Sherlock Holmes In New York

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by D. R. Benson

http://www.amazon.com/Sherlock-Holmes-New-York-Bensen/dp/0345255712/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1359980992&sr=8-3&keywords=sherlock+holmes+in+new+york

Plot

Ten years after the fateful incident at Reichenbach Falls, Holmes foils another plot by Professor Moriarty. Days later he is drawn to New York and a renewed acquaintance with Irene Adler, singer and actress who is to star in a new play. Soon Holmes and Watson are engrossed in another mad plot involving their greatest nemesis. Can they solve a kidnapping and a huge theft of gold before all is lost?

I do enjoy Holmes stories and I haven’t read very many I haven’t liked. This one is a quick read, about half the length of normal novels. It has the usual deductive reasoning and puzzle.

Characters

James Moriarty: Professor, vulpine face, sharp nose, beady eyes, pale gray thin hair, knowledgeable about mathematics

Sherlock Holmes: private investigator in London, hawk-like nose, tall, lean, ancestry is half French, plays the violin, master of disguise

John Watson: doctor, friend of Holmes and shares his lodging, twice a widower, writer of the cases of Holmes, former Army man,

Irene Adler: actress, singer, met Holmes in a previous case, has a son

Thomas Mix: former cowboy, sings, former cavalry member in Cuba and the Army in South Africa

Ms. Reichenbach: German, governess to Adler’s son, light blue eyes, hair in a bun, just past thirty years of age

Lafferty: Inspector with the NYPD

Mortimer McGraw: around 60, portly, President of the International Gold Exchange

Pretty standard fair for a Holmes novel. Not too much detail about any particular, but just enough.

Dialogue

Nice New York voices. The main characters come across well.

Writing

First person from Watson’s POV. I really enjoyed the period references-cost of theater tickets, the building of the subway and the elevated trains, steamships-and the language used. Also, the inclusion of real people of he time period, including a famous writer. Well written for a novelization of the movie. Typical Holmes.

My Ranking:

Blue Belt

Blue

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Posted on February 16, 2014, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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