These Scattered Houses Review by Craig Stephen Copland

Henry Gritten, Mathew Vassar's Springside, View of Gardener's Cottage, Poughkeepsie, New York, 1858. "Of the hundreds of Sherlock Holmes pastiche mysteries available to the Sherlockian, very few can match this book for a depth of historical research, finely crafted sentences and paragraphs, and a heart-stopping thrill of a story." Ms. Altabef takes the reader on… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Craig Stephen Copland

These Scattered Houses Review by Geri Schear

The author also captured Holmes’s voice very neatly. As I wrote my first three novels from Holmes’s point of view, I know all too well how difficult it is to make that voice sound authentic. The story takes place during The Great Hiatus, that period in Sherlock Holmes’s life when the world believed he was… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Geri Schear

These Scattered Houses Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw

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 entries recall the use of a… Continue reading These Scattered Houses Review by Wendy Heyman-Marsaw