This book is unique in that I've never seen a reasonably-good book for the most part totally self destruct in the last 25 pages or so.
Sadly, the author is totally incapable of conveying the why and how of this fascination and nothing in her narrative lets me see what is so special about that guy.
The narrative here is much more realistic than are the Canonical tales and the seamier side of London is brought home to the reader in many ugly details.
Charlotte's book is a great read! She captures the feel of Victorian London so very well! Her characters are vivid and worth investing in. Read morePublished on October 31, 2012 by Luke Benjamen Kuhns
To me the sign of a good book is feeling sad when I come to the end and having turned the last page I genuinely felt upset that I was saying goodbye to such a wonderful set of... Read morePublished on August 8, 2012 by jo2797
I couldn't put this one down. It kept me engrossed the whole time. The personal story of Red's maturity from (horrible) social degradation to upper class, corrupt power to moral... Read morePublished on July 18, 2012 by JBlovely1
On the overall, it is a good book - not exceptional, but good. It will keep you turning the pages, especially if you have read the original stories it is based on. Read morePublished on July 13, 2012 by Damon
Charlotte Walter's book "Barefoot on Bakerstreet" tells the story of Red, a never before documented love interest of Sherlock Holmes (and ultimately... Read more