There is melancholy here; there are laughs, tears and numerous flights of fancy. Did I mention weirdness? The overall content of the forum is varied in the extreme, covering every aspect of Holmes and Watson's lives and careers and along the way we have set ourselves various challenges such as writing pieces on a Holmesian theme for Christmas and Easter. Many of the pieces in this collection sprang from such challenges and there were many more that could have been included, but had to be omitted for reasons of space etc. (Volume Two anyone?)
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Sherlock Holmes Tales from the Stranger's Room based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Tales from the Stranger’s Room 1 Edited by David Ruffle I thank the good people at MX Publishing for my review copy of this collection of Sherlock Holmes stories. The title of this book references the room in that most unusual club, the Diogenes, the only room in the entire club where talking is permitted! It was the lair of that sometimes one man British Government, Mycroft Holmes! The stories in this book run the gambit from just three paragraphs to fully fledged short stories. There are poems, there are essays, and everything has a pinch of Holmes in the recipe. From the finest amateur cooks to ranking chefs, each dish is prepared to delight the taste buds of Sherlockians everywhere! Some of the stories I found most intriguing include: • Goodbye, My Friend by Carolanne Roe, which I cannot spoil… • The Adventure of the Invisible Arsonist by Mike Wichern • The Adventure of the Haunted Moneylender by Jane Smith (Christmas adventure) • The Dubious Case of Mrs. Mary Emsley by Andrea Stigdon There were far too many of these stories left in what felt like an unfinished state. As I said, one was only one page, three paragraphs. Being bundled as a scrapbook might have been a better choice than an anthology of stories. It does give many authors their first taste of publication, and some certainly show promise. I will give this book an even three stars. Quoth the Raven…