New Year's Eve, 1922, and a very special dinner party is being hosted by a dubious Sherlock Holmes collector. During the course of this mysterious evening, the host will demonstrate the peculiar mind-powers of Dr. Joseph Bell, the personality profiling prowess of the Great Detective himself, the esoteric attributes of a deck of cards rumoured to have belonged to Jack the Ripper, the haunted finger rings of Arthur Conan Doyle's Cottingley Fairies, and much more! Part novella and part magic instructional book, this publication also teaches the reader exactly how to recreate these wondrous feats for themselves. Learn how to 'fake it' as a master detective, and be entertained by the haunting tale that surrounds this mysterious Sherlock Holmes-themed dinner party.
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The Ghost of Sherlock Holmes based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Humbug… My thanks to Steve and Timi at MX Publishing for my review copy of this book. The story is of a host, unnamed until the very end, who demonstrates a number of card tricks, a pendulum, and a set of “fairy rings.” Then there is a cutaway explaining the nature of each trick.Then the action cuts away to Holmes giving his thoughts on the trick. Mentioned during the reveal of the tricks are Jack the Ripper, with a favorite or two from the author as to JTR’s identity; Holmes’ “closet of the mind;” Mrs. Jean Conan Doyle’s medium séances, and the infamous “Cottingley Fairies.” When the reader finishes the book, turn back to the cover. Notice the title, and the very macabre cover illustration. Depending on where you are from you should now notice that you have been humbugged by the author into taking this book seriously enough to spend £6.99, ₤7.95, or $9.95 for this farce. That is if you didn’t spring $11.95 for the audible version… Really now, a star at all is generous! This is another illustration of how the name Sherlock Holmes and an interesting cover will sell a book… Quoth the Raven…