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Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Tales Featuring the World's Greatest Detective
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Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Tales Featuring the World's Greatest Detective Donald Thomas In these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers he co operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram establishes a link between two missing light house keepers and the royal treasures of King John contends with a supernatural curse placedIn these five tales, Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers he co operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street helps defeat a plan for a German invasion outlined in the Zimmerman Telegram establishes a link between two missing light house keepers and the royal treasures of King John contends with a supernatural curse placed upon an eccentric aristocrat and discovers a lost epic of Lord Byron But it is all in a days work for the great detective, who continues to defy the odds and lives to ratiocinate another day.. Sherlock Holmes and the King s Evil And Other New Tales Featuring the World s Greatest Detective In these five tales Sherlock Holmes is shown at the height of his powers he co operates with a young Winston Churchill in the famed Siege of Sydney Street helps defeat a plan for a German invasion ou
  • Title: Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Tales Featuring the World's Greatest Detective
  • Author: Donald Thomas
  • ISBN: 9781605980430
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Sherlock Holmes and the King's Evil: And Other New Tales Featuring the World's Greatest Detective Donald Thomas

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    1. Michael says:

      Review from Badelynge.The Case of the Tell Tale Hands.A rather dull and pedestrian story to begin an anthology with, Watson uncharacteristically documenting the intricacies of finger printing rather than injecting any excitement or urgency into the proceedings At the half way stage I was almost hoping for the introduction of a Pygmy or two Holmes seems perpetually on the verge of calling all and sundry, including Watson, blithering morons The only lighter moment in the whole affair is the alacri [...]

    2. Mike says:

      When started this book over a year ago, I had read in quick succession two previous Holmes books by this author As I recall, I did not give glowing reviews to them, as the characters felt wrong in their speech and mannerisms I was about three fourths of the way through this one when I hopped on a plane to the UK for two weeks June 11 , but kept it open on intending to finish it off But work a credible, if not good excuse kept me busy Two weeks back in the US, then another three weeks in the UK i [...]

    3. Tony says:

      SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE KING S EVIL 2009 Donald ThomasThis is a collection of five long short stories or novellas treating with some additional cases of Holmes and Watson The stories include The Case of the Tell Tale Hands What do hands give away It seems that they are all important in the world of Sherlock Holmes in solving a murder The Case of the King s Evil It seems that some evidence of the discovery of Crown jewels from King John s era have turned up The search for of the treasure leads t [...]

    4. Simona says:

      This is the dullest little anthology of Holmes novels I have ever read I haven t been able to find here the smallest spark of Sherlock s magic I am sorry, I really dislike to write less than positive reviews.

    5. Pamela says:

      The thrill is, if not gone, definitely on the wane Too bad as I had such high hopes.

    6. Jenn says:

      Not bad Liked it a lot

    7. James Leigh says:

      This is a brilliant book, in that it continues in the method of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle s chronicling of Sherlock Holmes and Dr John H Watson in their detective work in Victorian England I must admit, however, that I was quite bothered by the fact that in several of the stories, the author mentioned names of rather important figures in history as well as dates that nailed down the work of the Great Detective.I will admit that it has been some time since I have read much of the work of Conan Doyle [...]

    8. Jason Lang says:

      Thoroughly researched, with some interesting historical heft, however, Thomas makes two huge stylistic errors that make this a Holmes like novel, not a Holmes novel 1 Watson isn t a fawning dunce Often during the Doyle versions I could not help but wonder why Holmes would choose to hang around someone as dense and oblivious as Watson In Thomas version, Watson occasionally catches things the first time, and may have even once noticed something before Holmes Inexcusable 2 The Holmes short stories, [...]

    9. sage says:

      edit, days later I realized yesterday what really bugged me, above everything else that s wrong with this book Thomas uses even FEWER women characters in this volume than Doyle did THAT takes some doing my orig review Gah, that was the most boring Holmes fic I ve ever read It isn t the subject matter I ve read plenty of war stories, and I ve read some novels featuring complex cryptography I slogged through Neal Stephenson s Cryptonomicon, for god s sake, and I didn t even hate it This was just D [...]

    10. Andrew says:

      A Holmes novel post Conan Doyle is a difficult thing at best you end up with a parody of the tales with a two dimensional Holmes as authors often treat the main character with such reverence than all the cliches remain with nothing much added,That s pretty much the case here Holmes is actually the least interesting part of this volume in fact Watson seems the rounded figure.It s all there cape,pipe,genius residing under the shadow of a larger genius Mycroft the only thing Holmes seems to have k [...]

    11. Dale Houstman says:

      I enjoy Holmesiana, and have thus read some terrible books Usually with pleasure Donald Thomas collections are amongst some of the better goes at Doyle s creation The tone is familiar and cozy, the characterizations well delineated, the environments atmospheric, and the use of real historical events and personalities handled with grace Comfortable reading, and don t we read Holmes for that Victorian fireplace glow and a cup of tea Yet I felt some of the tales went on a bit too long, losing the s [...]

