book, so I will be brief. The whole thing is arranged around a case that Holmes has always felt was one of his failures. The protagonist, however, is new and unique to this novel. Holmes and Watson have seldom been in so much danger or injured so badly as they find themselves in this book!
I will give the book four stars!
Quoth the Raven…