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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: SHERLOCK HOLMES: THE CASE OF THE EXPLODING SPEAK EASY BY DAVE FESSENDEN
Sherlock Holmes is dead but his
legacy lives on. Thomas Watson, the son of Dr. Watson, Sherlock Holmes’ friend
and co-sleuth, is a young writer of obit columns longing to become a
full-fledged journalist. He resides in Philadelphia and has just learned he is
to inherit his recently deceased father’s modest estate. Young Watson happens
to be in the vicinity of a Speakeasy which blows up, killing a card-playing underworld
figure and his cohorts. He’s left to solve the crime and prove the innocence of
Basil the butler. Sherlock’s older brother, Mycroft, turns up and the team of
Holmes and Watson is reborn.
If you are a fan of Sherlock Holmes mysteries, you’ll enjoy
this story as Fessenden does a good job staying true to the form and methods of
the original book series. I give it four out of