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A Faithful and Enjoyable addition to Sherlock Holmes's casebook
on 9 October 2011
I was pleasantly surprised by The Case of the Russian Chessboard which lives up to the essence of the original Sherlock Holmes stories in a way that so many modern attempts fail to do. The plot is conceivable and full of well researched historical detail whilst the prose felt true to the originals and successfully conjured up 221B Baker Street and the atmosphere of Victorian London. This story kept me interested through to the end where others have felt jarring and inconsistent in their efforts to emulate Conan Doyle's style. A highly recommended read for light-hearted mystery buffs and hardened Holmes fans alike!