- 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
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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The Bornholm Diamond (The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes IV) Kindle Edition
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More About the Author
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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
While I enjoyed this tale, it clearly is a modern day adaptation of the original. IMO, it is fun and clever and in the 4th generation down from the original Sherlock not... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
I was left wondering why it was so short; not quite up to Conan Doyle's caliber. Fast read if you commute.Published on February 4, 2014 by Brooklyn Dodger
Quick read and I found it entertaining as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson are in Miami in the current time.Published on January 6, 2014 by Rascal by the Sea
This was just a current remake of the Irene Adler story. Don't pay any money for it, just read the original story.Published on December 13, 2013 by eric
I found this.book very colorful. it wasn't dry or dull but, a new twist on an old friend. I would encourage others to read this
A great mystery and just the right length. I thoroughly enjoyed the book and hope to read more from this author.Published on October 23, 2013 by Amazon Customer
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