Reviews

SHSL Journal Book Review

Review REVIEW by MARK MOWER of THESE SCATTERED HOUSES           A previously untold adventure of the “Great Hiatus”. Holmes, travelling in the guise of Professor Keevan Sigerson, is being pursued across Europe by Moriarty’s henchmen. Narrowly escaping death for the umpteenth time, he resolves to return to London, but is forced instead to… Continue reading SHSL Journal Book Review

The Once and Future Muse

“Crime is common. Logic is rare. Therefore it is upon the logic rather than upon the crime that you should dwell” (COPP).        Beginning with Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the first to write his stories, as a muse, Sherlock Holmes has lived over many lifetimes and inspired many, many writers, musicians, and artists over… Continue reading The Once and Future Muse

Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Review

These Scattered Houses by Gretchen Altabef Rarely does a pastiche capture so many elements of an original Sherlock Holmes story as Ms, Altabef’s These Scattered Houses. Written in the first person, we are privy to Holmes’ thought processes, which are also evident in his often poignant journal entries intended for Dr. Watson’s later use. These… Continue reading Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Review

Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

“A trusty comrade is always of use, and a chronicler still more so.” (TWIS) I’d like to acknowledge the Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia and its creator, Alexis Barquin. Plus all its contributors. This splendid resource was and is a daily helpmate during the writing of my novels, These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. Always open… Continue reading Huzzah!–Arthur Conan Doyle Encyclopedia

Geri Schear Review

These Scattered Houses by Gretchen Altabef The story takes place during The Great Hiatus, that period in Sherlock Holmes’s life when the world believed he was dead. For two years he avoided Professor Moriarty’s men and traveled under the identity of a Norwegian explorer called Sigerson. Ms Altabef’s novel takes place in Poughkeepsie, New York… Continue reading Geri Schear Review