The Hit series continues!
Sherlock Holmes Consulting Detective Volume 11
The series continues in this latest volume by our usual intrepid authors!
This ongoing series seems to be extremely popular with readers! The volumes always contain the best in Airship 27 Hangers’ rotation of mystery writers! There are four exciting stories in this volume. I will be very careful so as to not ruin reading for future readers:
“The Scotland Yard Murder” by IA Watson is based on a historic event. During the Jack the Ripper killings, a woman’s torso is discovered inside the site of what will become “The New Scotland Yard!” The incident was extremely embarrassing for Scotland Yard during a time when citizens already thought them failures because of Jack the Ripper. Holmes is requested to investigate.
IA Watson always includes little tidbits in his footnotes which make his stories not only good reading but informational as well. This takes the form of historical documentation and Holmes lore from such sources as “Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street” by Holmes Historian William S. Baring-Gould…
“The Adventure of the Artful Forger” is by Lee Huston, Jr. Holmes is retained by a wealthy man, Lord Van Horton. Someone has stolen his wife’s picture from his private study. The story isn’t all that bad, but I did like it the least in this volume. It just didn’t resonate with me. I cannot put my finger on what I feel is missing. I’m sorry, Lee.
“The Adventure of the Man Hunting Marshall” by Peter Basile has “a distinct touch,” as Holmes would say! An acquaintance of Holmes from the Great Hiatus comes to London in pursuit of a wanted felon from the American West. Readers like myself who are fans of the old west historically will not need Basile’s afterward to know who most of the outlaws really are! Kudos for placing Holmes in the old west! It is very possible, even probable, that Holmes visited American while on the run from Moriarty’s gang…
I really have to mark this one “Best in Book!”
Rounding out our stories is “The Adventure of the Conundrum King” by Greg Hatcher. What can I say about a story that is really, really good? Kudos for this character and I am sure you will know what I mean, Greg, when I say a tip of the green derby to you! Great stuff!
The volume is a welcome addition to the series. I give it a big four stars!
Quoth the Raven…