Five sensational Sherlock Holmes stories by Orlando Pearson followed by three meditations hinting at the most radical theory yet about the Great Baker Street Detective.
- A Type of Infamy – Holmes investigates a mysterious disappearance in 1938;
- The Fourth Student – shocking events in the worlds of athletics and medicine;
- A Question of Time – Holmes, Churchill, and Realpolitik at Britain’s finest hour;
- The Sleeper’s Cache – the sequel to the Bruce Partington Plans with Machiavellian manoeuvring by Mycroft;
- The Other Woman – Holmes’s second female nemesis and a musical discovery; and
- Three Holmesian Meditations – an investigation into the true nature of the enigma that is Sherlock Holmes
Mr Pearson’s previous works have been hailed by the Church Times as “Clever, thought-provoking, and terrific fun”. This description applies just as aptly to this latest collection.
A must for traditionalists, lovers of crime fiction, and anyone who likes a thrilling read.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Tiny Tales of Holmes! The Redacted Sherlock Holmes Volume 1 by Orlando Pearson This is volume of short-short stories involving Sherlock Holmes in cases that may or may not have been able to take place, historically. The stories are presented as being written down by Doctor Watson, but withheld from publication for a number of reasons. In these cases, names have not been changed or localities disguised. What transpires is faithfully recorded, let the chips fall where they may. “The Führer and His Deputies” This tale explores the 1941 flight of Rudolph Hess (Heβ) to Scotland. The case has always been shrouded in mystery and prone to several urban legends or conspiracy theories. This story adds yet another wrinkle into this twisted mystery… “A Scandal in Nova Alba” The Thane of Cawder, (McBeth) comes to 221B to request assistance from Holmes of proving himself innocent of the murder of King Duncan at Dunsinane Castle. The Thane has been King for ten years, but uncrowned due to the suspicious circumstances of King Duncan’s demise. His Holiness the Pope will recognize the Thane’s kingship if he can be cleared of suspicion. A nice twist on the Scottish Play… “The Minister and the Moguls” Mr. Lawler, code for Winston Churchill, comes to Baker Street with a strange case for Holmes. Lawler wants Holmes to find evidence of market collusion against the three major tobacco houses of Great Britain—John Vincent Harden’s Commonwealth Tobacco, James Grace’s Thompson’s Tobacco, (the big two,) and minor player International Tobacco. The reason given is to force a tax penalty on the tobacco companies to offset a needed expenditure in the Naval Fleet. Holmes is involved in another case, so Watson will do the research… They are interesting, these tiny gems. They will never be serious to Holmes purists, but are not bad for a quick read. I give the book three stars… Quoth the Raven…