Reviews

Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Ms Altabef, once again, deftly creates the type of tension that has the impact of thrillers. Her well-documented research provides authenticity and atmosphere to the story as a whole. The Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a superb sequel to Ms. Altabef’s successful These Scattered Houses and second in a trilogy of pastiches that take place… Continue reading Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by Ann Keech

For Sherlock Holmes fans: the terrifically talented author Gretchen Altabef does it again! Remarkable Power of Stimulus, the sequel to Gretchen Altabef’s These Scattered Houses is, again, a riveting Sherlock Holmes mystery, written as if by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle himself. Meticulously researched, and a delight to read! Ms. Altabef reunites Holmes, Dr. Watson, and… Continue reading Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by Ann Keech

REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths

Ragged, angry men were shouting slogans and demands at the gates, which were guarded on the inside by several indifferent men whose only qualifications for the job appeared to be their size. Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths by Margaret Walsh is an exciting and intriguing read. Sherlock Holmes, Dr. Watson,… Continue reading REVIEW: Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the London Dock Deaths

Review of Harry DeMaio’s The Open And Shut Case

By Gretchen Altabef, author of Sherlock Holmes: These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus (due 16th November.) “My dear, Inspector Wallaroo, remember my first principle of detection. After eliminating the possibly improbable, whatever is left is probably impossible.”––Octavius Bear This is possibly one of the greatest Sherlock Holmes spoofs of all time! And damn… Continue reading Review of Harry DeMaio’s The Open And Shut Case

Harry DeMaio’s Book Review of These Scattered Houses

Let us establish one fact immediately. Gretchen Altabef is a remarkably talented author . . . she eschews the formulas that so often appear in Holmes pastiches and sets about creating a new format. Let us establish one fact immediately. Gretchen Altabef is a remarkably talented author. In These Scattered Houses, the first book in… Continue reading Harry DeMaio’s Book Review of These Scattered Houses

Maureen Whittaker’s Review-Remarkable Power of Stimulus

Jeremy Brett, the Definitive Sherlock Holmes, decided that Holmes was ‘a man of feeling’ and Ms Altabef shows that throughout her very interesting novel. In her novel, Remarkable Power of Stimulus, Gretchen Altabef has remained faithful to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, retaining details of much of the original for her adaptation of the time following the tussle at Reichenbach, known as the Great Hiatus, and “The Adventure of the Empty House”. It is no surprise… Continue reading Maureen Whittaker’s Review-Remarkable Power of Stimulus

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

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

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