BOOK REVIEW + eBook and $5 Gift Card GIVE AWAY - Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson: Ten Steps from Baker Street by Thomas A. Burns, Jr.
Date Published: 03-01-2023
Publisher: Tekrighter, LLC
Return to the streets and alleys of Victorian London, where the game is afoot once again! The Great Detective, Mr. Sherlock Holmes, and his steadfast companion Dr. Watson are back for ten new cases, spanning the length of the quintessential detective's illustrious career. Beginning while Holmes was still a green investigator in Montague Street, this collection encompasses the 1880s and the 1890s, up to the dawn of the new century. Walk with Holmes as he puzzles over the problem of a drunken teetotaler, celebrates an old English Christmas at the Red Lion, tracks down the Camberwell poisoner, and experiences the horror in King Street. If you've been pining for new traditional, canonical Sherlock Holmes tales, Ten Steps from Baker Street is the collection you've been waiting for.
What a lovely anthology. I always enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes when I was younger and jumped at the chance to read this book. I wasn’t disappointed! In fact, I was thoroughly immersed in Victorian era London. The new tales are just as interesting as the tales of the past. The dynamic between Detective Consultant Sherlock Homes and his loyal sidekick, Dr. Watson, continues to entertain me. Their antics are well written as are the characters. The cast of supporting characters are eclectic. Ranging from a strait-laced policeman, foppish lords, and adventurous street urchins, this book will keep you engaged and entertained from start to finish.
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟
About the Author
Thomas A. Burns, Jr. is the author of the Natalie McMasters Mysteries. He was born and grew up in New Jersey, attended Xavier High School in Manhattan, earned B.S degrees in Zoology and Microbiology at Michigan State University and a M.S. in Microbiology at North Carolina State University. He currently resides in Wendell, North Carolina with his wife and son, four cats and a Cardigan Welsh Corgi. As a kid, Tom started reading mysteries with the Hardy Boys, Ken Holt and Rick Brant, and graduated to the classic stories by authors such as A. Conan Doyle, Dorothy Sayers, John Dickson Carr, Erle Stanley Gardner and Rex Stout, to name a few. Tom has written fiction as a hobby all of his life, starting with Man from U.N.C.L.E. stories in marble-backed copybooks in grade school. He built a career as technical, science and medical writer and editor for nearly thirty years in industry and government. Now that he's retired to become a full-time a novelist, he's excited to publish his own mystery series, as well as to contribute stories about his second-most favorite detective to the MX Book of New Sherlock Holmes Stories.