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A good read spoiled by the compiler's interventions,
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This review is from: The Mammoth Book of New Sherlock Holmes Adventures (Mammoth Books) (Kindle Edition)
The short stories within this book are well written and very much in the Conan Doyle style. They are generally authentic (but please, SH would not have talked about going on a "vacation" but a "holiday" - I do wish that American's would learn English!!) and give a good feel for the SH genre and times.
The big downside is the preface to most of the stories by the compiler, He tries to give the impression that SH and Dr W were real people and that they actually existed and carried out investigations. Of course they were figments of the the very fertile mind of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and there should be no attempt to indicate otherwise. In the end I became annoyed at the prefaces, totally ignored them and moved on the the actual stories.
Having done that, the book was enjoyable.