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Holmes with a nice dash of Steampunk
on 20 February 2014
I like George Mann's books and when I saw that he had written a novel featuring Sherlock Holmes I was thrilled. I have to say that this is a highly enjoyable story that sees Holmes and Watson tackle a complex family case of a missing will - with the added delight of trying to stop a handful of automatons (Iron Men) who run amok in the city primarily to steal jewellery from wealthy people in their large houses. The descriptions of these heavy robots stomping through the streets hell bent on their business is really quite sinister. I thought Mann captured the spirit of Holmes (I was seeing Jeremy Brett in my mind) and his faithful companion Watson very well and true to Conan Doyle's creations and I'm looking forward to his next Holmes outing - "The Spirit Box" in the not too distant future.