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Sherlock Holmes in Dallas Hardcover – 1980


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 219 pages
  • Publisher: Dodd, Mead; First Edition edition (1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0396079040
  • ISBN-13: 978-0396079040
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.7 x 1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 2.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,419,997 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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It is a bit difficult to give an objective or even subjective rating on "Sherlock Holmes In Dallas." I'm sitting on the fence.

Mr. Brian Hulett and the others who have posted their reviews are certainly entitled to their opinions. But after contacting several persons and organizations, such as the "Sherlock Holmes Fan Clubs" I found very few persons who were familiar with the book much less any who had read the book, so the results of my search was rather limited. Those of those groups and persons were in general agreement with the critical remarks of Mr.Hulett and the positive remarks of the two positive reviews. But the problem to the "Sherlockian" readers was the character representation of Holmes and Watson were not up to the standards of such novels as "The Hound of the Baskerviles" or "The Sign of Four." Perhaps it would be unreasonable to expect this. The main objection was that it would seem absurd ....if you consider Holmes and Watson to be real persons...to place two obvious characters who were in their 110's of age in a modern setting and two characters from England in a modern setting in the United States. Much of the dialogue is simply Holmes and Watson discussing various aspects of the assassination and assassination conspiracy theories.This is the "good" part of the book.

But there is very little action. This is the "bad" part of the book.

But the points not mentioned in the other reviews are the inaccuracies in the book. Veterans and military persons were amazed at the errors in the paragraph concerning Oswald's discharge papers. There are ample sources on the Internet to find the real answers. It might be conceded these were not available at the time the book was written.
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9 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Brian Hulett VINE VOICE on March 3, 2005
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Granted, the author has done a lot of research into the JFK assassination and has clearly developed his own conspiracy theory. But tricking anyone into reading it by inserting an aged Sherlock Holmes as the investigator of the events, well, that's a miserable thing to do. It'd be acceptable if the writer had some minor grasp of Holmes, and the style in which he deserves to be presented, but his portrayal of Holmes and Watson here is as accurate as the cartoon Three Stooges were to the real thing. In short, one of the worst books I've ever read.
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By trebor raziy on December 29, 2013
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Suspense but logical in the spirit of a Sherlock Holmes adventure. A bounty of new "words" to look up. A historical event revisited.
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