In the silence that followed this extraordinary statement, Clemens pulled out his cigar case and quietly asked, "Do y'all mind if I smoke, gentlemen?"
So begins a case where visiting American author, Samuel Clemens (better known as Mark Twain), has come to Sherlock Holmes for assistance. Holmes and Watson set out to track down the thief among a myriad of guests staying at the famous Langham Hotel.
Suspects abound, yet another pressing question arises for Dr. Watson. Will one of them, a woman from his past, steal his heart?
"Roger Riccard is an extremely good pastiche writer. Personally, I think the best since the late Val Andrews passed over Reichenbach." [Joel Senter, publisher of the Sherlockian E-Times]
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Fans of Mark Twain and Sherlock Holmes are in for a treat with this adventure. Riccard has captured Holmes and Watson in the way that they were portrayed by Jeremy Brett and Edward Hardwicke in the Granada TV series. The pace of the adventure keeps the reader moving forward and the historical asides make interesting reading while contributing to the storyline. Twain's character is reminiscent of Hal Holbrook's interpretation in Mark Twain Tonight and there are many actual Twain quotes woven into the storyline to fit the context. Overall an excellent story, true to Doyle and entertaining to the reader. Kudos!