The execution of Sherlock Holmes

by Thomas, Donald, 1926-

Format: Print Book 2007
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Summary
Creepy atmospherics and unpredictable plot twists.-Publishers Weekly Sherlockians old and new should relish Thomas' wit and elegance.-Booklist Dedicated Sherlockians will appreciate the novelty of the great detective's incursion into real-life crimes.-Kirkus Reviews Crossing historical fact with detective fiction, the cache of the celebrated detective's private papers is once again opened, bringing Holmes and Watson out of retirement to investigate the most notorious mysteries in the annals of true crime.
Contents
The execution of Sherlock Holmes
The case of the Greek key
The case of the Peasenhall murder
The case of the phantom chambermaid
The queen of the night.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Once again, Thomas masterfully presents tales of the iconic Holmes and his loyal assistant Watson, this time in settings that vary from a resort town and a university museum to a foul cell in the pit of London's abandoned and infamous Newgate prison. New and longtime fans of things Sherlockian will enjoy how Thomas captures the essence of Doyle's Baker Street hero, moods, eccentricities, and all. In The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid, a petulant Holmes bemoaning the weather and given to periodic outbursts of self-pity snaps to focused excitement when a servant dismissed from a Brighton hotel reveals a key player in the case, scholar-spiritualist Edmund Gurney. The title story of riveting Holmesian analysis and action finds our hero shackled and imprisoned by a consortium of his enemies with the hangman's noose a certainty and no hope of flight. Throughout the collection, Sherlock's steely intelligence and devilish attention to detail totally absorb the reader in heart-pounding adventures and mind-pleasing puzzles. --Whitney Scott Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The five long tales in Thomas's third Sherlock Holmes collection (after 2002's Sherlock Holmes and the Voice from the Crypt) offer gripping plots and masterfully evoke the flavor of Doyle's original stories of the great detective. Holmes's legendary powers of logic are deftly displayed in "The Case of the Greek Key," in which a German cipher must be cracked to preserve some vital military secrets, and "The Case of the Peasenhall Murder," in which he finds evidence that a parson accused of a brutal murder has been framed. The high point is "The Case of the Phantom Chambermaid," in which Holmes's intervention on behalf of a fired servant leads him to foil a diabolical murder plot. Few authors have done as well as Thomas in bringing these beloved and familiar characters to life, and Sherlockians everywhere will hope that less time passes before Thomas again delves into Watson's fabled cache of untold adventures. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Holmes, Sherlock -- Fiction.
Detective and mystery stories, English.
Private investigators -- England -- Fiction.
Publisher New York :Pegasus :2007
Distributed by Consortium,
Edition 1st Pegasus Books ed.
Language English
Description 351 pages ; 22 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [349]-351).
ISBN 9781933648224
1933648228
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