Come, Watson! Quickly!: Five Unseen Tales of Sherlock Holmes

Come, Watson! Quickly!: Five Unseen Tales of Sherlock Holmes

by Jack Grochot

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Overview

Come, Watson! Quickly! is a suspenseful collection of five new Sherlock Holmes adventures. In it, the British empire's most renowned detective and his biographer-companion, Dr. John H. Watson, confront harrowing situations that confound and stymie the official police until the villain is unveiled by clever deductions and gritty footwork.
The first of these five pastiches pits Holmes and Watson in a juggernaut of international intrigue and assassination, with the backdrop of world-famous circus performers caught up in the mayhem. In the second narrative, Holmes is enticed to dispel the notion that a phantom is responsible for the vicious murder of a prominent figure. The third story, a novella with twists and turns that cross the Atlantic Ocean, tells a bizarre tale involving the convergence of a cold homicide case with a fresh one. The fourth adventure is a whodunit with the victim a young woman painter who once was a patient of Watson when he practiced medicine in Kensington. The final installment takes place in the southern countryside district of Hampshire, where fly fishermen are dropping dead in mysterious accidents.
Throughout the process of solving spellbinding crimes that appear to have no clear solutions, Holmes escorts the reader across Victorian-era London and its environs aboard trains and horse-drawn vehicles, conveyances that were glamorized along with the main characters and plots in the writings of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the creator of those marvelous yarns known to aficionados as the Canon.
Today, Holmes's superior wits, his brilliant methods of investigation, plus his intuitive prowess, all return to the printed page to captivate and entertain, just as they did in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780990474227
Publisher: 221B Baker Street Press, LLC
Publication date: 09/06/2014
Pages: 136
Sales rank: 665,318
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.29(d)

About the Author

Jack Grochot is a retired investigative newspaper journalist and a former federal law enforcement agent specializing in mail fraud cases. He lives on a small farm in southwestern Pennsylvania, where he writes and cares for five boarded horses. His fiction work has appeared in Sherlock Holmes Mystery Magazine and in an e-book anthology of Sherlock Holmes pastiches, both published by Wildside Press of Rockville, Maryland. Besides newspaper stories, Grochot has co-authored and edited a nonfiction book, Pittsburgh Characters, published by The Iconoclast Press of Greensburg, Pennsylvania. The author, an active member of Mystery Writers of America, can be contacted by e-mail: grochot@comcast.net.

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