You Buy Bones: Sherlock Holmes and his London Through the Eyes of Scotland Yard

You Buy Bones: Sherlock Holmes and his London Through the Eyes of Scotland Yard

by Marcia Wilson

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ISBN-13: 9781780928098
Publisher: MX Publishing
Publication date: 08/05/2015
Pages: 278
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.58(d)

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You Buy Bones: Sherlock Holmes and His London through the Eyes of Scotland Yard 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
DarkRavenDH More than 1 year ago
This story is one of the finest I have ever read, bar none! My thanks go out to Steve and Timi at MX Books for my review copy of this book. Thanks so much for believing in me! God Bless! I sincerely hope there are no huge spoilers in this review, but be WARNED anyway… This is like no Sherlock Holmes story I have ever read. Believe me, that is not a bad thing to say. It is an absolute masterpiece! We see Holmes through the eyes of Scotland Yard, as Lestrade and company talk of their first encounters with Holmes, when he still had his rooms in Montague Street. Then they have a betting contest to see how long they think that Doctor Watson can deal with Holmes before he moves out! They all agree that Holmes is brilliant, damnably so. But they know he can do things that they cannot. They are bound by procedure, the facts that can be proven, and cannot afford to speculate. They have their jobs to consider. Holmes is a necessity that they will continue to use, but his way can never be officially sanctioned. He must always be referred to as an Amateur. But this story highlights the good Doctor. He is freshly back from war, and his wounds are not healing as well as he would wish. He has been with Holmes on the murder written up as “A Study in Scarlet.” And he has earned the trust of Scotland Yard. They marvel at his marksmanship and his dogged devotion to justice. Watson visits Edinburgh for a Medical Seminar and when he returns he has been shaken to the core. A displayed skeleton by a certain Dr. Parker has given Dr. Watson a clue to a mystery of his own. I think of a line that Dr. Temperance Brenan states on TV’s Bones series. Asked why she became a forensics expert, she says, “I see a face on every skull.” Apparently, so does Watson. And worse—he recognizes the face that isn’t there… This fast paced thriller plunges the read into the seamy underside of the medical profession. There have been objects stolen from the Black Museum of Scotland Yard, objects that are human remains. The ghosts from the dissecting rooms where Burke and Hare made their blight on history can be felt through the reactions of Watson, Lestrade, and Bradstreet’s investigation. The case draws to a final conclusion with Watson’s grim discoveries in Edinburgh. The book will make the reader breathless to find out what happens next! I give this book five stars plus! Quoth the Raven…
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wilson is a very good writer of the Victorian period. The three short stories and two novels are about Lestrade, Gregson and Bradstreet, their backgrounds and life as Yarders; several of the minor constables also appear. Alec MacDonald helps them on a case in Edinburgh. Watson is very present and is portrayed as smart, intuitive, compassionate and courageous, of course. SH appears briefly. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago