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The Seven-Percent Solution: Being a Reprint from the Reminiscences of John H. Watson, M.D.

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Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.
First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution related the astounding and previously unknown collaboration of Sigmund Freud with Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Holmes's friend and chronicler, ...

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Overview

Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.
First discovered and then painstakingly edited and annotated by Nicholas Meyer, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution related the astounding and previously unknown collaboration of Sigmund Freud with Sherlock Holmes, as recorded by Holmes's friend and chronicler, Dr. John H. Watson. In addition to its breathtaking account of their collaboration on a case of diabolic conspiracy in which the lives of millions hang in the balance, it reveals such matters as the real identity of the heinous professor Moriarty, the dark secret shared by Sherlock and his brother Mycroft Holmes, and the detective's true whereabouts during the Great Hiatus, when the world believed him to be dead.

Back in print to tie-in with The Canary Trainer, this "rediscovered" Sherlock Holmes adventure recounts the unique collaboration of Holmes and Sigmund Freud in the solution of a mystery on which the lives of millions may depend.

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Editorial Reviews

New York Daily News
“Sheer fun.”
Wall Street Journal
“A gem. . . . Delightful reading for everyone.”
Los Angeles Times
“If you read only one thriller this year, it should be this one.”
Gale Research
Called the "cleverest Sherlock Holmes pastiche of recent years" by the New York Times Book Review's Julian Symons, The Seven-Per-Cent Solution has received much praise from the critics. L. J. Davis of the New Republic judges it to be "about as good as such a book [can] get--better, in fact, than a lot of later Doyle," while Peter S. Prescott of Newsweek declares that it is "more than a charming pastiche; it is an ingenious one."

"Meyer has reconstructed the Sherlock Holmes canon in a rather convincing manner," notes the New York Times's Anatole Broyard. "[He] has blended ingenuity and farce in just about the right proportions. . . . Though Holmes carries out the more familiar heroics, it is appealingly self-deprecating Freud who emerges as the real hero."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780393311198
  • Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
  • Publication date: 9/28/1993
  • Edition description: Reissue
  • Pages: 226
  • Sales rank: 387,254
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Posted August 24, 2014

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    Very well done Holmes pastiche.

    I found this to be an excellent Sherlock Holmes pastiche very much in the style of Doyle himself. The interactions with Holmes and Sigmund Freud, while fanciful, were very well done and easily imagined. Watson was written very true to his character as was Holmes and the last half of the book was thrilling and very satisfying. A great read overall and one I would recommend to any fan of the adventures of John Watson, MD and Sherlock Holmes. Looking forward to reading the other Holmes adventures written by this same author.

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  • Posted December 1, 2012

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    I enjoyed this more than I expected: the entire premise of Freud

    I enjoyed this more than I expected: the entire premise of Freud vs Holmes seemed ridiculous, but the author makes it work fantastically. It's fascinating to imagine an alternate reality on Moriarty, and I was provoked with real sympathy for Holmes' unhealthy addiction. If you've read the canons & have a craving for more Holmes, this is HIGHLY recommended over any other Holmes "fan-written" books.

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  • Posted December 21, 2009

    As Good as the Original Material

    I think this is the best of the non-Conan Doyle adventures. Not only is this a great addition to the Sherlock Holmes canon, it is an entertaining adventure in its own right. I have given this to several of my friends who have not read other Holmes stories and each of them has liked this book very much. For me, this is a welcome visit with old friends which far exceeded my expectations.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 14, 2005

    Excellent!

    Possibly the best Sherlockian story ever! Holmes is brilliant, and Sigmund Frued is genius. If you love Sherlock Holmes, and his adventures, then this is a must-read. Take it from me, I've read it at least 10 times.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 12, 2002

    Excellent

    I enjoyed this book tremendously. After reading the first chapter, I didn't think that I was going to like it because of its deviation from the canon. But I read on and found the book to be so entertaining and well written that I just kind of ignored the deviation from Doyle's Holmes stories. And by the time I had finished the book, I no longer had a problem with it at all. I think that Nicholas Meyer did a great job with Holmes' character and his relationship with Watson. I was also thoroughly impressed with Meyer's knowledge of Doyle's work. I would recommend the book unless you just detest anything that deviates from the canon. I also can't really recommend it if you're just looking for a mystery. The book contains a bit of mystery but it's more about the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2002

    A very good pastiche...

    Meyer understands the Holmes/Watson relationship very well and explores it properly in this novel. Some Sherlockians have been critical of Meyer's pastiches and his tendency to 'name drop' famous people of the era into his works. I think this is unwarranted and Freud's presence in this work greatly enhanced my enjoyment while fitting naturally into the story-line. A good read and the best of Meyer's three pastiche's...

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