Mar. 30, 2018

Death is an art it seems, and deadly the artist…

Sherlock Holmes: The Legacy of Deeds by Nick Kyme

Holmes and Watson are called to a murder at the Grayson Gallery of Wellington Street, a small but apparently beloved art gallery. It is something that Edmund Garret, who works for the gallery, will not even try to describe. When Holmes and Watson reach the gallery, they are stunned to see a very horrible scene. Over thirty patrons of the Grayson Gallery lie dead on the floor, many near the exit. Something has happened that resulted in this mass extinction of human life.

The gallery’s owner Damien Graves turns out to be a very mysterious person. Holmes believes him to have given false statements when the detective first interviewed him about the deaths. Watson tries shadowing the man, who leads him far into the Old Nichol slums. The man has a secret, but what is it that he is hiding, or whom…

This story builds nicely, and several incidents that seem to have no connections latter prove to be very important. I liked the characters a lot, especially our protagonist. A whispered line, ‘the legacy of your deeds” provides the title of the book. The pacing flows from chapter to chapter smoothly, with tantalizing clues to discover all along the way. The final reveal is well worth the reading. A wonderful book!

I did think the background of the protagonist could have been explored further, but it is simply one man’s opinion…

I give this book four stars.

Quoth the Raven…

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