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Homes and Garden
on 28 August 2014
The private detective agency of Sherman Holmes and John Garden is thriving. A memorial to their namesakes in Quaker street leads to Andrea Frazer's trademark adventure. Introducing her characters lucidly, the incorporation of Sherlock Holmes's legacy causes riotous rifts in the association dedicated to the fictional detective, complicated by Garden being a transvestite. Questions of sexual orientation are rife amongst a bunch of bigots.
The inevitable murder adds fuel to the amateur sleuths and their temperamental discord. Andrea Frazer injects her typical style of comedy into the quandary amongst the cognoscenti. The results are full of humour and irony. 'Me? Go to a fish and chip shop', asks Holmes , typical of the parody. An enjoyable short story with the Andrea Frazer stamp strictly 'tongue in cheek'.