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Doctor Watson's Terror (Kindle Single) [Kindle Edition]

Patrick Mercer
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)

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Book Description


The Irish Republican Brotherhood (the Fenians) are fighting for independence from the UK.

As Doctor Watson is walking back towards Parliament Square, two carriages collide in a serious accident. He rushes to help – and simultaneously a novel dynamite device is discovered outside the Home Office and defused before it can go off.

During a subsequent visit to Sherlock Holmes, Watson receives a telegram from the Royal Irish Constabulary, asking him to visit Ireland, and the two earlier incidents start to seem related.

Once in Ireland, Watson and his own sidekick Bowler, find themselves embroiled in an assassination plot and are kidnapped by Fenian rebels.

Can the two Englishmen escape from the rebel gang in time to prevent further murders?

'Doctor Watson's Terror' is part of Patrick Mercer's bestselling series of Doctor Watson adventures that include 'Doctor Watson's War', 'Doctor Watson's Bout' and ‘Doctor Watson’s Charge’.

Patrick Mercer's books have received widespread acclaim. Praise for his novel 'To Do and Die':

'A finely-drawn depiction of battle and the camaraderie of war' Daily Mail

‘A tremendous achievement by a storyteller who knows the humour, the fear and the frenzy of men in battle,’ Bernard Cornwell

Patrick Mercer is author of the Doctor Watson series, as well as 'Men of Honour'. A military historian by training, he was decorated four times as an infantry officer and then was the defence correspondent for BBC Radio 4's Today Programme.

Endeavour Press is the UK's leading independent digital publisher.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 593 KB
  • Print Length: 86 pages
  • Publisher: Endeavour Press (1 July 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00LGAJ76G
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #166,051 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great portrait of Dr Watson 2 July 2014
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More humorous than I expected. Mercer is not afraid to laugh at the expense of Watson, but at the same time he captures his warmth and decency, at the same time as capturing Holmes' coldness and intelligence. I don't want to go too much into the plot, for fear of spoiling things - but the general conspiracy against Fenians would probably not be out of place in regards to British government and IRA of seventies and eighties. There's plenty of colour and historical detail for fans of Holmes and historical fiction. First third was a bit slow for my liking, but story and intrigue pick up the pace eventually.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable Novella 4 July 2014
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Unlike other books in series Dr Watson's Terror takes a little while to get going, but second half compensates for the first. In Watson and Bowler the author has created a couple of characters that readers will enjoy spending time with. Would recommend Watson's War or Bout as first books to download, but Terror was also good enough to make me carry on with series. Not just for Sherlock Holmes fans but anyone who's read Conan Doyle will get more out of books I suspect.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A strong series... 23 Aug. 2014
A strong series. Author accentuates how character was originally a soldier and that, more than Holmes, Watson is a lady's man. Dialogue and writing are of a high standard, although plot flagged a bit in middle. Preferred Watson's Bout and Charge but can recommend series to general readers, as well as to Holmes fans.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Doctor Watson's Terror 23 Aug. 2014
I have read all of Mercer's Watson books and I liked the fact that Sherlock Holmes got a bit more of a role in this one. Interesting setting with Watson going over to Ireland and getting involved with terrorists. Another exciting Sherlock/ Watson spin off.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 11 Oct. 2014
Not a lot to say other than disappointed with storyline. Felt it was rushed through and did not enjoy it. Had seen extract in newspaper but did not follow through with a Holmes type story. The extract of the next book ran into chapters which when in a short book is a lot!
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dr Watson always struck me as an under dog like character, who was portrayed as respecting and admiring his friend Sherlock for his analytical mind and method of solving cases. This book is Doctor Watson getting centre stage, as it were. I do recommend this book.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good Read, always a mystery to be solved. 5 Oct. 2014
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Interesting asnd enjoyed the read but then I am a great admirer of all Stories with Dr. Watson and Sherlock Holmes.
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