    12. Wynssa says:

      Most Sherlock Holmes fanfiction is better than this plodding attempt No amount of clever ideas having Holmes discover the truth of Wilde s Lord Arthur Savile s Crime , for instance or introducing the young Winston Churchill as the pre WWI Home Secretary can make up for the terrifyingly pedestrian slog Thomas produces Neither Holmes not Watson have a distinctive voice only gimmicky expressions nabbed from Conan Doyle Boring, boring, boring pass the seven percent solution now , there s a good man. [...]

    13. Pinko Palest says:

      very uneven A couple of the stories were so good they could pass for the original Most of the others were pitiful and some were extremely right wing to boot for example the one with the Russian anarchists But the worst thing about the book is this Sherlock Holmes was definitely no intellectual He knew nothing about high brow literature and politics was a no go zone for him It is part of his charm and it is what Connan Doyle made him like Thomas goes out of his way to make Sherlock Holmes a conno [...]

    14. Daisy says:

      Not bad for a non Doyle Sherlock Holmes book, I ve read worse The author interpreted the Holmes character pretty well, however, his Watson grated on me Having just finished Dust and Shadow An Account of the Ripper Killings by Dr John H Watson by Lyndsay Faye, a book which nailed both characters, the time, and streets of London, this was a step down If you re in the mood for a new Holmes story go with the Faye book If you do undertake The King s Evil skip the last story that gets heavily bogged d [...]

    15. Jessica says:

      I enjoyed the stories Thomas crafts in this book, particularly The Case of the King s Evil and The Case of the Zimmerman Telegram Thomas s dialog between Watson and Holmes is reminiscent of Doyle s engaging style, although here the descriptive narrative is not as well done whereas the scenes of Sherlock Holmes s original escapades seem to come alive on the page for me, it felt like these were flat by comparison It s a fun, quick read.

    16. Tom says:

      Sherlock Holmes is making a big return to popular culture and so I thought why not try some other Sherlock Holmes interpretation I didn t realize this collection of Holmes stories was one of several volumes by this author Not that it matters as this author did a pretty good job of sticking the original language and story treatment of the venerable detective If you are looking for some good old fashioned Sherlock Holmes then these stories will take you back and entertain.

    17. Rozonda says:

      This collection of Sherlockian pastiches is respectful to the canon, entertaining and full with bright ideas for example, one of the stories is in fact a very famous Oscar Wilde tale told from the outside so to say Unluckily, the prose is a bit boring, the pace is slow and Thomas lacks the touch of excitement that every Sherlockian author should have Anyway, a decent enough effort.

    18. Tom says:

      Thomas does a brilliant job copying Doyle s voice in tale of The Great Detective, helping us actually see Watson as than simply our avatar Nothing shockingly new here, and like all additions to The Canon, purists may sniff, but I applaud Thomas for his neat, well plotted additions I look forward to his next effort

    19. robyn says:

      These are really well written, chock full of historical detail and drama, loaded with real, famous people and real AND invented events Unfortunately, they re just not very exciting I think if I came across any one of them in a SH anthology, I would enjoy it Taken all together, they sort of subside into a steady drone.

    20. Rachel Kennedy says:

      While I have never found a post Conan Doyle rendition of Sherlock Holmes which can match the original, as would be expected, this was quite a good read Frankly, I liked it better than the House of Silk, which I also recently read This language, pace, characterization, plots.I thought were similar and genuine in this version, and Sherlock himself was akin to the original.

    21. David says:

      A collection of magazine articles, previously published in New Yorker, Atlantic, and other magazines, Thomas covers a broad spectrum of gangsters, con men, murderers, and baseball players.Sound eclectic Yup, and delightfully so The casual reader will find something to enjoy.

    22. Glen says:

      A fairly well done collection of Sherlock Holmes pastiches I liked all but the last story, a rather humdrum affair of code breaking during WWI The rest were quite good, with Holmes meeting a number of historical personages, including Winston Churchill.Well worth reading.

    23. Delores Thomas says:

      Not a bad book that copies Arthur Conan Doyle s form Tyhe stories sound exactly like the original stories but are very different in that he even travels to the United States If you like mysteries try this one on for size.

    24. Janet says:

      Why do I continually do this to myself I keep checking out Holmes books that are not up to snuffbut then anything but Conan Doyle would not be up to snuff No one has been able to capture the voice, the mind, the thoughts that ACD gave to Sherlock Holmes Ah, well, back to the drawing room.

    25. J says:

      Good imitation of the original Doyle stories.

    26. Bookgeek says:

      The last 3 stories were boring and dull Politically oriented.

    27. Patricia says:

      A good book of new Holmes stories These are told in the traditional Dr Watson fashion they are well done and good comfort reads.

    28. Glenn says:

      Although these five tales might be faithful to the style of Conan Doyle, they are painfully dull and plodding, with zero action.

    29. Yingtai says:

      Just not very good Unconvincing solutions, and Holmes and Watson aren t terribly nice people in this version.

    30. Puneri says:

      This book started as promising and soon became too terrible to read.

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