It’s Sunday again and time for my Reblog. As a life-long mystery lover this blog post caught my eye and I thought others might enjoy it as well. Sherlock Holmes has had many incarnations since the earliest publications by A. C. Doyle and the newer ones are becoming as popular as the oldest ones. Movies, cartoons, omnibuses, and TV series abound and a cult has developed around it. Read this posting and add the latest effort by Lindsay Faye to your TBR list. I hope you enjoy my Sunday Reblog!
The Whole Art of Detection
by Lyndsay Faye
The Whole Art of Detection is a Sherlockian’s dream come true. Written in the style of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, this is a collection of fifteen stories purportedly from publications by Watson in The Strand, from his journal, and from Holmes’ diary. All are written by Lyndsay Faye, and most were originally published in the current version of The Strand Magazine.
These stories do not make for a quick read as the vocabulary and style harken back to an earlier time and also reflect the British setting. Most of the tales are excellent mysteries and the reader is amazed along with Watson at Sherlock’s powers of observation and deduction.
I enjoyed the camaraderie between Holmes and Watson as they comment for the reader on the predictability of the other. Although Holmes is often almost unforgivably disparaging of Watson, it is obvious…
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