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Admirably close to the real thing
on 29 August 2013
Having exhausted the deed box, Hugh Ashton has more recently found another source, resulting so far in two more paperbacks: Notes from the Dispatch-Box of John H Watson MD and Further Notes from the Dispatch-Box of John H Watson MD. The first gives us `The Affair of the Vatican Cameos', `The Reigate Poisoning Case' (`The Reigate Poisoning Case Concluded', published separately as a Kindle, very cleverly turns the story on its head) and, unexpectedly, `The History of John Augustus Edward Clay as Told by Himself'. In the second volume are `The Abernetty Horror', `The Case of the Finsbury House', `The Curious Affair of the Archdeacon' and `An Account of the Victor Lynch Forgery' - that last told by Inspector Charles [sic] Lestrade. Mr Ashton's stories are admirably close to the real thing.