The Keys of Death is the third Sherlock Holmes novel from author Gretchen Altabef and published by MX Publishing.
A fun look at Holmes first case when he and Watson move into 221B Baker Street. The case? It’s the murder of Mrs. Hudson’s husband!
The story is mostly told in the form of the journal entries of Mrs. Hudson and Doctor Watson, supplemented with columns by Langdale Pike, and other bits and pieces.
Mrs. Hudson’s own voice rings out clearly. There is no mistaking Mrs. Hudson for John Watson or vice versa, as is often the case with multiple first person points of view.
All of the characters are well-rounded and interesting. Ms. Altabef’s Mrs. Hudson is a particular delight.
Richly detailed and well researched, The Keys of Death is a delightful addition to the word of Sherlock Holmes pastiche.
You can purchase a copy directly from MX Publishing. And Amazon, while you are there, please consider checking out Gretchen’s books for sale here.
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