The Case Of The Displaced Detectiveby Stephanie Osborn
Having foiled sabotage of Project: Tesseract by an unknown spy ring, Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Skye Chadwick face the next challenge. How do they find the members of this diabolical spy ring when they do not even know what the ring is trying to accomplish? And how can they do it when Skye is recovering from no less than two nigh-fatal wounds?
Further complicating matters is their relationship. For the ups and downs between Holmes and Chadwick are due to something more than the occasional clash of demanding, eccentric personalities. Chadwick acknowledges to herself that she has fallen in love with Holmes. Knowing he eschews matters of the heart, however, she struggles to hide it, in order to maintain the friendship they do have, preferring said friendship to total alienation.
Holmes also feels attraction - but fights it tooth and nail, refusing to admit to the fact, even to himself. After all, it is not merely Skye's work the spies may be after - but her life as well. Having already lost Watson to the vagaries of spacetime, could he endure losing another companion?
Can they work out the intricacies of their relationship? Can they determine the reason the spy ring is after the tesseract? And - most importantly - can they stop it?
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Meet the Author
Stephanie Osborn worked 20+ years in civilian & military space programs, including Space Shuttle and ISS, training astronauts and "sitting console." She holds graduate and undergraduate degrees in Astronomy, Physics, Chemistry, and Mathematics, obtaining her degrees from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN and Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN.
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Dr. Skye Chadwick is brilliant, dedicated and committed to her pet project – The Tesseract. It's purpose? To observe alternative dimensions. As such, the group adheres to a strict hands off policy. During one such viewing, Dr. Chadwick finds herself unable to adhere to the hands off directive. Jumping into the scenario, she breaks apart two combatants. One tips out of the Tesseract ring and into the future. The other tumbles over a cliff, dying at the base of the waterfall. Enter Sherlock Holmes. Due to Skye's interference, Holmes is hurled into her reality, his own closed to him forever. Unable to return to his dimension, Holmes must adapt to ours. The game's afoot when the base security finds that a spy ring plans sabotage somewhere on the base. Wisely, the base commander asks Holmes to investigate. Skye, who is working with Holmes to acclimate him, tags along, helping with the investigation. And therein lies a tale.... Skye Chadwick is a wonderful, caring person. A scientist, she is a stickler for detail. Like Watson in her skills with weapons, she is also like Holmes in her deductive reasoning and observational skills. She is the perfect counterpart to the 'modern' Holmes. Stephanie Osborn artfully brings the character of Holmes into the 21st Century. Her depiction of his Victorian mores in modern times adds great depth to his personality. She lovingly brings Sherlock Holmes alive. I highly recommend The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival to anyone who loves a good sci-fi/ mystery. I look forward to reading the second book in the series The Case of the Displaced Detective: At Speed.
This is the first book in a series, and it is one of the best series-openers that I've ever read. The writing is strong, the characters read as if they're real people, and the story grabs a reader's attention quickly. Stephanie Osborn has done her homework, not only on Holmes, but on every location used in the story. One could almost draw a portrait and check it against real photographs to see how well the story matches up with familiar places. The characters are so exactly spot-on that you'd swear you all ready know them. The story is compelling, engrossing, and the only reason you won't hate turning the last page is knowing that there's another story to follow up.
Stephanie Osborn in her new book, “The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival” Book One in The Displaced Detective series published by Twilight Times Books takes us into the life of Dr. Skye Chadwick. From the back cover: The Case of the Displaced Detective: The Arrival is a SF mystery in which brilliant hyperspatial physicist, Dr. Skye Chadwick, discovers there are alternate realities, often populated by those we consider only literary characters. Her pet research, Project: Tesseract, hidden deep under Schriever AFB, finds Continuum 114, where Sherlock Holmes was to have died along with Moriarty at the Reichenbach Falls. In a Knee-jerk reaction, Skye rescues Holmes, who inadvertently flies through the wormhole to our universe, while his enemy plunges to his death. Unable to go back without causing devastating continuum collapse, Holmes must stay in our world and adapt. Meanwhile, the Schriever AFB Dept of Security discovers a spy ring working to dig out the details of – and possibly sabotage – Project: Tesseract. Can Chadwick help Holmes come up to speed in modern investigative techniques in time to stop the spies? Will Holmes be able to thrive in our modern world? Is Chadwick now Holmes’ new “Watson” – or more? And what happens next? When I was younger I enjoyed the old TV series, “The Time Tunnel” where two scientists went on adventure after adventure stuck in time week after week. I mention this only because those back in their present could watch their events through the Time Tunnel. Dr. Skye Chadwick has built a machine that can watch events in alternate realities. While she is watching the events where Sherlock Holmes and Professor Moriarty fall to their deaths at Reichenbach Falls she has mercy on Holmes and yanks him from his death into her reality. Only problem is he cannot go back. Now Skye and Holmes must work together to find the saboteurs and spies working to destroy her project. I think, “The Arrival” is a lot of fun, not your typical Holmes story, but a good read nonetheless. Ms. Osborn does an outstanding job of bringing her Skye and Holmes to life and you feel that you know and understand each of them. What a great way to start a new series. I am already looking forward to the next book. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Twilight Times Books for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
This book is the beginning of a wonderful present day adventure with everyone's favorite consulting detective! The series is addictive, but you won't regret getting involved in this addiction. I cannot wait for the upcoming installment!
I enjoy reading, generally. There are a few books I flat out refused to finish, but I pride myself on finishing most books. I'm not sure what I expected from this book at first, but I was amazed at how easily I was drawn into it. I started out just checking the free section, the "take a look inside" part. Well, that wasn't just bait! From the moment it stopped I was pacing... I mean, I HAD to know what happens next! So I whipped out my card and I picked it up. Well... It was worth it! I wanted more, and I was getting a little sad that I couldn't have it... But there IS more to it! I am quite pleased with this series so far and I WILL own them all. Thank you, Stephanie Osborn, for an excellent series!