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The Adults answer to the Jolly Postman!,
This review is from: Crimes of Dr. Watson: An Interactive Sherlock Holmes Mystery (Hardcover)
If you like crime, if you like mysteries, then this is your chance to solve one! This is a fantastically well presented 'interactive book' that provides all the clues necessary to solve the mystery. The whole book has been put together really well, and is a real must for any fan of Sherlock Holmes.
The troubled Dr Watson is in desperate need of his super-sleuth friend, who is, we shall say, 'unavailable'. Desperate times calls for desperate measures, Dr Watson writes to an old friend in America for assistance. The story is held together by Dr Watson's letter with the clues stashed in envolopes to read as the story unfolds, so there is a real sense that you are solving the crime yourself.
I have to say I found the Introduction and opening pages a bit annoying and extremely confusing, while they try to set the scene it all feels a bit over-egged, yet when the story kicks into gear I found the book really engaging and extremely enjoyable.
I really would recommend this to anyone - the book is so nicely presented that you are going to want to keep it forever. Definitely one that is not going to be going to the charity shop!
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