Sherlock Holmes and John Watson have wandered far from the light of Victorian gas lamps. As Holmes and Watson they've tangled with Nazis, as Sherlock and John they roam the corridors of New Scotland Yard. In a world of so many fresh adventures, why not fresh beginnings to those adventures? From an 1879 Kabul train station to a King's College lecture theatre in 2015, The Day They Met includes stories both classic and contemporary, offering fifty intriguing new ways that the world's most legendary partnership might have begun.
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Destined to meet... 50 ways the world’s most legendary partnership might have begun… My thanks to Steve and Timi of MX Publication for my review copy of this book! You are a credit to Sherlock Holmes aficionados worldwide! “You have been in Afghanistan I perceive.” Any Sherlockian worth his or her salt knows that famous line! The very first meeting between Sherlock Holmes and his flat-mate and biographer, Dr. John Watson took place at St. Bart’s in London. Both men needed suitable lodgings, and both could not afford them alone. This meeting lead to the legend that is Holmes and Watson—companions, adventurers, and a duo feared by criminals everywhere. Of course Holmes is always the rational reasoned who ferrets out the truth of a problem from the observation of trifles. Watson is the friend who will risk everything for Holmes, his sounding board, his Boswell, and a good man in a fight. But their partnership is what has stood the test of time, and neither Watson’s marriages nor Holmes’ retirement will split them apart. But what if they had never met at St. Bart’s? What if Stamford had never been at the Criterion Bar, where he found Watson, and they were never introduced? This is a question that author Wendy C Fries has asked herself. And she has come to the conclusion that no matter what the two were destined to meet and form their unique partnership. With 50 short tales, she gives insight into 50 ways they might have met. • In the Diogenes Club’s Strangers Room • When both volunteer for the Army • While helping a man run down by a hansom • Through a newspaper advertisement • While Holmes plays a violin-playing beggar • And many more… • I would be lying if I said I liked them all, but I like the vast majority, and the ones I didn’t like were not because they were not well written, they just weren’t my taste. I find that the author has done a tremendous job in imagining each meeting, and I believe I would welcome a second volume of the same! In spite of my dislike for a few, I give the book five stars as I liked most of them! Quoth the Raven…