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The Bornholm Diamond (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IV) Kindle Edition

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  • File Size: 404 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Gramercy Park Press (December 25, 2013)
  • Publication Date: December 25, 2013
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006WRD0LQ
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More About the Author

Though born in Coconut Grove, Delaplaine was raised at Edgehill Plantation in South Carolina. Currently lives on South Beach.

He writes several series:

The JACK HOUSTON ST. CLAIR books are political thrillers based in Miami and Washington.

The ANNALS OF SANTOPIA books re-imagine the Santa Claus legend, and follow one Santa from the time he's born in the year 1900 until he dies in 1982.

THE ADVENTURES OF SHERLOCK HOLMES IV follow the great-great-great grandson of the famous consulting detective as he solves crimes from his base at Fleming House, his boutique hotel on Lincoln Road in South Beach.

The TRAP DOOR books follow Charlie Heminges as he travels back in time through a trap door in the stage of London's Globe Theatre to Elizabethan times where he works as a young actor in Shakespeare's company. (Only one book in this series so far, THE TRAP DOOR.)

The JAKE BRICKER books are "comic thrillers" featuring what his police chief calls "the ineffective detective" as he fumbles his way through the crime-ridden world of South Beach. Along the way, he learns nothing. (Only one in this series so far, THE METER MAID MURDERS.)

The DELAPLAINE GUIDES
As a travel writer for many years, Delaplaine still publishes several guidebooks updated 3 or 4 times a year.

"LONG WEEKEND" GUIDES
He also writes several guidebooks for people visiting certain cities for 2 or 3 days and need a short, concise view of the city -- where to stay, what to do, where to eat.

With sister Renee, he owned a trendy restaurant (Scratch) in the Cocaine Cowboy days when South Beach was just getting started in the late '80s; a notorious nightclub (the Warsaw Ballroom) famous for its decadent foam parties during the days when South Beach was more aptly termed Sodom by the Sea; founded, edited and published what is still the longest-running weekly on South Beach (Wire); ran a TV show (The Live Wire). Also writes a "History of South Beach" called SOBEPEDIA, organized in A-Z fashion, with thousands of cross-references, updated 4 times yearly.

He has directed three feature films and several shorts. (Details at www.imdb.com)

He also writes feature films. The last one made was MEETING SPENCER starring Jeffrey Tambor, available on Amazon.

Email: andrewdelaplaine@mac.com


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This is the first in the series written by Delaplaine, who has come up with the curious idea that Sherlock Holmes has a great-great-grandson (the IV) who lives on
Miami's South Beach. He takes the original stories written by Conan Doyle and updates and reimagines them in the present day.

This story moves along at a rapid pace. I read this just after seeing the Benedict Cumberbatch episode that covered the same material on PBS. I thought the PBS series treated the Holmes stories with more of a CSI forensic slant that I didn't like too much, but I did like the series overall. And it moved SO fast I sometimes got lost. And the PBS episodes run an hour and a half when an hour would have been plenty.

But this book, this version of the story, is a quick, fun read, and probably the first one you should read if you plan on reading more than one.
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This is an absolute rehash of Conan Doyle's original story of Irene Adler and the Prince of Bohemia. It is such a rip off of the original that it is practically plagerism. Same exact plot(incriminated photo substituted for a diamond) with a new generation of Holmes and Watson in a new setting. The dialogue is virtually the same as the original. If you love Holmes and Watson save yourself the time and read the superior original.
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By Leeanne on December 7, 2013
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When I was in high school, 60 some years go, my sophomore
English teacher gave us the assignment of writing a theme, basically a story, based on a famous story. This person must have read what I wrote at 14. So strange. Why do people who think they can write take on characters from authors who really can write? A useless reading exercise in my opinion.
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Anyone who has read the original Sherlock Holmes stories will see this is a poorly done ripoff of one of those stories. If one is going to write modern day Sherlock Holmes the stories should be original.
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By Sirde on October 17, 2013
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This is a fun, lighthearted spoof on the old Sherlock Holmes stories. Highly improbable story but leaves the door open for the "diamond" to be in Sherlock's posession.
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I completely disagree with the other two reviews posted thus far. This does not come close to the writings of Doyle and does not capture the true essence of Sherlock Holmes. The plot was too simplistic as was the resolution of the case.

The client decides to hire Holmes because Holmes had been brought in to determine the parentage of Prince Henry. Since this story is set in modern times, a simple DNA test would have been performed and no detective would have been necessary.

I find it a ludicrous notion that someone of Holmes' intelligence and stature would stoop so low as to waste his time reading the tabloid papers and watching the tabloid shows in order to keep with the Kardashians or any other useless celebrities. The original Holmes would not be bothered with such trivial matters.

I can take an author trying to capture the essence of Holmes, but this author did not achieve a respectable likeness to Holmes with this story.
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very absorbing. true to a c doyle. wish it was longer. Watson would be proud to have written this one.
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A will written novella mystery which is fast moving with an interesting story line. The characters are interesting and believable. The ending is different. I would recommend this series too anyone who is looking for a quick will written mystery. Enjoy reading
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