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A Curious Series of Events (Holmes & Watson Book 1)

A Curious Series of Events (Holmes & Watson Book 1) [Kindle Edition]

Kevin James , Steve Rowley

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A Curious Series of Events
A lawyer who investigates bank fraud and an obstetrics & gynaecological surgeon have no intention of being caught up in a world of crime. But when a friend who's never taken a drug in his life dies of an overdose, John Watson can't help but be suspicious. His reluctant boyfriend, a hard-headed, high-living lawyer who responds only to his surname – Holmes – is convinced that it's just his partner being over-dramatic.
But as death seems to be stalking London’s West End and their friends and associates becomes more complicated to the point of suspicion, Holmes is reluctantly forced to step in and use his superior mind, Watson's consummate social skills and sometimes even his own handsome body to make sense of it all. But in a modern London full of scandal, intrigue, crime and of course, plenty of hot men will he and Watson unravel the mystery fast enough to prevent further deaths?

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 564 KB
  • Print Length: 142 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B009D4HQFG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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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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4.0 out of 5 stars A curious series of events by Kevin James 3 May 2013
By Luis R Centeno - Published on
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Very well written, had me guessing till the last minute. Can't wait to read the next. Looking forward to th
next b book by Mr. James.
3.0 out of 5 stars Generally well written and entertaining 25 April 2013
By Adam D. Dunn - Published on
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This book is generally well written and I'm surprised there aren't more reviews of it on here. I think the series and the fantastic cover art deserve more followers.
In this reimagining of the classic series set in modern day London, Holmes is a corporate lawyer, a fraud investigator. Not sure why that was changed. It makes the story feel like it's about any two guys, not Holmes and Watson, as we've come to identify Holmes with detective work so much.
A note on the writing, I took a writing class and the author said to use the word said in fiction. He said people don't read the word said, and it can be annoying if everyone is always "interjecting" or "admitting". It cuts up the dialogue. Starting at 14%, we have, in order: nodded, suggested, agreed, agreed, interjected, enquired, commented, replied. Switch some to said. This being said, the book doesn't have much dialogue.
The plot is generally good, I liked the two main characters. I felt the other characters all blended together. There were about 10 secondary males in the Holmes/Watson gay clique and I couldn't keep up with who was who, who was doing who, and ultimately who murdered who.
The other thing I didn't love was the characters had this modern urban gay life that doesn't have a basis in any reality I know. They do designer drugs and screw around and live for the scene. It seemed shallow and something I did in my late teens.
The author has a couple of these slams against gays in the book:
"I don't know what sort of gay journalists you met in LA, but here they have to live for the highlife. After all, what contribution do the days make to society these days?" Julian laughed
"Everything in gay culture is focused around blatant pleasure or entertainment with no sustenance."
And this book, for one, is something in gay culture not focused around blatant pleasure or entertainment with no sustenance. It's sexy without being full of sex, it has a plot and interesting characters, just not ones that fit in with my exact lifestyle. I can see a lot of people liking this though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! 1 Nov 2012
By Karen E. Morrison - Published on
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I loved the story and the style of the writer. I hope the author writes several more of these stories.
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