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The Case of the Church Lane (Holmes & Watson Book 5) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin James , Steve Rowley

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It's a shock to everyone who knows him when Holmes unexpectedly suggests to Watson that they buy a house in the country together. But if Holmes was thinking that life would be simpler in the Homes Counties, then he wasn't counting on the other occupants of properties on the Church Lane. 'The Gang' - as they call themselves - seem overly involved in each other’s lives and fascinated by the prospect of the arrival of Holmes and Watson into their midst shaking their lives.
And there are plenty of secrets hidden just beneath the surface of the beautiful country village with its elegant church, riding school and manor house. And when Biffo and Janice Horton – the owners of the Manor House – are hideously murdered, there ends up being plenty of suspects.
Could it have been their laddish adopted son who isn't really taking a year off before going to University? The secretive sisters who run the riding school? The quiet lady vicar and her obnoxious accountant husband? Or the camp real estate agent who sold Holmes & Watson the house in the same street in which he lives? Of course it doesn't take Holmes too long to discover plenty of the secrets that riddle the village and its occupants.
Being so close to the crime, Holmes finds he has no other alternative but to get involved, especially as the country police officer is a friend of Inspector Pomfrett.
But this case is played out in front of the desperate backdrop of his own relationship reaching a breaking point. How will Holmes solve the case and his fractured relationship with Watson at the same time?

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  • File Size: 378 KB
  • Print Length: 165 pages
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  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #720,969 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

Kevin James is an Australian ex-pat with a British passport, who works for an American multi-national and does a very good impression of a Londoner when on the escalator at Piccadilly Circus.

His original piece of writing was The Eating Guide to Soho (now in its 4th Edition). So for the past twelve years he has been eating and drinking his way through London and only his sense of the surreal has stopped him becoming a huge food snob.

In 2003 he came up with the idea for a modern gay version of Sherlock Holmes (and once he had removed 'Sherlock' - because it was a stupid name and no one these days would be called it!) he set to work. Over the next 12 years, he created the six novels and the numerous short stories that are to follow.

A struggling media executive, he started writing the Holmes & Watson novels as a love letter to the city, the men and the lifestyle he'd fallen in love with.

He still lives in hope that his life can be a constant whirl of flat whites in cafés, martini's in hotel bars and dinner with interesting women. He'd also like the fridge full of champagne, an inactive basset hound at his feet while he cooks the Sunday roast, an adoring boyfriend with good taste in TV shows and lots of buff, straight gym boys impressed by his dead-lifts.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Great story as always. 5 May 2013
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I have read each book in this series, and each one is better than the last. I love how the characters continue to evolve with each book. I am looking forward to the next one. Also, this author is on Twitter and he has posted pictures of the places that Holmes and Watson have visited. This really adds to the story and you get a wonderful tour of London.
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