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Holmes lite fails to satisfy,
This review is from: Sherlock Holmes: The Rediscovered Railway Mysteries and Other Stories (Audio CD)
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Conan Doyle's novels and stories about the great detective now form only a small proportion of his fictional exploits. Often, other authors have managed to capture the flavour and feel of the originals. Sometimes they have created a satisfying mystery and solution. Very rarely they have achieved both. In these stories, the writer has managed to partially mimic the originals. There is a good sense of time and place; this is recognisably Holmes's London. But these stories do not rank with those of Conan Doyle in two respects. Firstly, the mysteries are lightweight and hackneyed. Secondly, the stories - unlike the best Holmes stories - require mostly action and speed on Holmes's part rather than mental acuity.
As others have noted, the reading is excellent. Indeed it is far better than the material warrants.