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Anomalous: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Featuring Jack Johnson and Alphonse Capone
Anomalous: The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes Featuring Jack Johnson and Alphonse Capone
by Samuel Williams
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A different but enjoyable take on Holmes, 7 Feb 2013
A very enjoyable book with clever inclusions from both the original Sherlock Holmes stories and history itself. Really well researched, full of action and informative.


Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Snowman
Sherlock Holmes and the Missing Snowman
by David Ruffle
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A heart-warming, lovely book, 5 Dec 2012
This story is so lovely and the drawings are adorable. A perfect Christmas gift for children and Holmes fans alike. David Ruffle is an experienced Holmes writer and here demonstrates great skill in creating something for a new audience - children.


The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
The Untold Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
by Luke Benjamen Kuhns
Edition: Paperback
Price: £9.99

3 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enjoyable collection of short stories, 28 Sep 2012
This is a really good attempt to recreate the voice and magic of the original Sherlock Holmes stories. The plots of each short story are the true strength of this book and contain some very clever and imaginative ideas. My particular favourite is The Adventure of St Mary's Murder because I think that the deductions in this one are very strong and Holmesian, for example (spoiler alert) 'The broken window provided an interesting clue. We were told someone broke in, though in all reality Leonora was trying to break out. Down on the lawn lay hundreds of pieces of glass. Glass that, if someone was trying to break into the church from the outside, would have fallen on the floor of the sanctuary.' My only criticism would be that there are a few typing errors scattered here-and-there, and at times the odd phrase sounds a bit too contemporary but don't be put off by this - the stories are great and I would highly recommend this book to any Holmes fan. A very enjoyable read.
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The Max Jones Novels - Cut to the Chase, Cuban Cut
The Max Jones Novels - Cut to the Chase, Cuban Cut
by Steve Emecz
Edition: Paperback
Price: £11.99

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Max Jones is my kind of hero, 10 Aug 2012
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I really enjoyed this book and would recommend it to anyone. It is fast-paced, light-hearted, warm and funny with just the right balance of action and character developement. Though I enjoyed both stories, Cuban Cut was in my opinion, the better of the two - a real page-turner and very well researched. In Max Jones, the author has created a highly enjoyable accidental hero/adventurer who is believable and unexpectedly loveable. He's a bit of an underdog - flawed, overweight, wrong side of forty but smart, loyal and pretty lucky when it comes to getting out of difficult situations. He's also brave and self-deprecating - you find yourself willing him on and can't resist turning the page to find out how he gets out of another impossible situation. A great antithesis of the usual dashing, fit young heroes who are franky a bit boring. Just wish there was a third story to enjoy!


The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Mysterious Methods and Curious History of a True Mental Specialist
The Real Sherlock Holmes: The Mysterious Methods and Curious History of a True Mental Specialist
by Joe Riggs
Edition: Paperback
Price: £6.12

2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very enlightening book, 6 Aug 2012
I really enjoyed this fascinating book and would highly recommend it. You certainly do start to see the world differently after reading it and the memory techniques are very useful. Joe really knows his stuff, the section about reading body language and NLP were particularly interesting. His early life growing up with psychics must have been very unusual and I would like to have descovered more about this, especially the way he turned away from the community to become a mentalist. I do hope Joe considers a follow-up book about more of his personal experiences.


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