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Jewel thefts, missing persons, even murder are all elements in the world of the great detective Sherlock Holmes. What connects the stories in this book is that the cases he and his biographer Dr. John H. Watson investigate are based on adventures beloved of childhood. In a novel twist to the usual Holmes pastiches, Mrs. Puhl has based her plots involving Mr. Sherlock Holmes on folk tales, nursery rhymes, and other snippets of children's literature. She has brought them into the Victorian era and kept them true to the expectations for Holmesian stories. But these are not children's tales. There are no talking rabbits, no flying carpets, or magic wands. There is not always a happy ending. They are all grounded in the logical world of Holmes and Watson. Two men are determined to prove in a race which of them is faster. A child is missing and presumed dead. Can Sherlock Holmes help heal the mother's broken heart? A baby is found in a basket at the foot of the 17 steps to 221b Baker Street. Did an ancient legend lead to a modern-day murder? Join Mr. Sherlock Holmes and his biographer Dr. John H. Watson as they explore the unusual cases brought to them from the land of bedtime stories and wise adages. You may never feel quite the same again about children's literature.

©2015 Gayle Puhl (P)2017 MX Publishing

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A great addition to the Sherlock Holmes Anotholoy

I am an avid Holmes fan (I have a cat named Watson to prove it) and I loved this collection of Holmes stories. These stories had the flavor of the original Sherlock Holmes stories, but the dialogue felt a little faster paced than what is found in some of Conan Doyle's work- which I greatly appreciated. I loved that these stories were short- which made them perfect for a shortish car trip or while running errands. I especially enjoyed the narrator of these stories. I thought his Holmes and Watson were well voiced without seeming over-the-top or forced. I would recommend this book to any Holmes fan- you won't be disappointed!

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  • norman
  • burlington, nc, United States
  • 11-11-17

Excellent Narration

The narrator did an excellent, believable job with the the voices. The stories were interesting, sometimes humorous. The folk tale connection was, thankfully, tenuous. Well thought out stories for anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes mysteries.