Sherlock Holmes And The Lyme Regis Horror - Expanded 2nd Edition

Sherlock Holmes And The Lyme Regis Horror - Expanded 2nd Edition

by David Ruffle

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The year is 1896. Doctor Watson is invited to the Dorsetshire coast by an old friend. To Watson's surprise he manages to persuade his good friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes to accompany him. This hitherto unknown tale of Watson's involves romancing, dancing, occasional glasses of cider, but the holiday turns into a nightmare as the two old friends encounter an unimaginable evil which threatens their very souls. Can they triumph? - Fully revised and expanded 2nd edition.

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ISBN-13: 9781780920566
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication date: 12/08/2011
Pages: 274
Sales rank: 440,131
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Horror - Expanded 2nd Edition 3.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
VicG More than 1 year ago
David Ruffle in his new book, “Sherlock Holmes and the Lyme Regis Horror” published by MX Publishing gives us an untold story of Sherlock Holmes, The Lyme Regis Horror. From the back cover: The year is 1896. Doctor Watson is invited to the Dorsetshire coast by an old friend. To Watson’s surprise he manages to persuade his good friend, Mr Sherlock Holmes to accompany him. This hitherto unknown tale of Watson’s involves romancing, dancing, occasional glasses of cider, but the holiday turns into a nightmare as the two old friends encounter an unimaginable evil which threatens their very souls. Can they triumph? If you are anything like me then you grew up with Sherlock Holmes as well. When I was a kid I read everything that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote about the master sleuth and, of course, watched all the movies with Basil Rathbone. Now I do not believe in channeling. Having said that let me tell you that David Ruffle writes just the way that Arthur Conan Doyle wrote and it is like reading one of the originals. There really is a place called Lyme Regis, it is a coastal town that, after reading this book, I would like to visit. It seems to be such a nice place that even Holmes decides to visit without much persuasion from Watson. However, despite all the peach and tranquility, it doesn’t take long before Holmes and Watson are up to their necks in serious trouble and it takes quite a bit of effort to break this case. Keep in mind this is Sherlock Holmes we are talking about here and, of course, I am not giving anything away here, he is going to break it. The clues are given for us to solve the case. I confess I did not, Holmes did it for me. Let me assure you if you like Sherlock Holmes then you are going to really enjoy this. Not only is there the title story but eleven more short stories that are equally challenging and great fun. I recommend it highly! Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from MX Publishing. 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.”
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The+prose+is+nice.++The+stories+are+mostly+%22around+the+campfire%22+ghost+stories.+
DarkRavenDH More than 1 year ago
An encounter with a certain Count… My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Books for my reading copy! May, 1896. Doctor Watson has been invited to Lyme Regis, a coastal town in West Dorset, England by a friend from his university days. To his delight and surprise, Sherlock Holmes agrees to accompany him. Upon arrival, Doctor Godfrey Jacobs reveals that this is more than a friendly visit. There is a dark mystery in this sleepy little town, and Jacobs hopes that Holmes can solve it. It began when a schooner was blown into the harbor on a freak storm. When the locals went to check on it, it was found to have no one on board. There are three long crates floating in the water. These are salvaged, and the men return to shore. The ship vanishes in the night without flotsam or jetsam remaining. The crates contain only dirt. They are claimed by a Transylvanian Nobleman by name of Count Orlana. (Cue spooky music. I am certain the reader can deduce the story from this point on.) There is enough original material and characters to stop this from being a total rip-off of the plot of Dracula, but it is close… The expanded version includes eleven short stories. They vary in length, but I think they will be of interest to any Holmes aficionado. There is the trumpet player who is afraid of being kidnapped, a problem at Loch Ness, a possible haunting, and much more! I give the book three and a half stars… Quoth the Raven…