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The Adventure of the Apprentice's Coin (Short Story)
     

The Adventure of the Apprentice's Coin (Short Story)

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by Darlene A. Cypser
 
After a brutal attack in an alley Sherlock Holmes is rescued by a young apprentice. Holmes must in turn solve the mystery of the source of a counterfeit coin from his sick bed and save the apprentice from prison.

This Adventure of the Apprentice's Coin is a short story featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson presented in two versions: As Told by Dr. Watson

Overview

After a brutal attack in an alley Sherlock Holmes is rescued by a young apprentice. Holmes must in turn solve the mystery of the source of a counterfeit coin from his sick bed and save the apprentice from prison.

This Adventure of the Apprentice's Coin is a short story featuring Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson presented in two versions: As Told by Dr. Watson and the original Third Person Omniscient. The first version is approximately 22 pages long and the 2nd is approx. 17 pages long.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940012408990
Publisher:
Foolscap & Quill
Publication date:
05/09/2011
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
62 KB

Meet the Author

Darlene Cypser is a writer, attorney, and movie producer.

She has been an avid follower of Sherlock Holmes since high school and has been a member of a number of Sherlockian groups including Dr. Watson's Neglected Patients and The Hounds of the Internet. The Baker Street Journal (the official publication of the Baker Street Irregulars) published two articles that she wrote about the Sherlock Holmes stories in the late 1980s.

Darlene recently published a novel entitled The Crack in the Lens which explores a tragic romance of the 17 year old Sherlock Holmes which lead him to become a detective. She is writing a trilogy which is sequel to The Crack in the Lens. The trilogy will follow Sherlock Holmes from the start of his university career through to his meeting with Dr. Watson in 1881 at Bart's.

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Adventure of the Apprentice's Coin (Short Story) 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Philip_K_Jones More than 1 year ago
: I do not usually review Sherlockian short pieces, but, as this item is offered as a 'stand alone,' it seems a good opportunity to have a try at the matter. Ms. Cypser has already demonstrated her writing abilities with her first Sherlockian novel, "The Crack in the Lens." She has also written a lively skit based on the Canonical "Adventure of the Six Napoleons" and has promised additional novels about Sherlock Holmes before he and Dr. Watson began their partnership. The current short story is quite up to the standards she has set for herself. My only discomfort with this tale is that the Watson who tells it is a smarter version of the Watson who tells most of the Canonical tales, just as the Holmes who lives it is a more thoughtful and emotional version of the Holmes in the Canon. Both Holmes' humanity and Watson's intelligence are true elements of the Canonical tales, which had to be suppressed for the purposes of selling stories in the world in which the Canon was published. A Watson who could follow Holmes' inferences was necessary to write the Canon, but he could not appear in it without giving clues to the reader that the author was not willing to reveal. A Holmes who could care for his clients' feelings and concerns was not the 'Thinking machine' that Holmes wished to portray as his public 'persona.' It seems that even these 'defects' in this story are really strengths, because they give us a better view of the characters who 'lived' the Canon. As ever, Ms. Cypser works to give us, her audience, a more realistic view of "The Great Detective" and his 'Boswell.' Philip K. Jones, May 2011
Anonymous More than 1 year ago