- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books (8 Nov. 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1781160015
- ISBN-13: 978-1781160015
- Product Dimensions: 13 x 1.6 x 20.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (23 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 329,180 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Sherlock Holmes - The Will of the Dead Paperback – 8 Nov 2013
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"Newbury and Hobbes are engaging characters...Fast-paced and well-written" (School Library Journal)
Mann clearly knows his Holmes, knows what works and... the book is all the better for it." -- Crime Fiction Lover
"An amazing story. I had anticipated a certain level for The Will of the Dead, but George Mann went far, far above it... the ideas behind his stories are interesting and fresh and he knows how to come up with a brilliant plot twist that will set your mouth agape. Even in the established world of Sherlock Holmes, George Mann is a strong voice and sets himself apart!" --The Book Plank
"Mann writes Holmes in a eloquent way, capturing the period of the piece perfectly, throwing Jeremy Brett fuelled childhood memories at me with every page and I must say that, if all non-Doyle Holmes adventures are this good, I will certainly read more... Those of you that love your Sherlock in any form, this is a must read." --Cult Den
About the Author
George Mann is the author of the Newbury and Hobbes and The Ghost series of novels, as well as numerous short stories, novellas and audiobooks. He has written fiction and audio scripts for the BBC's Doctor Who and Sherlock Holmes. He is also a respected anthologist and has edited The Solaris Book of New Science Fiction and The Solaris Book of New Fantasy. He lives near Grantham, UK.
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The beauty of Holmes is his untangling of complex and disturbing mysteries. Both crimes in the this book lacked any intrigue or subtly. Pretty poor pastiche in my opinion I'm afraid.
One thing though: I do wish Mr Mann would learn that the past tense of the verb "to weave" is "woven" not "weaved". Just as the past tense of "shine" is "shone" not "shined". It grates on my literacy.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
AS a Sherlock Holmes devotee and Conan Doyle is the only writer I was surprised at how good George Mann is at capturing the essence of Holmes. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I found this book absolutely excellent. I have always loved Sherlock Holmes in all genres and this new tale does not disappoint.Published 5 months ago by Mary
George Mann writes wonderful prose in the manner of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, but they never come across as pastiches or imitations. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Vanessa Gent
I got this with caution as I read other reviews complaining about the fantastical iron men. However, the plot was incredible and I found that once Holmes had proved the Iron Men to... Read morePublished 10 months ago by kp
very much a strong attempt to recreate the atmosphere of Victorian London and write in the manner of A C D
Story line became somewhat disjointed and a little far... Read more
Of all the newer Holmes writers Mann gets closest to Doyle's style. S very good read with an authentic climax.Published 12 months ago by Joe Fernando