Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by D. Perkins

It's As If Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Were Still Alive and Writing. Sherlock Holmes: Remarkable Power of Stimulus is a sequel to Ms. Altabef's These Scattered Houses, and is a pitch perfect evocation of the life and times and brilliant idosyncracies of Mr. Holmes. One can only hope there will be more to come from… Continue reading Review: Remarkable Power of Stimulus by D. Perkins

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

Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes

“Dr. Joseph Bell…was indeed so wise a counsellor, had so level a head, and so perfect a temper, that it was impossible to take offense at anything he said. Moreover, he had a fund of humor which was not so much a fund as an inspiration.”––Lord Stormonth-Darling. Dr. Joe Bell’s biography by Ely Liebow, has… Continue reading Dr. Joe Bell & Sherlock Holmes

Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

Holmes appears to be this rather cold and distant figure who holds the rest of humanity at arm’s length. But deep down I believe – much deeper down – he is a man of tremendous sensitivity and feeling.” –Jeremy Brett. Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes by Maureen Whittaker is an updated version of the Granada… Continue reading Jeremy Brett IS Sherlock Holmes

Two-fer: 1 Novel + 1 Sequel

I looked at him anew, with an understanding I never had before and with awe for the magnitude of such a mind. In a flash I understood the cocaine, his moods, and his genius. MX Publishing has bundled together These Scattered Houses and Remarkable Power of Stimulus. My action packed original story of Holmes alone,… Continue reading Two-fer: 1 Novel + 1 Sequel

Mrs. Hudson Goes To Ireland by Susan Knight

“Clearly she had a somewhat exaggerated view of my powers of deduction. Even though I pride myself on having learnt much from my distinguished tenant––lessons that have stood me in good stead on a number of occasions…this time…I was entirely at sea and told her so.” Away from England and from the two gentlemen who… Continue reading Mrs. Hudson Goes To Ireland by Susan Knight

The Final Problem by Petr Kopl

“When you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains and however improbable, is probably true.” Petr Kopl’s beautiful graphic novel is worth it just for the exquisitely painted seven page sequence showing the final battle between Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty and the essential role Holmes’ cape played in it. The death-defying perspective of his final two-page… Continue reading The Final Problem by Petr Kopl

Petr Kopl’s A Scandal in Bohemia

“There is no better way to defeat the enemy than with his own weapon.”"You're Crazy." "Eccentric." "It's the same thing!" This is a book of wonders, especially Petr Kopl’s illustrations, and most especially his portrayal of Holmes. He takes us through the story choosing just the right scenes to show it to perfection, engage our… Continue reading Petr Kopl’s A Scandal in Bohemia

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