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The hound is a political animal!,
By A Customer
This review is from: The Revenge of the Hound (Sherlock Holmes) (Paperback)
It would amuse Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes has spawned so many pastiches over the years.Conan Doyle was always slightly dismissive of his detective creation and saw Holmes(and Watson of course!)as a distraction from his real work.Yet to the many fans of Holmes these pastiches are great fun and eagerly read(well most of them anyway).I have read many of these Sherlockian adventures and indeed the quality is variable.Yet I enjoyed this one for several reasons.Holmes fans will be captured by the title but this is a clever ruse for in the book the actual hound is secondary to the main story.It is a well thought out yarn combining historical research and suspense.Old favourites appear like Inspector Lestrade and Holmes tangles with dangerous revolutionaries.Of course Watson and Lestade and the British government are baffled as Holmes sets to work!However Holmes saves the day,Watson finds romance and the author manages to get in some neat political points about the class system in England.